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THURSDAY DECEMBER 17
MAGIC carpet rides and plenty of festive cheer at The Shed for TRAM Direct’s annual panto. Aladdin runs until Sunday, and tickets are £10 (£8 conc) from 637 0778 or www.tramdirect.com. NOTE: an extra performance of Aladdin, tomorrow at 2.30pm, has been added due to popular demand.
MORE panto magic at Eastwood Park Theatre with InsideOut Productions also presenting Aladdin. Runs until Tuesday (December 22) and tickets are £14/£12/£10 from 577 4956.
CHRISTMAS cheese and wine class at Whole Foods. 7pm for a festive tasting session to help you up your hosting game. Costs £15 - call 621 2700 for more info.
PANTO fun continues at Newton Mearns Parish Church. Fairytale - the Magical Panto - presented by Wing & A Prayer Theatre Productions - runs until Tuesday (times vary) and tickets are £5 from 639 5830 or on the door.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 18
FOODBANK collection at Silverburn (outside Next). Regular collection hub returns today noon-3pm, in aid of the Glasgow South West Foodbank, which has helped more than 8,000 people in the southside.
FOOD pop up at The Allison Arms, courtesy of Sunshine Tea Lounge. Tonight, oven-baked chicken on the bone, wok-fried in Sichuan peppercorn and served with spicy potatoes. 5.30-9pm - cost £5.50/£6.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 19
CELEBRATE all things malt with the Times Like These Whisky Festival at the Jury’s Inn on Jamaica St. 7-10pm and tickets are £40 for six drams and a talk.
SUNDAY DECEMBER 20
CHILDREN’S Christmas party at Parklands Country Club. Visit Santa and his helpers from 2-4pm for a chance to play party games and win prizes - tickets £10 from 639 9222. Every child will receive a Christmas gift.
NIGHT of Miracles performed at Giffnock South Parish Church. Join the church choir and soloists from the Royal Conservatoire for John Peterson’s festive Cantata from 7pm. Free concert conducted by Martin Bennie with Alan Gillon on the organ and narration by Sheonagh Beaton - refreshments provided afterwards.
MONDAY DECEMBER 21
CLASSIC film and dinner on offer at Jayz Bar with Old Movie and Grey Brigade Fish Tea afternoon. 1pm every Monday for films like Casablanca, It’s All About Eve and It’s A Wonderful Life plus one, two or three courses for £5, £7 or £9. Call 649 8737 to book.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 22
ANNUAL festive fun at Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Songbook. The roadshow arrives in Glasgow for a 7.30pm show with guests including Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker, Kris Drever, Ian Carr, Kevin McGuire and The Songbook Brass Ensemble. Tickets £21 for the City Hall show - call 353 8000.
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 23
IRN Bru Carnival returns to the SECC. Thrilling rides and fairground games running until January 17, and entry to Europe’s largest indoor funfair is £13, which gives you 10 ride vouchers (under threes go free).
CHRISTMAS film time at Eastwood Park Theatre with a day packed full of classics. At 10am. sing along with Anna, Elsa and Olaf for Frozen. At 1pm and 4pm, it’s a trip to New York with everyone’s favourite Buddy in Elf. And at 7pm, it’s an airing the ultimate festive film; It’s A Wonderful Life. Tickets £4.50/£3.50 conc, available from 577 4956 with a glass of mulled wine included.
CHRISTINGLE service at Broom Church. The Sunday Club hosts the annual event from 6.30pm, with carols, the story of Christingle and a candle to take home. Free to join, and light refreshments provided.
THURSDAY DECEMBER 24
SANTA Run returns to Neilston. Annual event leaves from Nether Kirkton at 4pm. Free to join - call 561 1201 for more info.
FRIDAY DECEMBER 25
TIME to put your feet up - Merry Christmas from all at The Extra!