Christmas: The Definitive Glesga Guide

Posted on December 1, 2011


By Paul Smith

It’s that time of year again for bright lights, tinsel and a peck underneath the mistletoe.

The count down to Christmas is on and the festive sprit is spreading across towns and cities alike. ‘Glasgow Loves Christmas’ – well known for its festive glow – has begun preparations with the arrival of its ice rink and funfair attractions.

Over the coming weeks Glasgow’s George Square will be transformed into a winter wonderland with events for all the family right through until January.  One of the main attractions is Glasgow On Ice – open from 26th November – a spectacular rink design completely with elves as helpers; a playful experience for kids of all ages and guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit.

But don’t forget the fabulous setting in St Enoch’s Square. Situated in front of the St Enoch Shopping Centre is once again the venue for this year’s German Market. The market is a real global affair with a variety of international stalls from around the world including Ecuador, and Russia. There is something for everyone including a wine hut serving a huge variety of wines. This is a great relaxation therapy for Mums, Dads, Grannies or Granddads after a hard day scrambling around the shops looking for last minute gifts for the family.

Up and coming events to note:


3rd December: Family fun day with Mischief La Bas, Finlay MacDonald and Chris Stout and Washington Irving…

A great family event for all ages to get involved including Christmas cooking demonstrations with the Federation of Chiefs, Ice Sculpture, story telling and other children’s activities. With even a street theatre performance from Mischief La Bass.  10am – 9pm.

9th December: Glasgow International Comedy Festival…

A free fun filled festival quiz hosted by Billy Kirkwood, keep warm with drinks and snack from the Winter Café Bar. 6pm – 8pm suitable for all ages.

11th December: The Glasgow Wind Band and Nova Scotia Festival…

A special screening of the Christmas film ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ will be shown on the Square followed by a performance by Glasgow’s Wind Band and Nova Scotia. 12pm – 7pm suitable for all ages.

For more events and a full look at the ‘Glasgow Loves Christmas’ guide visit


First up King’s Theatre – join Karen Dunbar and the cast of Sleeping Beauty for a fun filled night out with the family – running from Friday 5th of December 2011 until Saturday 8th January 2012.

Up next The Pavilion – have you ever dreamed of never growing up and visiting a place like Never Never Land?  Well, join Real Radio’s Cat Harvey and The Magical Adventure of Peter Pan the magic kicks off from 30th November 2011 until 21st January 2012.