Glasgow Christmas Decorations
Okay, okay, I know it’s only November and there are those who wish all the razzmatazz about Christmas would be confined to December. But it is now only one month until Christmas Eve and I was in Glasgow City Centre with time to take some shots.
The final preparations are well under way for this year’s decorations and entertainments in George Square.
There is an Ice Rink and a Big Wheel, the “Wheel of Excellence”, with glowing lights.
The Christmas lights and displays are already creating a festive atmosphere too.
Even if you don’t skate, you can soak up the atmosphere amid the historic statues and buildings around the George Square and the illuminated Glasgow City Chambers.
Of course there are festive displays and Christmas Trees around the city shops too. This one is in Princes Square.
There’d be no modern Christmas without Santa, his Reindeer and Sleigh.
And there’d be no traditional Christmas without a Nativity Story display.
There is an allusion to toys, gifts and film themes.
That’s those reindeer again with Rudolph out in front, ‘racing’ around the big Christmas Tree.
All set amid the statues and history.
The “Glasgow Aye” glows in the dark.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, already.
Got to love that Big Wheel. London Eye, eat your heart out! 🙂
There will be all sorts of music and other entertainment too.
These photographs were taken in November 2011 using a Fujifilm S5 DSLR. Shot in RAW format and processed in Photoshop CS2 ACR2.4
All the photographs were taken by Scottish photographer Norman Young and are copyright ©. Please respect copyright.