What’s on (Dec 24 - Jan 1)

The Irn Bru Carnival is back in town
The Irn Bru Carnival is back in town

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THURSDAY DECEMBER 24

IRN Bru Carnival returns to the SECC. Thrilling rides and fairground games running until January 17. Entry to Europe’s largest indoor funfair is £13, which gives you 10 ride vouchers (under threes go free).

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!

SUNDAY DECEMBER 27

REVISION school running at Parklands Country Club, for students in need of studying over the festive period. 9am today until Wednesday. Costs £100 per subject, including English, maths, physics, chemistry and biology.

MONDAY DECEMBER 28

OLD Movie and Grey Brigade Fish Tea at Jayz Bar. 1pm for a special supper (one, two or three courses £5/£7/£9) and a classic film, from Casablanca to It’s a Wonderful Life. Fills up quickly - book on 649 8737.

TUESDAY DECEMBER 29

WEE Hogmanay party at The National Piping Centre. Make sure the kids don’t miss out on new year with an event running 5-9pm - whole family welcome for buffet, ice cream and bells celebration with Auld Lang Syne to finish off the evening. Suitable for ages 2-12 years. Entry £12 per child, £15 per adult. Call 353 5551 for more info.

OPEN mic night at The Allison Arms (voted best traditional bar in the 2015 WOW247 Food and Drink Awards Scotland). 8-11.30pm and free entry - join in or sit back and enjoy some live entertainment.

SOUTHSIDE Sessions open mic night at The butterfly and the pig south. 8.30pm-11pm and free to join - call 258 1811 for more info.

DJ Dave Pearce celebrates the holiday season with a night of trance and house at The Shed. 10.30pm-3am and entry is £10 - tickets available on the door, or in advance at www.eventbrite.com.

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 30

BROADWAY and the West End meet Glasgow at the Royal Concert Hall for Sound of the Musicals. Back by popular demand after last year’s sell-out show. 7.30pm start and tickets are £19.50-£36.

KARAOKE at Sweeney’s on the Park, hosted by Bobby Deans. All singers welcome and cocktails half price from 8pm-midnight. Free entry.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 31

HOGMANAY - time for those first footers!

ROCK and roll into 2016 at The Hard Rock Cafe’s family friendly Hogmanay celebrations. 7pm-1am for welcome drink, three courses and a buffet for little ones. £29.95 entry, £15 for children under 12. Call 353 8790 for more info.

DINNER dance at the House for an Art Lover. Bring in the bells at the southside attraction from 7pm, starting with champagne and canapes, followed by a four course meal, live ceilidh band and a lone piper playing at midnight (carriages at 1am). £75 per person - call 353 4775.

CELEBRATE the new year at Loks Bar and Kitchen with The Jack Dames Band. Dinner dance kicks off at 7pm for 7.30pm, and finishes at 2am. Black tie, with a glass of bubbly on arrival, four course meal and a bit of ceilidh, followed by a piper for the bells and DJ for the wee hours. £60 per person - call 632 5727.

BURLESQUE at Club Noir’s annual Hogmanay show. 9pm-4am at the Classic Grand for pin ups, cabaret, DJs playing vintage, modern and ceilidh music. Tickets £22 and dress up encouraged - no jeans or trainers.

FRIDAY JANUARY 1

HAPPY New Year - and here’s to a great 2016 for all in Glasgow and East Renfrewshire.

For more events, visit What’s On East Renfrewshire or WOW247 Glasgow.