Glasgow’s St. Andrew’s Day Torchlight Parade back for 2017. The West End Festival invite you to come along and be part of this special event to mark Scotland’s Patron Saint Day with a spectacular community torchlight parade through the west end of Glasgow.

Buy a torch and join the procession as it moves through the west end, accompanied by pipe bands, musicians and fire dancers. Advance cost is £8 including booking fee and a donation to charity. Non-torchbearers can join the Parade for £3 with a special wristband. For this week only torches will be £6 and from 5.01pm on Tuesday, 10 October, torches will be full price, £8. Wristbands will be on sale for £3 throughout for those who want to participate in the parade but don’t want to hold a torch.

Children under 16 cannot hold a torch but are invited to purchase a wristband instead. Free glow sticks will be given to children taking part.
We regret that dogs aren’t allowed in the parade. For full details and to book please visit the website via the button below. Enter discount code EARLYBIRD at checkout for torch discount.



Frequently asked questions
Who can take part?
Locals, groups and families are all welcome to take part in this early evening event.
How much does it cost?
Buy a torch for £8 if you are over 16, or a wristband for £3 if you are under 16. Pre-school-age children can join in for free.
Can you buy a torch on the day?
Yes, we will sell torches for £10 on the day, so it pays to book up in advance!
Is there any entertainment?
Entertainment is provided by pipe bands, Samba drumming groups and our fabulous fire jugglers!
How long does the parade last?
The procession will take about 50 minutes and there will be short entertainment at the end.

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