Things to do for Christmas

With over 2,500 free parking spaces and more than 100 places to shop, eat and be merry this Christmas, Glasgow Fort is the perfect place for your festive day out. 

Whether you’re planning some Christmas family fun, a day of Christmas shopping with friends, or a winter get together with loved ones – your inspiration starts here. 

From the very best gifts to the tastiest menus, festive cinema trips and seasonal fun and games, check out what’s on over Christmas at Glasgow Fort.

A Christmas winter wonderland 

With so many ways to enjoy a day of festive fun, you can be sure we’ll be bringing the magic of Christmas to Glasgow Fort this year. 

From Friday 19th November our Christmas markets will be arriving at the centre, offering everything from unique gifts to festive foods and seasonal tipples.

We’ll also have a range of Christmas fairground rides for little ones, including a traditional helter-skelter, candy cane trampolines and miniature train ride, as well as a very special guest from the North Pole with Santa and his Elves making an extra special visit throughout December.

Our brass band will also be on hand in the run-up to Christmas, to bring the festive classics and a smile for everyone.

Christmas shop ‘til you drop 

Image provided by Pandora

With stores ranging from Chisholm Hunter, ProCook, JD Sports and so many more, you won’t be short of inspiration for a day of Christmas shopping at Glasgow Fort. 

Find this year’s M&S Christmas Food collection in store, visit Beaverbrooks, Pandora or Swarovski for a gift to remember and get all of this season’s fashion – from party wear to trainers – with stops at Zara, River Island, Next, New Look, Tessuti, and Fat Face … to name just a few. 

A visit to Boots, Lush and The Body Shop will keep you busy with all things beauty, while Smyths Toys, Argos and Asda Living will help you find that perfect gift for the little ones in your life. 

There are also plenty of stores to find fabulous stocking fillers and other festive gifts from Menkind, Waterstones and Tk Maxx.

And if you’re worrying about fitting all of that into one day, fear not, you can enjoy late night Christmas shopping with Glasgow Fort’s extended opening hours from 9am – 10pm on weekdays throughout December, and 9am-midnight from 20th – 23rd December.

Festive food

Image of Pigs in Blankets provided by Fridays
Image of Pigs in Blankets provided by Fridays

Bring family and friends together this Christmas season for some delicious food and drink at Glasgow Fort.  

With many restaurants offering festive menus or specials, it’s the perfect place to get together for a seasonal catch up and some good grub! 

Choose from a variety of restaurants and somewhere for all tastes and moods, with brands including Bread Meats Bread, Monterey Jacks, Stack & Still, Wagamama, Fridays and Pizza Hut . 

And if you’re looking for a quicker stop, check out the Christmas Starbucks menu for a festive bite and hot drink. 

A Christmas movie 

With eight screens of pure entertainment, sit back, relax and enjoy the latest film releases on the big screen at Vue this Christmas.  

Enjoy replays of Christmas classics, and catch some new releases including Ghostbusters: Afterlife in November and Don’t Look Up starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Spider-Man: No Way Home in December. 

And with a huge range of snacks and soft drinks, you won’t struggle to find a tasty treat or two for your festive day of fun. 

Support our Christmas charity 

We’re supporting the amazing work of Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas this Christmas. Glasgow’s Spirit of Christmas is dedicated to providing vital life skills that help Glasgow’s young people feel empowered to manage their mental, emotional and physical health, and feel more confident, strong and resilient.

Help us to help this very special cause by making contactless donations of £3, £5 or £10 at our Giving Box – located outside the Argos store. 

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