Think different: six alternative ways to enjoy this Christmas in Glasgow

Six less obvious festive things to do in Glasgow this Christmas

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Forget shopping and panto, it's not that kind of list

As the high streets of Glasgow become flooded with festive lights and late night shoppers it is truly time to get into the spirit of things. For those scratching their head wondering what festive things to do in the city this Christmas we've selected seven less obvious festive events to be enjoyed this yuletide season. Forget shopping and panto, it's not that kind of list.


Glam rockers from the 70s swing by to play hits from their back catalogue with a few festive favourite thrown in. Can you believe it's been 45 years since Noddy Holder wished us all a Merry Christmas?
SWG3, Thu 6 Dec. Book tickets.

Frozen Prosecco Snowball

When it burst onto the scene in 2013 the Disney box office smash Frozen didn't just captivate kids, it had the onlooking parents hooked too. So many sing-a-long and themed events have come off the back of the film it is surely not a guilty but instead a guilt-free pleasure. SWG3 will be transformed into a snow laced Winter Wonderland inspired by Frozen. Expect to dance, sing, laugh and drink lots of prosecco.
SWG3, Fri 28 Dec. Book tickets.

Stella's Christmas Cabaret Cracker

Complete with feel-good Christmas numbers that will get you into the spirit, this annual cabaret is going to be a selection box of Christmas classics with all profits going to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Oran Mor, Fri 14 Dec. Book tickets.

Mammy Goose

We couldn't get through the list without including some panto but at least with this entry there is a twist. Johnny McKnight's panto version of Mother Goose shuns tradition and promises to be a rip-rollicking show with plenty of laughs.
Tron Theatre, Tue 27 Nov-Sun 6 Jan. Book tickets.

Xmassaoke: Massaoke's Christmas Singalong

Dive into the festive season with a MASSive Christmas sing-a-long. Massaoke's live band play holiday hits including Wham!, Slade, Wizzard and many more.
St Lukes, Sat 22 Dec. Book tickets.

The Prog Before Christmas

An prof rock extravaganza with a five-band bill featuring musicians Glen Brielle, Halo Tora, Grand Tour, Abel Ganz. Headlining the day are UK Prog award nominees Galahad. All proceeds go to Maggie's charity.
Drygate, Sat 15 Dec. Book tickets.

Immersive Xmas Cinema: Home Alone!

A fully immersive experience that replicates every fine detail from this Christmas classic. Expect a full sensory cinema experience where you're able to watch, touch, taste and smell Kevin's world.
SWG3, Fri 7 Dec. Book tickets.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information displayed here is accurate, always check with the venue before attending.


The classic rock/pop/glitter band led by founder members Dave Hill and Don Powell (but sadly no Noddy Holder) perform hits including 'Coz I Luv You', 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now' and 'Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me'.

Docks Beers, Grimsby

Tue 5 Dec

£36.75 / 01472 289795

Dreamland, Margate

Thu 21 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01843 295887

Foundry, Sheffield

Sat 16 Dec

£35.75 / 0114 222 8777

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Stella's Christmas Cabaret Cracker

Vocalist Stella Litchfield performs show tunes and Christmas classics with the help of the Gordon Cree Trio. Featuring 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'Jingle Bells', 'Santa Baby', 'It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas' and a selection box of cabaret favourites. May contain strong language.

The Prog Before Christmas - 2018

Annual ‘Prog Before Christmas’ event! A five-band bill with two bands in the afternoon, then three bands in the evening.

The Frozen Prosecco Snowball Tour

Singalong clubbing experience inspired by Disney's Frozen.

Xmassaoke! Massaoke Christmas Singalong

It's XMassaoke time! Dive into the festive season at Massaoke's legendary Christmas singalong party. Sing your heart out with the rest of the crowd as our brilliant live band plays two tinsel-tastic sets packed with holiday hits including Wham!, Slade, Wizzard and many more. Then dance your novelty socks off to the…