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What's On - December

By EMeyer 02 Dec 2019

Ho ho ho folks,

Christmas is now upon us and the throngs of panicky looking shoppers can be found everywhere scrambling for that last Lego set for their wee ones.

Not to worry, whilst you may have exams or essays due there is a plethora of fun things to get you either in the Christmas mood or help you relax.

That’s right, its time for the monthly What’s On – December edition!

Christmas Markets - until 29th December

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a visit to the traditional markets for a gastronomic treat, a warming glass of festive cheer or a unique festive gift.

This year the Christmas Markets return to George Square and St Enoch Square offering a wide selection of festive gifts and delicious street food. A warm and welcoming bar will also add to the festive atmosphere in George Square offering a mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
So come along, grab a hot mulled wine and enjoy the festivities!

Entry is free.

Cinderfella@Tron Theatre - Until 5th January

Come along to this hilarious panto at the Tron Theatre, showing just what it takes to make it to the Ball!

Imagine having to do everything in your house...

Well, that’s the life Cinderella leads. It's a pure nightmare - and her family? Well, they make the Kardashians look positively normal. She’s got two idiotic step-brothers - Harry and Larry - who are incapable of doing anything for themselves; a Stepmother so wicked she makes Ann Widdecombe look warm and cuddly; AND she has to work morning, noon and night in the family dressmaking business, the only place with lovely memories of her deceased mother and father. It’s not a happy life.

But there’s hope for our buck-toothed, freckly hero when she hears that Princess Charmaine is having a party for all the commoners in the pantosphere. Princess Charmaine, the woman whose poster hangs above Cinderella’s fireplace - style icon, winner of Entrepreneur of the Year and Best Glasses Wearer 2019 AND the only woman who knows how to rock a big crown on her heid while still giving it big licks on a dance floor. Cinderella knows that Princess Charmaine will be able to help turn her business around, she just has to get some time with her at the royal ball. The only trouble is, the party is for MEN ONLY!


With her keen determination, a bit of cellotape and a fake beard, Cinderella and her best pal, an auld sheep named Muttons, plan to storm that royal ball and show the pantosphere exactly what she is capable of.

Who will Princess Charmaine pick as her husband at the royal ball? Will Cinderella save her family business? And who on earth would leave a pair of glass trainers at the bottom of the royal palace stairs?

Tickets start at £12

Jack and the Beanstalk@Kings Theatre - until 5th January

Kings Theatre plays host to another hilarious Christmas panto!

Fresh from their trip to Old Peking, Elaine C Smith and Johnny Mac will be back, swapping their magic carpet for Dame Trot’s farm to follow Jack and his family and climb a beanstalk of gigantic proportions to Cloudland in another unmissable family show.

Doomed to sell his trusty coo, join Jack as he fights to save the beautiful Princess, outwit the evil giant and win riches beyond his wildest dreams along with the hand of the girl he loves. Expect laughs, music, special effects, magic beans and bundles of audience participation in this GIANT of a pantomime!

Tickets start from £12

Christmas Silent Disco@The Record Factory - 7th December

Ya Silent Dancer is proud to present...

Christmas Silent Disco!

Meeting at The Record Factory to gather our Bluetooth wireless headphones, disco glitter, jingle bells, tambourines, fairy lights and Christmas sparkle we will head out to dance and sing Christmas number one hits, Christmas favourites and your music requests through the West End.

Tickets are £8.50 each

Glasgow Santa Dash - 8th December

Dust off your Santa boots and join thousands of other Santas for a festive 5K!

Don't miss this mass participation run as the city centre transforms in to a red sea of festivity. Adults, children and even dogs all welcome.

The annual Glasgow Santa Dash sets off from George Square on the Sunday 8th of December, with thousands of people dressed as Santa taking on the 5k course for charity!

Register your interest here or show up on the day to cheer on Santa!

The Stand Christmas Special - 9th to 14th december

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.

Tickets start at £6

Krampus@Creative East End - 17th December

Creative East End is launching its series of Film nights with an absolute Christmas classic - Krampus! Come down and coorie in for some Christmas classics.

Legendary Pictures’ Krampus, a darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul, reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max (Emjay Anthony) is disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Little does he know, this lack of festive spirit has unleashed the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers. All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for each other if they hope to survive. The horror-comedy also stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Conchata Ferrell, Stefania Lavie Owen and Krista Stadler.

BYOB - Bring Your own Blanket and Bottle! (Corkage £3 per person).
Food and Hot Drinks available to buy on the evening!

£7.50 per ticket

Hard Rock does Disco@Hard Rock Cafe - 31st December

For one night only, Glasgow’s Hard Rock Cafe is swapping burgers for disco beats as it transforms into a glittering New York City night club for the ultimate Studio 54 New Year’s Eve party. Disco is for everyone and just as Studio 54 went down in history as being one of the most iconic clubs in the world, New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow will offer the people of Glasgow the chance to party like it’s 1979 all over again. Tickets cost £25 and guests can expect to receive a glass of bubbles on arrival to start the night off and a complimentary drink from the cafe to see the bells in.
The incredible DJ Duo SHAKA LOVES YOU will provide the tunes to get you ready for the New Year. The Glasgow duo boast a truly unique show. Effortlessly fusing funk, soul, disco, hip-hop & more with turntable trickery and tight live percussion, ‘SLY' create the perfect house party wherever they play. SHAKA LOVES YOU will have you dancing on the floor all night!
Replicating Studio 54, the grandiose venue right in the heart of the city centre will be draped in disco balls, glitter and true Saturday night fever vibes, reminiscent of an era which played a formative role in the disco and nightclub scenes. Transforming the beautiful Glasgow venue into a Midtown Manhattan club, Hard Rock’s New Year’s Eve party is not to be missed.

Tickets are £25

Hogmanay Ceilidh@Hilton - 31st December

Come along to this extravagant Hogmanay Ceilidh hosted by Hilton.

Bring in the bells with style this year and come join us for a night packed full of entertainment. Our resident host/DJ, Paul Harper will lead you through the night and into the wee small hours.

Indulge in a five course meal while sipping on a glass of champagne and enjoy a live performance from Kevin Simm, winner of 2016 The Voice and now lead singer of Wet Wet Wet.

Celebrate the countdown and bring in 2020 with our resident piper followed by one of Scotland’s best loved ceilidh bands “Ceilidh Minogue” previously featured on BBC Scotland’s Hogmanay live show 8 years in a row.

£75 per person

Irnbru Carnival@SEC - 20th December to 12th January

Europe’s largest indoor funfair, the IRN-BRU Carnival, will be back at the SEC from 20th December 2019 until 12th January 2020 and this year it's celebrating 100 years of festive fun!

This year’s IRN-BRU Carnival is set to be even bigger and better than ever before with over 65 fun attractions. The Carnival will be packed with thrill rides, family rides, children’s rides and stalls. As a family ‘must do’, make sure to visit the IRN-BRU Carnival this year as part of your family’s festive fun!

Tickets are £13.60

That's it from us at UofGliving, we hope each of you have a wonderful Christmas and a great Hogmanay!

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