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 22 until Christmas Eve 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. 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 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 opening in the lead up before Christmas, was originally expected to run until January 16, however it will only be open to visitors for three days (December 22, 23 and 24) due to new restrictions being enforced from December 26.
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. You can buy tickets to this event via the carnival website here.
Covid safety measures will be in operation while the Carnival is open, and all visitors will be required to show proof of vaccination, or proof of negative lateral flow test registered on the day of your visit. If you have already purchased tickets to the Irn Bru Carnival after December 26, check out the carnival’s Covid-19 update here.