What’s on in the Southside from December 7 onwards

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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 then meets the first Thursday of the month between September and May.For more details contact: Glyn Jones on 07943435843 or email: alfredjones123@btinternet.com.

Friday, December 7

Spirit of Christmas

Join Muscular Dystrophy UK for an evening of joyful song and festive performance at the Broom Parish Church in Newton Mearns. Usher in the Christmas season and support families across Scotland, who are living with muscle-wasting conditions. Doors will open from 5.30pm with the concert starting at 6pm. Also on Saturday, December 8.

Big Christmas Lunch

Good food, drama, music, relaxation plus performances from folk and jazz musician Alastair McDonald. At Mearnskirk Parish Church hall 11-3pm.

Christmas Fare

Auchenback Active Limited is holding a Christmas Fare ofrom 6.30pm-8.30pm at Auchenback Resource Centre, Barrhead. Entry to the event is free but Santa’s Grotto visit will be £2 per child.

Saturday, December 8


Join Dino Martino and some of the best singers and entertainers in Barrhead at The Flying Horse for Saturday night karaoke from 8pm - 11.45pm.

Christmas Fayre

Bring the family along to the OLM Christmas Fayre at Our Lady of the Missions Primary School, Giffnock from 1.30-4pm. Entry is just £2.00 per adult (children are free) and includes tea / coffee mince pies/shortbread and free juice and biscuits for children.


Blues, Folk, Country and beyond with Cahoots every Saturday afternoon at Sweeneys on the Park, Pollokshaws Road; from 4pm - 7pm.

George Michael tribute

The George Michael Songbook features the brilliant, iconic songs from the legendary superstar’s hit-packed career, the show is an absolute must for both George Michael and pop fans in general. At The Shed; 7.30pm - 10.30pm.

Sunday, December 9

Charity Fayre

The Redhurst Hotel are holding their annual Christmas Fayre in aid of East Renfrewshire Good Causes.Christmas market stalls indoor car boot stalls Santa’s grotto tombola and lots more. From 10am-5pm.

Christmas celebration

Celebrate the start of the festive season at the Neilston Christmas Celebration, enjoy the parade before the Christmas tree lights are switched on. Activities include festive market, music and live entertainment, craft events for the children, free gifts from Father Christmas and more. From 3pm - 7pm (parade and tree on at 6pm).


Bobby Deans hosts a weekly Karaoke night every Sunday at Sweeney’s on the Park. All singers welcome from 8pm - 11.45pm.

Cavanagh & Marriner

Robbie Cavanagh and Demi Marriner play The Glad Cafe from 7pm - 10.30pm.

A Christmas Carol

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company present a brand-new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ fantastical festive fable. At Carmichael Hall, Eastwood Park; 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Tuesday, December 11

Christmas programme

Join Newton Mearns Baptist Church as its Christmas Programme gets underway. Community Unity Schools Carol Service at 7.30pm.

Baby breakfast

Enjoy a coffee with other parents and carers while the wee ones play at Loks Bar and Kitchen’s Baby Breakfasts. From 10am - Midday.

Baking masterclass

Bake your Christmas gifts from 6-8pm at the Dandelion Cafe as part of its Autumn season of baking masterclasses.


Come for help and advice with breastfeeding issues or just to have coffee, cake and chat at the Govanhill BabyCafe at the Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre from 11-1pm.