A man and child wearing Santa hats, spreading holiday cheer with smiles on their faces. Find festive, fashion and fun at Braehead.

This winter season you’ll find Braehead is full of festive fashion, food, fun & Community! Have a read at the below and find out all about what we’ve got going on.

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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‘Tis the season to sleigh all day with Christmas fashion at Braehead Shopping centre!

Get ready to dazzle in style, with festive and fabulous looks this winter season. Whether you’re decking the halls or dashing through the snow, we’ve got you covered!

This year, you can shop your heart out with over 100 of your favourite high street shops, and guess what? They’re staying open longer during the festive period, so you can find that perfect outfit for any occasion!

But wait, there’s more! Be sure to check out the brand-new openings, including TK Maxx, The Fragrance Shop, Yankee Candle, Quiz, America Candy, Pandora, and Celtic. Plus, we’ve got some exciting new stores coming soon – watch this space your shopping spree is about to get even merrier!

Shop top brands like M&S, Primark, JD, Footasylum, River Island, to Apple, H&M, NEXT and more you’re sure to find the perfect ensemble for every Christmas party and festive gathering.

‘Tis the season to sparkle, and we’re here to make sure you shine bright like a Christmas star!


Ready to satisfy your taste buds this festive season? Look no further than Braehead Shopping centre! Whether you’re looking to catch up with friends, relax while you shop, or refuel during your shopping spree, we’ve got the inside scoop on the best dining spots just for you.

The festive season is the perfect excuse to meet up with friends and family and enjoy a bite to eat. And with over 20 restaurants and coffee shops to choose from, you’re spoiled for choice!

For a quick coffee fix, head over to Caffe Nero or Starbucks. Need something heartier? Yo Sushi, Prezzo, Pizza Hut, and Stack & Still are here to serve up some scrumptious options. From sushi rolls to wood-fired pizzas and customisable pancakes, there’s something for everyone.

Braehead is the perfect spot for a sit-down meal or a quick coffee stop, ensuring you have the energy to conquer your Christmas shopping list with a satisfied smile. So, get ready to indulge in delicious delights, make merry memories, and embrace the joy of Christmas dining!


Get ready for Christmas fun like never before! Join us for Santa’s Grotto, ice skating, and a thrilling fun fair. The holiday magic awaits – read more below

Christmas Grotto and Funfair

17 November – 24 December

[Open weekends only in November and daily in December – check website for full details]

Once again our friends at Funfair Scotland and hosting festivities outdoors on 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?

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

Take to the ice! Ice skating at Braehead Ice Centre

Braehead Ice Centre has been the hub of public ice skating and ice sports within Greater Glasgow for many years and will continue to do so. The Braehead Ice Centre hosts many ice skaters, who enjoy skating recreationally or somewhere for figure skaters to train for competition.

It’s a popular place to go for kids and adults who simply want to get their skates and meet up with friends, making it a social place to meet for them. With tens of thousands visiting the ice centre every month and partaking in its facilities and what it has to offer, it will continue to be a venue where many can enjoy their favourite pastime.

For further information visit


We’re proud to support our community this Christmas season! Join us for charity choirs and help spread cheer. We’ve once again teamed up with the Renfrewshire Toy Bank – let’s make this festive season extra special for all – read more below

Charity Choirs

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

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 open from mid-November.

Charity Gift Wrapping by Glasgow Childrens Hospital Charity

12 November – Christmas Eve

Weekdays – open 12noon – 8pm

Weekends – open 10am – 6pm

The Salvation Army – Tree of Remembrance

4 – 9 December

Dedicate a festive charm to a loved one, find The Tree of Remembrance on the upper level of the centre near schuh.

Young Enterprise Scotland Event

Thursday 7 December

This popular event is back for another year. Discover some unique gifting ideas for the young people in our local community

Christmas Street Market

16 – 23 December open daily from 9am

Our regular street market is back this December, and this time there will be a sprinkling of festive magic into the mix! Stroll through the twinkling stalls and discover an array of handcrafted gifts and goodies made with love by your favourite local suppliers.

Please note due to high winds forecast the festive street market will be unable to trade on the 21st of December 2o23.