Glasgow is the perfect place to visit this festive season. We love to embrace the silly season and the entire city lights up to celebrate. The Glasgow Christmas Markets are the icing on the cake, offering a huge number of stalls selling unique gifts, handmade crafts and local & worldwide Christmas themed food! Here is our guide to the Christmas markets taking place in 2019 on George Square and St Enoch Square.
St Enoch Square Christmas Market
Dates: Fri 9 Nov – Sun 23 Dec
Times: Mon – Wed, 10am – 9pm, Thu – Sun, 10am – 10pm (closed at 6pm on Sun 23 Dec)
St Enoch Square is located between Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, the city’s two busiest shopping streets. We’re looking forward to the annual Christmas Village, beautifully dressed with decorations and lights transporting us to a real Winter Wonderland.
There are over 50 seasonal stalls serving us traditional Christmas treats from around the world and right here in Scotland. You can look forward to local crispy duck rotisserie, bratwurst sausage, crepes, hog roast and much more. Don’t forget to visit our two new German bars for a healthy seasonal dose of Glühwein – the German version of our mulled wine. Before you leave, make sure to take a picture with the magnificent feature German windmill.
George Square Christmas Market
Dates: Sun 25 Nov – Mon 31 Dec (closed Christmas Day)
Times: Mon – Wed, 10am – 9pm (finish at 6pm on Mon 24 Dec), Thu – Sun, 10am – 10pm (finish at 6pm on Sun 31 Dec)
It’s an already bustling main square but in late November George Square comes alive with lights, decorations and carols. Over 50 traders from both Scotland and across the globe bring with them an array of gorgeous gifts for yourself or some lucky friend or relative. There are stalls selling artisan products, cards, home décor, children’s toys and high-quality crafts. If you’re looking for something a little bit different, there are plenty of fantastic independent stalls to find something unique. The centrepiece is the huge 15-metre Christmas tree, which is sure to be a selfie hotspot this year!
As well as the gorgeous gifts you can find here you can also enjoy some family time, sliding down the vintage Helter Skelter, enjoying the view from the giant vintage carousel and meet Santa while he shares sweet treats to the little ones. This year the team behind the Glasgow Christmas markets are working to make it more autism-friendly with a quiet room available and a limited number of noise reduction headsets are also available to borrow during a market visit.
Lastly, you can’t visit Glasgow Christmas markets without top quality accommodation with enough space to accommodate all of your festive goodies! PREMIER SUITES serviced apartments Glasgow George Square are located right in the heart of the action, a perfect location for exploring the markets and the many other sights and attractions of the city. We also offer the best rate guarantee when you book with our friendly team or on our official website, meaning more to spend treating yourself. Remember that festive accommodation fills up faster than usual over the Christmas season. Don’t miss out, book your stay in PREMIER SUITES aparthotels in Glasgow today!