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Souper Saturday Postcard Sale

Postcard art from local artists is on sale (as well as live music) to raise funds for Souper Saturday which provides food for the homeless.

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 229 7565

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 1 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Tue 2 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Wed 3 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

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

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.

A Piping Hot Christmas

A festive party in aid of Breast Cancer Care with performances from Voice of the Town, Three Little Words and magician Ryan Davidson. There is also a hot buffet and DJs to get you up on the dance floor.

The National Piping Centre, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

£20 / 0141 353 0220

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Dunfermline Children's Gala Concert

A fundraising concert, where Christmas songs are sung by children from schools in Dunfermline and Rosyth.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Wed 26 Nov

£8 (£4) / 01383 740384

Thu 27 Nov

£8 (£4) / 01383 740384

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

Glasgow Coffee Festival

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

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

£9 / 0141 553 5890

Ticket price includes one hot drink.

British Red Cross Christmas Fair

A chance to peruse over 90 stalls at this Christmas market, with a range of gifts from clothing to furniture to crafts, plus live entertainment, all in support of the Red Cross' good work. There's also chocolate tasting workshops, homemade food, a unique WWI exhibition and a chance for children to visit Santa's grotto.

Kensington Town Hall, London W8

Wed 26 Nov

£10 (Children under 10 free including visit to grotto) / 020 7877 7606

Cardinal Winning Charity Ball

Charity ball raising funds for projects in and around Glasgow including a champagne reception, four-course dinner, dancing, an auction conducted by Andy Cameron and a raffle with the star prize being a new car. Last years ball raised over £80,000 for local charities including The Wayside Club for the homeless and the…

Crowne Plaza, Glasgow

Fri 5 Dec

£80 / 0141 569 2867

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Clutha Trust Launch Night

The trust launches with a night of live music featuring performances from Bombskare, Rose Room, The Girobabies, Mickey 9s, The Mighty Sparrahawk and Carlton Jugband.

Barrowland, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£10 / 0141 552 4601

Evening Express Carol Concert

Featuring schools from around the North East performing Christmas music and carols. All money raised goes to local charities.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Tue 2 Dec

£6–£8 / 01224 641122

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 27 Nov

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 4 Dec

£1 / 0131 557 2925

Thu 11 Dec

£1 / 0131 557 2925

…and 2 more dates until 25 Dec

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

Pitlochry Christmas Tree Festival

Two day festival of Christmas trees, featuring displays from local businesses, voluntary organisations, charities, groups, clubs and families. Also featuring a craft market, music and refreshments.

Pitlochry Church

Sat 29 Nov

£2.50 per day / 01796 472160

Sun 30 Nov

£2.50 / 01796 472160

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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.

World AIDS Day Concert

A charity concert featuring Edinburgh Gay Men's Chorus and Glasgow a cappella group Choral Stimulation. All money raised goes to help Waverly Care and their work supporting people in Scotland living with HIV and Hepatitis C.

Speakeasy, Glasgow

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (£6) / 0141 332 2520


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

Manbar, London WC2H

Mon 1 Dec

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

Mon 8 Dec

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

Mon 15 Dec

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

Mon 22 Dec

Free (£5 per game) / 020 7434 2567

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

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

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Epilepsy Scotland Gala Christmas Concert

Stylish charity gala concert with carols and operatic song from the Orchestra and the Chorus of the Canongait and children from East Lothian schools, with drinks and canapés afterwards.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£20 / 0141 427 4911

Fresh Start Charity Sale

Buy up some baked goods, bric a brac, crafts and more and help raise funds for homelessness charity Fresh Start while you're at it.

The Fresh Start Food Station, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 476 7741

Home Game

An evening of poetry, prose and music in support of Falkirk's foodbank. Featuring Adam Stafford, CD Shade, Samuel Best, Hannah Fyfe, Stephen Watt and more.

Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Thu 27 Nov

£5 / 01324 633338

  • 18:30 – 22:00 Home Game Behind The Wall, Falkirk

Maggie's Christmas Carol Concert

Celebrate the festive season with an evening of carols and readings with celebrity stars whilst raising money for people with Cancer.

St Paul's Cathedral, London EC4M

Tue 16 Dec

£25 / 0207 386 3511

The Mistletoe Ball

A night full of glitz and glamour while raising vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

The Dorchester, London W1K

Fri 5 Dec

£130 / 02076 298888

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