Glasgow gift wrapped for you


We’re counting down the sleeps until the big day arrives but in the meantime we’re here to help you get around the city this Christmas.

From Sunday 20th November the Subway will open later, with Sunday opening hours extended to 2030 until 18th December. With plenty of things to see and do we’ve picked a few highlights just for you!

Christmas Lights Switch-on

The Christmas Lights Switch On event is on Sunday 20 November. Glasgow will get an early Christmas present this year as the unveiling of the new Christmas lights takes place in George Square.

Nearest Subway station: Buchanan Street.

Christmas Markets

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a visit to the traditional market for a gastronomic treat, a warming glass of festive cheer or a unique festive gift.

This year the Christmas Market returns to St Enoch Square and we are delighted to announce another market at George Square offering delicious delights and hand crafted gifts beneath the twinkling Christmas lights alongside live entertainment, fairground rides and festive surprises.

St Enoch Square Christmas market opens 10 November and George Square Christmas market opens 26 November.

Nearest Subway station: St Enoch or Buchanan Street.

Glasgow Style Mile Carnival

The Style Mile Christmas Carnival will bring music, dance and spectacle to the heart of Glasgow. Beginning at St Enoch Centre at 2.30pm and finishing at George Square, the magical procession of festive characters will come to life as they sprinkle their magic dust over the city centre.

Participants include the Dance School of Scotland, the Citizens Theatre Community Company, Abinhaya Dance, Samba Ya Bamba Youth Group, Mount Florida Primary School and Monkey Puzzle Nursery. More acts to be announced soon! A date for your festive calendar!

Nearest Subway station: St Enoch or Buchanan Street.

Blessing of the Crib

The traditional Blessing of the Crib takes place in George Square beneath the Christmas lights to a chorus of singers with the Lord Provost of Glasgow. This event takes place Wednesday 7 December at 6.30pm. This event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Nearest Subway station: Buchanan Street.

Baby’s First Christmas

This ever popular traditional event sees 100’s of Glasgow’s new-borns invited to a Baby’s First Christmas celebration, a truly magical occasion.

The first 250 babies registered will be invited to the City Chambers to meet and have their picture taken with the Lord Provost.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Glasgow’s youngest children and an experience for their families to cherish forever and takes place 3rd December 2016.

Nearest Subway station: Buchanan Street.

Santa Dash

Dust off your Santa boots and join thousands of other Santas for a festive 5K!

It is the 10th anniversary of the Glasgow Santa Dash this year so why not join thousands of Santas in this mass participation run as the city centre transforms in to a red sea of festivity! It’s a sight to beho-ho-hold – Adults, children and even dogs all welcome!

6000 Santas took part in last years race. Let’s make this year the best yet.

Glasgow Santa Dash 2016 is on Sunday 11 December. Apply now!

Nearest Subway station: St Enoch or Buchanan Street

The Kings Theatre Pantomime

He’s behind you! It isn’t quite Christmas until you’ve been to see one of Glasgow’s many fun, family pantomimes and Christmas shows. Why not head to the King’s Theatre for Cinderella (2nd Dec – 8th Jan), the fairy godmother of all pantos.

Nearest Subway station: Buchanan Street or St George’s Cross.

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