GlasGLOW to return this autumn with new theme and social distancing - here's what to expect

Thursday, 3rd September 2020, 11:01 am
Updated Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 4:08 pm

Popular discount voucher and events business, itison, has announced the return of their Halloween light show, GlasGLOW.

This marks the third year of GlasGLOW, which will return with a heroes theme as well as safety restrictions.

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With the entire sector decimated by COVID, itison, have created a fully outdoor show adhering to government guidelines, which will transform Glasgow’s Botanic gardens into an immersive superhero story created by a world class team of sound, lighting and set designers.

The show will transport families to other worlds including: The Origin Story, The Source of Power, Power up Time, Meet your Nemesis and The Power Within.

This year's GlasGLOW

Due to start at the end of October, the exact details of the show are under wraps, but itison have promised to bring back some of the most loved elements of 2019’s show including Marshmallowland.

The itison team are working closely with the Scottish Government, Event Scotland and Glasgow City Council to guarantee a safe and fun GlasGLOW with new measurements including:

A fully outdoor event with one-way systemReduced capacity and staggered arrival timesWidened paths and removal of any pinch pointsDedicated COVID safety officerSocially distanced queue management throughoutIncreased facilities, cleaning and hand sanitising stations along the route

Oli Norman, CEO of itison and GlasGLOW creator, said: “We believe more than ever in the power of bringing communities together safely.

“The entire events industry has been decimated due to COVID, illuminated trails are one of the first experiences that have the ability to go ahead and safely. GlasGLOW 2020 is a fully outdoor trail which will operate similarly to visitor attractions such as zoos and safari parks that have been opened safely since June.

“This has been a long, tough year for everybody, which is why I’ve written out a show which is all about discovering our powers within, turning all of us in to superhero’s.”

The show will also see the return of the itison Pumpkin Fund - the community engagement initiative which saw 1,000 tickets donated to families who needed it most and funded a mini-bus for local Highpark Primary School LCR.

The fully outdoor trail will return to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens from the 29 October to the 8 November with early bird tickets on sale on the 16 September at 7.30am, exclusively at the GlasGLOW website.