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Glasgow’s scot it all this Christmas

Press release   •   Dec 07, 2012 16:11 GMT

Take a shopping trip with Stena Line from only £16*

Soak up the magical atmosphere of Scotland this Christmas with a Stena Line shopping trip to Glasgow. With day trips from £16* and hotel breaks from £49* per person including travel, where better to get your Christmas shopping all wrapped up? 

This programme of festive events including the city’s first traditional Christmas parade, stylish Christmas shopping and great places to eat and drink, is waiting on your doorstep set against a glittering city backdrop.

There are over 1,500 shops to choose from making Glasgow the largest and most successful shopping destination outside London’s West End. Famous family stores such as Scotland’s only Hamleys, a range of independent boutiques and speciality shops, and high-end designers including the country’s only Vivienne Westwood, Agent Provocateur and Ralph Lauren line the famous ‘style mile’.

And as Glasgow’s festive programme kicks off, Glasgow has been awarded the number one UK destination and number six European destinations in the TripAdvisor awards, which honour the global destinations that have seen the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from travellers year-on-year.

Stena Line is offering Christmas shopping day trips by coach to Glasgow from just £16* per person on the following dates:- December 8, 9, 12, 16, 19, 20. Visit for more information.

The Glasgow Loves Christmas event programme will run through to 6th January 2013.

*Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.


MEDIA ENQUIRIES to Kate Ferguson of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 028 9073 0880


Events include:

George Square Events – until Sunday 6th January 2013, 10am – 10pm

George Square will be transformed into a sparkling hub of festive activity with free family-friendly entertainment seven days a week featuring traditional choirs, story-times with Santa, pantomimes, puppet shows and dance events.

Glasgow on Ice – until Sunday 6th January 2013, 10am – 10pm

Festive revellers can once again get their skates on and skate under the stars in George Square, on Glasgow’s only open-air ice-rink. Families are encouraged to wrap up warm and get down to the Square for the ultimate Christmas experience.

Glasgow Christmas Market – until 23rd December 2012, Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun, 11am-6pm

The city’s St Enoch Square will again host Glasgow’s Christmas Market, a showcase of gifts, crafts and food and drink from around the world.  Traders will travel from as far afield as Ecuador and Russia with one special visitor all the way from Lapland.  Visitors can tuck into a warming mulled wine at the Gluhwein House, and a wild boar or crocodile burger for the adventurous, before picking up some unique, handmade presents from one of the fifty stalls.

Glasgow Loves St Andrew’s Day – until 6th January 2013

As part of Scotland’s Winter Festivals celebrations, the city will host a FREE St Andrew’s Day Shindig. A celebration of traditional and contemporary Scottish culture, Shindig will offer revellers the chance to enjoy a packed weekend of live music with top ceilidh bands, dance and family entertainment including Scottish stories, a fiddle orchestra and appearances from Jacobite Clan and the Kilted Caricaturist.

Hogmanayday – Monday 31st December 2012, 12noon – 10pm

For the second year running, George Square will play host to a family-friendly celebration, Hogmanayday, with free kids activities including themed crafts, highland dancing, ceilidh bands, storytelling and traditional Scottish food and drink.

For more information on what to see and do in Glasgow this Christmas, please or download the Glasgow Scotland with style app FREE from iTunes or Google Play.

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

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