Glasgow’s Irn Bru Carnival Featuring Thrilling Rides And Stalls Is Set To Return This Winter

Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd Alice Lorenzato-Lloyd - Staff Writer


Christmas has come early with this news!

It’s finally coming back! One of Scotland’s highly anticipated, favourite festive event is returning to Glasgow this winter and with it being cancelled last year due to the pandemic it’s expected to be a good ‘un. The popular Irn-Bru Carnival is coming back to the SEC Centre from December 22 to January 16 – and tickets are going on sale tomorrow (September 23).

Packed with thrill rides like the 40m high Starflyer and Midnight Express Matterhorn, plus family rides, children’s rides, games, stalls and an inflatable play area for children, it will no doubt be an unmissable event in the festive calendar for both locals and Scots. Visitors to the Irn Bru Carnival can also expect trampolines, a climbing wall, a 15m high Ferris Wheel, dodgems, ghost train and a crazy circus fun house.

The last event in 2019 saw Europe’s largest indoor funfair celebrate its 100th birthday with its biggest event so far, combining the old with the new to celebrate the huge milestone. This year’s carnival running into the lead up before Christmas and into the new year will be closed Christmas Day (December 25), and will also be running autism-friendly sessions on both December 31 and January 11.

In true carnival form, there will be various food outlets within the hall selling everything from candy floss, hot dogs, chicken, to burger and chips. General admission tickets will cost £16, with Young Scot / Kidz Card holders paying £13, concessions £10 and kids 3 or under going for free. Tickets go on sale on September 23 at 10am via the carnival website here.

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