Glasgow is the place to be for Festive Markets This Weekend! If you’d like to put a twist on your average Christmas Shopping Trip, why not try an East End Christmas Market Crawl?
With so many artist’s studios tucked away in the wee corners of oor dear Glesga, there are so many opportunities to #shoplocal this festive season, and especially this weekend!
Our very own stompin ground - come down for quirky gifts, but visit our neighbours at Mostly Vinyl Micky for those music lovers presents, Vintage Horizons and Rip it Up Vintage for those looking for something a bit unique!
Festive Pop-Up Shop
Crownpoint Studios, 142 Crownpoint Rd, G40 2AE (5 minutes walk from Glasgow Green)
8th and 9th December // 10am - 4pm
Head down to Crownpoint Studios for their first-ever Christmas Market! Studio holders and local traders will be selling a range of stocking fillers, artwork, illustrated goodies, plants and homeware.
Hygge Foods and AumNom will also be providing a range of vegan festive food over the two days. Crownpoint will also be running a raffle over the weekend in aid of Glasgow Children’s Hospital. Prizes include artwork, performance tickets, plants and more!
Creative workshops will also run both days with giant bauble decorating on Saturday and glass decoration painting on Sunday.
The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, G1 5HZ (Merchant City)
8th December // 11am - 5pm // FREE
Pop into the beautiful Briggait for their annual Christmas market showcasing work from Wasps studio holders across Scotland. There will be a range of handmade and unique Christmas pressies on offer. They will also have hot food and drinks.
WEST on the Green, Templeton Building, Glasgow Green, G40 1AW
9th December // 11am-5pm // FREE
WEST will be hosting many independent traders and promise “flowers, food, fashion and more”. This market will offer a range of German food to keep you going through your market crawl. They are also offering a special edition Christmas beer, mulled wine, cider and hot chocolate.
Although the Market will be free to attend, as this is a time of goodwill, WEST kindly ask that you bring along a tinned food item on the day, which they will donate to a local Foodbank following the event.
They would like you to register for a free ticket here :
BAaD, 54 Calton Entry, G40 2SB (In the Barras Market)
9th December // 10am - 4pm // TICKETED - £4 Entry
Vegan Connections returns this year to bring 35 stalls offering a “hearty food” and Christmas pressies made by local traders. The market is also encouraging donations to The Glasgow Winter Night Shelter at this event to raise some much-needed funds for those down on their luck and needing a place to lay their head. They will also be holding a raffle and will donate the proceeds to Glasgow Winter Night Shelter.
85 Drygate, G4 0UT (Tennents Brewery)
9th December // 12am-5pm // FREE
Head down to the Drygate Brewery and shop from local artists, designers, producers and independent traders. There will also be a Winter Wonderland in the courtyard, Mini Professors’. Classes for the kiddies. Food and drinks available in the attached beer hall and lots of free parking!