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Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

Christmas Fair in aid of Cancer Research UK

Make this the year you get all your Christmas shopping done in November. An indoor market with over 50 stalls selling gifts for adults and children with a dedicated food hall selling locally sourced produce. The fair is opened by journalist and broadcaster Nicholas Owen.

The Grasshopper Inn, Westerham

Wed 5 Nov

£3

Jingle Bell Jog & Reindeer Run

Try and run round the 5km and 1.5km courses as fast as Santa and Rudolf can get round the world all in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Waterend Barn, St. Albans

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£17 / 01442 820717

Stirling and Bridge of Allan Fireworks Display

Bonfire and fireworks display featuring music from the Red Hot Chilli Pipers. Bonfire at 7.15pm and fireworks at 7.30pm.

Strathallan Games Park, Stirling

Wed 5 Nov

£5 (Family £12; Seniors £4; Students £4; Children £2)

The Cancer Research UK Ceilidh Experiment

A hoolie in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 24 Oct

£10 (£7–£8) / 0131 560 1581

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The Chester Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Craft, vintage, retro and handmade goods for sale at over 100 stalls.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre, Chester

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

Edinburgh Christmas Run

Raise funds for a range of worthy charities with this festive 5k around Inverleith Park. Times and positions are recorded, plus there are first, second and third place prizes and a medal/goody bag combo for all runners.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20

The Mucky Mudder

Join the latest trend in endurance sport – mud running. In this case a five mile run, tackling obstacles with plenty of mud along the way. Take part as an individual or team and raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

Green Park, Aston Clinton

Sun 16 Nov

£30 / 01442 820740

Entry fee includes a Mucky Mudder t-shirt and water along the route.

Warwick Town Bonfire

Annual event to celebrate Bonfire Night with the traditional bonfire and fireworks, as well as children's bouncy castle and hot refreshments. Fireworks start at 6:30pm. For more information please contact via email, please do not use Warwick Racecourse phone number.

Warwick Racecourse

Sat 8 Nov

£5 in advance, £6 on gate; children free in advance, £2 on gate; under 3s free / 0844 579 3013

Artlink Central's Art off the Rock 2014 Exhibition

Contemporary Scottish art. The exhibition culminates in a charity art auction on Sun 2 Nov.

Pathfoot Building, Stirling

Tue 21 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

Thu 23 Oct

Free / 01786 473 171

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Danbury Fireworks

An annual fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night, featuring a funfair, beer tent and 'stage entertainment'.

Danbury Outdoors, Chelmsford

Sat 8 Nov

£6–£7 (Under 13s £3–£4) / 07792 963498

Edinburgh Santa Toddle & Parade

Join Santa and his reindeer on a festive parade with George Watsons Pipes & Drums. Kids are welcome to dress as elves, and infants or toddlers in buggies are welcome. All toddlers receive a medal,certificate and goody bag. Ages 6 and under.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

accompanying adults free (Children £5) / 0131 208 2500

Glow Neon Fun Run

Get all glowy by getting doused in glowing water as you run, walk, dance or locomotion along the course.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£10 / 0131 661 5351

The Great Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

It's a wonder Santa can run anywhere after all those mince pies, but never the less, run he does. Thousands of him. All to raise funds for the 'When You Wish Upon a Star' charity to grant Christmas wishes to sick children. Price includes a santa suit to keep (or elf hat for kids).

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 14 Dec

£10 (Children 5–11 £5; Children 2–4 £2.50) / 01357 529950

Ticket price includes Santa suit and medal. All participants are asked to raise £20.14 for the charity. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Amnesty International Benefit

A night to raise funds for AI, which helps campaign for internationally recognised human rights.

The Stand, Glasgow

Wed 22 Oct

£7 (£5) / 0844 335 8879

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Firefighters Fright Night

An evening of live music and dance to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity and recognise the work of the firefighters who attended the fire at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Building in May. The line-up includes acoustic covers band MC4, funky blues from Tom McGuire & the Brassholes and headliner Lino G Rocha, an…

The Art School, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

£12 in advance; £15 on the door (Students £8)

Glasgow Coffee Festival

A one-day festival celebrating the mighty coffee bean and showcasing the speciality coffee scene in Scotland. There are tastings, competitions, presentations and music on offer with all proceeds going to Coffee Kids UK.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0141 553 5890

Ticket price includes one hot drink.

Jingle Jog

Run, jog, walk or boogie your way round a choice of routes to raise money for Diverse Abilities Plus. Participants can choose between an 8k or a 10k and there's a free 2.3k jingle jog for children aged 5 and under.

Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Sun 7 Dec

£10 entry plus £30 minimum sponsorship (Children £5 entry plus £15 minimum sponsorship; under 5s free but must be accompanied by a paid… / 01202 718266

  • 10:00 Jingle Jog Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood

Pop Up Charity Christmas Card and Gift Shop

Christmas cheer is well and truly in the air, as national and regional charities sell their festive cards and receive the full value of each sale. There's also a wide range of gifts and stocking fillers on offer.

Wilmslow Library

Sat 25 Oct

Free

Mon 27 Oct

Free

Tue 28 Oct

Free

…and 34 more dates until 6 Dec

St Oswald's Car Boot Sale

Sell your wares or pick up a bargain at this car boot sale.

St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Oct

£0.50 (Traders £10) / 0191 246 8126

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Syrian Child Refugee Art Exhibition

Art by Syrian refugee children.

Nicolson Square Methodist Church, Edinburgh

Tue 21 Oct

£2

Wed 22 Oct

£2

Thu 23 Oct

£2

…and 15 more dates until 12 Nov

15 Years at Gamba Anniversary Dinner

Gamba are marking 15 years of business with an anniversary dinner featuring some foodie favourites. Proceeds from the evening are going to the Fisherman's Mission charity.

Gamba, Glasgow

Tue 28 Oct

£40 / 0141 572 0899

ACE Chorus

Amateur singers chorus of 150 singers performing songs from the shows, easy listening and favourite standards.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Clyde Auditorium

£11–£17 / 0870 040 4000

Angus Minstrels Show

The group present a show packed with music, song, dance and plenty of glamour. Proceeds from all the groups shows go to charity.

The Webster Theatre, Arbroath

Sat 8 Nov

£12 / 01241 435800

Sun 9 Nov

£12 / 01241 435800

Mon 10 Nov

£12 / 01241 435800

…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Get stuck in about the antique, vintage and collectibles to see if you can bag a bargain.

Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Sat 25 Oct

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

Sun 30 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

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