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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 29 Nov

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

Stars On Canvas: Exhibition

Stars on Canvas is an exciting project in which well known names create their own artwork and auction them for charity.

The Hub, London W1B

Fri 21 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

Sat 22 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 01707 259 777

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 6 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 13 more dates until 24 Dec

East Neuk Bolt

Dress up like Father Christmas and run one mile along Elie Beach for charity. Organised by East Neuk of Fife Round Table, entry fee gets you a Santa suit to keep as well as festive refreshments at the finish line. Run for fun or race to win The Golden Mince Pie. Register in advance via Facebook; on event day registration…

Elie Pavillion

Sun 14 Dec

£10 / 01333 311243

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


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Edinburgh Christmas Walk

A wintery walk through the Botanic Garden, by the Water of Leith and finishing in Inverleith park via Stockbridge. All walkers get a medal and a goody bag.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£0–£20 / 0131 208 2500

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

The Sick Kids Friends Foundation Christmas Fair

Christmas shopping and a family day out rolled into one. There's arts, crafts, refreshments and festive entertainment, all in aid of the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 0131 668 4949

Festive Bake Morning

Enjoy some festive treats in partnership with #GivingTuesday. Funds raised go towards providing counselling, education and support for people affected by alcohol misuse. Donations of mince pies and other festive bakes are welcome, but due to the nature of the charity, bakes with alcohol in them cannot be accepted.

Glasgow Council on Alcohol

Tue 2 Dec

Free entry / 0141 353 1800

Santa Dash and Reindeer Run

Santa and his reindeer are around as competitors run, jog or walk 6k in aid of St Andrew's Hospice. Adults are given a Santa suit, while the wee ones get kitted out with reindeer antlers and flashing noses.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 23 Nov

£10 (Children £5; Family £25) / 01698 402060

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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

Sun 30 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

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

Charity Christmas Fete

Roll up, roll up for a Christmas fete in aid of the charity HCPT. There's tea and cakes, face painting, eyebrow threading, a nail technician and all manner of exciting stalls on offer. Plus, that Santa fella is said to be stopping by.

St Columbkille's Church, Rutherglen

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 07729 207799

Please note: Stalls cost £20 to run and must be paid in advance.

Christmas Carnaby Market

Vintage and craft fair with local traders from Fife and Tayside.

Salutation Hotel, Perth

Sun 30 Nov

Free normally 50p mention The List for free entry / 07904102216

Christmas in the City

STV Glasgow's The Riverside Show presenters Jennifer Reoch and David Farrell host a charity Christmas lunch featuring a catwalk-based show telling the story of Christmas in Glasgow as well as performances from Carrie Mac and the Bay City Rollers. Funds raised go to the STV Appeal and Kilbryde Hospice.

Thistle Glasgow Hotel

Fri 5 Dec

£950 per table of ten / 01698 459966

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Christmas Tree Festival

A two-day winter wonderland with stalls, gifts, rides, live music – and a little visit from Mr Claus.

Forest Centre & Millennium Country Park, Bedford

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 01234 762615

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 01234 762615

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

Commando Spirit: Survive The Yomp

Help raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund at this special activity day out. Take on the challenge of the Yomp: the intense 30-mile test the Royal Marines have to face to complete their training.

Achnacarry and Spean Bridge, Fort William

Sat 12 Sep 2015

£150 / 0844 693 1944

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 7 Dec

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

Epilepsy Action Reindeer Fun Run

Dress up as a Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or Rudolph and take part in a festive 5k fun run for Epilepsy Action. There's a medal and a mince pie for all runners and Hall Royd Band are performing carols. Any reindeer calves wanting to race can take part in the children's fun run.

Roberts Park, Saltaire

Sun 7 Dec

£2.50–£12 / 0113 210 8797

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Epilepsy Action Reindeer Stampede

Dress up and stampede like you're Dasher, Dancer, Prancer or red nosed Rudolph. The 5k fun run starts and finishes in Roberts Park and raises funds for Epilepsy Action. There's also a mini stampede of 650m for children under eight.

Roberts Park, Saltaire

Sun 7 Dec

£12 (Children aged 8–15 £6; Childrens' fun run £2.50) / 0113 210 8816

Epilepsy Action Tour of the Roses

Three day, coast to coast, cycle challenge in aid of Epilepsy Action. Starting in Blackpool and finishing in Scarborough the route includes parts of the first Stage of the 2014 Tour de France and passes the most iconic locations in the region. Accommodation, meals, baggage transfer, medical cover and mechanical assistance…

North Pier Blackpool

Sat 23 May 2015

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Sun 24 May 2015

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

Mon 25 May 2015

£400 / 01132 108797

Please note: rescheduled date.

The Erskine Ladies' Lunch

A 'snow belles' themed winter party, featuring a cocktail reception, three course lunch, wine and coffee, plus entertainment from Edward Reid, Andrew Merry and Nicola Cassells.

29 Private Members Club, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

£65 / 0141 225 5610

Festive Fun Day

A festive fun day from the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, in which the littles ones are invited to come and get crafty. There's a number of different craft activities on offer, plus a chance for the wee ones to enrol in Elf School, where they discover what it takes to become one of Santa's Little Helpers. After all…

Frontline Church, Liverpool

Sat 13 Dec

£6 (adults free) / 0151 733 3373

Please note: Elf School and lunch with Santa must be booked separately and these activities have an additional charge.

Freeze for Trees

Jump into an icy outdoor pool in the middle of December to raise funds for Trees for Cities, a charity that encourages tree planting in cities.

Brockwell Lido, London SE24

Sat 13 Dec

£15 (fundraising target £60) / 020 7274 3088

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