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 will return to the SEC Centre from December 23 until January 15 with plenty of attractions to keep everyone occupied for hours.
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 as the programme has been running for over a century. Visitors to the Irn Bru Carnival can also expect trampolines, a climbing wall, a 15m-high Ferris Wheel, dodgems, ghost train, a crazy circus fun house and an inflatable play area for little ones.
The 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.
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 £17.50, with Young Scot / Kidz Card holders paying a reduced rate, and kids 3 or under going for free. You can buy tickets to this event via the carnival website here.
And this year, the Irn-Bru Carnival is looking for new ambassadors. To apply, you must be over the age of 5 by sending an under 20 second video explaining why they or the person who is being nominated should be an ambassador. The video should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, or uploaded to Instagram by tagging @irnbrucarnival with a #carnivalambassador by December 3.