Glasgow Illuminated is making its comeback this year, with buildings around the city set to be lit up to bring some Christmas cheer. 

Christmas lights mean the festive period is truly underway - but when does Glasgow Illuminated officially start? 

Here's everything you need to know about the Christmas lights in Glasgow this year...

When does Glasgow Illuminated start? 

Glasgow Illuminated starts on Wednesday December 1 at 4pm and will last until January 2 2022. 

You can see the festive lights at the following locations from December 1: 

  • Buchanan Galleries on Buchanan Street
  • Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Sauchiehall Street
  • The Buck’s Head Building at the St Enoch Centre on Argyle Street
  • City Chambers on George Square

Meanwhile, other festive lighting displays will be on show at: 

  • Princes Square                            
  • Frasers                                            
  • Royal Exchange Square            
  • Buchanan Galleries     
  • St Enoch Centre                        
  • George Square Christmas Light

When were the Christmas lights switched on at George Square? 

The Christmas lights were switched on at George Square on Monday November 22 by Glasgow Lord Provost Philip Braat and STV entertainment reporter Laura Boyd. 

Councillor Braat said: "It’s amazing to see the lights on in George Square but I think we have to admit that this year has been a very tough year for everyone, including our businesses. 

"This year we’re asking people to ‘Love Glasgow’ this Christmas, so come out, enjoy the shops, the pubs, the restaurants, spend a bit of money if you can, but don’t forget about these wonderful lights."