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  • 27 November 2006


The fortnight's best events

Glasgow on Ice A chance to perfect your pirouettes as George Square’s open air ice rink returns. George Square, until Sun 24 Dec. More details Click here to win free tickets.

IKEA Winter Festival Celebrate the festive season with children’s activities, Swedish food, a pantomime and the Christmas Wishing Tree. The Edinburgh store will also have an ice rink and farmers’ and continental markets. IKEA Glasgow & IKEA Edinburgh, until Sun 17 Dec. More details

Magnetic Lights: A Guide to the Aurora Learn how to see the Northern Lights, and construct an instrument to show its effects on the Earth’s magnetic field. Royal Observatory Visitor Centre, Edinburgh, Mon 4 Dec.

City Lights Twinkle, twinkle little bulb: a dour city comes to life with lights, as the Christmas decorations are switched on. For venues and times see www.edinburghschristmas.com, Edinburgh, until Wed 6 Dec.

German Christmas Markets Stave off the cold with copious amounts of glühwein, bratwurst and stollen cake, then browse stalls selling food, drink, crafts and toys. St Enoch Square, Glasgow, until Sat 23 Dec & Mound Square, Edinburgh, until Sun 24 Dec. More details

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