Xmas Family Days

Festive Fun With The Family

Christmas Family Days Out

Santa is truly on his way! With December looming large, it’s time to get your thinking cap on and start planning a few activities to burn off some of that excited energy that spells the run up to the big C. Time spent with family at Christmas is as precious as it comes, so we’ve put together a run down of some of the best events for wee ones in Glasgow in November and December. If you’re from out of town, don’t forget to check our monthly discount deal blog to see how you could save money by staying at the Acorn Hotel too. 

Meet Santa

Nothing says Christmas like meeting the big man himself! Keep an eye out on shopping centre websites like intu Braehead, Buchanan Galleries and St Enoch Centre to see where the VIP will be appearing next. Glasgow Life is a great resource too, with libraries around the city hosting festive events often accompanied by a visit from the jolly guy. 

Irn Bru Carnival 

Running from December 20th until January 13th, there’s plenty of time to get your thrills at the Irn Bru Carnival. This yearly event is Europe’s largest indoor funfair and with over 65 rides along with stalls and bingo stands, visiting is a tradition for many a Glasgow family. 




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Frozen Sing-A-Long

Let it go, let it go! You might be sick of hearing it since the Disney classic has proved evermore popular each year but take the kids along to this mass sing-a-long hosted by BAad and you won’t regret it. After belting out tunes for a good hour and half, you’ll have a bunch of very tired tots on the drive home! There are prizes for best fancy dress and three of Glasgow’s best live singers to accompany the crowd.

Oh No It Isn’t!

Oh yes, it is! It’s that time again folks. From battling against evil Jafa in the King’s Theatre’s production of Aladdin, to the Tron’s Mammy Goose, nothing says Christmas more than panto. If shouting at a bunch of performers and bawdy jokes aren’t your thing, try an alternative – A Christmas Carol, staged at Tramway, promises to be a spellbinding journey into the true meaning of Christmas.

Wee Hansel and Gretel 

Ballet can sometimes be boring for little ones, but Scottish Ballet are making the effort to captivate even the youngest of audience members with their new show, Wee Hansel and Gretel. This specially produced piece is aimed at 3-8 year-olds and, at just one hour long, won’t have them shuffling their bottoms too much.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

After finding out just how Santa manages to circumnavigate the globe in one evening, Glasgow Science Centre will treat you to a special screening of Tim Burton’s classic subverted Christmas fairy tale. Slightly terrifying but wholly enjoyable, this movie will have little ones trembling and giggling in equal measure.