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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

Mon 1 Dec

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

Tue 2 Dec

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

Wed 3 Dec

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

…and 15 more dates until 31 Dec

Aladdin

Panto veterans Grant Stott, Andy Gray and Allan Stewart take to the stage to present Aladdin complete with special effects.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 30 Nov

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Wed 3 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 36 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

The Elf By Herself

Festive show about the elf who grew tall. Ages 3–6.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 29 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Sun 30 Nov

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

Mon 1 Dec

£8 (Family £21–£28) / 0141 552 4267

…and 30 more dates until 31 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

Stick Man

  • Directed by: Sally Cookson
  • Written by: Benji Bower (music)

A show about a family of stick people. Presented by Scamp Theatre. Ages 3+.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 29 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 30 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 15 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Tue 26 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Wed 27 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

…and 3 more dates until 31 May 2015 back to top

Frozen Christmas Market

Fun Christmas market with food, face painting, Santa's Grotto, reindeer rides, mulled wine and more.

Collis Primary School, Teddington

Sat 29 Nov

£1 / 020 8977 1458

Manchester Ice Rink

Skate under the stars this Christmas at Manchester's only outdoor ice rink. The rink is open to skaters of all abilities and offers skating aids, in the shape of penguins and seals, for younger children.

Spinningfields Ice Rink, Manchester

Mon 1 Dec

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

Tue 2 Dec

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

Wed 3 Dec

£9–£10 (Children £7–£9; Family £23–£30; Students £8) / 0161 820 9718

…and 11 more dates until 18 Dec

Miracle on 34th Street

Based on one of the most popular Christmas films of all time, the play tells the tale of a man who claims to be the real Father Christmas.

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Sat 29 Nov

£15–£24 / 01322 220000

Theatre Royal, Brighton

Tue 2 Dec

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 060 6650

£21.40–£25.40 / 0870 060 6650

Wed 3 Dec

£17.50–£21.50 / 0870 060 6650

£21.40–£25.40 / 0870 060 6650

Cinderella

Spillers Pantomimes present their take on the classic rags-to-riches fairy tale with song and dance routines a plenty.

Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 30 Nov

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sat 6 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 11 more dates until 29 Dec

Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp (book)

Biff loves the moonlight and music and walking on tiptoes. That's because he doesn't think of himself as a dog. Biff thinks he's a ballerina. A mix of puppetry, classical music and comedy, in David Duffy and Andrea Sadler's adaptation of Anna Kemp's book, illustrated by Sarah Ogilvy. Ages 2–6.

New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich

Wed 3 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Thu 4 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

Fri 5 Dec

£8.50 (Children £5 under 16s) / 01473 295 900

…and 28 more dates until 3 Jan 2015 back to top

The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot

The feelgood tale of a young boy who doesn't enjoy Christmas or exchanging gifts … until the tradition suddenly disappears. Ages 3–8.

The Arches, Glasgow

Thu 4 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Fri 5 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

Sat 6 Dec

£9.50 (Children £5.50; Family £25) / 0141 565 1000

…and 29 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Meet Father Christmas 2014

Join friends old and new and meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto.

National Trust: Tyntesfield, Bristol

Sat 6 Dec

£5 adv booking essential (Children £6 adv booking essential) / 0870 241 4500

Sun 7 Dec

£5 adv booking essential (Children £6 adv booking essential) / 0870 241 4500

Sat 13 Dec

£5 adv booking essential (Children £6 adv booking essential) / 0870 241 4500

…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

Mum2Mum Market

This pop up baby and children's market features stalls manned by mums selling to other mums. Buy and sell children's clothes and maternity wear, equipment, toys and prams.

Beacon Centre, Harrow

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (Children free; stall holder £25) / 020 8966 6500

2 for 1 voucher available on website

Ricards Lodge High School, London SW19

Sat 29 Nov

£2 (Children free) / 020 8946 2208

Robertsbridge Community Hall

Sat 29 Nov

£2 / 07599 059 649

2for1 voucher available from website.

