09 Oct Glasgow’s Christmas Markets
Feeling Festive At Glasgow’s Christmas Markets
It’s official, festive fever is finally upon us! It’s time to start wrapping up in your finest knitwear as the weather turns colder and watch as twinkling lights spring up across the city, making a sparkling forest of good cheer. All too soon it’ll be Christmas, so start prepping folks!
Glasgow is not always the first place that comes to mind when out-of-towners think of embarking on a shopping trip to Scotland. In fact, it’s our nearby cousin – the country’s capital – that usually makes the headlines. But the inside scoop is that even native Edinburgh folk would tell you that Glasgow is your best bet for being able to peruse the shops at leisure, free from droves of tourists from across the globe, and giving an altogether more local edge to the outing. Plus, our bar and restaurant selection can rival that of the UK’s other major cities (we’re looking at you, London), so all in all, you’d be best off coming to us!
The feather in the cap of a Glasgow Christmas is undoubtedly our European markets, an event that’s just as popular with visitors as it is with city-dwellers. This year, you can expect a double-dose of festivities, with a huge range of stalls making St Enoch Square and George Square their home for a few weeks. Things kick off at St Enoch on Friday 9th November, with George Square following close behind, opening its gates on Sunday 25th December.
A visit to the markets will take you on a culinary tour of the world, with traditional curries from India, authentic French crepes, Italian-style coffees and German sausage galore! You’ll also find a dedicated bar area serving piping-hot Gluhwein (hot, fruity and spicy – mmm!) which is the perfect place to unwind and rest tired feet after a full day of retail therapy. If you take the whole family along for the ride, you’ll find a kids’ zone full to the brim with fun activities and stalls to keep them occupied.
Finding somewhere to stay during your trip is easy. At the Acorn Hotel, we run regular discount deals and this month’s will see you save 10% if you make a booking with us for any night between 1st and 20th of December. Book direct through our website to receive the discount, and have a little extra to spend on treats at the market. Our location couldn’t be better too – we’re just a stone’s throw from the city’s beloved Kelvingrove Park, and within walking distance of the centre and its bustling shopping scene too – bonus!