What’s on in the Southside from December 21 onwards

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There is so much going on over the couple of weeks - quiz nights, festive films, karaoke, live music, exhibitions and more.


Wine Circle

Stamperland Wine Circle welcomes new members who have an interest in understanding more about wine and the enjoyment associated with it.

Club members enjoy tastings, displays by leading distributors and the matching of different wines to certain kinds of food. There will be demonstrations on how to make wine and an opportunity to chat about to making your own very drinkable varieties. The Wine Circle meets the first Thursday of the month between September and May.For more details contact Glyn Jones on 07943435843 or email: alfredjones123@btinternet.com.

Magic of Showbiz

The Magic of Showbiz meets every Saturday, 12.30-2.45pm at The Edge, Fairweather Hall, Newton Mearns. the session includes drama then dance and also provides support workers. For more details visit www.facebook.com/MagicofShowbiz or email themagicofshowbiz@gmx.com.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol will warm even the coldest of hearts and leave all rejoicing in the Christmas spirit this winter. At The Tramway until January 6.

Santa at Silverburn

As the big day draws ever nearer, Silverburn will be bringing some Christmas magic to Glasgow with its very own Santa experience. Bright, colourful and full of presents, Father Christmas and his elves will be located beside TGI Friday’s up until Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 21

Festive films

Come along to Eastwood Park Theatre or Clarkston Hall for special screenings of some classic festive family films. Today: Arthur Christmas at 2pm.

Men of Motown

Enjoy a four course meal with a glass of fizz followed by some top class entertainment from the Men of Motown at the Columba Club Barrhead’s Christmas Party Night. From 7pm.

Festive Snow Ball

Sean Batty is kicking off The Shed Glasgow’s Christmas celebrations this year with a Festive Snow Ball where you can meet and greet the man himself and even bag a prize by catching his snowy balls. From 10.30pm - 3am.

Winter Wee Retreat

Join The Wee Retreat at Cathcart Baptist Church for a cosy, seasonal evening of mindfulness meditation, mince pies & mulled wine from 7pm - 9.30pm.

Saturday, December 22

Christmas baby disco

Boogie with your baby at East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure’s Christmas discos especially for little ones. At the Carmichael Hall, Eastwood Park; 10am and 1pm.

Elf Academy

Back for its third year ERCL’s Elf Academy returns! Just drop your kids off and let them enjoy a series of creative and fun activities in this jam-packed session. Make a Christmas craft, bake, join in with a wintery tale and enjoy a festive film before graduating from Elf Academy with your very own Elf ears! At Eastwood Park Theatre ; 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm.

Wee Retreat opening

Pop in between 1-7pm to see the studio space, meet the team and join us for some festive nibbles! At 2 Myrtle Park, G42 8UQ.


Join Dino Martino and some of the best singers and entertainers in Barrhead at The Flying Horse for Saturday night Karaoke from8-11.45pm.


Sweeney’s On The Park have regular live music every Saturday from 4pm to 7pm courtesy of Cahoots.

Pollok Parkrun

Pollok Parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed run held on Saturday mornings at 9.30am at Pollok Country Park. Each week we enjoy a post-parkrun coffee in the Servants’ Hall at Pollok House which is just a short distance from the finish.

Sunday, December 23

Carol Service

Carol Service and Sacrament of Baptism at Newton Mearns Parish Church; 10.30am.

Cheese & Wine tasting

Who can resist the allure of fine cheese and delicious wine? Join Marchtown on the Pollokshaws Road for a tasting of specially selected wines paired with cheese from IJ Mellis. Various times.


Bobby Deans hosts a weekly Karaoke night every Sunday at Sweeney’s on the Park... all singers welcome. From8-11.45pm.

Movie Day

Join the My Shawlands team at Destiny Church for a screening of the perfectly silly family film ELF from 3pm - 5.45pm.

Monday, December 24

Christmas Eve service

7pm - Christmas Eve Family Service; Christmas Eve Family Service 11.30pm Watchnight Service, carols from 11.15pm All welcome at either or both of these services at Newton Mearns Parish Church.

Junior Youth Club

Include Me 2 Club run a Junior Youth Club for ages 0 - 12 and their families at Dalmeny Community Centre on Mondays from6-8pm.

Tuesday,December 25

Quiz night

Join Include Me 2 Club, a weekly social club for adults with additional

support needs, for their Big Quiz Night at Arthurlie FC Social Club, Barrhead; 6-9.30pm.

Christmas service

Christmas Day Service at 10am. Please come along and join us for this special service at Newton Mearns Parish Church.

Wednesday, December 26

Wednesday night live

Join Include Me 2 Club for Wednesday Night Live featuring tribute acts and karaoke. At the Glen Halls, Neilston from 6pm - 9.30pm.

Thursday, December 27


Barrhead BabyCafe is a free drop-in offering information and support for pregnant and breastfeeding mums and their families. At Auchenback Resource Centre, Barrhead from 1.30-3.30pm.

Book club

The Market Place Newton Mearns hold a regular book club on the last Thursday of each month – all welcome. From 10 - 12pm.

Card Making Club

Get creative every Tuesday and Thursday morning at The Market Place Barrhead’s free card making club from 11am - 1pm.

Friday, December 28

Family night

Come along to the Maidenhill Family Night at Parklands Country Club – all welcome! From 4-6pm.

Holiday camp

Join Pro-Soccer and Ultimate Soccer for their Skills School Camp during the Christmas holidays. At Rouken Glen Park, 10am - 2.30pm.


Join Dino Martino and some of the best singers and entertainers in Barrhead at The Kelburn Bar for Friday night Karaoke - 8-midnight.

Saturday, December 29

Family yoga

Join Yoga with Debs at The Wee Retreat for one of her Festive Family Yoga sessions. Toddler Session 10am - 10.45am / Over 5s Session 11.15am - 12.15pm.

Sunday, December 30

Harry Benson

Pollok House brings together photographs from photo-journalist Harry Benson’s native Glasgow alongside images created during an illustrious career in America in this exhibition.

Monday, December 31

Hogmanay @ The Bungo

From 8pm enjoy a night of funk and soul with Bobby Wilson. The Bungo will be open until 1am playing disco and new year classics.