Christmas in Glasgow is one of my favourite times of the year. We may be misconceived as “a dump” or “depressing” – according to Google AutoFill that is – but in reality Glasgow is such a friendly, cultured city that I for one am really proud to call my home. Like most cities it can get a tad busy at this time of year but in my opinion it just adds to the atmosphere! There’s so much on in the city at the moment and it makes for a really great festive day out. You can see a little bit more of what I got up to on a trip to the city in my first Vlogmas video.
At Christmas time George Square is the heart of Glasgow’s festivities, being home to one my favourite things about this time of year – Glasgow On Ice. I’m not the best ice skater, but stumbling about an ice rink in the middle of the city with my friends just makes me feel so festive! Unfortunately due to my operation a few weeks ago I’m not quite fit to ice skate just yet, but I did post about it last year and I’m desperately hoping I’ll be able to get on the rink before it shuts at New Year. Luckily for you, however, this means that I’ve got two tickets for Glasgow On Ice to giveaway! Keep reading to find out how to win…
If you know me, then you will know that shopping is my cardio. Shopping in Glasgow is pretty under rated at times, but as a frequenter of the Style Mile I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Like any city it’s a bit crazy in the run up to Christmas, but with pretty much any shop you need right in the city centre it’s the ideal place to get your shopping over and done with! I for one don’t really like online shopping, especially at this time of year when the weather can cause all sorts of delivery issues, so you’ll find me doing my shopping in the city centre. Plus, if you fancy a snack – like I always do – then there’s the Christmas Market outside the St. Enoch Centre that boasts food from all over the world! The Dutch Pancakes are droolworthy.
As per usual, it wouldn’t be a post by me if it didn’t include some food, right?! Going out for dinner is very high up in my list of favourite things to do all year round, but there’s something about seeing everywhere decked out for Christmas and packed full of people enjoying a festive night out that makes me want to go out for dinner pretty much every night.
The Trading House is a relatively new addition the Glasgow eating scene, but nestled between Buchanan Street and George Square it’s the perfect place to hide from the hustle and bustle whilst grabbing a bite… and maybe a cocktail or two. Having visited for cocktails a couple of times I would thoroughly recommend the delicious Raspberry Amaretto Sour, or if you’re looking for something a bit less merry then the mocktails are definitely worth shouting about. The Raspberry, Grape & Elderflower is on another level. Food wise, it’s got a really great selection for everyone, with the Baked Camembert being a big highlight for me.
For a look at what else is on in the city, as well as reading Santa’s very own blog, check out the Glasgow Loves Christmas website. If you’re after more inspiration when it comes to what to do in Glasgow then check out my Pinterest board for ideas.
- This giveaway is open to UK entrants only
- One winner will be chosen at random via the Rafflecopter widget
- Entry is via the Rafflecopter widget below and the winner will receive two tickets to Glasgow On Ice
- Travel is not included
- Entrants must be available to attend a session between the date of closing and December 31st (opening times here)
- Entrants under 18 must seek parental permission before entering
- No purchase necessary
- Once drawn, the winner will be contacted via the email provided and have 24 hours to respond due to the timely nature of this prize
- All entries will be moderated and duplicate, false or incomplete entries will be deleted
- The giveaway will run from 9.12.15 to 14.12.15