It's all the christmas you want. Christmas shopping in Glasgow at Braehead

Christmas Grotto and Funfair

11 November – 24 December

11am – 7pm daily

This Christmas we are taking the festivities outdoors to our Boardwalk

Overlooking the Clyde, Children can explore their way down a fairy light path to visit Santa in his Grotto. Parents /guardians are free and each child will receive a gift.

Book tickets

After a visit to Santa why not take a wander through our funfair to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas. Adults can take the weight off their feet and sample some festive cheer in our undercover bar or have a bite to eat from the Vinci Café.

The Vinci Cafe will be serving everyone’s fave foods including, Burgers, German Sausage, Hot Dogs. Dirty Mac’n’Cheese and Dirty Fries. Just make sure you leave some space for dessert and sample their Hot Waffles with a variety of toppings including; Nutella, Oreo and Biscoff.

Entry to the funfair and bar area is free. All operators and bar accept both cash or card and no pre-booking is required.

Mini Train

A huge hit with all our little visitors, our mini train is back in the centre from 7 November. Find the mini train n the lower level of the centre near the foodmall.

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Festive opening hours

This Festive season we will be open even longer, giving you more time to shop at quieter times.



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Salvation Army’s Tree of remembrance

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 December

Find the Salvation Army’s 8ft Tree of remembrance on the upper level of the centre near American Candy. People are being invited to write a message or hang a bauble to remember a loved on this festive season.

Charity Choirs

We will have charity performances throughout the festive period. See the performances daily, taking place around the Christmas tree.


Friday 3rd December               Highpark Primary School
Saturday 4th December          Beatson Cancer Charity
Sunday 5th December             Renfrew Burgh Band
Monday 6th December            Salvation Army (Erskine)
Tuesday 7th December
Wednesday 8th December
Thursday 9th December          Beatson Cancer Charity
Friday 10th December             Salvation Army (Erskine)
Saturday 11th December         Ronald McDonald House Glasgow
Sunday 12th December           ROHHAD Association
Monday 13th December          CHAS
Tuesday 14th December          Glasgow Community Concert Band
Wednesday 15th December
Thursday 16th December        Renfrew Burgh Band
Friday 17th December              Salvation Army (Paisley)
Saturday 18th December         Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Sunday 19th December            Dream Believe Achieve Academy
Monday 20th December          Salvation Army (Paisley)
Tuesday 21st December           Renfrew Burgh Band
Wednesday 22nd December   Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity
Thursday 23rd December        Riverside Youth Band
Friday 24th December              Salvation Army (Paisley)

Santa Bungee

Braehead Boardwalk | Saturday 11 December | 9am – 4pm

The Catherine McEwan Foundation Santa Bungee is back and celebrating an incredible 10 years of bungee madness! If you are a first-time bungeeteer or have been one of their flying Santas over the past 10 years come and join us!

By jumping you will not only have the experience of a lifetime but will be making a huge difference to patients and families battling Crohn’s & Colitis in Scotland. Sign up is only £25 and we ask that you raise a minimum of £250. The Catherine McEwan Foundation supply the Santa Suit, you bring the bottle!

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Renfrewshire toybank

This Christmas we’ve once again teamed up with the Renfrewshire Toybank to help every local child enjoy the excitement of Christmas morning. If you’re able to donate a gift, they’re looking for brand new:

Soft toys
Play sets
Toy cars
Character toys
Arts & crafts
Bath/shower sets
Pre-school toys
Board games
Gift cards
Selection boxes

They’re also looking for donations of wrapping paper, gift bags and sellotape. If you’d prefer to make a cash donation, please visit their Facebook page and click the donate button.

The giving box is on the lower mall near the Christmas tree.