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

Mother Goose

Where: Various locations in Glasgow When: 30 Nov – 17 Dec Time: Various Cost: £3 / £2 W: glasgowlife.org.uk Mother Goose is touring to community venues across Glasgow. Join in the fun of the circus with Mother Goose and her feisty daughter Ginny. Visit the event website here: https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/11/mother-goose

£2 – £3

Festive Films for a Fiver

When: Various Dates in December Where: Glasgow Science Centre Time: Various Cost: £5 This Christmas, bring your friends and family together to experience some of your favourite festive films for a fiver! W: glasgowsciencecentre.org Visit the event website here: https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/festive-films-for-a-fiver

£5

Festive Faerie Trail

Loch Lomond Faerie Trail Luss Car Park, Luss

When: 2 Dec – 8 Jan Where: Loch Lomand Time: Various Cost: From £3.33 W: lochlomondfaerietrail.com Enjoy a woodland trail full of festive fun and family adventure. Visit the event website here: https://www.lochlomondfaerietrail.com

£3.33

The Pantomime Adventures of Peter Pan

When: 3 Dec – 8 Jan Where: His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen Time: Various Cost: £14.50 - £39 W: aberdeenperformingarts.com Join Peter Pan as he sets sail on a brand-new adventure this Christmas. With amazing special effects and barrel-loads of laughter. Visit the event website here: https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/peter-pan/

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

Magical Christmas Light Trail

When: 1 Dec – 30 Dec Where: Various Locations in Edinburgh Cost: From £40 Time: 1:15pm – 9:15pm W: timberbush-tours.co.uk Join Timberbush Tours this Christmas on board a very special co-ho-hoach tour, departing from Edinburgh. Visit the event website here: https://www.timberbush-tours.co.uk/our-tours/from-edinburgh/1-day-tour/magical-christmas-light-trail

£40

The Magical Adventures of Aladdin

When: 1 Dec – 15 Jan Where: The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow Time: Various Cost: From £17.50 W: paviliontheatre.co.uk Join our Superhero Aladdin, his glamorous mother Widow Twanky and his cheeky older brother Wishee Washee as they go on a Magical Adventure. Visit the event website here: https://www.paviliontheatre.co.uk/shows/the-magical-adventures-of-aladdin-2022-2023/#tab

£17.50

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle Castlehill, Edinburgh

When: Selected dates between 1 Dec – 23 Dec Where: Edinburgh Castle Time: 1pm Cost: £22.50 - £30 W: historicenvironment.scot Make Christmas 2022 special with afternoon tea in The Great Hall at Stirling Castle and enjoy a dining experience fit for royalty. Visit event website here: https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/whats-on/event/?eventId=cbfbab94-9145-4a06-a4e7-ac6f0122eef1

£1

Snow White

When: 1 Dec – 31 Dec Where: The Byre Theatre St Andrews Cost: From £17 Time: 2pm & 7pm W: byretheatre.com Snow White and her pals have to come up with a plan to halt the Queen’s evil plans and save a certain handsome prince. Visit the event website here:

£17

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

When: 2 Dec – 22 Dec Where: Tivoli Theatre Time: 2pm & 7pm Cost: From £13 W: aberdeenperformingarts.com Join Goldilocks and her mum, Tina Trott, at their circus which is facing financial ruin, until a twist of fate leads them to meet three very special bears! Visit the event website

£13

Festive Weekend

National Museum of Rural Life Wester Kittochside Philipshill Road East Kilbride, Glasgow

When: 3 – 4 Dec Where: National Museum of Rural Life Time: 10:30–12:30 & 13:30–15:30 Cost: Free with general admission W: nms.ac.uk/ On Saturday and Sunday, celebrate the season with family crafts at the museum. Visit event website here: https://www.nms.ac.uk/exhibitions-events/events/national-museum-of-rural-life/festive-weekend/

Free with general admission

The Enormous Christmas Turnip

When: 3 Dec – 23 Dec Where: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen Time: 10:30 am / 1:30pm / 6pm Cost: Child £9, Adult £11 W: aberdeenperformingarts.com Help two playful bunnies get ready, set, and grow grow grow – but what happens when one vegetable grows a little too big? https://www.aberdeenperformingarts.com/whats-on/the-enormous-christmas-turnip/

£11

Elder Park Junior Park Run

When: Every Sunday Where: Elder Park, Langsland Road, Glasgow South Side Cost: Free, registration required before you first go along Time: 9.30am Fun, friendly weekly 2k event for 4-14-year-olds W: parkrun.org.uk/elderpark-juniors/

Free

Springburn junior parkrun

When: Every Sunday Where: Springburn Park, Balgrayhill Road, Glasgow, G21 3UB Cost: Free, registration required before you first go along Time: 9.30am Fun, friendly weekly 2k event for 4-14-year-olds W: parkrun.org.uk/springburn-juniors

Free

Victoria Junior Park Run

When: Every Sunday Where: Victoria Park Drive North, Glasgow West End Cost: Free, registration required before you first go along Time: 9.30am Fun, friendly weekly 2k event for 4-14-year-olds W: parkrun.org.uk/victoria-juniors/

Free

Sunday Skating at The Arc

Arc Health and Fitness Centre Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow

Drop in skate session open to all skaters with their own skates and safety pads and helmet protection. Adults £7, Children £5 (or 1 free child entry, per paying adult). Over 65's £5. NOTE: ALL JUNIOR SKATERS MUST WEAR HELMETS & SKATE PADS Hire Skates & Pads can be booked

£5 – £7

The RCS Junior Conservative Choral Showcase

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 2 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow

When: 4 Dec Where: Glasgow’s Concert Halls Time: 7pm Cost: £10.08 W: glasgowconcerthalls.com The RCS Junior Conservatoire Choral Showcase is a Christmas choral spectacular, featuring students from aged 8 – 18 years old. Visit event website here: https://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/Pages/EventDetail.aspx?event=2/glasgow-city-of-music-presents-the-rcs-junior-conservatoire-choral-showcase

£10.08