Creative Holiday Celebrations from New York to Glasgow

From New York to Glasgow, December is already off to a festive start, with holiday celebrations of all kinds in full swing! From creative spins on traditional carols to charitable events with a Christmas twist, this season will have you smiling no matter the city you’re in.

On Sunday, December 7, Glasgow’s streets were filled with Santas as thousands of runners donned their sneakers and red suits to raise money for charity as part of the Glasgow Santa Dash 2014.

Thousands take part in Santa Dash

Proceeds from the 5k run benefitted the Sunday Mail Centenary Fund, which in turn helped raise money for 17 excellent causes, including the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, CHAS, Shelter and Calum’s Cabin. Over 3,700 runners were in attendance, offering their support for the festive fundraiser.

Across the pond, in celebration of the holiday season, and in an effort to bring back the ‘12 Days of Christmas,’ 11 Pipers Piping (the Nassau County Firefighters Pipes & Drums) surprised New Yorkers with their very own parades in Central Park. Get in the Christmas spirit and enjoy a laugh as you watch their video, “The Great Carol Comeback.”