Rocking around the Christmas tree


It’s that time of year again when we start to imagine ourselves by a log fire, a sparkling star at the top of the tree sipping mulled wine while watching “Miracle on 34th Street” for the hundredth time.

Yes it’s nearly Christmas folks!

Guest blogger, Travel and Tourism student Cheryl McWhirter, gives us a whistle-stop tour of Christmas events to get you right in the festive mood.

Glasgow Christmas Market

Take a stroll to the atmospheric annual Christmas Market at St Enoch Square in Glasgow. Pull on your hat and woolly scarf and enjoy a continental lunch washed down with a few beers and some mulled wine.

Trading times for the market are:

• Monday – Wednesday 10am -8pm
• Thursday – Saturday 10am- 9pm
• Sunday – 10am – 6pm

For the more adventurous, check out offers at Thorne Travel that include trips to the Christmas markets in Paris, Prague, Amsterdam and a Christmas shopping trip to Toronto.

Panto Time

Christmas isn’t complete without a pantomime and this year Ayr Gaiety Theatre is showing Jack and the Beanstalk. The show runs started on the 1st December. “Oh no it didn’t”, “Oh yes it did!” and runs until the 4th of January with tickets priced from £10.00 – £18.50.

Party Day at the Races

On 21st December Ayr Racecourse will be hosting a party day with races. After the races have been run, you can party away to the live band Dakota.

This event will get you right in the mood for Christmas. Prices start at £18.00 and the first race is at 12.30pm with gates opening at 11.00am.

And finally…….

When all the festivities are over and you’re feeling sluggish from over indulgence get yourself down to Prestwick Esplanade for a wee ‘Dip wi a Nip‘ on Boxing Day.

This is an event held for charity where you are asked to raise about £100.00 in sponsorship (EASY PEASY) for CLIC Sargent.

Registration is free and the event is held on Prestwick Esplanade at 2pm. For further details please contact:
May Gilchrist 01292 692113 or email

Happy Christmas


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