This was as true back in 1969 as it is today, when the event has to be ticketed.
Back then it was a free-for-all, with thousands packing into George Square to see the city spark into all its Christmas colour.
In the days when it was possible to drive up and down both Sauchiehall and Buchanan streets, some mums and dads would pack the weans in the back of the car and drive around the city lights as a cheap night out.
The city's big department stores got in on the action too, with many creating elaborate, animated Christmas window displays.
This wee one had the perfect vantage point from which to see the lights. In fact, dad should have handed her the camera to take the shot.