Celebrate Bonfire Night in Glasgow

Celebrate Bonfire Night in Glasgow!

Remember, remember the fifth of November. The origin of the rhyme might be a little gruesome but nowadays Bonfire night is a time for celebrating with family and enjoying community spirit. Glasgow, outdoes itself each year with a fantastic display of fireworks on the date in question, attracting tens of thousands of people to the event in the process. One of the best bits about Guy Fawkes’ night in Scotland’s biggest city is that entrance is zilch, nada – absolutely free!

Just like years gone by, Glasgow Green is the place to be this November 5th, with the fun starting at 5pm when doors open. That gives you plenty of time to enjoy some fairground food as well as the range of thrill rides on offer for kids and adults. If you’re an adults-only party, starting the night off at renowned beer hall bar WEST Brewery is always a good idea. Fill up on German-style classics like beer-glazed bratwurst, currywurst, schnitzel and spatzle (German pasta for us novices to Germany’s culinary canon). 



Celebrate Bonfire Night in Glasgow Ambassador Hotel Glasgow


Make sure you’ve had your fun and food by 7pm as that’s when the explosions start! Glasgow’s display is truly awe-inspiring, lasting half an hour and more, with big and little bangs bringing the city to chorus with a thousand “oohs” and “ahs!” A word of caution: ear muffs for little ones are a great idea. Not only do they provide protection from icy Scottish winter winds, they’ll muffle sounds too, so wee ones can enjoy the colourful lights without upset. 

Proceedings usually end at around 8pm, which we reckon is the perfect time to wander back through the city, enjoying a piping hot plate of fish and chips from one of the many chip shops you’ll find on the clearly-marked return route. To secure a warm and cosy place to stay, check out the dedicated booking website for our residence, the Ambassador Hotel. We’re easily accessible from Glasgow Green, and in the morning you can enjoy a stroll through one of Glasgow’s other well-loved green spaces -Kelvingrove Park. See you soon for a night of pretty lights and merriment!