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Christmas Parties in Glasgow

This powerhouse city is the cultural hub of Scotland, as well as the UK’s fourth biggest city, and goes from strength to strength at Christmas time with picturesque festive markets and, of course, majestic Christmas parties, experiences and activities.

As the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow has plenty of people looking for that perfect company Christmas party. So, it's not a big surprise that there are some great venues, experiences, activities and party packages to choose from on Fizzbox! Glasgow is gorgeous at Christmas with many of its famous building in the city centre illuminated throughout the month of December. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, City Chambers and Buchanan Galleries look magical when they’re lit up.

Over the years, Glasgow has built up its reputation as a top location for a night out and as Christmas begins to creep in and the streets are decorated with lights, thousands come together on cold evenings in December to party the night away. Make your festive celebration something special this year by enquiring about one of our spectacular Glasgow Christmas parties! Take a look for yourself and see what could be in store for you and your group this festive season.

The company Christmas party night is a highlight of the whole year. We’ve got some cracking Christmas parties in Glasgow with a whole variety of different themes to suit every type of group. From traditional themes that will make you feel the festive spirit to the slightly more unusual themes for companies who want to make their party stand out against the crowd, from intimate festive lunches to lavish winter balls, we’ve got you covered!

Our party nights aren't just for corporates though; our events are also attended by groups of friends and family as well as those from clubs and organisations. Whatever you choose, you’ll soon be experiencing a truly, fun-filled Christmas party that will have you and your co-workers talking for months afterwards! However you’re planning to celebrate, it’s bound to be the group event of the year.


Office Christmas Parties in Glasgow

We know you all work so hard all year round, so what better way to treat your staff or colleagues than by arranging a top-notch Christmas party in Glasgow? It’s a great way to show your appreciation and help them to let their hair down and get to know each other better outside of the workplace. They’ll bond and feel like more of a team than ever after their festive bash.

Browse our full Christmas party listings for a feel of what’s on offer on Fizzbox. Whatever your taste or budget, there’s something for your group from chilled-out dinners to glamourous themed events. What do you think would put the biggest smiles on the faces of your group?

Glasgow Shared Christmas Parties

Our shared Christmas parties in Glasgow will mean that you’ll share the venue and entertainment with other local companies and groups. This option is great if you’re restricted by budget or if you’re a very small company. It’s cost effective and you’ll experience a larger party atmosphere with other like-minded party goers who are looking to celebrate the best time of the year!

From some of the city’s best restaurants to the most unique venues and spectacular hotel suites, there’s a shared party option that’s perfect for every group out there! Whatever food you’re after, there will be a menu to match; from traditional festive turkey with all the trimmings to beef, fish and vegetarian options, these Christmas menus will be sure to provide every guest with a true taste sensation. Remember that calories don’t count at Christmas! Get ready to indulge in delicious food, drink and get ready to party with some top entertainment with our shared Christmas party nights!

Christmas Activities in Glasgow

There’s so much to do during the festive season in this top Scottish city and the activities are as varied as your group is. There are plenty of traditional and lavish Christmas parties on offer in a range of stunning venues and hotels from balls to discos. Here, you’ll enjoy Christmassy décor, two or three course meals, drinks and live entertainment where you can singalong and dance the night away. These are shared parties so you’ll join other groups and businesses who want to celebrate so you’re bound to enjoy a buzzing atmosphere all night long.

If you don’t fancy a big Christmas party and are looking for something more intimate and budget-friendly, there’s still plenty you can do. How about a festive cocktail making class? A professional mixologist will teach you how to make a selection of Christmas-themed cocktails using different spirits, mixers and garnishes. You’ll be the chief taste tester so you better make sure they’re delicious! Alternatively, do you like the sound of a murder mystery experience? Your group will have to work together to catch and killer and avoid red herrings. Are you looking for some more Christmas inspiration? Why not check out our Christmas party ideas page?

FAQs

How Early Should I Book My Glasgow Christmas Party?

The sooner you’re ready to book your Glasgow Christmas Party, the better we say! Even if you’ve got the numbers and budget agreed in August, it’s all good. The earlier you decide to book your festive event, the more choice of venues and available dates you’ll have waiting for you!

Do Glasgow Hotels Have Parking Spaces?

Many of the hotel venues in Glasgow offer parking; this may be offered on a complimentary basis or may be chargeable. Please refer to the summary on your chosen party listing which will state if onsite parking is available. Alternatively, there are a number of city centre car parks available in Glasgow which are open 24 hours a day. Please see below for just some of Glasgow’s public car parks.

NCP Car Park Glasgow King Street

Car Park. King Street, Glasgow, G1 5QT. Phone: 0345 050 7084. Open 24 hours.

Concert Square Car Park

Parking Garage. 97 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0DE. Phone: 0141 276 1830. Open 24 hours.

