We love a gorgeous Christmas tree, and there’s definitely enough of those to discover around Glasgow this year. With festive joy filling the city and a full Christmas programme, going for a wee stroll to discover all the sparkly lights and Christmassy decorations has become a well-anticipated tradition for many. So, we’ve scooped up a trail of places to see on this festive hunt for the most charming Christmas trees around Glasgow.
George Square is an easy starting point for any stroll, and the Winterfest Christmas market is a must-visit this year. On top of a central ice rink and a huge Ferris wheel, there is a massive real Christmas tree to be admired next to Glasgow City Chambers. You can grab a wee hot drink or some street food in the traditional Christmas fair to start off your stroll with a treat.
2. The Corinthian Glasgow
The Corinthian Glasgow is certainly one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings boasting five floors of bars, brasserie and events spaces for weegies to enjoy. Every year, it gets decked up to the nines in plenty of Christmas decorations and is a true sight to see. And while you’re taking in the views, treat yourself to a Festive Afternoon Tea, or the Festive Boozy Brunch on Sundays for the perfect excuse for a wee catch-up with friends. Moreover, other festive dining and activities options can be found here.
3. Princes Square
Now that Princes Square is ready for Christmas with its massive Christmas tree and decorations, it has become a noteworthy festive destination. There are lots of shops to find the perfect gifts, the decorations are on point and, not to mention, the historic building itself is an extraordinary thing to look at after the 7.5 million pound refurb. For a truly Christmassy wee afternoon out, browse through all the shops to find that last-minute gift, and make your way down to Big Feed Kitchen near the big Christmas tree on the ground floor for some street food with a Michelin star twist or a perfectly crafted cocktail.
4. Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel is one of Glasgow’s most affluent spots, and Christmastime is no different. We are seriously impressed and obsessed with their (multiple, of course) Christmas trees this season, and we want you to take it all in too. The entire hotel in decked in decorations, and what better way to get into the spirit than hanging out at this magical place. Guests can opt for the Blythswood Square Hotel’s festive menus, or a Christmas movie in their fancy cinema room. Yes, there’s a cinema room. Oh, and not to mention they have a one-of-a-kind outdoor spa, THAW, where all your sauna hot and cold therapy needs could come true.
5. Transylvania Shop & Coffee
We are utterly obsessed with everything that Transylvania Shop & Coffee on Victoria Road is about around Christmas. You can find a grandiose Christmas tree just outside the shop, an outstandingly decorated ambience within with hot drinks, cakes and Romanian goods to shop. You can even snag yersel real Christmas trees to take home! Once you’re there, grab a mega tasty Romanian honey cake with hot chocolate to pair it with and immerse yourself in all the festive vibes and more.