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What's On - December

By EMeyer 30 Nov 2018

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!



The Bodyguard @ Theatre Royal ◊ 3rd to 29th December

Red Theater Chair Lot Near White Concrete Pillars

The international, award-winning smash-hit musical based on the blockbuster film, The Bodyguard is back at the Theatre Royal!

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don't expect is to fall in love.

The Bodyguard features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Tickets start at £17.50 and can be booked from here.



Glasgow Christmas Markets - All December

Selective Focus Photography of Baked Pastries

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.

Entry is free!



Edinburgh Christmas Market - All December

Woman on Illuminated Christmas Tree in City during Winter

Glasgow not got enough Christmas Markets for you?
Then jump on the train to Edinburgh and walk just up to East Princes Gardens for the Edinburgh Christmas Market.
Entry is free!



Glasgow Santa Dash - 9th December

Santa Claus Chocolate Figurine

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. It’s a sight to beho-ho-hold – Adults, children and even dogs all welcome in this race for Beatson Cancer charity.

Last year almost 8000 Santas ran our streets.

It costs £15 to take part and part of it goes to charity, to register see here



A Christmas Carol @ Tramway - All December

Wooden Fence Under Leafless Tree

Ebenezer Scrooge is a notoriously bitter old man who is determined not to let Christmas interfere with his miserly routine. A feared figure throughout the streets of London he is unmoved by any pleas for charity. But one Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unexpected supernatural visitors who are determined to show him the error of his ways. 

This bold adaptation captures the original heart of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale with a twist of the Citizens’ famous theatrical flair. The 5-star production was a sell out in 2014 and enchanted families and adults alike, who loved the inventive storytelling, atmospheric set design, mesmirising puppetry and live music.
The play is shown at Tramway and tickets start from £14.50.





Clare Teal’s Swingin’ Christmas with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra@City Halls - 21st December

Brown Violin

Get into the seasonal spirit as jazz singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal joins the orchestra for a festive Friday night of classic Christmas songs at the City Halls, all performed with her inimitable panache and humour. Expect a sparkling mix of old chestnuts, unearthed treasures and Yuletide originals in some finger-snapping, toe-tapping arrangements, with the sound of the BBC SSO radiating a musical warmth that’s guaranteed to melt the frostiest of hearts.

Tickets start at £15



New Years Eve @ Mango -  31st December

People Dancing

Wave Goodbye to 2018 and welcome 2019 the Latino way at Mango on Sauchiehall Street.

DJ JOAO TROPICAL & DJ KISH, 3 dancefloors, confetti shower, balloon drop and much more awaits inside for this smashing new years party.

Tickets start from £8.




New Years Eve @ SWG3 - 31st December

Woman Wearing Black Long-sleeved Shirt Dancing With Smoke

SWG3 welcomes you to see in 2019 with a night out at what is going to be one of Glasgow's biggest New Year's Eve parties.

Expect live music from The Black Madonna, Optimo and a bunch of special guests.

Tickets start from £28

This month's hidden gem…

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)

CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts is Glasgow’s hub for the arts, located on Sauchiehall street. Their year-round programme includes cutting-edge exhibitions, film, music, literature, spoken word, festivals, Gaelic and performance. At the heart of all activities is the desire to work with artists, commission new projects and present them to the widest possible audience. Open all 7 days this centre shows some of the best contemporary art.



That's it for this month!

From all of us at UofGliving we wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the coming year!

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