Christmas Markets

It’s The Most, Wonderful Time of the Year!

Oh, we’re getting excited! It’s nearing the time of year when Glasgow’s streets will be lit up by thousands of twinkling lights, set off nicely with a wee nip in the air as the chillier weather arrives,  and we can already see ourselves brewing up a fine pot of mulled wine of an evening. We do love a good Christmas, and who can blame us? Glasgow does the festive season like no other season, coming alive with events, music concerts and a general sense of good cheer about the place. The cherry on the (Christmas) cake is always the arrival of the European markets, which roll into town on November 17th and prompt city-dwellers to start the official count down to Santa-day.

A trip to the markets comes highly recommend, as year on year they seem to charm and delight the locals with the weird and wonderful delicacies on offer, as well as beautiful handmade goods. Keep reading to see our top tips for making the most of an afternoon out during market-time and be sure to book the Acorn Hotel to get a great value deal, free breakfast and super-comfy room, all within a short subway-ride from the heart of the action.

Get a Little Giddy with Gluwhein

Just a glass… or two! Traditional, mulled German wine is made fresh throughout the day and warms you up a treat. It’s strong stuff so go easy if you’re hitting the shops afterwards, or you may get a little loose with the credit card!

Fill Up on Stocking Fillers

Big presents all done and dusted and looking for that something special to pop in a stocking for Christmas morning? The European markets are a one-stop-shop for all things handmade, quirky and lovingly crafted. You’ll find a great selection of jewelry, ornaments, traditional toys and engraved items on offer, perfect for those difficult-to-buy-for relatives.

Have a Spin on the Helter-Skelter

Not just for kids, this traditional fair ride takes grown-ups too! Shimmy down into your sack (really!) and feel the rush as you glide you way back down to earth, taking in the city views from the top and having a giggle as you hurtle earthwards.

Take a Culinary Trip Around the Continent

Our favourite subject – food! Try hot, salty potatoes with bacon, homemade goulash, veggie curries, elegant French crepes or, if you’re feeling adventurous, even an ostrich burger. There’s something for everyone and a mid-day treat of something exotic is a must-do when visiting the markets. Forks at the ready!

There’s nothing like a trip to Glasgow’s Christmas markets to really kick start the festive season so, book your room with us today, relax and enjoy.