NCP Car Park Glasgow George Street

Car Park. 68 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1RS. Phone: 0345 050 7084. Open 24 hours.

NCP Car Park Glasgow Central Station

Car Park. 38 Oswald Street, Glasgow, G1 4PA. Phone: 0345 050 7084. Open 24 hours.

What Is The Main Station In Glasgow?

As well as having mainline stations, Glasgow also offers a reliable and efficient subway service around the city. The main train stations in Glasgow City Centre are Glasgow Central Train Station, Queen Street, Argyle Street, Charring Cross and High Street.

What Time Do Clubs Normally Shut In Glasgow?

If you’re not ready for the night to end after your Glasgow Christmas party, then it doesn’t have to! With masses of clubs and late-night bars on offer, you’ll be spoiled for choice. In 2018, a new licensing law was passed allowing nightclubs to apply for an hour’s extension to the previous 3am closing time, allowing venues to stay open until 4am.

With clubs and bars dotted all over the city, you’ll never be too far from a watering hole. Try Sauchiehall Street for a diverse mix of venues that are happily affordable, whilst Argyle Street, Merchant City and the vibrant West End offer a choice of party bars and bigger clubs.

How Do I Book My Glasgow Christmas Party?

Booking your Glasgow Christmas party is super easy. Simply submit an enquiry form via Fizzbox and this will be sent straight through to the venue. The venue will then be in touch to discuss your enquiry further. If you’re happy and you’d like to proceed with a booking, then payment will be taken directly by the venue.

What Are The Main Themes For A Glasgow Christmas Party?

The main theme offered in Glasgow at present is traditional – perfect for those groups that are looking to enjoy a mouth-watering meal, followed by some top entertainment that comes in the form of live music or a DJ and disco. Glasgow has also been home to various great Christmas themes in the past, including Hollywood and Carnival themed nights. Keep checking the Glasgow party pages, because we’re adding new packages all the time!

What Type Of Food Options Are Available For Glasgow Christmas Parties?

Each venue’s menu may vary, but we’ll do our best to provide a menu wherever possible on the package listing. If there’s no menu available, please send an enquiry through to speak to the venue, who will be in contact with you to answer any questions you may have.

What Can I Do If We Have Vegans In The Group?

If there’s any vegans in your group, then the good news is that many venues offer or will be happy to offer a vegan alternative. Please view the menu if available on the party listing by clicking the ‘Menu’ tab, located next to the overview tab. If unavailable, please send an enquiry through to the venue

Do You Normally Get A DJ Or Entertainment With A Glasgow Office Party?

Many of our Glasgow Christmas parties come with entertainment, providing you and your group with a truly unforgettable evening! From live bands and DJ’s, each party on offer is different. To find out what’s included with each package, simply click through on the package of your choice and check out the summary section of the listing, which will detail everything that’s included.

Do You Have Any Ideas For A Glasgow Christmas Party On A Budget

Yes! We have a whole host of Christmas party ideas in Glasgow that won’t break the bank. For starters, choosing a shared party means that you’re not responsible for hiring out the entire function room, bar, restaurant or space. You’ll share it with other groups and companies, benefitting from an amazing atmosphere without the price tag of an exclusive venue.

What Are The Main Tourist Attractions in Glasgow?

Glasgow is Scotland’s cultural hub and jam packed with iconic places to visit such as Glasgow Cathedral, Pollock Country Park, Glasgow Botanic Gardens, The Finnieston Crane on The Clyde, Hunterian Art Gallery and The Lighthouse. Not forgetting, the Drygate Brewery and the Clydesdale Distillery if you’re a fan of a tipple or two! For a very Christmassy experience, you have to visit the Ice Experience at Elfingrove. This is the largest ice skating rink in Scotland where you’ll take the ice to twirl around and laugh on the grounds of Kevingrove Art Gallery and Museum. The rink is outside but fully covered so you can enjoy yourselves whatever the weather.

What Is The Dress Code For A Glasgow Christmas Party?

It’s Christmas so why not dress to impress? We’re thinking plenty of glitz and glamour to rival the decorations and the tree! Smart casual is usually the preferred dress code which elegant dresses and smart suits work well for. Ask the experience provider if the venue you’re headed to has a dress code when you place your enquiry, and they’ll get back to you to tell you everything you need to know.

What Day Of The Week Works Best For A Glasgow Christmas Party?

The most popular day of the week for Glasgow Christmas parties is Friday as a lot of people can go straight from work to the party or activity. Of course, you can expect Saturdays to also be busy. These days get booked up pretty early so you better move fast if you’d like to host your Christmas party on a Friday or Saturday. A lot of groups also find that Thursdays are a good day as it’s close enough to taste the weekend without the heftier price tag. But at the end of the day, when you prefer to host your party is totally up to you and there’s lots of festive things to do throughout the week.

