We know it’s only November, but with presents to buy, nights out to attend and family to visit, the run-up to Christmas can be an expensive time of year. To make it a little easier, we’ve listed our top 6 free things to do in and around Glasgow to help you get in the festive spirit – without breaking the bank!
Visit the Glasgow Christmas Markets
Traditional Christmas food, drink and gift stalls return to the city centre for 2017. With the cooking smells, fairy lights and festive music playing, you don’t even need to buy anything to get into the yuletide spirit!
|George Square and St. Enochs||Thursday 9th November until Wednesday 29th December|
Grab a bargain at the Glasgow Charities Christmas Fayre
A great place to buy your Christmas cards and gifts while supporting a range of local good causes.
|Glasgow City Chambers||10am to 3.30pm Tuesday 14th November|
Go for a winter walk
Glasgow and the surrounding areas are bursting with green spaces. Why not make up a flask of hot chocolate, wrap-up warm and get out and about to explore our fair city in all its winter glory.
|Various locations||All day, every day!|
Enjoy the Style Mile Christmas Carnival
A musical procession of dance and festive characters will make its way through the city centre entertaining both young and old.
|Starting at St. Enoch Square and finishing at George Square||Sunday 26th November starting at 2.30pm|
Take the kids to Santa School
Get your little ones in the festive spirit by enrolling them in this fun interactive workshop that will teach them everything they need to know about what it takes to be Father Christmas.
|Scotland Street School Museum||11am, 1pm and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday from 2nd to 17th December|
Get your gift shopping done early, with a side of fresh air at the Christmas Craft Fair
Local craft sellers will be showcasing their products at this weekend’s craft event in Glasgow’s southside. While you’re there, why not take the time to have a good long walk around one of Glasgow’s best-loved parks too!
|Pollok House, Pollok park||10am to 4pm Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December|