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Irn-Bru Carnival

From the traditional whirl of the waltzers and the crash of the dodgems to the brand new Voodoo Dancer and equally stomach-churning Matterhorn, Speed Buzz and Extreme. Plus of course there are gentler rides for wee ones such as the Teacups and the Carousel. Entry price is £13 with visitors receiving ten vouchers which can…

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tue 12 May 2015

£32.50 / 01223 357851

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Aberdeen Ice Rink

Get your skates on and enjoy some festive sporting action at the ice rink. There are aids for the smaller skaters, in the shape of jolly orange seals.

Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Twelve Elves of Christmas Elf Hunt

Follow this story of the twelve elves of Christmas and see if you can find them hiding in the nooks and crannies of the Royal Mile.

Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Sun 21 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Mon 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

Glasgow on Ice

A chance to perfect your pirouettes (or at least let go of the side) as George Square's open air ice rink returns for another year accompanied by non-stop music. There are funfair rides (including the return of the Big Wheel), free activities for families in the Christmas Workshop and themed nights on the rink including…

George Square, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Sun 21 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

Mon 22 Dec

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

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The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

Circus Vegas

A FLEET of American trucks will be rolling into Stratford next week as a taste of Vegas heads to the East End. Circus Vegas, is promising an all-action family show while the adjoining winter funfair will provide a fun day out for everyone.

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London E20

Sat 20 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 15:00 – 17:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 18:00 – 20:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Mon 22 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 20:00 – 22:00 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Christmas Songwriters' Club

A night of original festive songs (no covers) from a mixed line-up of Scotland's indie and singer-songwriter talent including TeenCanteen, Book Group, Supermoon, Al Shields, Broken Records, Discopolis, Ella the Bird, The Lonely Together and Richy Carey. Plus a pop up bar and cafe, raffle and stalls all donated to local…

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£11.50 / 0131 229 2921

Kudos Kids – The Ultimate Frozen Christmas Party

Those kids just ain't getting tired of Frozen are they? Kudos host a festive party with sing-a-longs, games, snacks, a Frozen photo studio and prizes for the best fancy dress. There's also the chance to meet Olaf, princess Elsa and Santa.

Kudos Bar Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£10 per child / 07812 131441

A Christmas Carol

Dickens' classic tale, newly adapted for the stage by Vincent Regan.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sat 20 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

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Cinderella

Put on your glass slippers and ballgowns (we all own these things, right?) for the SECC's annual large scale panto featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Plus X Factor's Melane Masson as Fairy Godmother.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 21 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Mon 22 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Aladdin

Expect family fun and frolics at the Webster Theatre's annual panto, which features Steven Alexander from BBC's The Voice as Aladdin.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 14:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 20 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Sun 21 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Mon 22 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£10–£16 (Children £8–£14) / 01475 723723

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Ghosts of Christmas Tour

Christmas isn't all mince pies and adorable penguins called Monty, its got a dark side as well. Tour guide Andrew Chesney tells a festive ghost story and recounts the history of Christmas in Scotland looking back at the traditions of the daft days, charades and delicious puddings.

The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

Sun 21 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

Mon 22 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

Tue 23 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

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Glasgow Christmas Market

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market with German bratwurst, sweet treats and a sparkling array of gifts and decorations. The legendary Gluhwein House returns serving Gluhwein, Bavarian beers and mulled cider in festive flavours including Rocking Robin and Merry Mixed Berry.

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

One Man Breaking Bad

  • 3 stars

One man. Sixty minutes. Sixty episodes. Shedloads of knowledge. Miles Allen brings TV smash Breaking Bad to life, all by himself.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£18.50 / 01727 844488

Cheltenham Town Hall

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£20 / 0844 576 2210

City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£19.10 / 0113 243 0808

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Optimo Hogmanay

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes host their annual extravaganza.

The Art School, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£20

Boasting three rooms of music featuring Boot & Tax (live), Whilst (live and DJ), Golden Teacher (DJ set) and karaoke.

Ennio Morricone: My Life In Music, World Tour

The acclaimed composer presents a selection of well-known and popular film music.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£66.25–£142.75 / 0844 856 0202

Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 21 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Mon 22 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

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Burnistoun: Live and For Real

The Burnistoun Boys take their sketch show to the stage for one night only. The whole gang heads to the city centre including McGregor and Toshan the quality polis, Jolly Boy John, deceased ice cream brothers Paul and Walter and even the stubborn voice recognition lift who doesn't understand Scottish. For Real.

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£19.50–£23.50 / 0844 871 7648

Part of Glasgow Comedy Festival.

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 21 Dec

£26.50–£36.50 / 0844 800 0400

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£40 / 0131 228 1155

Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Sat 20 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Sun 21 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Mon 22 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

The Full Monty

Simon Beaufoy adapts his Oscar-winning screenplay for the smash-hit 1990s film, to create this rip-roaring musical about a group of unemployed Sheffield steelworkers who decide to bare all. Directed by Daniel Evans, Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Mon 9 Mar 2015

£30.75 (Children £27.75; £27.75) / 01892 530613

Tue 10 Mar 2015

£30.75 (Children £27.75; £27.75) / 01892 530613

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£30.75 (Children £27.75; £27.75) / 01892 530613

…and 3 more dates until 14 Mar 2015

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Mon 2 Mar 2015

£20–£28; £16–£24; £24–£32 / 0116 233 3111

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£20–£28; £16–£24; £24–£32 / 0116 233 3111

Wed 4 Mar 2015

£20–£28; £16–£24; £24–£32 / 0116 233 3111

…and 3 more dates until 7 Mar 2015

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Mon 26 Jan 2015

£11.50–£29.50 / 01792 475715

Tue 27 Jan 2015

£11.50–£29.50 / 01792 475715

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£11.50–£29.50 / 01792 475715

…and 3 more dates until 31 Jan 2015

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