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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.

George Square, Glasgow

Thu 27 Nov

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

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

Wed 26 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Thu 27 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Fri 28 Nov

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 28 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

The Lowry, Salford

Thu 28 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sat 30 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

Sun 31 May 2015

Quays

£13.50 / 0844 545 8252

The Sooty Show

Sweep, Soo and Richard join the loveable bear to celebrate his birthday party – where things don't seem to be going to plan.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£15–£30

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 30 Mar 2015

£15 / 020 8561 8371

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

Fri 3 Apr 2015

£15 / 08441 717620

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The Dugdale Centre, Enfield

Wed 3 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 7 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 14 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Sun 21 Dec

£8 / 020 8807 6680

Robin Hood Pantomime At Sheringham Little Theatre

Written by West-End star Killian Donnelly, this is a modern adaptation of the classic tale in which a heroic outlaw steals from the rich to help the poor.

Sheringham Little Theatre

Wed 10 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

Thu 11 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

Fri 12 Dec

£16 red; £17 gold; £8 school (Children £11 red; Children £12 gold; £50 red; £54 gold) / 01263 822347

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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

Christmas Market

Experience a truly traditional Christmas at our Christmas Market, with unique gifts, festive treats, mulled wine and the smell of roasted chestnuts.

Drake Circus, Plymouth

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 01752 306 330

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01752 306 330

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 01752 306 330

…and 17 more dates until 14 Dec

Fayre On The Square

Christmas Market and entertainment event featuring 30 festive market stalls, live music and dance entertainment and festive food including hog roast and roasted chestnuts.

Community Square, Gravesend

Sat 29 Nov

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

Sat 6 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

Sun 7 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

Sat 13 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

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Aladdin

Shaun Williamson stars as the evil Abanazaar, with Paul Laidlaw as Widow Twankey in a fabulous pantomime that has more Eastern promise than a box of Turkish Delight!

Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Tue 2 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 10:15 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Wed 3 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 10:15 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage

Thu 4 Dec

£15.50–£22 / 01438 363200

  • 10:15 Aladdin Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
…and 9 more dates until 9 Jan 2015

Christmas At Clergy House

Learn fascinating facts about Christmas throughout the ages.

National Trust: Alfriston Clergy House, Polegate

Sat 29 Nov

Free, normal admission charges apply / 01323 870001

Sun 30 Nov

Free, normal admission charges apply / 01323 870001

Mon 1 Dec

Free, normal admission charges apply / 01323 870001

…and 2 more dates until 3 Dec

Perth’s Outdoor Ice Rink

An outdoor ice rink where you don't have to worry too much about getting your skates on, as skate hire is included in the price. If you're a wee bit wobbly, don't worry – there are skating aids available.

Harry’s Bar, Perth

Tue 25 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

Thu 27 Nov

£4 / 01738 474 064

…and 3 more dates until 30 Nov

Robin’s Winter Adventure (Over 4s)

Robin's Winter Adventure is a magical and heart warming theatrical experience for children aged four and upwards. Telling an uplifting tale of a boy's courage as he faces his fears of moving from his cosy village to the hustle and bustle of London.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sat 6 Dec

£6 / 0116 242 3595

Hanger Farm Arts Centre, Southampton

Sun 7 Dec

£8 (£6) / 023 8066 7683

The Lights, Andover

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Auditorium

£7.50 / 01264 368368

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National Trust: Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham

Sat 29 Nov

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.35 / 01280 822850

Sun 30 Nov

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.35 / 01280 822850

Sat 6 Dec

Free, plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £21.35 / 01280 822850

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Orsett Show

The annual Orsett Show is always a great day out for all the family with lots to see and do. There are Marquees featuring Horticulture, Agriculture, Hobbies & Handicrafts, Schools, Craft Stalls, Trade Stands as well as activities in the Show Ring.

Orsett Showground, Grays

Sat 5 Sep 2015

£12; £10 adv (£10; £8 adv)

Santa's Grotto

Come and visit Santa in his grotto and play a variety of games.

National Trust: Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Sat 6 Dec

Children £6 plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £22.70 / 01494 755573/755565

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Santa's Grotto National Trust: Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Sun 7 Dec

Children £6 plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £22.70 / 01494 755573/755565

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Santa's Grotto National Trust: Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe

Sat 13 Dec

Children £6 plus admission £8.50, child £4.25, family £22.70 / 01494 755573/755565

  • 11:00 – 15:00 Santa's Grotto National Trust: Hughenden Manor, High Wycombe
…and 3 more dates until 21 Dec

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 6 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Mon 8 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 9 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 13 more dates until 24 Dec

Model Railway Exhibition

All aboard for this model railway show – featuring over 35 layouts, modelling demonstrations, a miniature ride-on railway and more.

The Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£5 (Children £3; Family £10) / 01908 324466

The Snow Queen

  • Written by: Hans Christian Andersen

Groundlings Theatre's stunning production of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story presents us with a winter wonderland with a twist in the tale.

Groundlings Theatre, Portsmouth

Tue 25 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

Thu 27 Nov

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

Tue 2 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

Thu 4 Dec

£14 (£12; Children £10) / 023 9273 7370

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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 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

Cinderella

A traditional family pantomime based on the famous fairy tale about the boy with the magic lamp, starring Stu Francis as Buttons.

Albert Halls, Bolton

Wed 24 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Wed 31 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Crafty Fox Christmas Markets 2014: Dalston

Crafty Fox have been shaking up the traditional craft fair since 2010. This is their first venture in Dalston (29 & 30 Nov), showcasing over 40 unique designer-makers per day alongside hands-on workshops, DJs and festive drinks. Free Entry

Farr's School Of Dancing, London E8

Sat 29 Nov

Free

Sun 30 Nov

Free

Every Little Helps Make Christmas Event

On Tuesday 25th November, Tesco will be hosting a live Every Little Helps Make Christmas event at St Pancras. Tesco has enlisted the help of four experts to provide their personal tips and tricks to help Brits make Christmas.

St Pancras International Station, London NW1

Tue 25 Nov

Free / 020 7843 7688

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