Style Mile Christmas Carnival to bring festive fun to Glasgow city centre

Style Mile Christmas Carnival to bring festive fun to Glasgow city centre

Dancers, musicians and visual arts performers will spread festive cheer throughout Glasgow city centre this weekend during the 2023 Style Mile Christmas Carnival.

The event will take place on Sunday 26 November 2023 (1.00-5.00pm) and offer plenty of free fun and entertainment for people of all ages as part of Glasgow Loves Christmas.

A carousel of performances will tour round Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, stopping at the main shopping centres along the way. Christmas shoppers and passers-by can expect to be greeted by various characters, from a larger-than-life Father Christmas and his companion Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, to cheeky elves, dancing snowflakes, musical snowmen, stilt walkers, a giant bobblehead teddy bear, a large Christmas Bauble, the NHSGCC choir and street artists.

The carnival will begin with performances by junior members of Vivace Theatre School and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall steps and pass down Buchanan Street, visiting the Buchanan Galleries, Princes Square, Argyll Arcade and St Enoch shopping centres.

Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Jacqueline McLaren, said:

“The Style Mile Christmas Carnival brings lots of great entertainment to the city centre, enhancing Glasgow’s fantastic festive events programme. With so many different acts, the talent on show is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face while bringing a welcome boost to city centre businesses as our exciting Christmas countdown continues.”

Glasgow has an ongoing programme of Christmas activity and events which includes the Christmas Winterfests (markets) in George Square and St Enoch Square, and the Glasgow Santa Dash on Sunday 10 December.

To find out more about the city’s Christmas events programme, visit the Glasgow Loves Christmas webpage.