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The ultimate family day out this Christmas

Christmas Market and funfair, movies, music, gifts and more

Discover an enchanted winter at Glasgow Fort… Explore our Christmas Market of festive food and drink and craft gift stalls, take thrilling rides at our funfair, hear Capital Radio DJs and win prizes, see family movies at Vue, eat delicious food at Leopardo Pizza, Stack & Still and try decadent hot chocolates at Hotel Chocolat’s new Velivitiser Cafe and support to our local toy appeal this Christmas.

You’ll also be able to uncover festive gifts to leave them wowed at Smyths, Waterstones, Pandora, Zara and Lush plus much, much more.

Christmas Market and fun fair, Saturday 18th November-Friday 29th December

Christmas Market

Embrace a traditional Christmas market at Glasgow Fort with delightful stalls including a delicious swing grill and Bavarian bar, decorations and craft gifts. Let your little ones’ imaginations take flight with our children’s funfair too with bright lights, exciting rides and a party atmosphere.

Live DJ with Capital Radio, Saturday 2nd December

All we want for Christmas… Don’t miss the live DJ set from Capital’s Katy J at Glasgow Fort plus your chance to win amazing prizes and giveaways in time for Christmas.

Spread some love this Christmas with FARE

Christmas fare

We’re partnering again with local charity FARE on their Christmas Toy Appeal to ensure local children wake up to a present on Christmas morning. From cuddly teddies to gifts for teenagers, you can donate presents of any size and value at the collection point within the Christmas market. All donations will be wrapped by the FARE toy appeal volunteers before being delivered to families across Glasgow in time for Christmas.

Christmas menus galore

TGI Fridays Christmas

Image provided by TGI Fridays

For family and friends’ big days out, start planning your meet-ups now. TGI Fridays is going big (book before 31 October and you’ll get a £10 voucher too) with pigs in blankets and stuffing balls alongside Festive Burgers, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Xmas Pudding Sundaes.

Or go for Fridays Fave Dessert Platter: a selection of Chocolate Fudge Fixation, Honeycomb Cheesecake and Apple Crumble Pie, drizzled in chocolate and caramel sauces served with candyfloss, vanilla ice cream and 100s and 1000s. It’s Christmas on a plate! Plus, if you’re Stripes Rewards Member kids eat free from a menu filled with tomato tubes pasta and chicken burgers.

Frankie & Benny’s have exciting menus from £24.49 with Festive Feast starters of pretzels, arancini and chicken wings; Porchetta Carbonara and Vegan mac’n’cheese.

Leopardo Pizza is loading up on fresh and authentic ingredients to bring you pizza, pasta, drinks and desserts with Italian flair. With huge sharing tables and nourishing curries, noodles and bao, wagamama is a great place to escape the cold and spend some time with the people you love.

Eat, drink and be merry while out and about

Hotel Chocolat Christmas

Image provided by Hotel Chocolat

For tasty street food on the go, visit Pizza Hut, Nando’s and Bread Meets Bread for award-winning burgers. Pop into the Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser Café for warming deep hot chocolates and enjoy stacks of sweet and savoury pancakes at Stack and Still.

Family day out at Vue

Vue’s Christmas season, comfy seats and tasty snacks make for the perfect family day out. Book now for The Marvels on 10th November, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on 17th and Wonka on 8th December.

They’re also showing Christmas favourites including Love, Actually, Elf and The Royal Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Match your movie with a trip to Five Guys for shakes, burgers and fries or Monterey Jacks for grilled cheese. Book here

Amazing shopping and inspired gifts

Marks and Spencer snow globe

Image provided by Marks & Spencer

Glasgow Fort is the most wonderful place to find gifts for everyone you love. From quirky finds at ProCook and Waterstones to luxe delights at Pandora, we’ve got something original they’ll love. Don’t miss Smyths, Argos and Smiggle for kids’ toys and stocking fillers too.

Mango, Zara, Marks & Spencer have all the most-wanted fashion and accessories as well as Bath & Body Works in Next, Rituals and Lush for essential beauty finds. Oh, and for Santa’s Christmas Eve treats, there’s Hotel Chocolat. Happy shopping!

With over 100 stores, Glasgow Fort is open late until 10pm on weekdays and many stores open until midnight from Monday 18th to Saturday 23rd December with easy, free parking and access by bus. Merry Christmas one and all!