Itison’s Elfingrove trail in Glasgow’s West End cancelled

A HIGHLY anticipated Christmas elf trail in Glasgow has been cancelled.

Itison’s magical Elfin Trail experience was announced as part of the return of Elfingrove just last week.

However, organisers confirmed the tour along the River Elfin would no longer be able to go ahead due to supply issues.

The news will come as a blow for families who had been keen to take wee ones along to the West End event as children under the age of five are unable to take part in the ice skating experience.

Creator Oli Norman said: “Unfortunately, today we had to take the difficult decision to postpone the Elfin Trail for 2021.

“In the short few weeks since announcing our magical trail, the global and local supply chain has become increasingly difficult and deteriorated beyond any of our predictions.

“It is really disappointing but the right decision with everything going on out with our control and means we can focus on delivering the most epic ice experience Glasgow has had in years.”

The Ice Experience, which is hoped will be Glasgow’s answer to winter wonderland across the globe such as Rockefeller Centre, is set to continue.

Event-goers will skate under the stars on a fully covered, purpose-designed track from the world-class team behind Somerset House and Dancing on Ice; whilst enjoying a festive soundtrack through the decades from Crooners to Christmas classics and marvelling at the stunningly lit Kelvingrove museum at Christmas.

They’ll also be able to enjoy a pit stop for hot chocolate at the world’s first skate-up mallow café; plus festive food and drink in an epic covered bar area and the return of the legendary silent snow disco, where you can sing, dance and get into the Christmas spirit as snow falls around you.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday with day and night availability.

It comes after the 2019 event was hit with criticism from customers who demanded a refund.

For more information on the event visit here.

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