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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

Thu 18 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Fri 19 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 16 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

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

Wed 17 Dec

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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

…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

£13 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£13 / 0141 248 3000

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

Sleeping Beauty

Perth’s traditional Pantomime for 2014 will be Sleeping Beauty Perth Theatre is being transformed with a huge redevelopment so, this year’s panto will take place at Perth Concert Hall – all the fun of our usual panto but on a bigger scale!

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 18 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

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Giorgio Granozio

Landscapes are analysed and transformed in works by this Italian artist and architect.

Stockbridge Library, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5665

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5665

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5665

…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Fri 19 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sat 20 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Thu 18 Dec

Free

Fri 19 Dec

Free

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sat 20 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 22 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 3 more dates until 31 Dec

Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

Sat 20 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Sun 21 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Mon 22 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Tue 23 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

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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

Thu 18 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Fri 19 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Sat 20 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 120 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Santa Claus and the Magical Christmas Journey

A proper Christmassy treat for young and the not-so-young who're unwilling to let go of the dream. Santa's off on a magical adventure and – guess what? – you're invited. Ace!

G Live, Guildford

Thu 18 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

Fri 19 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

Sat 20 Dec

£13.50; £13.50 (Children £12.50; Children £12.50; £46; £54) / 0844 770 1797

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Thu 18 Dec

Studio

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 871 7646

Fri 19 Dec

Studio

£12.50–£14.50 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 20 Dec

Studio

£14.50–£16.50 / 0844 871 7646

…and 4 more dates until 24 Dec

Derry Christmas Market 2014

In the lead up to Christmas, primarily, traders who sell specialist food and non-food goods, not normally associated with conventional town offer are invited to apply to trade at this year's 'Christmas Village at Ebrington'. The Christmas Village at Ebrington will be an idyllic winter wonderland with activities for old…

Ebrington Square, Londonderry

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 028 7126 4455

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 028 7126 4455

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 028 7126 4455

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 028 7126 4455

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

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Thu 18 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Fri 19 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sat 30 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sun 31 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

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Abstract Geometry, Rook & Raven, London

Featuring the work of Vanessa Jackson, Rupert Newman & Vanessa Hodgkinson, who are concerned with the use of, and relationship between, shape, colour & composition, Abstract Geometry is the result of the interrelation of mathematics, nature and art.

Rook & Raven, London W1T

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 020 7323 0805

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7323 0805

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7323 0805

The Ballad Of Rudy: (Over 3s)

An original show for children made especially for ages three and up. In this story Rudy doesn't have a red nose; rather it's his talent for new and exciting music that sets him apart from all the other Reindeer.

The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury

Thu 18 Dec

£10 ( £36) / 01295 279002

Fri 19 Dec

£10 ( £36) / 01295 279002

Sat 20 Dec

£10 ( £36) / 01295 279002

…and 8 more dates until 31 Dec

The Pure Amazing Wizard of Oz

Insideout Productions present a very Glaswegian take on the classic tale of Dorothy and her pals.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£13 (£11; Students £9) / 0141 577 4956

Fri 19 Dec

£13 (£11; Students £9) / 0141 577 4956

Sat 20 Dec

£13 (£11; Students £9) / 0141 577 4956

Sun 21 Dec

£13 (£11; Students £9) / 0141 577 4956

Aladdin

A family pantomime set to dazzle and delight, starring Mark Labbett from ITV game show 'The Chase' as the evil Abanazer, who is joined by 'Britain's Got Talent' semi-finalist, comedian Ricky K as Aladdin.

Rotherham Civic Theatre

Thu 18 Dec

£13–£14 (£11–£12; £44–£48)

  • 10:00 Aladdin Rotherham Civic Theatre

Sat 20 Dec

£13–£14 (£11–£12; £44–£48)

  • 11:00 Aladdin Rotherham Civic Theatre

Tue 23 Dec

£13–£14 (£11–£12; £44–£48)

  • 11:00 Aladdin Rotherham Civic Theatre
…and 9 more dates until 10 Jan 2015

Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs

Paul Holman Associates present a traditional family pantomime based on the famous and ever-popular fairy tale.

Marina Theatre, Lowestoft

Thu 18 Dec

£7–£18.50 (£7–£15.50) / 01502 533200

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Beauty And The Beast

Pantomime based on the classic fairy tale with music, comedy and glittering sets.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 20 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Tue 23 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Wed 24 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

…and 2 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime with lots of fun and laughter from Owen money and a whole cast of talented actors, singers and dancers in show filled with all the traditional elements that we all know and love including musical numbers, slap-stick comedy and, of course, bags of audience participation.

Blackwood Miners' Institute

Wed 24 Dec

£6; £14; £15 (Children £11; Children £11; Children £12; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £48; £38 if booked… / 01495 227206

Tue 30 Dec

£6; £14; £15 (Children £11; Children £11; Children £12; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £44; £38 if booked before Aug 31; £48; £38 if booked… / 01495 227206

Nick Berkeley: The Wild Ones: The Official Suede Exhibition

A selection of limited edition prints of the 1990s Brit pop group, taken from their Spring 1993 concert at the Brixton Academy.

The Strand Gallery, London WC2N

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942

…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Three Little Pigs

The wolf has blown down their houses and the three pigs are forced to take their Christmas elsewhere. Ages 5+.

Platform, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£12 (£5; Children £6) / 0141 276 9696

Treasure Island

Classic swashbuckling panto action starring Johnny Mac, Stephen Purdon and Michelle McManus.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£17.50–£22.50 / 0141 332 1846

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