Glasgow city centre will soon be transformed into a winter wonderland featuring an ice rink and TWO Christmas fairs.
Glasgow Loves Christmas has confirmed the city’s St Enoch Square and George Square will feature everything from carousels and street food hubs.
The Christmas fair at St Enoch Square is set to launch at 12pm on Friday, November 18, offering thrill-seekers The Blizzard – an attraction capable of reaching speeds of up to 70mph – and an opportunity to test their grip on an ice climbing wall.
Little ones will have the chance to jump aboard and enjoy Santa’s runaway train, bungee trampolines, a trail funhouse and a helter-skelter.
Festive favourites will also be served up at street food stalls, a marshmallow toasting station and a Bavarian moose bar and swing grill.
Meanwhile, the opening of the fair at George Square, at 12pm on December 1, will present the people of Glasgow and its visitors with a chance to glide across an ice rink.
Skating sessions for those with additional support needs, with toned-down capacity, lighting and sound, will also take place.
Visitors to George Square can also sample the sights from atop a 33-metre-high observation wheel and soar through the sky in Venetian flying chairs.
The site also boasts a free entertainment stage, Victorian carousel, Santa’s flying balloons, children’s Christmas train ride, a street food hub, a festive-themed bar, a Bavarian swing grill and a snow globe ideal for photo opportunities.
Jacqueline McLaren, Glasgow’s lord provost, said: “There’s so much festive fun to look forward to in Glasgow this winter, with excitement building ahead of the return of the Christmas lights switch-on and the ever-popular Santa Dash.
“The opening of the new Christmas fairs promises a fantastic day or night of fun for everyone, as well as the chance to make magical memories with family and friends as we count down to Christmas.”
Marc Taylor, CEO of Scotland’s Theme Park, the company delivering the Christmas fairs, said: “Glasgow is renowned for its Christmas magic and sparkle, attracting visitors from all over to experience the warmth and festivities the city has to offer.
“We are delighted to be delivering this year’s events. Creating memorable family-friendly experiences is at the heart of what we do as a business, and we are looking forward to a fabulous, inclusive community festival that Glasgow does best.”
For more information on Glasgow’s 2022 festive events programme, visit the Glasgow Loves Christmas webpage.