Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including Throwback Thursdays and ice Rink Disco.

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A guide to Christmas ice skating in Scotland

21 Nov 2014

Including rinks in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Motherwell and Perth

Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink The Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink has become a Christmas tradition in the city, with the stunning location beneath the castle hard to beat for setting the Christmas tone. Separate kids and adults ice discos are…

A guide to the best winter events 2014

11 Nov 2014

Including Glasgow Loves Christmas, Scotland Street Santa School and Glasgow Comic and Toy Fair

After an ever more successful return year on year, Edinburgh’s Christmas (various venues, Edinburgh, Fri 21 Nov–Sun 4 Jan) is now bigger than ever, with fairs, markets, ice rinks, and theatre shows focused on St Andrew Square and the surrounding area.

Christmas 2011 events in Glasgow and Edinburgh

15 Nov 2011

Our round-up of some of the best festive fodder including markets, fairs and carol concerts

Shopping To find prezzies with an individual feel or just some tasty treats, head out to a Christmas fair near you. In Glasgow, there’s the St Enoch Square annual market (from 20 Nov) and Country Living Magazine’s Christmas Fair, with homemade food…

How to spend Hogmanay in Glasgow 2010/2011

15 Dec 2010

The best events in Glasgow for bringing in the New Year

Thu 30 Dec George Square has been the focal point for Glasgow’s Christmas festivities throughout the month, with live music performances from jazz, folk and choir groups, as well as the pretty darn magical Glasgow On Ice skating rink. The celebrations…

Hogmanay 2008 - Glasgow Highlights

11 Dec 2008

If the live gigs from Idlewild (pictured below), Bleachie and Paolo Nutini don’t grab you, we’ve got some other suggestions for how to get your Hogmanay kicks around town. Glasgow racks up its cool points (and not just the temperature ones) with…

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