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Glasgow Christmas Market

This year’s Glasgow Christmas Markets will open from tbc 2018 one located in St Enoch Square and the other from tbc 2018 in George Square.

The city’s big Christmas party kicks off on tbc November when Glasgow’s Christmas Lights are switched on!

50 colourful stalls will offer a selection of gifts, artisan products and global cuisine set in the festive village of rustic cabins and stalls. This truly seasonal experience for all the family has something for everyone, from scarves, jewelry, hats and purses, to chutneys, cheeses and waffles.

Browse round the stalls and fill your senses with the smells and sounds of Christmas as you sip Gluhwein or a warming hot chocolate. You’ll be tempted by the fresh food on offer day and night including gourmet burgers, hog roast and traditional French crepes, come and enjoy the Christmas Market – its the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.

Opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 10am – 8pm
Thursday to Saturday 10am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm

Information courtesy of Glasgow City Council.

Further information :

Country Living Fair
15 –18 November, times tbc
SEC Centre

Sloans Market
Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm
Sloans Lane (between Buchanan Street and Argyle Street)

Merchant Square Craft Market
Every Saturday 11am–6pm
Every Sunday, 12pm – 6pm
Merchant Square, Candleriggs

Art on the Exchange Festive Markets
Every weekend, 11am – 6pm
Royal Exchange Square

3d2d Glasgow Christmas Craft, Art & Design Fair
1 & 2 December, 10.30am – 5pm
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Christmas

Christmas is also a time when we tend to think more about food and drink as we like to treat our family and friends when they come to visit, but have you ever thought about what foods are traditional in other countries of the world? Why not take a look at the page below and see what other nationalities are cooking up this Christmas. Christmas is also a time for trying out traditional and new ways of cooking meals, cakes, snacks…….. the list goes on, here we have a selection of Christmas recipes from around the world for you to take a look at, and maybe try out … and if you have a special recipe that you would like to share with the world, then you can send it in to us for others to try out to World-wide Christmas Recipes. Who are the most important people at Christmas? yes, of course, its the CHILDREN and we have not left them out, there is a page packed full of Christmas activities to keep them busy ( and Mums everywhere heave a sigh of relief ! ) … take a look at this page and download the information Children’s Christmas page Read about the Christmas Customs and Traditions of the nations of the world and how they differ, or are maybe the same as, ours. … What is the feast of the “Epiphany” or that of “St Lucia“ which countries are these important too? See here the origins of the most beautiful of all the Christmas Carols “Silent Night“, where it came from, who wrote it and listen to the song itself ( look to see which very famous person is singing it!) Have a look at the main Christmas page and see who Father Christmas is, where did he come from, where is he now, and who is St Nicolaus? Send him a letter from the children, browse through some Christmas Market Tours or listen to a new Christmas song on the page there is so much to see and read, so why not do it !! For those of you who want to travel a little further than the local shops this year have a look at Father Christmas in Lapland or maybe (the ultimate treat for Mums – Dads take note ! ) Shopping in New York we have it all right here for you. As Christmas approaches we also think of snow and with that thought comes skiing, skating, sledging and all manner of “Fun in the Snow” things to do which will last for weeks after Christmas time has been and gone. Around Europe there are many places to visit where you can enjoy the winter activities, whether it is before, during or after Christmas. Below you will find a sample of activities and places to look at which you may find will interest or even surprise you. Please take time to have a look.

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