Every Glaswegian remembers the old George Square Christmas lights, those bells which rang from side to side in three stages. George Square has really upped the ante of its festive decorations now; the entire square is filled with fairground rides, a big wheel, mulled cider bars, a German market and a huge Christmas tree in the centre. Other festive displays Glaswegians have come to look forward to each year include Princes Square’s flamboyant three storey tree, House of Fraser dripping with gold, the yearly Santa Dash in which thousands of Santas run through the city, and the canopy of fairy lights at Royal Exchange Square (disclaimer – the fairy lights are now up all year round at Royal Exchange Square but they started as a Christmas display and are most associated with Christmas so I’ve included them here). With each year that passes Glasgow seems to embrace Christmas more and more. Here’s some photos I’ve taken of Glasgow at Christmas time.
House of Fraser
Royal Exchange Square