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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

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

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

FestivalAsia

An Eastern mix of music, dance, food, fashion and martial arts spread out over three days.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 15 May 2015

£8 child, adv; £10 child; £12.50 adv; £15

Sat 16 May 2015

£8 child, adv; £10 child; £12.50 adv; £15

Sun 17 May 2015

£8 child, adv; £10 child; £12.50 adv; £15

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

Times & prices vary

Tue 23 Dec

Times & prices vary

Wed 24 Dec

Times & prices vary

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Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen, Young Fathers andThe Twilight Sad that culminates with Midnight Fireworks…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2016

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

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

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Cirque Berserk

A large-scale family circus show with jugglers, acrobats, aerialists, dancers, musicians and stuntmen. Highlights include Hercules the strongman, award-winning clown Tweedy and a hair-raising motorcycle routine from Globe of Death.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£28 (£24) / 01892 530613

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Fri 13 Feb 2015

£17–£23 (£18–£20; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 020 8561 8371

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£18.50–£30 / 0121 236 4455

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Hogmanay Snow Ball

Sip a specially created Hogmanay SnowBall™ cocktail as you arrive, before entering the atmosphetic ballroom and sitting down to a 3 course dinner which celebrates some of Scotland's best food. A live pianist plays as you eat, and once the plates have been cleared there's dancing to the sounds of Ceilidh Stomp plus a live…

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£99 Standard Dinner Ticket (Igloo Lounge upgrade £139) / 0131 229 9131

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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

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Thu 31 Dec 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed

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

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Story Trail

Travel into the magical world of Narnia, a land inhabited by fantastical fauns and busy beavers.

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking

Tue 23 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Wed 24 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Thu 25 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Show

Wagons roll as the exhibition for holiday nomads and fresh air lovers arrives in Glasgow. The event promises to be a one stop shop for all the latest caravans, motorhomes, camping products and accessories.

SECC, Glasgow

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£9 / 0141 248 3000

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£9 / 0141 248 3000

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£9 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 8 Feb 2015

£9 / 0141 248 3000

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Bad Boy Pub Quiz

The Bad Boy Pub Quiz: an evening of fun and frolics, musical statues, pass the pineapple, and the chance to win 'hunners' of money. Loads of great prizes to be won, and plenty of crap ones too!

Cargo, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 659 7880

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0131 659 7880

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 659 7880

…and 51 more dates until 30 Dec 2015

Home, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0141 552 1734

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0141 552 1734

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 1734

…and 51 more dates until 28 Dec 2015

Sloans, Glasgow

Thu 25 Dec

0141 221 8886

Thu 1 Jan 2015

0141 221 8886

Thu 8 Jan 2015

0141 221 8886

…and 51 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

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Cantorion Gele Singers Rehearsals

Practice for the singing group.

Old Red Cross Club, Abergele

Mon 22 Dec

Phone for prices

Mon 29 Dec

Phone for prices

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Phone for prices

…and 34 more dates until 31 Aug 2015

Ashton Lane Hogmanay Street Party

Ring in the New Year with fireworks, a piper, street performers, live music, DJs and tasty food and drink.

Ashton Lane, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£25

The Carpet Forest

Art installation for kids.

The Cube, Malvern

Tue 23 Dec

Free

Sat 27 Dec

Sun 28 Dec

…and 2 more dates until 30 Dec

Cheltenham Rock Choir

Your local Cheltenham choir is run by singing teacher Michael Childs. The choir will be performing locally again soon so it's a chance for you to join in, sing and perform without pressure and under the supportive guidance of Michael. Rock Choir members have performed at the O2 Arena, Eurodisney and many more iconic…

The Pavilion, Cheltenham

Wed 14 Jan 2015

The Auditorium

£25 a month, free taster / 01242 263344

Wed 21 Jan 2015

The Auditorium

£25 a month, free taster / 01242 263344

Wed 28 Jan 2015

The Auditorium

£25 a month, free taster / 01242 263344

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The Creative Crafts Show

A place to discover new craft ideas and meet other like-minded crafty folk.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£7–£8 (accompanied under 16s free) / 01822 617744

Mrs Claus is Keeping Christmas at Pollok House

Enjoy a truly magical family Christmas when you bring the children to meet the award-winning Mrs Claus at Pollok House! The House will be decorated top to toe - each room in a different theme! You’ll find a mouth-watering daily festive lunch in The Kitchen Restaurant, plenty of gift ideas in our gift shop and lots of…

Pollok House, Glasgow

Tue 23 Dec

£6.50 (£5; Children £6) / 0844 493 2202

Wed 24 Dec

£6.50 (£5; Children £6) / 0844 493 2202

Princes Street Gardens Ice Rink

Glide like an angel, or fall like a toddler; have fun either way on the ice rink set below Edinburgh Castle, a now traditional feature of the city's Christmas fun. Lessons are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4pm–6pm.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 24 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 10 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Winter Astronomy Evenings

Find out about the history of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and discover more about the night sky. Booking is essential.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

Fri 23 Jan 2015

£4 (£3; Children £3) / 0131 6688404

…and 13 more dates until 24 Apr 2015

The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic

Need some parts and spares to get the hog back on the road for summer? This show has a plethora of classic bike traders, dealers and autojumble plots as well as plenty of classics on display to show to get you inspired to finish your restoration project.

Newark Showground

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£7 in advance; £9 on the door (Children free) / 01507 529430

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£7 in advance; £9 on the door (Children free) / 01507 529430

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