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St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

Free

All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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

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

Fri 28 Nov

Free

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

…and 21 more dates until 21 Dec

Storytelling for Christmas

Learn how to tell festive stories by discovering their fascinating traditions.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

£15 / 0131 556 9579

The Edgeley Park Stadium Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Antique and collectors fair featuring up to 100 stalls with a huge variety of goods, set in a lavish suite in Stockport County's iconic stadium.

Edgeley Park, Stockport

Sun 7 Dec

£2 (£1.50; Children free) / 07816 220136

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Adams Antiques Fair

More than 140 dealers in fine antiques all under one roof.

The Royal Horticultural Hall, Lindley Hall, London SW1P

Sun 7 Dec

£4 / 020 7821 3650

Chester Christmas Market

Seventy wooden chalets offering crafts, clothing, jewellery, giftware and local food and drink, plus a special Champagne Lanson White Label bar.

Town Hall Square, Chester

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01244 405600

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 01244 405600

…and 13 more dates until 14 Dec

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

Sat 29 Nov

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

Sun 30 Nov

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

Sat 6 Dec

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

…and 6 more dates until 22 Dec

Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May 2015

Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Sun 30 Nov

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

Mon 1 Dec

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

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Traditions of Dance: A Scottish Store

A look at Scottish dance traditions, from step to ceilidh, with workshops and demonstrations.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£15 / 0131 556 9579

Beauty by Design: Fashioning the Renaissance

Work by contemporary fashion designers inspired by Old Master paintings, using materials such as lace that are associated with earlier periods, together with an exploration of Renaissance ideas of beauty and cosmetics.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0131 624 6200

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0131 624 6200

…and 153 more dates until 3 May 2015

The Birmingham Antiques, Collectors and Vintage Fair

Nearly 150 stalls where you can hunt for the next addition to your collection.

The Centennial Centre, Birmingham

Sun 14 Dec

£2 (Children free) / 07816 220136

Doon the Watter

Discover how families have enjoyed the river for the past 50 years.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 0141 287 2660

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

…and 197 more dates until 17 Jun 2015

Scotfairs Antique & Collectors Fair

A large selection of collectables old and new, from rare treasures for the connoisseur to interesting and affordable pieces for anyone and everyone.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Sat 6 Dec

£1.50 (Children free when accompanied by an adult) / 01786 473544

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 01786 473544

…and 8 more dates until 3 Oct 2015

The Citadel, Ayr

Sat 29 Nov

£1.50 (Children free when accompanied) / 01292 269793

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Athelstaneford Saltire Service

A St Andrew’s Day service at the historic Athelstaneford church followed by a ceremonial handing over of the Flag featuring local children singing The Saltire anthem.

Athelstaneford Parish Kirk, North Berwick

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01620 892 800

Part of Saltire.

Carnegie Treasures

An exhibition charting Andrew Carnegie's philanthropy.

Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum, Dunfermline

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01383 724302

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01383 724302

Christmas Celebrations

Christmas celebrations Victorian style, with enough activities to even put a smile on Ebenezer's face. The wee ones can dress up in period costume, there's carol singing around the grand piano and some hot fruit punch to warm the cockles.

Beaulieu

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

Sun 21 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

Mon 22 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 01590 612345

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Riverside Christmas Fair

Christmas fair with traditional fairground rides, fun activities for children and festive shopping at the craft and gift stalls located in our 1930s Old Street. Santa has set up his grotto on board The Tall Ship.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

Sun 7 Dec

Free / 0141 287 2660

Christmas Light Clock Tower Tours

Take in the city's Christmas lights from the top of the clock tower.

Leeds Town Hall

Thu 4 Dec

£4.50

Please note: For those unable to ascend the clock tower stairs an audio-visual presentation will be available on advance request. If the weather is particularly bad, the tour is unable to take people to the outside of the clock tower.

Thu 11 Dec

£4.50

Please note: For those unable to ascend the clock tower stairs an audio-visual presentation will be available on advance request. If the weather is particularly bad, the tour is unable to take people to the outside of the clock tower.

Thu 18 Dec

£4.50

Please note: For those unable to ascend the clock tower stairs an audio-visual presentation will be available on advance request. If the weather is particularly bad the tour is unable to take people to the outside of the clock tower.

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Christmas Weekend on board The Royal Yacht Britannia

See the Britannia in all her Christmas glory, including the traditional tree on the bridge, and enjoy complimentary mulled wine and shortbread in the Officers' Mess.

Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 5566

Sun 7 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 555 5566

Dorothy Wordsworth: Wonders of the Everyday

Contemporary works and displays celebrating the life of Dorothy Wordsworth, sister of William.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Sat 29 Nov

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

Sun 30 Nov

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

Mon 1 Dec

Museum & Gallery

£7.75 (Children £4.50; £17.20) / 01539 435544

…and 356 more dates until 31 Dec 2015

Festive Family Fun Day

Family fun day including storytelling, face painting, arts and crafts, festive food and Christmas carol performances. Visit the palace family room to play classic Victorian games and try on costumes.

Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

Sun 28 Dec

Included in admission / 0131 556 5100

First World War Centenary Exhibition

An interactive exhibition exploring WWI and its impact on Chichester.

The Novium, Chichester

Sat 29 Nov

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Sun 30 Nov

Included in admission / 01243 775888

Mon 1 Dec

Included in admission / 01243 775888

…and 30 more dates until 31 Dec

Free St Andrew's Day Weekend

Explore the National Wallace Monument and learn the story of Sir William Wallace. Free access over the St Andrew's Day weekend.

The National Wallace Monument, Stirling

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 01786 472140

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 01786 472140

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