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Slava's Snowshow

A cast of clowns use water, cobwebs, bubbles and dry ice to create a world of wonder in which a bed becomes a boat, a web of cotton envelops the audience and one tiny piece of paper begins a blinding snowstorm.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 4 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 6 Dec

£21.50–£29 / 0131 529 6000

The Lowry, Salford

Wed 10 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Fri 12 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Sat 13 Dec

Lyric Theatre

£18–£37 / 08432 086000

Royal Festival Hall, London SE1

Fri 19 Dec

£20–£65 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 20 Dec

£20–£65 / 0844 875 0073

Sun 21 Dec

£20–£65 / 0844 875 0073

…and 9 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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Derry Christmas Market 2014

In the lead up to Christmas, primarily, traders who sell specialist food and non-food goods, not normally associated with conventional town offer are invited to apply to trade at this year's 'Christmas Village at Ebrington'. The Christmas Village at Ebrington will be an idyllic winter wonderland with activities for old…

Ebrington Square, Londonderry

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 028 7126 4455

Sun 30 Nov

Free / 028 7126 4455

Mon 1 Dec

Free / 028 7126 4455

…and 20 more dates until 21 Dec back to top

Jack And The Beanstalk

Children's show adapted from the much-loved fairy tale. Presented by Lyngo Theatre.

Brighton Dome

Thu 18 Dec

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

Sat 20 Dec

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

Sun 21 Dec

Studio Theatre

£7 (£5; £22) / 01273 709709

Capitol, Horsham

Tue 23 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

Wed 24 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

Sat 27 Dec

£10 (£8) / 01403 750 220

…and 4 more dates until 31 Dec

Guildhall Theatre, Derby

Sun 15 Feb 2015

£6.75 / 01332 255800

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James and the Giant Peach

Dundee Rep Ensemble explore the witty and wonderful world of Roald Dahl's insect-laden tale of young James and his round-the-world adventures aboard the enormous fruit.

Dundee Rep

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

Sat 13 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

Sun 14 Dec

£12–£21 (Children £9) / 01382 223530

…and 11 more dates until 31 Dec

My Friend Mole: Birdsnest Theatre (Ages 3-6)

A story of a very special friendship and the power of imagination told using live music and a rich visual language that will delight and surprise audiences of all ages.

Lyric Hammersmith, London W6

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£8 / 020 8741 6850

Sleeping Beauty

  • Directed by: Guy Masterson

Hawthorne Productions presents the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty. Written and directed by Guy Masterson. Suitable for families.

The Hawthorne Theatre, Welwyn Garden City

Mon 15 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

Tue 16 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

Wed 17 Dec

£7.50–£15.50 (£7.50–£13.50) / 01707 357117

…and 14 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Aladdin

  • Directed by: Gareth Tudor-Price
  • Written by: Ben Crocker

A family pantomime full of North Eastern promise. Chris Connel plays Widow Twankey, Matt McGoldrick is Aladdin and Paul Hartley the daft lad Wishee Washee. Neil Armstrong is wicked Abanazar and Christina Andrew the beautiful Princess Jasmine.

Gala, Durham

Sat 29 Nov

£8–£16.50 (£12.50–£14.50; £48–£56) / 0191 332 4041

Sun 30 Nov

£8–£16.50 (£12.50–£14.50; £48–£56) / 0191 332 4041

Tue 2 Dec

£8–£16.50 (£12.50–£14.50; £48–£56) / 0191 332 4041

…and 26 more dates until 3 Jan 2015 back to top

Aladdin: Guide Bridge Theatre

If you are after a quintessential pantomime experience - you need look no further than ALADDIN - it's dazzling, funny and never fails to engage with its audience.

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester

Sat 6 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sat 13 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

Sun 14 Dec

£8.50 / 0161 330 8078

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 29 Nov

£9 / 07986 527947

Sat 13 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh

Sun 7 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Dec

£9 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

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Bookbug Session

Rhymes, stories and songs to stimulate and delight wee ones. Suitable for under threes. Booking is essential.

Colinton Library, Edinburgh

Tue 2 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5603

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5603

Newington Library, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5536

Piershill Library, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

Free / 0131 529 5685

Charlie And Lola’s Extremely New Play

Everyone's favourite brother and sister duo are back with a brand new play about friendship.

Norwich Playhouse

Sat 29 Nov

£11.50 / 01603 598598

Sun 30 Nov

£11.50 / 01603 598598

Cheeki Monkeys Big Baby and Children’s Christmas Market

A pop-up baby and children's Christmas market, full of pre-loved goods.

Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Southampton

Sun 14 Dec

£1 (Children free; Pre-loved stall £10) / 023 8051 1811

Stockport Masonic Guildhall

Sun 30 Nov

£1 (Children free)

Sun 28 Dec

£1 (Children free)

Sun 25 Jan 2015

£1 (Children free)

…and 9 more dates until 29 Nov 2015

Washington Leisure Center

Sat 13 Dec

£1.50 (Children free) / 0191 219 3400

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 0191 219 3400

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£1.50 (Children free) / 0191 219 3400

…and 2 more dates until 11 Apr 2015

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