Inside Glasgow’s Christmas Market in St Enoch’s Square

The annual St Enoch Square fest has become a much-anticipated part of the city’s seasonal offering – but was scrapped last year due to the Covid pandemic.

Although the equivalent George Square event has been cancelled again, all the usual fare is being served up at St Enoch’s.

And punters are making the most of it amid bright winter sunshine with a giant snow globe for quirky family snaps among an array of colourful stalls.

A towering centre piece at the junction with Argyle Street is luring in a steady stream of customers.

The public space is now home to a pop-up bar dubbed The Ranch, serving up festive drinks including mulled wine.

Lots of hot grub can be seen bubbling away in huge pots at various stalls selling everything from bratwurst to curries.

There are also plenty of sweet treats for sale including churros , crepes and giant marshmallows.

As well as European flavours, there’s a selection of homegrown treats on offer including cheese from Scotland and Wales.

Those keen to pick up a Christmas gift have no shortage of options with stalls awash with woolly scarves, gloves, bunnets, decorations and countless trinkets and jewellery to choose from.

The market at St Enoch Square is open each day from 9am till 10pm until Thursday December 23.

Meanwhile, in Edinburgh, more than 90,000 festival goers enjoyed the East Princes Street Gardens gathering and Santa Land in its new home of West Princes Street Gardens at the opening weekend.

Today visitors will be able to put their skates on for the first time since 2018 and make the most of the ice rink until January 4.


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