Things To Do In Glasgow at Christmas

If you’re away from home this year and you’re thinking of spending the Christmas period in Glasgow, then you’ll want to know about what you can see and do while you’re here. We’ve done all the hard work for you with our exhaustive list of festive activities. So if you’re looking for things to do in Glasgow, then take a look at our list below, you’ll soon find something for you and your family to do to get you in the mood for Christmas.


Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a panto and this year is no exception. Santa Claus is coming to Town in Glasgow Pavilion and there’s plenty to keep your children entertained with this lively show. This panto runs from the 25th of November until 17th January.

Visit the Christmas Markets

There’ll be a magical Christmas market at St Enoch’s Square this year with wooden cabins, food, drinks, and of course the traditional mulled wine and mince pies. There’s plenty of unusual and original gifts to get your hands on while you’re here if you’re still looking for something special. The market will run until 20th December 2015.

Glasgow Style Mile Carnival

A Christmas Carnival is just the thing to bring a little festive cheer to the dark winter months. This year there’ll be carnival performers, a procession and a brilliant stage finale. And of course Santa will be paying a visit.

Baby's First Christmas

This is a traditional Glasgow event where the new born babies are cordially invited to the City Chambers for a First Christmas special to celebrate being born during this magical season. There’ll be a silver trinket for each baby, limited edition, so you’ll have fond memories of this extra special event. The first 250 will have an audience with Lord Provost at the Banqueting Hall over at the City Chambers. Registration for 2015 is over now, but if you know someone who’ll be celebrating their first Christmas with Glasgow, why not invite yourself along?

Christmas Shopping

At the famous Style Mile in Glasgow you’ll be able to get all your Christmas shopping done and perhaps find yourself a little something. You’ll find all the most well-known shops and brands here at the Style Mile, so come along and do all your Christmas shopping in the same place.

Santa Dash

If you fancy a run while you’re here then why not take part in the 5K Glasgow Santa Dash. It will take place this year on 6th December, on a Sunday, finishing at George Square. All abilities are welcome, and all ages, and once you’ve registered, you get a Santa suit to run in!

You’ll need to get your application form in by Thursday 3rd December with final entries taken up until 4pm. You can also line the streets and watch everybody else run instead if you don’t fancy taking part yourself. All proceeds will be going to Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, Glasgow.

ce Skating

Glasgow on Ice will start on the 27th November and continue until 31st December. So its 5 weeks of skating, lots of festive fun and some fairground rides. There’s a double deck cabin, warm festive food and drinks, to help you really get into the mood.

Christmas Comedy

There’s plenty of entertainment at The Stand this Christmas with plenty of well-known comedy entertainers ready to put you in the mood for seasonal humour over the festive period. If you’re looking for something to do, then come on down to The Stand and have some time off from the shopping and entertaining.

We hope you find there’s plenty here to keep you busy over the festive period during your time in Glasgow. We worked hard to find things to do in Glasgow that had the right feel and mood for the Christmas season and I’m sure you’ll agree, there’s plenty here for all the family.