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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

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

Sat 20 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sun 21 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Mon 22 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

…and 8 more dates until 31 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Sun 21 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

Mon 22 Dec

£5 per family / 0131 556 8765

Self-guided activity with story book

…and 2 more dates until 24 Dec

Kudos Kids – The Ultimate Frozen Christmas Party

Those kids just ain't getting tired of Frozen are they? Kudos host a festive party with sing-a-longs, games, snacks, a Frozen photo studio and prizes for the best fancy dress. There's also the chance to meet Olaf, princess Elsa and Santa.

Kudos Bar Restaurant, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£10 per child / 07812 131441

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The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0131 228 1155

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

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

Sat 20 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Sun 21 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Mon 22 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

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 20 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 21 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Mon 22 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

…and 19 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

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

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

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Santa’s Grotto

A chance to visit Santa in his grotto.

Lincoln Castle

Sat 20 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Sun 21 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Mon 22 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Tue 23 Dec

£6 inc gift and free entrance to castle / 01522 511068

Sleeping Beauty

Perth’s traditional Pantomime for 2014 will be Sleeping Beauty Perth Theatre is being transformed with a huge redevelopment so, this year’s panto will take place at Perth Concert Hall – all the fun of our usual panto but on a bigger scale!

Perth Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

Mon 22 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

Tue 23 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50; Children £12.50; Family £14.50) / 01738 621031

…and 2 more dates until 26 Dec

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

Sat 20 Dec

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

Sun 21 Dec

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

Mon 22 Dec

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

…and 13 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Aladdin

A family pantomime set to dazzle and delight, so fasten your seat belts for a magical ride of mystery, sparkling romance and dazzling adventure.

Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sat 20 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Sun 21 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing

Mon 22 Dec

£12 Saver; £18.50 (£16.50; £16.75; £58) / 01903 206206

  • 14:00 Aladdin Ritz and Connaught Cinema, Worthing
…and 11 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Dick Whittington

Family pantomime starring the ever-popular Annie Fannie as the Dame.

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Sat 20 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

Sun 21 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

Mon 22 Dec

£14 / 01724 277733

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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 20 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

Sun 21 Dec

£4–£6 / 01563 554734

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

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

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 20 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 21 Dec

£13.50–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Tue 23 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

…and 5 more dates until 29 Dec

Cinderella

  • Directed by: Will Whelton

Classic tale directed by Will Whelton.

Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Sat 20 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 14:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Sun 21 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 13:00 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Tue 23 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 14:30 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Wed 24 Dec

£12.50–£20 (£10.50–£18) / 01260 224514

  • 13:00 Cinderella Clonter Opera Theatre, Congleton

Stick Man

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

Scamp Theatre bring Julia Donaldson’s popular picture book to life in this engaging family show.

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Sat 20 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Sun 21 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 12:15 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London

Mon 22 Dec

£12–£19.50 ( £50–£60) / 0844 545 8252

  • 10:30 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
  • 14:00 Stick Man Leicester Square Theatre, London
…and 8 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

Jack And The Beanstalk

A traditional family pantomime with plenty of laughs, songs and audience participation.

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 20 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

Sat 27 Dec

£15 (£13; Children £10 baies & infants; £12) / 0161 928 1677

…and 5 more dates until 4 Jan 2015

Jack And The Beanstalk

  • Directed by: Richard Tunley

A traditional family pantomime with a castle in the clouds, a golden hen, a singing harp and a larger than life beanstalk with a very mean giant at the top.

The Park & Dare Theatre, Treorchy

Sat 20 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

Sun 21 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

Mon 22 Dec

£15 (£11; £45) / 08000 147 111

…and 4 more dates until 28 Dec

Aladdin

Take a magic carpet ride with the humble washerwoman's son as he helps evil wizard Abanazer to retrieve a gold lamp and unleashes a genie, who grants him three wishes.

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sat 20 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 11:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • 15:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre

Sun 21 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 11:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • 15:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre

Mon 22 Dec

£10 preview; £12.50–£35; £12.50–£20 disabled (Children £12.50–£17.50) / 01223 503333

  • 13:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre
  • 17:00 Aladdin Cambridge Arts Theatre
…and 16 more dates until 11 Jan 2015

An Audience With Father Christmas

Come and meet Santa and hear tales of Christmas past amidst the festive grotto and yuletide decorations.

English Heritage: Wrest Park Gardens, Bedford

Sat 20 Dec

£9 (£8.10; Children £5.40; £23.40) / 01525 860152

Sun 21 Dec

£9 (£8.10; Children £5.40; £23.40) / 01525 860152

Beauty And The Beast

Pantomime based on the classic fairy tale with music, comedy and glittering sets.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 20 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Sun 21 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Mon 22 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

…and 17 more dates until 11 Jan 2015 back to top