Style Mile Carnival is a showcase to the best Glasgow has to offer

Glasgow's Lord Provost Sadie Docherty with  Grace and Tilly help to launch the city's Style Mile Carnival in Argyle Street. Pic: Glasgow City Council

Glasgow's Lord Provost Sadie Docherty with Grace and Tilly help to launch the city's Style Mile Carnival in Argyle Street. Pic: Glasgow City Council

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Around 400 performers will take to the streets of Glasgow this Sunday (November 22) for the annual Style Mile Christmas Carnival.

And up to 20,000 people are expected to enjoy the performances as the carnival makes its way from St Enoch Square to Nelson Mandela Place taking in several of Glasgow’s key streets and landmarks.

The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Sadie Docherty, will be joined by her granddaughter Grace who celebrates her third birthday on the day and four year-old Tilly Fraser and Glasgow’s Santa on a dray pulled by Clydesdale Horses to lead the carnival.

Tilly is a patient at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and will celebrate her fifth birthday just two weeks after leading the carnival.

The Style Mile Christmas Carnival will start with performances at the pedestrian precinct at St Enoch Centre from 12.30pm with the carnival itself leaving at 2.30pm.

It will weave its way through the city centre before arriving at a stage next to Nelson Mandela Place for 4pm where there will be further performances.

Amongst the talent taking part will be dancers, African drum groups, street artists, samba bands, pipe bands, angels and fairies and an appearance by the Glasgow Santa himself.

Councillor Sadie Doherty said: “The Style Mile Carnival has grown to become a key part of Glasgow Loves Christmas that is enjoyed by thousands of people every year.

“It looks set to be another fantastic occasion and I am particularly looking forward to enjoying the local talent who will be performing and to joining Tilly and her family as the carnival makes its way through the city streets.

“The Style Mile Carnival is another reason to enjoy Christmas shopping in Glasgow and all that the city has to offer in the run up to Christmas.”

Anne Ledgerwood, chairman of the City Centre Retail Association, said: “The Style Mile Carnival is a brilliant showcase of the great experience to be had visiting Glasgow, from amazing shops to outstanding restaurants and bars.”