Types of venue

Being Scotland’s second largest city, you’d be right in thinking that there’s hundreds of incredible places to celebrate the festive season! There’s a venue to cater for every group’s tastes and budget in this bustling destination. Whether you’re a group of work colleagues, a bunch of friends or a small number of family members, we know that you’ll find something perfect in this city that will get you and everyone else well into the festive spirit!

If you’re after a shared Christmas party night, then you’ll be pleased to know there’s plenty of great packages on offer. The majority of our festive parties take place at top hotel venues and purpose built venues in the city, however others may be based in smaller venues such as pub function rooms. There’s even murder mystery nights on offer for those who fancy trying something that bit different; these nights always promise a good laugh and give you the chance to don fancy dress and see if you can find out whodunnit! Whatever the venue and Christmas party package you opt for, you’ll know you’ll be in good hands with our trusted venues.

Types of entertainment

Can you really believe that it's that time of year again and Christmas is here? With that in mind, it’s time to sort your festive shindig and what better way to celebrate in Glasgow than with one of our amazing shared Christmas party nights? Here, you and your guests can expect an unforgettable night of entertainment, that will be sure to get you up on that dance floor and partying the night away.

Our trusted Christmas party venues offer only the best entertainment options for guests, including DJ and discos, live bands and much, much more. Some Christmas party nights in Glasgow have even been hosted by top DJs from Clyde Radio! The entertainment on offer will vary depending on your chosen venue and package, however, whatever you choose, you know that you’ll be in for one seriously good time! For more information, please check our individual listings to find out exactly what’s included.

Dining Options

If you choose to attend one of our shared party nights, then you and your guests will be able to look forward to a sumptuous festive meal. The dining options available will vary depending on the venue you’ve chosen, however we’re confident that they’ll all please your palate! Expect a fantastic range of dishes, all expertly crafted by each venue’s talented hospitality team, using only the best, seasonal ingredients.

Typically, guests can indulge in a mouth-watering two or three course meal, although some venues may offer a delicious buffet-style dining experience instead. The menus are diverse and offer a great selection to cater to everyone's tastes, including dishes for vegetarians, vegans, and those with gluten-free requirements.

If you or someone in your group has a food allergy or intolerance, we recommend that you contact the experience provider via our messaging platform as soon as possible to inform them.

Transport

If you’re new to Glasgow, then the good news is that it’s a real doddle to navigate your way around. Glasgow has a comprehensive transport system which includes air, rail, road, and subway lines. The subway system, known as the Glasgow Subway, is the third-oldest subway system in the world and is operated by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT). The subway has 15 stations and one circular line, making it easy for both locals and visitors to use. Glasgow also has an extensive bus network that provides transport across the city and to the surrounding areas. Walking is also a popular way to get around in Glasgow, especially in the city centre, which is very pedestrian friendly. Overall, Glasgow's transport system is well-developed and offers many options for getting around the city.

Glasgow provides various transport options for disabled people. The National Entitlement Card allows disabled and elderly people in Scotland who meet the scheme eligibility criteria to travel for free on the nation’s bus networks. Glasgow's subway system is accessible for people with disabilities, and wheelchairs are allowed in the subway if folded. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome on the subway, while ticket offices have amplification equipment for customers with hearing problems.

What's on in Glasgow at Christmas Time

Head to Glasgow during the festive season and you’ll be spoiled for choice with a whole host of incredible Christmas events, experiences and activities to enjoy. Make sure you’re around to watch the annual Santa dash, or better still, why not take part yourself? It’s all for a good cause and is a great excuse to dress up as Santa himself as you jog your way through the city.

Those looking to do some Christmas gift shopping or indulge in some retail therapy should head to one of the city’s many shopping malls, which includes Buchanan Galleries, St Enoch Centre and Princes Square. But anyone visiting who’s really looking to get into the Christmas spirit will love one of Glasgow’s Christmas markets, hosted by 'Glasgow loves Christmas'. Each year, these events will take place at both George Square and St Enoch Square. Here, you’ll find loads of beautiful handcrafted items and gifts, along with a variety of seasonal food and drink such as mulled wine, hot chocolate and Bratwurst!

We say Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a little festive ice skating, and if you feel the same, then make sure to pay a visit to Elfingrove, where you’ll find the UK's biggest ice rink, festive food, drink outlets, and a range of immersive experiences. Other recommended events include the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's Annual Christmas Spectacular, which is one that’s not to be missed!

How to Enquire

Enquiring about your chosen Christmas party in Glasgow on Fizzbox really couldn’t be easier! Simply fill out the enquiry section on the party you’d like to find out more about and hit send. That really is it! Your enquiry will be sent straight to the venue who will be in contact with you to discuss your enquiry via the messaging platform on Fizzbox.

Make sure to check out our virtual Christmas parties for our fun activities that all take place online via video chat. These are great if you’re looking to connect colleagues from different cities or even countries. And there’s a huge variety of experiences on offer from gameshows and quizzes to cocktail making and casinos.

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