The festive season isn’t far away and one way of knowing that the holidays are coming are when the Christmas lights in Glasgow are switched on. Glasgow Loves Christmas will be making a return this year in the run-up to the festive period attracting people to visit the city and support Glasgow businesses.
As part of the festivities and a campaign known as ‘Love Glasgow This Christmas’ aiming to bring some festive cheer, buildings around Glasgow city centre will be lit up during the month of December. The spectacular illumination of Glasgow’s City Chambers takes place again and new lighting programmes are being added at Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sauchiehall Street and at the Buck’s Head Building at the St Enoch Centre on Argyle Street.
— Glasgow Loves Christmas (@GlasgowXmas) November 30, 2021
George Square and the city centre will again be home to the Christmas tree, festive lights, and the Nativity, however a light switch on event will not take place. The festive visitor campaign hopes to encourage people to visit the city and enjoy the vibrant culture, nightlife, entertainment and retail Glasgow has to offer during the festive period.
Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Philip Braat said: “Christmas is the time of year we look to spend more time with friends and family and this year we are offering even more opportunities to come and celebrate in Glasgow. Glasgow offers something for everyone as we celebrate Christmas and I hope people will get together safely and support the local businesses, hospitality and entertainment venues that make the city a special destination all year round.”
The Christmas lights have been put up in Glasgow and the building illuminations at all three buildings as part of the new lighting programmes will light up from December 1 until Jan 2 2022. You’ll also find Princes Square, Frasers, Royal Exchange Square and George Square illuminated this festive season.