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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

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Wed 24 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

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

Wed 24 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

Fri 26 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

Sat 27 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

…and 6 more dates until 3 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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

…and 6 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Mon 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Tue 23 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 24 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

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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

Mon 22 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

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

Tue 23 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

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

Wed 24 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Tue 23 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Wed 24 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

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

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Tue 23 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 24 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 17 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

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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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£29.50–£47.50 ( £27.50–£45.50; £27.50–£45.50) / 01534 511115

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

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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

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Dreamboats and Miniskirts

  • Written by: Maurice Gran

Musical sequel to Dreamboats And Petticoats written by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, which follows an aspiring vocal duo, who must adapt their style to succeed during the advent of the Beatles and the Mersey sound. Featuring the hits 'Twist & Shout', 'Handy Man', 'Pretty Woman' and 'One Fine Day'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£10–£44.50

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£18.50–£32 / 0844 848 2700

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£14–£26.50; £12–£24; £16–£28.50 / 01872 262466

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

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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

Mon 22 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Tue 23 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Wed 24 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

…and 15 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime with plenty of laughs, songs and audience participation.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 27 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 28 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Mon 29 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

…and 3 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Urban Market

A weekly market with Scottish food and drink, plus work by local designers and makers.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 212 8810

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 212 8810

…and 49 more dates until 20 Dec 2015

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

Mon 22 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Tue 23 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

Wed 24 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

…and 116 more dates until 20 Apr 2015

Robinson Crusoe

The Panto Company take on Defoe’s classic with Princess Moonflower, Captain Hogwash and Man Friday delivering songs and bad puns aplenty.

Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Wed 24 Dec

£15 (£12.50) / 01506 630085

Fri 26 Dec

£15 (£12.50) / 01506 630085

Sat 27 Dec

£15 (£12.50) / 01506 630085

Sun 28 Dec

£15 (£12.50) / 01506 630085

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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

Mon 22 Dec

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

Tue 23 Dec

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

Wed 24 Dec

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

Fri 26 Dec

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

Aladdin

Hull New Theatre's annual pantomime has become an unmissable family tradition and this year the adventures of Aladdin will be brought magically to life by a superb cast led by Sherrie Hewson and Keith Harris with Orville and Cuddles!

Hull New Theatre

Mon 22 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre

Tue 23 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre

Wed 24 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre
…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Exeter Corn Exchange

Mon 22 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Tue 23 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Wed 24 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2015

Jack & The Beanstalk

A pantomime adventure with live music, as Jack battles the evil Giant Blunderbore with only his wits and a handful of beans.

Harrow Arts Centre, Pinner

Mon 22 Dec

Elliott Hall

£10 (Children £6 under 16s; £40) / 020 8428 0124

Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

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