I went to Glasgow’s Style Mile Christmas Carnival and it did not disappoint!

Massive puppets, elves, dancers, musicians and visual arts performers were just some of the excitement that descended on the city this afternoon.

Huge crowds cheered as they followed the acts which were spread throughout the streets for the 2023 event which lasted from 1pm to 5pm.

The free fun and entertainment was on offer for people of all ages as part of Glasgow Loves Christmas.

Glasgow Times: The Style Mile Christmas Carnival brings festive fun to the city centreThe Style Mile Christmas Carnival brings festive fun to the city centre (Image: Robert Perry)

Glasgow Times: Musicians added the festive spirit to the eventMusicians added the festive spirit to the event (Image: Robert Perry)

A carousel of performances toured round Buchanan Street and Argyle Street, stopping at the main shopping centres along the way.

Christmas shoppers were treated to the festive magic and greeted by various characters including a massive Father Christmas and his companion Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer.

Cheeky elves also made appearances with dancing snowflakes, musical snowmen, stilt walkers, a giant bobblehead teddy bear, a large Christmas Bauble, the NHSGCC choir and street artists.

Glasgow Times: A massive Santa was spotted in the cityA massive Santa was spotted in the city (Image: Robert Perry)

Glasgow Times: The costumes were incredibleThe costumes were incredible (Image: Robert Perry)

Kids were seen watching in amazement as the festive cheer was spread through the city getting everyone in the Christmas spirit.

Families happily interacted with the event which was in the city for one day only showcasing different talents.

The carnival began with performances by junior members of Vivace Theatre School and Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall steps.

Glasgow Times: Lord Provost with 10-year-old Luca Shreeman from GlasgowLord Provost with 10-year-old Luca Shreeman from Glasgow (Image: Robert Perry)

We previously reported how Glasgow’s Lord Provost, Jacqueline McLaren, said: “The Style Mile Christmas Carnival brings lots of great entertainment to the city centre, enhancing Glasgow’s fantastic festive events programme.

"With so many different acts, the talent on show is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face while bringing a welcome boost to city centre businesses as our exciting Christmas countdown continues.”

Glasgow has an ongoing programme of Christmas activity and events which includes the Christmas Winterfests (markets) in George Square and St Enoch Square, and the Glasgow Santa Dash on Sunday, December 10.