Ghostbusters-inspired GlasGLOW show to return to Botanic Gardens

The event, which is expecting to welcome around 90,000 visitors, will run from October 27 until November 5.

Ghostbusters-inspired GlasGLOW Halloween show to return to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens for sixth year Itison

GlasGLOW is set to return to Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens for its sixth year with a Ghostbusters-inspired show.

Organisers itison announced the Halloween show titled ‘Who You Gonna Call’ on Wednesday.

The event, which is expecting to welcome around 90,000 visitors, will run from October 27 until November 5.

Guests have been told to “drop everything, dust off your proton packs,” and “channel your inner Egon” to visit the “supernatural dimension” which will open in the city’s Botanic Gardens.

The show is described as “bringing together amazing immersive sound and light displays, unreal photo opportunities, a gourmet street food village, loads of unforgettable interactive moments and Marshmallowland, a cosy fairlylit nook dedicated to all things mallow, to create an incredible outdoor experience”. 

Tickets will go on sale at 7.30am on Wednesday, August 23 and after 30,000 tickets were sold in the first 12 hours last year, organisers are urging people to get in quickly to bag their preferred dates and times.

 Limited earlybird tickets will be available exclusively at the itison website priced at:

  • Earlybird child: £11 (standard price £14)
  • Earlybird adult: £22 (standard price £24)
  • Fast Pass & Mallow child: £18 (standard price £22)
  • Fast Pass & Mallow adult £30 (standard £32)

In its sixth year, the first ever GlasGLOW Relaxed Session will take place on Thursday November 2 at 5pm giving anyone with sensory difficulties the chance to enjoy a quieter GlasGLOW experience with reduced capacities and a lower sound level.

Oli Norman, CEO of itison and founder of GlasGLOW said: “We grew up loving Ghostbusters and we’re excited to finally unveil ‘Who You Gonna Call’ – a brand-new creative for this year’s GlasGLOW inspired by the film – it’s going to be epic.

“The itison Pumpkin Fund also returns this year – to date we’ve raised £60,000 for local charities and donated thousands of tickets to charities and good causes in the local area. It’s always been important to us that with GlasGLOW comes good and we’re hoping this year to raise even more than the £15,000 raised at last year’s event.

“We’re also delighted to be hosting our first ever Relaxed Session this year to help even more families enjoy the show – our goal is to make the event as inclusive as possible and this is a great addition alongside our Sensory Guide and GLOW passes which are designed to help autistic people prepare for, and enjoy, the event.”

Fast Pass and Mallow tickets return this year, giving those with tickets access to a dedicated entrance plus a campfire classic marshmallow skewer and queue hops straight into the show’s Marshmallowland.

The itison Pumpkin Fund will also return helping good causes around the Botanics. 

Since launching in 2019, it has raised £60,000, donated 6,000 free tickets and thousands of pumpkins to local communications, hospitals and charities to help as many people as possible enjoy GlasGLOW.

Now coming into its sixth year, GlasGLOW is the biggest Halloween event in the UK creating 150 event sector jobs and a multi-million pound impact on the local economy, organisers said.

Earlybird pricing tickets go on sale exclusively at and on Wednesday August 23 at 7.30am.

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