Christmas Market Cheer!

Christmas Market Cheer!

It’s not too long now to the season of goodwill, and It’s Starting To Look A Lot Like Christmas! That’s right, holiday fun is just around the corner, so it’s high time to draw up those shopping lists and get ready. It doesn’t need to be a hassle though, as here at the City Apartments we’re full of great ideas on how to get to grips with that to-do list.

The most pressing matter is normally gift hunting and there’s no better location for shopping than our own fair city of Glasgow. Not only can we boast two shopping centres in a central location, we have Princes Square Mall for deluxe goods and the Style Mile for extensive fashion choices too. In the build-up to Christmas though, you get even more value for your money if you schedule a shopping trip to Glasgow, with ten diverse festive markets to drop in on too. Read on to find out our best picks of the bunch.

European Markets at St Enoch and George Square

These are the old favourites. For nearly a decade now, Glasgow has played host to a huge variety of stalls in two of the city’s most popular squares, offering visitors a chance to sample cuisine from around the globe and buy unique gifts. Expect a dedicated bar zone, kids’ activities and an abundance of great food.

3D2D Glasgow Christmas Craft, Art and Design Fair

This 3D/2D fair, held at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 1st and 2nd of December, gathers some of the finest contemporary arts, crafts and design work from around the UK. It also has an unusual twist – all exhibitors can sell only their own work. That’s great news for you if you’re looking for something handmade and unique. Prices vary from a few quid for stocking fillers up to big money for original artworks. 

Super Market Christmas 

Hailed as the “ultimate independent shopping experience,” this newest market will house over 50 stalls with everything from plants and flowers, to beauty products and clothing, to fresh produce and food. A festive take on the weekly event, Super Market Christmas will be open on Sundays from 26th November to 16th December at the Argyle St Arches (an iconic venue in its own right and well worth having a wander around in!).

Country Living Christmas Fair, Glasgow – Nov 15th to 18th

Country Living magazine are famous for their annual festive fairs. An assortment of food delicacies, beautiful decorations with inspired interior ideas, gift ideas and much more lies in store for you! Immerse yourself into the magical wonderland the crew cleverly deliver to perfection each year at the SEC. You can anticipate plenty of freebies, crafting workshops, demonstrations and food tasters – sounds divine!

Whatever your shopping preference, you can be certain you’ll find an event to suit your taste in Glasgow. It’s a busy season, so if you’re coming from out of town be sure to book your apartment early. Our three-star residence enjoys a fantastic location and best rates can be found using our dedicated booking site. Check out our deals blog for discounts and offers available for your dates too!