Winterfest Glasgow 2008 – A Feast Of Exciting Entertainment

Glasgow is already one of Scotland’s biggest and busiest cities and every winter it gets even better. Each year thousands of people make their way to a number of carefully planned activities and shows as the countdown to Christmas begins. This year promises to be no different and family and friends can expect an exceptional program of great winter events.

The 2008 Winterfest Glasgow will get off to a bright start with the immensely popular Christmas Lights switch-on. The event takes place at George Square and sees the area absolutely light up as the annual Christmas decorations are switched on for the season. The evening sky will once again be peppered with a dazzling array of fireworks prepared especially for the event and launched from the roof of the famous City Chambers. Young ones can mingle with Jack Frost and the Snow Queen while older people enjoy a bit of fun with Cat and Robin from Real Radio. However the event is already sold out, so if you want to enjoy it you’ll have to do so from a distance.

Another aspect of the festival to look forward to is Glasgow on Ice. Whether you’re a pro or a complete beginner, Glasgow on Ice provides the perfect way to celebrate your winter holidays with family and loved ones. Most people like to follow up their skating experience with a nice mug of hot chocolate and some evening entertainment on The Big Stage. A ride on the helter-skelter also goes down well. Of course, The Big Stage will provide a fantastic array of evening entertainment every night for both young and old. Children can enjoy a visit to Santa’s Grotto, while the 5 km Santa Dash fun run provides people with a great way to raise money for charity and give a little over the festive season. Other great activities to look forward to include Family Fun Days, Shindig, Baby’s First Christmas, the Irn Bru Carnival, RSNO Chorus Christmas Carols and RSNO Christmas, a stunning stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Glasgow’s Hogmanay. Glasgow is a warm city that is renowned for its friendly nature and world class visitor attractions, so make the most of this spectacular city over the holiday period and be a part of Winterfest Glasgow 2008!