It’s that time of year again, the joy of Christmas is upon us, and visiting the traditional markets is fundamental to the holiday spirit.
You can hang out in the fantastically crafted German bars and sip a nice cold traditional beer or Gluhwein. Or you could throw yourself at the stalls of delicious street foods from around the world.
The moment you walk into the George Square Christmas Market you know you have been transported into a winter wonderland. The first thing catching your eye is the magnificent 15-metre Christmas Street that is definitely hard to miss.
What is even more amazing is the buzz that you get from walking around the market, where you can feel everyone’s excitement for the countdown to the big day. Everyone’s favourite Christmas tunes are playing in the background, and families are having fun, riding on the big wheel or hopping on the centrepiece of the George Square market, the traditional carousel.
With over 50 traders from across the world and some closer to home selling a variety of homemade products, high-quality crafts and a selection of gifts. You are spoiled with choice when it comes to picking out the perfect present for that special someone.
However, if you are thinking about attending this year’s Christmas market you should be prepared. It can get quite busy with crowds of people hovering around the stalls, especially the ones selling those mouth-watering sweets.
You might want to relax and have a delicious cold beer after a long day of searching for that perfect gift. Then keep in mind, the authentic German bars are absolutely mobbed, but you’ll be greeted with a fantastic atmosphere, great tunes and, of course, amazing beer.
The Christmas market in George Square will run up Monday 31st December.
Monday- Wednesday, 10am-9pm
Market closes at 6pm on Monday 24 & Monday 31st December.