Before 5pm, Days out, Fairs

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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

Sat 20 Dec

Free

Sun 21 Dec

Free

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

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 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

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

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£10–£32 / 0844 499 1700

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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

The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 07787 404268

Hackney Flea Market

Get your paws on vintage fabrics, clothes, jewellery, furniture and knick knacks.

Abney Hall, London N16

Sun 4 Jan 2015

Free / 07986 296949

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Free / 07986 296949

Sun 1 Feb 2015

Free / 07986 296949

…and 6 more dates until 9 May 2015

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

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Mon 22 Dec

£9 (£5; Family £20)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Glasgow Mela

For over 20 years this huge outdoor festival has been celebrating the traditions of Glasgow's many and varied immigrant communities with a mix of international music, dance, activities and stalls.

Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

Sun 14 Jun 2015

Free / 0141 287 8985

Part of West End Festival.

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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

Fri 2 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 558 9644

Fri 9 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 558 9644

…and 78 more dates until 8 Jul 2016

Bespoke Atelier Christmas Pop-Up Shop

The Bespoke Atelier team and friends take their art and craft to the Veneer Gallery. Sellers include Libby Walker, Joy Collection, Jen Kent, Finch and Fouracre, and Catherine Aitken.

Veneer Gallery, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 07818 824014

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 07818 824014

Out of the Blue Flea Market

Bargain buys including furniture, clothes, music, bric-a-brac and more.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 0131 555 7100

Dundee Record, CD and Music Memorabilia Fair

Grab a classic at Scotland's longest running music memorabilia fair.

Marryat Hall, Dundee

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£1 / 01382 434940

Stars of Time

A sci-fi and movie extravaganza featuring hundreds of costumed characters, collectables, trade stands and more. Fancy dress encouraged.

Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 2 May 2015

£10 (Children £6.50; Seniors £6.50; Family £26–£29) / 01934 635227

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Stars of Time Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare
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The Altrincham Antiques, Collectors & Vintage Fair

Find something to compliment your home, collection or wardrobe with over 80 exhibitors selling antiques and collectables.

Cresta Court Hotel, Altrincham

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 0781 622 0136

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 0781 622 0136

Art Pistol Winter Show

Original artworks and prints for sale.

Art Pistol, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0141 416 1232

Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event

A wedding fair on a huge scale (there's a car showcase, catwalk shows, free makeovers, plenty of live performances from wedding musicians and around 130 exhibitors), to help you pick out a piper or decide on a dress for your big day.

Hampden Park, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr 2015

£9.25–£10.50 / 0844 481 8898

Sun 5 Apr 2015

£9.25–£10.50 / 0844 481 8898

Aberdeen Country Fair

Attracting over 30,000 visitors on the last Saturday of every month, the market boasts 36 – 40 stalls including a mix of over 25 local and guest producers, and local craft products. Stallholders include family-run butchers HM Sheridan; Hubertus Game; Ingram's Homecure (bacon, pork, sausages and cured meats); Cove Bay…

Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 01224 649000

The Alternative and Burlesque Fair

Clothing, accessories and jewellery for all your alt, fetish, goth, steampunk and burlesque needs. There's over 50 vendors, plus burlesque, aerial and cabaret shows on the day.

The Institute, Birmingham

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£5 adv / 0844 844 0444

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Art on the Exchange

Artists and performers – including in visual art, street theatre and music – show off their talent in Royal Exchange Square. Presented by Art on Scotland.

Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 07889 797022

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 07889 797022

Atrium Ice Rink

Ice skating for all at Westfield this Christmas season. There are themed and bumper sessions, family entertainment and live DJs, plus performances on the Westfield Presents stage.

The Atrium, London W12

Sat 20 Dec

Prices vary

Sun 21 Dec

Prices vary

Mon 22 Dec

Prices vary

…and 12 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Ava Vintage and Antiques Fair

A wide range of items on offer. Featuring porcelain, furniture, silver, militaria, original paintings, vintage clothing, masonic items, jewellery and accessories.

Stormont Estate, Belfast

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£2

The Bridal Market

Quirky and creative wedding suppliers from around the country, all under one roof.

The Briggait, Glasgow

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Free / 0141 553 5890

Brighton Tattoo Convention

The 8th Brighton Tattoo Convention promises the best artists around, plus competitions, traders, entertainment, workshops and parties.

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

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