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Edinburgh's Christmas Light Night

The capital's Christmas lights are switched on in unison, kicking off the official opening of all Edinburgh's Christmas attractions. Watch some dazzling fireworks and enjoy live music, with an estimated total 1,250 performers and Arlene Stuart from Forth Radio.

George Street, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Nov

Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

  • 13:30 – 17:00

Style Mile Christmas Parade

Heralding the launch of the festive shopping season a gang of street performers lead a Christmas procession through the streets of Glasgow. The parade starts at St Enoch square, heads up the Style Mile and finishes outside Glasgow Royal Concert Hall steps with a series of performances.

St Enoch Square, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

Free

Part of Glasgow Loves Christmas.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Erotica Show 2014

The consumer lifestyle show and exhibition with an opportunity to purchase adult toys and romantic gifts, fashionwear and jewellery, books and magazines, and meet glamour models or adult film performers, view a stage show and attend seminars, discussions and workshops, on all things erotic. Not suitable for ages below 18.

Tobacco Dock, London E1W

Fri 28 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sat 29 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

Sun 30 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Cancelled

24 Doors of Advent

Every day throughout December until Christmas Eve, a building in Edinburgh that is usually closed to the public will open its doors in this unique twist on the advent calender. Sorry though, it's unlikely there'll be a tiny chocolate shaped like a snowman behind these doors.

Various venues, Edinburgh

Mon 1 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 2 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Wed 3 Dec

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 21 more dates until 24 Dec

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

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 24 Nov

Times & prices vary

Tue 25 Nov

Times & prices vary

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Glasgow Loves Christmas

Six weeks of festive celebrations in Glasgow city centre. Watch the centre be lit up at Glasgow Christmas Lights switch-on, race 5k dressed as Mr Claus at the Santa Dash, watch the parade at the Style Mile Christmas Carnival and enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink at Glasgow On Ice.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

Times & prices vary

Mon 24 Nov

Times & prices vary

Tue 25 Nov

Times & prices vary

…and 36 more dates until 31 Dec

Craft And Christmas Gift Fair

Handmade festive items.

Himley Hall And Country Park, Dudley

Sun 23 Nov

£2 (Seniors £1.50; under 16s free) / 01530 834056

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Night in the Garden

As darkness descends, follow a magical trail of light through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Some of the Garden's favourite features, like the Pond and the Victorian Palm House, will be used as the backdrop for extraordinary light effects.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Nov

Outdoors

£12.50 Online bookings at www.rbge.org.uk/botaniclights Phone 0844 573 8455 or in person at The Fringe Shop, 180 High Street, Edinburgh / 0131 248 2909

  • 18:00

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

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

  • 21:00

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 19:30
  • 22:30

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

  • 21:00
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Santa Land

A host of Christmas festivities for wee people. Visit Santa’s Grotto, the Christmas Tree Maze, a children’s market and enjoy family-friendly rides such as the Santa Train, North Pole Slide, Race-a-Rama, Swan Lake, Reindeer Ride and a rollercoaster.

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Sun 23 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 24 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 25 Nov

Times vary / Free

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 40 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Beaconsfield Rock Choir

The Beaconsfield Rock Choir is led by local musician Katy Seath. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Beaconsfield and wider Buckinghamshire county community. We are part of the pioneering Rock Choir singing groups. We often team up with the other local…

The Beacon Centre, Beaconsfield

Tue 25 Nov

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster

…and 18 more dates until 30 Jun 2015

Cuestars

Friendly, social snooker group for the LGBT community and friends, meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

Shandon Snooker, Edinburgh

Tue 25 Nov

£2 per session / 0131 313 2069

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 9 Dec

£2 per session / 0131 313 2069

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Tue 23 Dec

£2 per session / 0131 313 2069

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Edinburgh Ragged University Talks

Talks on a variety of themes organised by the Ragged University, promoting the message that learning is much more palatable when served up with a nice cold pint. There will be food provided and everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table to share. All welcome.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Thu 4 Dec

Free / 0131 667 7533

Talks include ‘One Brain, Two Languages: Bringing Up a Bilingual Child' by Madeleine Beveridge and 'Dyslexia; What It Is And How It Has Affected Me' by Alex Dunedin.

  • 19:00 – 22:00

Fayre Trading

A showcase of original artworks, clothing and more from a variety of local artists.

The Cellar, Southampton

Sat 13 Dec

Phone for prices / 023 8071 0648

  • 12:00 – 18:00
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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

  • 09:05 – 10:00

Thu 4 Dec

£4

  • 09:05 – 10:00

Thu 11 Dec

£4

  • 09:05 – 10:00
…and 15 more dates until 26 Mar 2015

Hush Hour

Read books and drink cocktails – what more could you want?

The Lucky Liquor Co, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 226 3976

  • 19:00

The Inky Fingers Literary Edinburgh Scavenger Hunt Performance Extravaganza

Come along and celebrate Edinburgh's literary community, as teams who participated in the scavenger hunt bring their collections to be officially recorded. After this comes the performance extravaganza, with writers and musicians performing live. The event concludes with a prize giving ceremony for the top scavenger hunt…

The Forest Café, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 229 4922

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 14:00 – 18:00

New Year's Eve Masquerade Dinner

Set in a snowy winter wonderland, complete with a choice menu, fabulous entertainment and your own party mask included, the ball is the only way to see in the New Year.

Scarborough Spa

Wed 31 Dec

£55 / 01723 376774

  • 19:00

Show’N’Tell: Great Apes

Find out more about Josephine Msindai's research on the social structure and conservation of primates around Africa's Lake Victoria.

Grant Museum Of Zoology, London WC1E

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 3106 2052

  • 13:00 – 14:00
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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

…and 18 more dates until 2 Jul 2015

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Wed 26 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 023 8051 1811

Wed 14 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 023 8051 1811

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£25 a month, free taster / 023 8051 1811

…and 18 more dates until 1 Jul 2015

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 23 Nov

£5–£10 / 07817 539168

  • 08:00 – 15:00

Sun 30 Nov

£5–£10 / 07817 539168

  • 08:00 – 15:00

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.

Dick Institute Museum and Art Gallery, Kilmarnock

Wed 26 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 27 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Fri 28 Nov

Free tbc / 01563 554902

Part of Book Week Scotland.

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Platform, Glasgow

Sun 23 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 24 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

  • 09:00 – 20:00

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 0141 276 9696

  • 09:00 – 20:00
…and 12 more dates until 7 Dec

Ceilidh Dance Classes

Tricia Matthews leads these ceilidh dance classes.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

£5.50 / 0141 559 5902

  • 19:15

Wed 3 Dec

£5.50 / 0141 559 5902

  • 19:15

Wed 10 Dec

£5.50 / 0141 559 5902

  • 19:15
…and 8 more dates until 25 Feb 2015

The Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction

Celebrate the year and get into the Christmas spirit with Macmillan at the Celebrity Christmas Stocking Auction. A night of glamour, style with a few surprises along the way!

Renaissance St Pancras Hotel, London NW1

Tue 9 Dec

£2000 / 020 7841 3540

  • 18:00 – 00:00
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