Before 5pm, Days out

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Glasgow Christmas Market

Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the Christmas market with German bratwurst, sweet treats and a sparkling array of gifts and decorations. The legendary Gluhwein House returns serving Gluhwein, Bavarian beers and mulled cider in festive flavours including Rocking Robin and Merry Mixed Berry.

Argyle Street, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Free

Tue 25 Nov

Free

Wed 26 Nov

Free

…and 25 more dates until 21 Dec

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.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£8–£12 (£6–£10; Children £6–£9; Family £29–£35)

The Winter Brocante at Petworth House & Parkland

A fair dedicated to country home interiors.

Petworth House

Sat 29 Nov

£5 (under 14s free) / 01403 780381

Stonham Barns Traditional Car Boot Sale

Grab yourself a bargain at this large car boot sale. Featuring covered and uncovered pitches on hard ground.

Stonham Barns Leisure & Retail Complex, Stonham Aspal

Sun 30 Nov

£5–£10 / 07817 539168

Make A Christmas Wreath

Join us to make a Christmas Wreath.

National Trust: Charlecote Park, Warwick

Wed 26 Nov

Free, plus admission £9.63, child £4.81, family £24.07 / 01789 470277

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The Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair

The fair returns to Scotland, bringing with it over 200 exhibitors showcasing the finest in crafts, garden and home accessories, jewellery, clothing and homemade food and drink. Demonstrations and tasting sessions also take place each day.

Harrogate International Centre

Thu 27 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

Fri 28 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

Sat 29 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

Sun 30 Nov

prices vary / 01423 537230

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

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

Christmas Craft and Food Fair

Get in a Christmassy kind of mood at this market featuring gifts, crafts and food stalls, as well as a bouncy castle, face painting, model railway and more. Proceeds are donated to Willen Hospice.

The Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01908 324466

Girls' Day Out

The women's lifestyle, health, beauty and fashion event returns to Scotland with its biggest show yet.

SECC, Glasgow

Fri 28 Nov

£12 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 30 Nov

£12 / 0141 248 3000

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Holly Garden Nurseries Country Craft & Food Market

A country craft fair with stalls selling food, gifts, crafts and furniture.

Holly Garden Nurseries, Lowestoft

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Sat 13 Dec

Free

Sun 14 Dec

Free

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

Perth’s Outdoor Ice Rink

An outdoor ice rink where you don't have to worry too much about getting your skates on, as skate hire is included in the price. If you're a wee bit wobbly, don't worry – there are skating aids available.

Harry’s Bar, Perth

Mon 24 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Tue 25 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

…and 4 more dates until 30 Nov

Model Railway Exhibition

All aboard for this model railway show – featuring over 35 layouts, modelling demonstrations, a miniature ride-on railway and more.

The Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£5 (Children £3; Family £10) / 01908 324466

A Royal Christmas

The State Apartments in the Palace are given seasonal decorations, with the table in the Royal Dining Room laid with a silver service that was presented to George V and Queen Mary in 1935 to mark their Silver Jubilee.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sun 7 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Mon 8 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

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Derby Rock Choir

The Derby Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Jennie Harwood. Rock Choir is unequalled in the opportunities we can offer our members - from performing at top music and arts venues like the Royal Albert Hall and on top of the BT Tower to raising money for some of the UK's best-loved charities like Comic Relief, Sign2Sing…

Mickleover Community Centre, Derby

Tue 25 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01332 510726

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01332 510726

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 01332 510726

…and 18 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

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

Motorcycle Live

The very best in products and accessories to cater for all types of rider, along with the latest innovations in protective clothing, bike accessories and parts, with experts on hand to offer advice.

NEC, Birmingham

Mon 24 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

Tue 25 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

Wed 26 Nov

Halls 2 - 4

£17 (Children £7; Seniors £11) / 0121 780 4141

…and 4 more dates until 30 Nov

Rapunzel

  • Directed by: Anna Dobson
  • Written by: Philip Meeks

An all-singing, all-dancing festive pantomime featuring queens, princes and jesters and based on the well-known fairy tale of the girl the extraordinarily long hair.

The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 6 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 7 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 13 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sun 14 Dec

£13 (£10.50; £42) / 0191 265 5020

  • 14:00 Rapunzel The People's Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne

Southampton Rock Choir

The Southampton Rock Choir is led by Hampshire based musician Jenny Deacon. The choir is for all ages and all the local Hampshire branches of Rock Choir, like ours come together to do incredible events like Flash Mobs and Guinness World Record attempts (the choir members have 3 world records!) and community events too…

Freemantle United Reform Church, Southampton

Thu 27 Nov

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 15 Jan 2015

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Main Hall

£25 a month, free taster

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21 Revolutions: Exhibition of Writings

Glasgow Women's Library celebrates its 21st birthday by commissioning 21 women writers to make new work inspired by GWL’s library, archive and museum artefacts.

Platform, Glasgow

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

…and 11 more dates until 7 Dec

Dance with Babies

Have fun with your newborn and meet new people at this dancing workshop for parents and babies. Learn the basic steps of salsa, cha-cha, boogie, belly, bachata, classical ballet and swing dance styles. No dance experience is necessary. Bring any baby carrier/sling and a bottle of water.

Bishopbriggs Guide Hall

Mon 24 Nov

£5 (four classes £15)

Tue 25 Nov

£5 (four classes £15)

Wed 26 Nov

£5 (four classes £15)

…and 35 more dates until 31 Dec

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 4 Dec

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 11 Dec

£5 (four classes £15) / 0141 334 2788

…and 2 more dates until 25 Dec

Gwen McCreadie Healthy Eating Class

Weekly supportive classes designed to improve your diet and aid weight loss. Each session includes a short presentation and a weigh-in. Initial joining fee of £10.

Burgh Hall, Broughty Ferry

Thu 27 Nov

£4

Thu 4 Dec

£4

Thu 11 Dec

£4

…and 15 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

Hampstead Rock Choir

Your local Golders Green and Hampstead choir is run by singer/pianist Christina Clark. We are the local community choir with the national reputation - join the Golders Green and Hampstead Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as 'Fantastic'. Whilst retaining our community spirit, we…

Burgh House, London NW3

Tue 25 Nov

Music Room

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Tue 13 Jan 2015

Music Room

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Music Room

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 18 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Make Your Mark 12–15 Year Old Visual Arts Classes

Art classes for ages 12–15. Materials are provided.

Seventeen, Aberdeen

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£99–£110 / 01224 644885

Please note: this course runs from 17 Jan–21 Mar 2015.

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£99–£110 / 01224 644885

Please note: this course runs from 17 Jan–21 Mar 2015.

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£99–£110 / 01224 644885

Please note: this course runs from 17 Jan–21 Mar 2015.

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