All Day

Born Free Forever

When: 6 Oct – 1 Jan Where: The Meadows, Edinburgh South Cost: Free Time: Various W: bornfree.org.uk Featuring stunning life-size, bronze lion sculptures to raise awareness and vital funds for lions. Visit the event website here: https://www.bornfree.org.uk/born-free-forever

Seek & Peek

When: Daily. Where: V&A Museum, Dundee. Cost: Free. Time: 10am-5pm. This colourful trail will take your family on a waterfront wander of discovery around the plaza, urban beach and gardens. W: vam.ac.uk

Free with admission

Selkie Trail

When: Daily. Where: V&A Museum, Dundee. Cost: Free. Time: 10am-5pm. Self-guided, family-friendly trail inside the museum where you can sketch, wander and find out fun facts about the architecture and design. W: vam.ac.uk/dundee/event/353/selkie-trail

Free with admission

Bodyworks Exhibition

Glasgow Science Centre 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow

When: Daily. Where: Glasgow Science Centre. Cost: Free with Science Mall ticket. Time: Various. Take on the role of the snot barrier, perform a virtual autopsy and bust some moves at the DNA disco – you’ll never look at your body the same way again. W: glasgowsciencecentre.org/discover/our-experiences/bodyworks

Free with admission

Edinburgh Treasure Trail

When: Various. Where: Edinburgh Old Town. Cost: From £9.99. Time: Various. Self-guided treasure hunt trail that covers the east end of the Royal Mile, twisting and turning through Edinburgh’s ancient streets. W: treasuretrails.co.uk/products/what-to-do-edinburgh-lothian

£9.99

Christmas at the Botanics

Royal Botanic Garden Arboretum Pl, Edinburgh

When: 17 Nov – 30 Dec Where: Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Cost: From £15 Time: Various W: christmasatthebotanics.seetickets.com Over a million twinkling lights and seasonal sounds will fill the air with festive fun at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Visit the event website here: https://christmasatthebotanics.seetickets.com/timeslot/christmas-at-the-botanics/?utm_source=awin&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=199223&utm_content=Direct+Traffic&awc=7816_1669118800_d268975a3f7caafc466d2540f8696fd8&AFF=aw

£15

Christmas Fair at George Square

When: 18 Nov – 8 Jan Where: Glasgow City Centre Time: Various Cost: Free W: glasgowlife.org.uk Get into the festive spirit by visiting the two Christmas Fairs in the heart of the city at St Enoch Square and George Square. Visit the event website here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/arts-music-and-cultural-venues/glasgow-loves-christmas/christmas-fair-george-square

Free

Sinbad the Pantomime

The Brunton Ladywell Way, Musselburgh

When: 23 Nov – 31 Dec Where: The Brunton Theatre Cost: From £8 Time: Various W: thebrunton.co.uk Join Sinbad on his fantastic journey as he voyages from Fisherrow over the sea searching for fortune and finding romance with a runaway Princess-in-disguise. Visit the event website here: https://www.thebrunton.co.uk/en-GB/shows/sinbad%20the%20pantomime/events

£8

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Tron Theatre 63 Trongate, Glasgow

Where: Tron Theatre When: 23 Nov – 8 Jan Time: Various Cost: From £17 W: When a tornado rips through her home, Dorothy Blawna-Gale and her trusty dog Tronto, find themselves landed in the mystical land of Oz. Visit the event website here: https://www.tron.co.uk/shows/the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-2/

£17

An Edinburgh Christmas Carol

When: 24 Nov – 31 Dec Where: Royal Lyceum Theatre Cost: From £10 Time: Various times W: lyceum.org.uk Join the theatre on the snowy streets of the Old Town for a festive comedy as they revisit this celebrated Christmas tale of a miser redeemed. Visit the event website here: https://lyceum.org.uk/whats-on/production/an-edinburgh-christmas-carol-1

£10

Conifox Christmas Experience

Conifox Adventure Park Kirkliston, Edinburgh

When: 25 Nov – 24 Dec Where: Conifox Adventure Park Cost: From £8 Time: Various W: conifox.merlintickets.co.uk This year the well-loved Conifox Christmas Experience is back even better than ever, enhanced with enchanting lighting and effects. Visit the event website here: https://conifox.merlintickets.co.uk/collections/Events

Santa’s Stories

When: 25 Nov – 24 Dec Where: Edinburgh New Town Cost: From £3.50 Time: Various W: showcatcher.com Santa and some very helpful elves will be tucked away in West Princes Street Gardens, ready to welcome children and families and provide a magical Christmas experience. Visit the event website here: https://showcatcher.com/edwinterfest/whats-on/51264/santa-stories

£3.50

The Wizard of Oz

Eastwood Park Theatre Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock, Glasgow

  When: 25 Nov – 31 Dec Where: Eastwood Park Theatre Cost: From £12 Time: Various W: ercultureandleisure.org Join Dorothy as she begins her adventure into the wonderful land of Oz, filled with excitement, laughter and the usual panto magic. Visit the event website here: https://www.ercultureandleisure.org/events/the-wizard-of-oz/

