‘A long-standing celebration of community, culture and winter magic’
Organisers of Oban Winter Festival have announced the first events and activities set to take place as part of their ten-day programme from 17-26 November 2023.
Now in its 13th year, the festival has become a long-established and beloved tradition uniting both the local community and welcoming visitors keen to experience winter blues-beating festivities and Scottish hospitality at its finest.
The festival, which is delivered by a local group of volunteers works closely with local businesses, charities and schools to put together a programme of events showcasing the unique spirit of the popular coastal town to visitors and locals alike.
Offering events and activities for all ages, early programme highlights include:
Speaking ahead of this year’s event, the team at Oban Winter Festival said:
“Oban Winter Festival is a testament to the strong sense of community and warmth that defines the region. Whether you want to sample the local larder, enjoy the illuminations brightening up the winter skies, or join us for our opening parade, the importance of human interaction, connection and shared experiences has never been stronger. We look forward to welcoming audiences once again and offering them a taste of Oban’s hospitality.”
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland said:
“We are proud to continue our support for Oban Winter Festival through our National Events Programme. Year on year, this festival offers a varied programme of events designed and developed by the community, for both locals and visitors to enjoy and experience. Over the years, the festival has continued to evolve whilst still preserving the spirit of tradition and togetherness.”
Kieron Green Councillor Oban North and Lorn
“At a time of year when the long evenings can be isolating, these exciting events organised by the Winter Festival are a welcome opportunity to bring people together. There is also a wider economic impact, with local businesses benefiting from the vibrant atmosphere created in Oban.”
Details on further events and activities planned for this festival will be announced in due course.