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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 27 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Sun 28 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984

Cinderella

He’s back and looking for love…she’s looking to go to the ball. We present to you a magical cocktail of glamour and glitz as Inverclyde’s own special Cinders sings her way into everyone’s hearts whilst those Ugly Sisters hit the Talent Show dance floor with an eye on the prize….the Prince. Pantomime fun for all the…

Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

Sat 27 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

Sun 28 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

£12–£18 (Children £10–£16) / 01475 723723

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 27 Dec

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

Sun 28 Dec

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

Circus Vegas

A FLEET of American trucks will be rolling into Stratford next week as a taste of Vegas heads to the East End. Circus Vegas, is promising an all-action family show while the adjoining winter funfair will provide a fun day out for everyone.

Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London E20

Sat 27 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 15:00 – 17:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 18:00 – 20:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 020 8221 7300

  • 14:00 – 16:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London
  • 17:00 – 19:30 Circus Vegas Westfield Stratford City Shopping Centre, London

Edinburgh's Christmas

Six weeks of winter wonderland in Edinburgh, with the east side of Princes Street transformed by a fairground, a host of colourful lights and the fabled German Christmas market with dozens of stalls selling traditional trinkets and crafts as well as delicious Teutonic treats (and, of course, glühwein). The ice rink has…

City Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Times & prices vary

Sun 28 Dec

Times & prices vary

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Cinderella

Put on your glass slippers and ballgowns (we all own these things, right?) for the SECC's annual large scale panto featuring John Barrowman and the Krankies. Plus X Factor's Melane Masson as Fairy Godmother.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 27 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

Sun 28 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

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 27 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

Sun 28 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

A Christmas Carol

Dickens' classic tale, newly adapted for the stage by Vincent Regan.

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Sat 27 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

Sun 28 Dec

£10–£17.50 (£16; Children £15; Family £57; Members £15.75)

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 27 Dec

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

Sun 28 Dec

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

Roy Chubby Brown

Blue comedy from man branded 'too rude for television'. Never mind the comedy, that patchwork jacket is hardly fit for public consumption.

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 27 Dec

£21 / 0844 871 7649

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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.

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

£8 / 07986 527947

Beauty And The Beast

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

Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne

Sat 27 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Sun 28 Dec

Prices vary / 01323 412000

Jack And The Beanstalk

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

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse

Sat 27 Dec

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

Sun 28 Dec

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

Urban Market

A weekly market with Scottish food and drink, plus work by local designers and makers.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Sun 28 Dec

Free / 0141 212 8810

Game Masters

Massive touring exhibition celebrating the varied history of computer gaming. With more than 125 playable games to work your way through, get stuck into arcade games, physical games (think Dance Battle et al), consoles, PCs and many more. On top of this, there's also displays of concept art, interactive displays and…

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

Sun 28 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

£10 (£8; Children £6.30; under 5s free; Family £23–£28; Students £5 on Tue) / 0300 123 6789

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Robinson Crusoe

The Panto Company take on Defoe’s classic with Princess Moonflower, Captain Hogwash and Man Friday delivering songs and bad puns aplenty.

Regal Community Theatre, Bathgate

Sat 27 Dec

£15 (£12.50) / 01506 630085

Sun 28 Dec

£15 (£12.50) / 01506 630085

Aladdin

Hull New Theatre's annual pantomime has become an unmissable family tradition and this year the adventures of Aladdin will be brought magically to life by a superb cast led by Sherrie Hewson and Keith Harris with Orville and Cuddles!

Hull New Theatre

Sat 27 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre
  • 19:00 – 22:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre

Sun 28 Dec

£17.50–£24.50 / 01482 226655

  • 13:00 – 16:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre
  • 17:00 – 20:00 Aladdin Hull New Theatre

Exeter Corn Exchange

Sat 27 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Sun 28 Dec

£19.50 (£17.50) / 01392 665938

Scouse Of The Antarctic

The Royal Court Christmas show is back and this time it's cooler than ever! A Russian and US submarine race to the North Pole to claim mineral rights. The last thing they expect to find when they get there is a scouser with a bobble hat on!

Royal Court Liverpool

Sat 27 Dec

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

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

Sat 27 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

Sun 28 Dec

£12–£17 / 01204 334400

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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 27 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Sun 28 Dec

£11–£14.50 / 01698 403120

Jack And The Beanstalk

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fun!!! A Family panto for Everyone! Join us for Jack’s gigantic adventures in a brand spanking new version of the pantomime classic. Jack’s just a wee laddie fae Fife on his way to the big city to seek his fortune with just his old coo for company. Little does he know what amazing adventures await. With…

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 27 Dec

£17 (£13; Family £12; Children £13) / 01592 583302

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 27 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

Sun 28 Dec

Standard entry fees apply / 0845 260 9000

A:M

Promising 'the naughtiest party for the dirtiest boyz', there's an amateur strip contest, giveaways, gogo dancers and the intriguingly named 'Scally Alley'.

Fire, London SW8

Fri 26 Dec

£7–£12 / 020 3242 0040

  • 23:00 – 11:00 A:M Fire, London

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

  • Directed by: Ciaran McConville
  • Written by: Theresa Heskins (adapt)

Rose Theatre, Kingston's presentation of the C S Lewis story, featuring local children performing with a professional cast. Adapted by Theresa Heskins and directed by Ciaran McConville.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 27 Dec

Seniors £14–£24; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

Sun 28 Dec

Seniors £14–£24; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20; Family £17.50–£20 / 0844 482 1556

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