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

O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri 19 Dec

£30 / 0121 622 8250

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

Fri 19 Dec

£3 (Family £10) / 01224 522984


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

Fri 19 Dec

The Beacon Theatre

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

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

Fri 19 Dec

£13 / 0141 248 3000

Ghosts of Christmas Tour

Christmas isn't all mince pies and adorable penguins called Monty, its got a dark side as well. Tour guide Andrew Chesney tells a festive ghost story and recounts the history of Christmas in Scotland looking back at the traditions of the daft days, charades and delicious puddings.

The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Over-5s only

£13.25 (£11.75; Children £7.75) / 0845 070 6244

Tours are limited to 20 people so advance booking is recommended.

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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

Fri 19 Dec

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

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

Thu 18 Dec

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

Fri 19 Dec

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


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

Fri 19 Dec

Clyde Auditorium

£13–£26 / 0141 248 3000

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

Fri 19 Dec

Exhibition Gallery 1

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

A Christmas Carol

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

East Riding Theatre, Beverley

Fri 19 Dec

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

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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

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Greenman's Grotto

Instead of asking Santa for that new doll you want, visit the Greenman and learn how to care for a tree.

The Secret Herb Garden, Lothianburn

Fri 19 Dec

£5 / 07525 069773

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.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50–£16 (disabled £6.25–£8; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6) / 01382 434940

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.

Little Civic, Wolverhampton

Fri 19 Dec

£23.10 / 0870 320 7000

Wolverhampton Civic Hall

Fri 19 Dec

£21 / 0870 320 7000


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

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£14–£30 (£11–£27) / 0131 529 6000

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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

Fri 19 Dec

Times & prices vary

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

Fri 19 Dec


Manuel Chavajay & Rebecca Wilcox: This Might Be a Place for Hummingbirds

Work by two artists with apparently little in common: Guatemalan painter and sculptor Chavajay and Glasgow-based video artist Wilcox.

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0141 352 4900

Aladdin: Polka Dot Pantomines

A traditional pantomime that will take you on a whirlwind of magic, mystery and adventure into a land of lamps, genies and princesses.

Secombe Theatre, Sutton

Fri 19 Dec

£14.50 (Children £12.50; £50) / 020 8770 6990

Briefs: The Second Coming

The all-male boylesque troupe return with a dazzling stage show.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

Times vary / £13–£41 (Private Booth for up to ten people £109–£176.50)

Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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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

Fri 19 Dec

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

Nick Berkeley: The Wild Ones: The Official Suede Exhibition

A selection of limited edition prints of the 1990s Brit pop group, taken from their Spring 1993 concert at the Brixton Academy.

The Strand Gallery, London WC2N

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 020 7839 4942


Expect family fun and frolics at the Webster Theatre's annual panto, which features Steven Alexander from BBC's The Voice as Aladdin.

Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

£11.50–£13 / 0141 337 2311

  • 13:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow
  • 19:30 Aladdin Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow


More techno action from Slam featuring some big-name guests.

The Arches, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

£24 / 0141 565 1000

Christmas party with Sven Väth.

  • 22:00 – 04:00 Pressure The Arches, Glasgow
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