Now that most of us have our Christmas plans sorted, it’s time to think about where to celebrate Hogmanay. While some people are looking forward to dancing into 2023 at an extravagant party, others prefer quieter options like an intimate dinner. So, to help you celebrate this special time of the year, we’ve summoned up a list of things to do in Glasgow this Hogmanay.
1. Attend the Ashton Lane Hogmanay Street Party
While it’s not as big as Edinburgh’s Hogmanay Street Party, Ashton Lane Street Party is one of its kind in Glasgow, and is a hit every year. It will be packed this year for one of the biggest New Year’s celebrations in Glasgow, so expect an epic one. The tickets get you access into all of Ashton Lane’s bars and restaurants, a live band to keep you entertained and, of course, fireworks at midnight! You can book your tickets here.
2. Grab dinner or toast smores at the firepit at Brel Bar
This one still includes tickets for the Ashton Lane Hogmanay Street Party, and guests can opt for either a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner, or a table at Brel’s famous firepit. The Hogmanay meal option comes with a three-course meal, a glass of wine or beer with the meal, a drink a the bell’s and tickets to the street party. Plus, you’d get the table for the whole evening, so don’t have to worry about the crowds getting too much. And as for the firepit table option, you will get a table at the fire, smores to toast and a welcome drink, as well as tickets to the street party. You can book your tickets here.
3. Dance into 2023 with views over Glasgow at VEGA
Sounds like it’s going to be a Hogmanay to remember at VEGA this year! Following its festive programme with the uber-popular disco boozy brunch in the run-up to Christmas, the rooftop venue, VEGA, is throwing a Hogmanay party like no other. There will be entertainment throughout the night from the DJ, with prizes to be won as VEGA Hogmanay celebrations continue, and a welcome drink on arrival. You can book your tickets here.
4. Celebrate Hogmanay at this Mediterranean-inspired spot
Arta is throwing an exciting Hogmanay party with samba and salsa dancers, live entertainment and a ceilidh in the main bar for everyone to join in. Every year they also have the famous petal drop in the main bar area, where thousands of rose petals cover the room at midnight. if you’d like to start the night with something to eat, do get in touch with the venue to see your booking options, and if you’re just looking to party, you can book your tickets here.
5. Ring in the bell’s with a massive balloon drop at Merchant Square Hogmanay
Another mega popular Hogmanay party with some decent headliners, Merchant Square Hogmanay is expecting performances from from the French Fling Showgirls, Scott & The Fox and The Riffreshers this year. You can dance the night away with live acts and bring the bells in with Merchant Square’s famous balloon drop at midnight. You have limited time left to get tickets, so get them over the phone or at Merchant Square while you still can.
6. Saint Luke’s New Year’s Eve Party with music from 60s and beyond
We do love the gigs at St Luke’s, followed by a wee boozy night at The Winged Ox. This year, St Luke’s has invited Itchycoo Park to headline their Hogmanay party, joined with their resident DJs. Expect to hear familiar tunes from the 6os of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who and many more. You can book your tickets here.