Christmas certainly isn’t Christmas without the festive markets popping up in the city during the winter months and some might say it’s too early but St Enoch’s Christmas market will be back this November. The much-loved event at St Enoch Square is due to open this Sunday (November 21), which means we’re one step closer to the big day.
Following the cancellation of the Glasgow Christmas Markets in George Square, organisers have confirmed that the St Enoch Square market will still go ahead and that many of the traders due to operate at George Square will have been offered a place at the St Enoch site. The festive market will run until December 23 and feature over 50 seasonal chalets serving up the likes of bratwurst sausage, crepes, Dutch pancakes and Belgian chocolates, as well as the popular Ranch Bar. Visitors can also treat themselves to a warming Hug in a Mug of Gluhwein or a decadent hot chocolate with lashings of cream and topped with marshmallows.
Plus, to add the festive cheer there will be a festive village at Candleriggs Square which will include some traders who lost out when the George Square Christmas markets were cancelled. The Festival Village in Merchant City will offer a fully heated and covered beer garden and is the perfect place for a bit of respite after Christmas shopping.
With a maximum capacity of 3,250 at the Christmas market, locals and tourists visiting St Enoch Square will be asked to wear face masks, maintain social distancing, use card rather than cash and avoid unnecessary handling of goods. St Enoch’s Christmas Market will be open from 10am to 7pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 8pm Thursday to Sunday.