Glasgow at Christmas is a cool place to be

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.

George Square

Glasgow at Christmas George Square

Glasgow at Christmas George Square

Glasgow at Christmas George Square

Glasgow at Christmas George Square

Glasgow at Christmas George Square

Glasgow at Christmas George Square

Princes Square

Glasgow at Christmas Princes Square

Glasgow at Christmas Princes Square

Glasgow at Christmas Princes Square

Christmas at Glasgow Princes Square

Glasgow at Christmas Princes Square

House of Fraser

Glasgow at Christmas House of Fraser

Glasgow at Christmas House of Fraser

Glasgow at Christmas House of Fraser

Santa Dash

Glasgow at Christmas Santa Dash

Glasgow at Christmas Santa Dash

Glasgow at Christmas Santa Dash

Glasgow at Christmas Santa Dash

Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow at Christmas Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow at Christmas Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow at Christmas Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow at Christmas Royal Exchange Square

Glasgow at Christmas Royal Exchange Square

 

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