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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

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

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

The List Charity Bake Sale

The List are a naturally benevolent lot, and as Christmas is the time for giving we are rising to the occasion by holding a bake sale in our lovely courtyard. There are a myriad of tasty goodies, and maybe some mulled wine, so get your best tacky winter knitwear on and come along and help the homeless. All money raised…

Tweeddale Court, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3062

Strangeways

A regular tribute night for The Smiths and Morrissey, with a proud fan club atmosphere and aesthetic, uninhibited dancing and more daffs/gladioli than you can shake a stick at. All proceeds raised go to charity.

The Admiral, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£5 / 0141 221 7705

A wee special Smithsmas event from Strangeways with some festive surprises thrown in.

Lothian Buses Christmas Grotto Bus

Santa's saving his sleigh for Christmas Eve but catch him on a festive Lothian bus throughout December. Come meet Santa and his elf, give a small donation to It's Good 2 Give and receive a present.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Free

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No Art No Fun Charity Art Auction

A silent art auction to raise funds for the Glasgow Emergency Homeless Shelter.

21 Stockwell Street, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 07731 370646

Carols at Six

Festive carol concert with live musicians.

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

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Part of Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival.

  • 18:00 – 19:30 Carols at Six St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Colour Me Happy 5K

A very colourful run from Isabel Hospice, where participants start off in white, and as the 5k run progresses they get covered in multi-coloured powder paint. This event is for ages 5+, though runners aged 5–15 must be accompanied by an adult.

Leventhorpe School Fields, Sawbridgeworth

Sun 26 Jul 2015

Prices vary

Limekilns Breakfast Dip

It's New Year's Day – what else is there to do than go for a dip in the Forth? It's all for charity mind, with proceeds going to Fife Young Carers.

Limekilns Beach, Dunfermline

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£10

Scottish Spina Bifida Association: Community Burns Supper 2014

A night of good food (a three-course meal of Scottish produce), local speakers, live music and a ceilidh disco all for a good cause.

The Westerwood Hotel & Golf Resort, Cumbernauld

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£26; £220 for a table of ten / 01236 794 500

6.30pm arrival for a prompt 7pm start.

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Woman of Influence Awards

An awards ceremony recognising and encouraging influential women in Scotland.

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£65 / 0141 240 3700

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

Carols in the Chapel

Local choir Braughing Sing performs Christmas carols in the chapel.

Haileybury College, Hertford

Thu 18 Dec

£15 including festive refreshments / 01992 706200

Edinburgh Napier University Centenary Choral Concert

The choir sings music by Sullivan, Stanford, Coleridge-Taylor and Elgar.

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

Wed 4 Feb 2015

£7 (£5) / 0131 225 3847

The Head Bang Theory: Alternative Quiz

Quiz night featuring rounds on alternative music, movies, comics, art, TV and more, with four prizes up for grabs. 10% of the money raised goes to MacMillan Cancer Support.

Pivo Club & Bar, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 25 Dec

£1 / 0131 557 2925

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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

Thu 18 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Fri 19 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Sat 20 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 4 more dates until 24 Dec

Unity – Music For God

DJs from across Scotland come together in aid of Lattitude Global Volunteering. The line-up includes Brad Charters (Kapital), Vinnie Stirrat (Karnival), Monty (Deep), Cam Wil (Deep), Grum (Deep), Kaiser (Confusion is Sex), Euan Strachan and Ben Sloan.

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£7 / 0131 220 2987

3K on the Green

A monthly 3k race on Glasgow Green with all proceeds going to charity.

Glasgow Green

Fri 30 Jan 2015

£2

AMIS and Rowan Alba Benefit

A bunch of comedians band together to raise awareness and funds for Abused Men in Scotland and Rowan Alba, who support vulnerable people find a home of their own.

The Stand, Edinburgh

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£7 (£5) / 0131 558 7272

Annual Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity Fundraiser

Charity fundraiser for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The Scala, London N1

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£10 / 020 7833 2022

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The Ashridge Trail Half Marathon

Run 13.1 miles of off-road trail through 2000 acres of woodland to raise funds for Rennie Grove Hospice Care. The event is open to all abilities levels and supporters can enjoy a relaxing picnic in the countryside while you get your sweat on.

Ashridge House, Berkhamsted

Sun 7 Jun 2015

£20 before 31st December 2014; £25 after / 01442 820740

Auction of Things Money Can't Buy

Place your bids for a host of great experiences, including minibreaks, life coaching, a trip in a Bentley and more. Of course, money can buy all those particular things, but you get the idea.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Thu 29 Jan 2015

Entry by donation / 0131 229 7565

Back To The Beat In Aid Of The Beatson

Big ol' line-up in aid of Beatson Cancer Charity featuring George Bowie, Ultrabeat, The Rhetoriks, Sparkos, Vance, Zander Nation, Jae Freer, Andrew Love & MC Madman, Stereofunk, Stuart McLean, Aaron Robertson and The Doctor.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

£15 / 0141 552 4601

Bingay

Drag superstar Mitzi Macintosh presents the Australian bingo sensation, raising funds for Cancer is a Drag.

Manbar, London WC2H

Mon 22 Dec

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

Bobath Scotland Benefit

A night of laughs in order to raise funds for and awareness of Bobath Scotland – the country's only dedicated cerebral palsy charity. Line-up includes the Lost Voice Guy and more.

The Stand, Glasgow

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£10 / 0844 335 8879

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