Revellers hoping to attend one the country’s biggest open-air Hogmanay ceilidhs in Glasgow’s George Square will be able to snap up the last remaining tickets on the day as organisers prepare for a late rush.
Around 5,000 people are expected to pack into George Square for the spectacular Glasgow’s Hogmanay in association with Diageo celebrations this Friday evening. This year’s event will be a traditional affair with party-goers dancing through the bells to some of the best known ceilidh bands around.
Tickets priced at £19 for adults, £9 for children with a family ticket of 2 adults and 2 children costing £50 are available at www.glasgowloveschristmas.com
or can be booked in person at the Ticketsoup box office at the SECC or by phoning 0141 564 4220. They can also be purchases from midday on the 31st December at the box office at the Premier Inn Hotel, 187 George Street, Glasgow.
Headline acts for Glasgow’s Hogmanay in association with Diageo include Capercaillie, Skerryvore, Salsa Celtica, The Black Rose Ceilidh band and the Williamwood Pipe Band. The spectacular “midnight moment” will see thousands of fireworks set off from the roof of the City Chambers.
As well as the ceilidh music and dancing, revellers at this year’s event will also be able to take part in a number of family-friendly activities. Organisers Glasgow Life have teamed up with the Royal Caledonian Curling Club to give party goers the chance to try out one of Scotland’s national sports on the ice in George Square. There will also be a kids zone with Scottish themed arts and crafts, face painting, storytelling and games consoles and gadgets for teenagers.
Glasgow’s Lord Provost Bob Winter said: "Glasgow's Hogmanay celebrations in George Square is always one of the hottest tickets in town. This year's traditional theme will see revellers from all around the world enjoy a superb open-air ceilidh and a range of family friendly activities such as curling on the ever popular ice rink. Once again it promises to be a sensational way to welcome in the New Year.”