The best Christmas clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2010

The best Christmas clubs in Glasgow and Edinburgh 2010

Silicone Soul

Optimo, Tackno, Colours, Taste, Karnival and Madchester among Christmas and Boxing Day clubbing highlights

If staying in with the family just isn’t your thing over Christmas there’s a few options to get you out on the dancefloor. Things are a bit quieter on Christmas Day itself with a few chart and party venues opening their doors (including the North Pole Party at the Garage, Glasgow which promises fake snow); however the annual Taste Escape Christmas Party (Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh) is bowing out this year as Fisher & Price play out one last Chrimbo dance selection.

By the time Boxing Day rolls around out come the big guns: Colours Winter Party (Arches, Glasgow) Sander Van Doorn, Menno de Jong, Mauro Picotto, Fergie, D Ramirez and more for a hot house/trance/techno mix. There’s more house at the Sunday Circus Boxing Day Party (Venue tbc, Glasgow) with special guest Dyed Soundorom (Freak n’ Chic); but if you want something a bit harder Darkside Meets Infexious (Soundhaus, Glasgow) welcomes Holland’s Neophyte, The Beholder and Tymon (Industrial Strength).

Karnival’s Boxing Day Soma Party (Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh) features deep techno and house from Slam and Silicone Soul; while the Madchester (Liquid Room, Edinburgh) celebrates its 16th Boxing Day party with a guest DJ set from Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets); if you fancy some dubstep and bass check out DJ Producer at Mutiny (The Store, Edinburgh) while Tipsy (Lulu, Edinburgh) supply the hip hop, R&B and urban with G Child (1 Xtra).

If you want some of the best DJs Scotland has to offer, Optimo (Sub Club Glasgow) and Tackno (Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh) both open on Boxing Day.

Various venues, Glasgow & Edinburgh, 25 & 26 Dec

Madchester Boxing Day Bash

Annual celebration of all things baggy with another Boxing Day special, with a play list that encompasses Happy Mondays, Stones Roses, The Charlatans, Ride, The Las and the usual suspects.

Colours Winterparty

Scotland's biggest commercial club party returns for its traditional Boxing Day bash.


R&B, urban and hip hop from residents Nick G and DJ Prospect at what they promise 'the hottest Sunday night party in town'.


A Christmas cracker full of treats, as Trendy Wendy's kitsch club of funness hosts a 'Winter Sports Spectacular'.


A blend of drum & bass, reggae, dubstep, techno, breakcore and hardcore as Mutiny are joined by special guests DJ Producer, Scamp and Dr Um for a special Boxing Day bash.

Taste Xmas Party

The annual Taste Christmas escape route is back, providing the ideal festive get out clause to escape dull relatives and TV re-runs. Fisher and Price plus guests provide the tunes to dance off 'all the trimmings'.

Sunday Circus Boxing Day Party

A big post-Christmas bash from one of Glasgow's best house nights, with residents Ronnie Muirhead and Affi Koman.

Karnival's Boxing Day Soma Party

Karnival invite their pals from the West over for a special post-Xmas night of deep house and techno with Slam and Silicone Soul.

North Pole Party

Seasonal chart and party sounds, with fake snow for a massive snowball fight.