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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

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary


Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Wed 26 Nov

£28.50 / 0845 888 7581

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

Wed 26 Nov



Fulham electro rapper Elliot Gleave who specialises in 'dysfunctional electro pop'.

Fat Sam's, Dundee

Wed 26 Nov

£27.50 / 01382 228496

Mike Nelson: Eighty Circles Through Canada (The Last Possessions of an Orcadian Mountain Man)

A new installation inspired by the artist's friendship with artist and mountaineer Erlend Williamson.

Tramway, Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

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Agatha Christie's Black Coffee

  • Written by: Agatha Christie

Christie's first play for the stage features the now-iconic Hercule Poirot and a typical crime plot.

Derby Theatre

Wed 26 Nov

£11–£26.50 / 01332 593939

Big Wednesday

DJs Dave Southam, Gav Jones, Jimmy Gibson and Elison play indie, garage rock, soul and retro classics across two rooms.

Snobs, Birmingham

Wed 26 Nov

£4 / 0121 643 5551

Gary Baseman: Mythical Homeland

Drawings, paintings, photos and a short film drawing on the artist's father's experiences of the Holocaust.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 0131 560 1581

National Maritime Museum Or Cornwall

James will talk about the great change in English maritime culture overseen by Sebastian Cabot and which led to the voyage he organised in 1553.

National Maritime Museum, Falmouth

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01326 313388

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

Wed 26 Nov

£13–£23 / 0151 709 4321

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Comedy Central

Brightening up your weekends with a line-up of top notch funny types.

Baby Blue, Liverpool

Wed 26 Nov

£6 / 0151 702 5834

Full line-up TBC as part of the Hobgoblin comedy award new act.

Mistletoe And Crime

  • Directed by: Dan Gordon

Dan Gordon directs Marie Jones's comedy drama about two WPCs, an old hand and a newbie, trying to keep order amongst the mayhem that is a Belfast Christmas.

Lyric Theatre, Belfast

Wed 26 Nov

£14–£22.50 / 028 9038 1081

The Metropolitan Opera: The Barber of Seville

A onstage performance of Rossini's classic comedy, with Isabel Leonard, Lawrence Brownlee and Christopher Maltman.

Abbeygate Cinema, Bury St Edmunds

Wed 26 Nov

0871 902 5722

Cool Runnings On Ice Screening #CoolRummings

The Duppy Share ( will be getting the party started at a unique pop-up screening of "Cool Runnings" at Queensway ice rink.

Queens Ice Rink And Bowl, London W2

Wed 26 Nov

£20 / 020 7229 0172

The Holly And The Ivy

  • Written by: Wynyard Browne

Reverend Martin Gregory's family gather for Christmas, including his faithful daughter, her estranged sister, the army son and two augmentative aunts. Everyone ensures that this Christmas will certainly never be forgotten. Wynyard Browne's 1947-set drama featuring Stuart McGugan and Hildegard Neil.

Buxton Opera House

Wed 26 Nov

£20 (£18) / 0845 127 2190

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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

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Times vary / £15–£18.50 (£13–£15.50; Family £46–£56) / 0844 545 8252

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.


Derive An exhibition of works by Angela de la Cruz, Howard Dyke, Aimee Parrott and Danny Rolph.

The Place Downstairs, London N1

Wed 26 Nov


  • 10:00 – 18:00 Derive The Place Downstairs, London

Sensational 60's Experience 50th Anniversary Tour

The Marmalade, Herman’s Hermits, Chris Farlowe and Steve Ellis’ Love Affair perform their evergreen hits.

Grand Opera House, York

Wed 26 Nov

£24.50–£27.50 / 0844 871 3024

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Wed 26 Nov

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Tales in the Tower

St Giles' Cathedral opens its roof to visitors for the first time – all in the name of literature. Participants can nestle in amongst the clockwork and bells in the tower as they listen to poems and tales related to the building or the panoramic view before them.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

£5 / 0131 226 0673

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That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Wed 26 Nov

£22.50–£25.50 (Children £13) / 01872 262466

The Vinorium Pop-Up

A pop-up wine bar and tasting venue with wines ranging from 70p a glass to £4,195 a bottle. Be very careful what you order.

Observation Point, London SE1

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 020 8960 8950

Scotch and Soda

Circus, dance and foot-stomping sounds in this whisky-soaked extravaganza, featuring music from The Crusty Suitcase and some nifty moves from a selection of Australia's finest acrobats.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

Author Book Signings

Cybermouse Books present Author Signings @ WH Smith in Fargate, Sheffield.

WHSmith, Sheffield

Wed 26 Nov

Free / 01142 731 176

Glasgow Loves Christmas

Six weeks of festive celebrations in Glasgow city centre. Watch the centre be lit up at Glasgow Christmas Lights switch-on, race 5k dressed as Mr Claus at the Santa Dash, watch the parade at the Style Mile Christmas Carnival and enjoy the outdoor ice skating rink at Glasgow On Ice.

Various venues: Glasgow

Wed 26 Nov

Times & prices vary

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