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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

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Tue 23 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

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

Sun 21 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Mon 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Tue 23 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

Wed 24 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

  • 09:30 – 16:30

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Mon 22 Dec

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

  • 12:00 – 10:00

Tue 23 Dec

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

  • 12:00 – 10:00
…and 7 more dates until 31 Dec

Ghosts of Christmas Tour

Christmas isn't all mince pies and adorable penguins called Monty, its got a dark side as well. Tour guide Andrew Chesney tells a festive ghost story and recounts the history of Christmas in Scotland looking back at the traditions of the daft days, charades and delicious puddings.

The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Mon 22 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Tue 23 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

  • 17:00 – 18:00
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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

Sun 21 Dec

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:00

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

Santa's Grotto

Visit Santa in his Christmas village, climb into his magic sleigh and receive a special gift.

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock

Sun 21 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

  • 10:00

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

prices vary / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar 2015

prices vary / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 15 Feb 2015

prices vary / 07986 527947

…and 4 more dates until 14 Jun 2015

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 21 Dec

Times & prices vary

Mon 22 Dec

Times & prices vary

Tue 23 Dec

Times & prices vary

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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

An Audience With Father Christmas

Visit Father Christmas and receive a special present, includes story telling and a mince pie for every child.

National Trust: Lyme Park, Stockport

Sun 21 Dec

£6 per child / 01663 762023

  • 11:00 – 11:30
  • 11:30 – 12:00
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  • 12:30 – 13:00
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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
…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 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

Sun 21 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Mon 22 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 15:30

Tue 23 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

  • 10:30 – 15:30
…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Car Boot Sale

Bag yourself a bargain at this weekly car boot sale. Sellers should book ahead and arrive from 7.30am.

Great Parndon Community Association, Harlow

Sun 21 Dec

Free from 10am, £2 before / 07850 445533

7.30am start for sellers.

  • 08:30
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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

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

  • 11:00 – 16:00

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

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

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 31 Dec

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Wed 7 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 659 7880

  • 18:00 – 20:00
…and 51 more dates until 30 Dec 2015

Home, Glasgow

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0141 552 1734

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Mon 29 Dec

Free / 0141 552 1734

  • 21:00 – 00:00

Mon 5 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 552 1734

  • 21:00 – 00:00
…and 51 more dates until 28 Dec 2015

Sloans, Glasgow

Thu 25 Dec

0141 221 8886

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 1 Jan 2015

0141 221 8886

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Thu 8 Jan 2015

0141 221 8886

  • 19:00 – 21:00
…and 51 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

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Santa Cruise

A cruise from Edinburgh Quay to celebrate the festive season with games, songs, craft and a wee visit from the man himself.

Re-Union Canal Boats, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Mon 22 Dec

£10 (under 12 months free) / 0131 261 8529

  • 10:00
  • 12:30
  • 14:00
  • 15:30

Scotland Street Santa School

Learn some crucial Santa skills, just in case there's a Christmas emergency. Make your own Santa beard, learn how to shake your belly like a bowl of jelly, learn how to control a sleigh and make some yummy reindeer food for Rudolph and the gang. All participants get a certificate. Please note Santa is too busy in the…

Scotland Street School Museum, Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 287 0500

  • 11:00
  • 13:00
  • 15:00
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Continental Circus Berlin

An extravaganza of energetic and daring feats to make you doubt your own eyes – with dazzling ice dancers, contortionists, daring acrobatics and trapeze artists, this lot will go to any lengths to shock and impress you.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

…and 8 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

StarCity, Birmingham

Sun 21 Dec

£7.50 / 0121 327 1140

Mon 22 Dec

£7.50 / 0121 327 1140

Tue 23 Dec

£7.50 / 0121 327 1140

…and 10 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

St Andrew Square Ice Rink

Edinburgh city centre now boasts, not one, but two ice rinks for the festive season. The new circular rink at St Andrew Square allows you glide all the way round the Melville Monument.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Tue 23 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Urban Market

A weekly market with Scottish food and drink, plus work by local designers and makers.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 212 8810

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 50 more dates until 20 Dec 2015

Waverley Market @ Platform 2

Fifty stalls set up in Waverley by Local Motive Markets, offering ethical and local products from fresh produce to crafts.

Waverley Station, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Dec

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 558 9644

  • 11:00 – 19:00
…and 78 more dates until 8 Jul 2016

Antiques and Collectors Fair

Shepherd and Williams present this antique and collectors fair set inside the luxurious and iconic Motorcycle Museum. Featuring up to 200 stalls, with free parking.

The National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull

Sun 21 Dec

Phone for prices / 07816 220136

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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