Help Us Catch the Cheeky Gingerbread Spice-e-man and Save Christmas!
The Gingerbread has stolen Items Santa needs for Christmas. FIND THEM ALL AND post THEM BACK TO THE NORTH POLE.

Or collect your map from The Snug at the Thistles Centre, Visit Scotland iCentre, Contempo, The Pend Cafe or any of the businesses with a large gingerbread in their window.

Tag @goforthstirling in your photos

Join in the fun, win a prize

Join our fun challenge this festive season by finding crucial supplies stolen from Santa and hidden along Go Forth Stirling’s gingerbread Trail.

The missing materials can be found drawn in Stirling shop windows which have been hand-painted with colourful gingerbread scenes.

Pick up a map and follow the clues around the city centre to locate the missing items, find out the name of the gingebread who stole them (also written on the windows) and visit some of Stirling’s wide range of independent retailers at the same time. Scroll down to see what they have prepared for you.

Return the completed trail map to Santa’s Post office at 18 King Street for a chance to win a prize.

Visit https://goforthstirling.co.uk/trails-tsandcs/ to view the full terms & conditions.


Catch the giant gingerbread man in the City - follow Go Forth Stirling on social media to find out where he is.

Catch the giant gingerbread man in the City - follow Go Forth Stirling on social media to find out where he is.

Aberdein Considine Gingerbread house decorating contest

Aberdein Considine has organised a gingerbread house decorating contest.

Grab paper and scissors, let’s create. Add colours and candies, make it great!

Once it’s dressed with icing  and flair. Bring it to our Stirling branch, with care. They’ll choose their favourite, ones that shine,
To share online, it’ll be so fine!

Collect your stencil at their Port Street branch during opening hours or download the stencil from this page.

Collect a gingerbread treat at Stirling Optical

While you are completing your trail journey, visit Stirling Optical for some gingerbread treats. 

Show your map and receive 10% off your purchase of Ray-Bans or Oakley Sunglasses.

Stirling Optical is located on Port Street.

Temporary Tattoos at Nevermore Tattoo and Dick's Tattoo

Nevermore Tattoo on Friar’s Street and Dick’s Tattoo are offering temporary Christmas tattoos! Kiddos can experience their “first tattoo” with some outstanding artists.

Grab a cookie at Your Move's cookie station

Your Move is giving all trail goers free cookies. Just visit their Port Street office during opening hours and refuel on delicious cookies before Santa eats them all.

Hot Chocolate Station at Hotel Colessio

Warm up with a delicisious hot chocolate at the Hotel Colessio. Just show the nice bartenders your trail map and you’ll get it free of charge!

Great! Now it’s time to relax in their cosy bar sofas.

18+ Tasting Stop at the Scottish Gantry

Stop for the adults on the trail. Have a break from the sweet treats, pop into the Scottish Gantry store to enjoy a warming gingery dram!

Frasier Strawberry liqueur is the perfect winter warm serve, Fruity, spicy, warm, and nutty! Perfectly served with Ginger Ale,

Pop in for a free sample and pick up a free cocktail card before you continue the gingerbread trail. 

The Scottish Gantry is located at the bottom entrance to the Stiriling Arcade.

Take a Gingerbread Selfie at Slanj-A-Va

Venture inside Slanj-A-Va on Upper Craigs, find the gingebread selfie frame and get snapping.

Don’t forget to tag @slanjava and @goforthstirling in your photos.

Return your completed trail map to Santa’s Post Office at 18 King Street.

along the trail

Stirling City Centre businesses have prepared special menu items and curated the best gifts.

Why not stop along the way to refuel & shop.

Look for these posters in the shops’ windows.

Make the Most of Christmas in Stirling
What Else Is On

Slanj-A-Va Christmas Programme

Slanj-A-Va is hosts a range of events this festive season. From pub-quizzes, live music, and Christmas Meals! Keep up to date with all the festivities by following Slanj-A-Va’s Facebook.

The Wee Wolf Gingerbread Colouring Competition

Visit the Wee Wolf Bistro on 02/12/23, pick up our stencil and do your very best colouring and then return your completed picture to the Bistro’s staff.

The best colouring will win breakfast for 4 at the Wee Wolf Bistro on 16/12/23. Plus our life-size Gingerbread Man will be there to keep you company.

Santa's Grotto at the Thistles Centre

Make Christmas magical and visit Santa in his magical Grotto at Thistles Shopping Centre! 

 Write a letter to Santa, sit in his sleigh and receive a gift while supporting those in need with proceeds going to Strathcarron Hospice. 

 The Grotto will open every Saturday and Sunday between 18th November and 17th December plus daily from Monday 18th – Saturday 23rd December. 

Find out how to book Santa’s Grotto here.

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