£12

Beauty and the Beast

King's Theatre Glasgow 297 Bath St, Glasgow

  Where: King’s Theatre, Glasgow When: 26 Nov – 31 Dec Time: Various Cost: From £13 W: atgtickets.com Dreaming of a happier life, the beautiful Belle finds herself transported to a cursed castle and held captive by a hideous beast. Visit the event website here: https://www.atgtickets.com/shows/beauty-and-the-beast/kings-theatre-glasgow/

£13

Lidl on Ice

When: 26 Nov – 3 Jan Where: Edinburgh New Town Cost: From £10 Time: Various W: showcatcher.com Get your skates on and glide all the way up and down Edinburgh’s famous George St on the magnificent alpine ice rink. Visit the event website here: https://showcatcher.com/edwinterfest/whats-on/51253/lidl-on-ice

£10
Ongoing

Love Gorgie Farm

When: Various. Where: Gorgie Road, Edinburgh. Cost: Free but donations welcome. Time: 9.30am-4pm. Get a hands-on experience of taking care of farm animals at the community-led charity. W: lovegorgiefarm.org.uk

Free

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail

When: Various. Where: Loch Lomond Faerie Trail, Luss. Cost: Family Ticket £36. Time: 10am-4pm. Using an activity booklet, solve clues and questions to make your way round each point of the unique trail. W: lochlomondfaerietrail.com/seasonal-trails

£36

The Bing Store Pop-Up

Glasgow Fort

Where: Glasgow Fort When: 7 Nov – 31 Dec Time: 9am – 7pm Cost: Free (booking required for Meet & Greet) W: glasgowfort.com An exciting new shopping experience featuring Bing, is coming to Glasgow Fort this November and December, complete with the chance for families to meet the show’s much-loved

Free

Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations

When: 11 Nov – 24 Dec Where: Five Sisters Zoo Cost: From £11 Time: 4pm – 7:30pm W: fivesisterszooilluminations.seetickets.com Five Sisters Zoo Christmas Illuminations are back for another year, BIGGER, brighter, and better than ever before. Visit the event website here: https://fivesisterszooilluminations.seetickets.com/timeslot/five-sisters-zoo-christmas-illuminations?outputStyle=Default&pageIndex=1&pageSize=30

£11

Castle of Light: Kingdom of Colours

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh

When: Selected dates from Fri 18 Nov to Fri 30 Dec. Where: Edinburgh Castle. Cost: Tickets from £12. Time: 4.30pm-9pm. See extraordinary projections dance from the castle walls and immersive illuminations guide you throughout the castle. W: historicenvironment.scot

£12

Elfingrove

Kelvingrove Art Gallery Argyle St, Glasgow

When: 24 Nov – 24 Dec Where: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Time: 10am – 9pm Cost: Various W: itison.com/elfingrove This Christmas, marks the return of Elfingrove – bigger, snowier and glowier! Visit the event website here: https://www.itison.com/elfingrove

Cranside Winter Village

When: 24 Nov – 31 Dec Where: Cranside Kitchen Time: From 12pm Cost: Free W: cransidekitchen.co.uk Cranside Kitchen's Winter Village transforms the Finnieston into a magical Scandic inspired Winter experience! Visit the event website here: https://www.cransidekitchen.co.uk/wintervillage

Free

Ocean Terminal Christmas Market

When: 25 Nov – 23 Dec Where: Ocean Terminal Cost: free Time: 10am – 6pm W: localmotivemarkets.co.ukDon’t miss this beautifully decorated Christmas Market, brimming with local and Scottish gifts, food, and drinks. Visit the event website here: http://www.localmotivemarkets.co.uk/ocean-terminal-market.html

Free

Christmas Market – East Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens Edinburgh

When: 25 Nov – 3 Jan Where: Princes Street Garden Cost: free Time: 10am – 10pm W: showcatcher.com The Christmas Market returns to East Princes St Gardens in 2022 showcasing the best in artisanal festive products and goods from local makers. Visit the event website here: https://showcatcher.com/edwinterfest/whats-on/51257/edinburgh-christmas-market

Free

Castle Street Christmas Market

When: 26 Nov – 23 Dec Where: Edinburgh New Town Cost: Free Time: 10am – 6pm W: localmotivemarkets.co.uk This beautiful festive outdoor market is held in bright coloured gazebos and filled with quality gifts, as well as delicious food options. Visit the event website here: http://www.localmotivemarkets.co.uk/castle-street-fairs.html

Free

The Muppet Christmas Carol – film with live orchestra

Usher Hall Lothian Road, Edinburgh

When: Tues 29 Nov. Where: Usher Hall, Edinburgh. Cost: Tickets from £30.25. Time: 7pm. Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol presented live in concert featuring its musical score performed live to the film. W: usherhall.co.uk

£30.25