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Celebrate Hogmanay in Glasgow

I think it’s safe to say we have never looked forward to the start of a new year more than this one! How do you plan to spend 31st December? Are you meeting friends from your bubble to ring in the New Year or are you planning a quiet night with family? Either way, Glasgow is the perfect spot to ring in 2021, celebrating our world -amous Hogmanay. Book your festive accommodation in our serviced apartments Glasgow to celebrate in style!

History of Hogmanay

Hogmanay is what we Scots call New Year’s Eve. No-one celebrates New Years with quite as much passion and enthusiasm as Scotland does and our Hogmanay celebration is famous across the world. The origins of Hogmanay reach back to the Vikings celebrating Winter Solstice with wild parties and plenty of food and drink. The word Hogmanay is thought to have first been used following Mary Queen of Scots’ return to Scotland from France in 1561. Although it is not 100% certain, it was first recorded in the dictionary around that time and comes from the French word ‘hoginane’ – meaning gala day. No matter where it came from, Scotland’s biggest celebration of the year always guarantees a warm welcome and a fantastic night, wither in person or on screen!

Hogmanay in Glasgow 2020/2021

Hogmanay will look different this year. We would usually have exciting nights of dancing, street parties, fireworks and events in Glasgow, but this year, we can expect a more low key celebration. Many of the top bars, pubs and restaurants will still be hosting glamourous New Years Eve dinners, complete with delicious food and plenty of bubbles to help you count down. Book your table in your favourite restaurants as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Places fill up very fast so don’t leave it until the last minute. There may not be a big public fireworks display at midnight but many locals will be letting off their own fireworks, so a good vantage point of the city is a must.

Festive Lights in Glasgow

If you’re looking for something festive to help you enjoy NYE, take a stroll to the gorgeous George Square and admire the traditional festive decorations including the famous Christmas tree, lights and crib. The city has installed a new festive lighting installation at Glasgow City Chambers, illuminating the iconic building with festive colours, Christmas lights and impressive laser displays. If you are staying locally in PREMIER SUITES, make sure to visit and post pictures tagging  #LoveGlasgowThisChristmas. If you’re not planning to visit, you can still enjoy this festive light display safely from home. Visit Glasgow loves Christmas Facebook Page to see for yourself. The lighting installation will be in place and illuminate every day from 3pm until January 2nd, 2021.

Edinburgh Hogmanay

One of the better things about 2020 is how virtually connected the country has become, from zoom quizzes to online learning. Edinburgh’s world-famous Hogmanay celebration is one of the many celebrations that has been adapted and can now be enjoyed virtually from the comfort of PREMIER SUITES Glasgow

With no live events in Glasgow planned this year, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay will for the first time in its history, move to an entirely online celebration with a series of spectacular ‘moments’ to be watched from home. The virtual event will be free to watch via so no matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy this fantastic celebration safely. Expect to be wowed by lights, technology, multisensory experiences and the best in Scottish talent, including Dr. Who star David Tennant.

Festive Accommodation in Glasgow

Whether you’re planning a romantic trip with your other half, a family adventure or a quick break with your bubble buddies, PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments in Glasgow is your best choice for festive accommodation. We offer great value for money and more space and facilities than a traditional hotel stay. Enjoy a shopping trip in the city centre, cook a Christmas feast in the fully equipped kitchen, then relax and enjoy the virtual festivities in your comfortable living and dining space complete with wide screen TV. We know we can never compare to a celebration at home but we invite all of our guests to make themselves fully at home in our luxury suites.

If you’d like to book your stay in PREMIER SUITES Glasgow, don’t delay! It is a really busy time of the year and we want to ensure we can safely and comfortably accommodate all of our guests. We’d like to wish all of our clients, suppliers, guests and friends a very merry Christmas and a safe and happy start to 2021.


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