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Today to Mon 13 Jan 2020, closest first.

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History is set to come to life at Edinburgh Castle this winter, as the iconic landmark is illuminated with tales from Scotland’s past.
Edinburgh Castle
Thu 19 Dec to Sun 22 Dec

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas (Matinee) More
Come and enjoy an uplifting matinee performance of wonderful music on Friday 20th December 2019 at 2pm, in the heart of Edinburgh when the walls of St John The Evangelist Church, on Princes Street
Church of St John the Evangelist, Princes Street, Edinburgh
Fri 20 Dec
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A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening - Medically Verifiable.
Salisbury Centre 2 Salisbury Rd Edinburgh
Sat 4 Jan 2020, Sat 15 Feb 2020

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Cancer affects everybody. Let’s get together, get fit and help beat cancer. Our first ever charity boot camp will be on 2/1/20 at 9.15 am in Inverleith Park.
Inverleith Park
Thu 2 Jan 2020

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Introducing Dalkeith Country Park’s NEW winter festive light experience, Spectacle of Light: the magical after-dark adventure for all the family!
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Tue 17 Dec to Mon 23 Dec, Fri 27 Dec to Tue 31 Dec, Thu 2 Jan 2020 to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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Santa and his elves are coming to Dalkeith Country Park to give your kids an unforgettably magical experience this Christmas.
Dalkeith Country Park, Via The King’s Gate, Dalkeith
Fri 20 Dec to Mon 23 Dec

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Make a Stunning Christmas Table Centrepiece Get creative this Christmas and make a beautiful festive table centrepiece to impress your friends and family at our new workshop.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 21 Dec

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Make the lead up to Christmas even more magical for you and your little elves by treating yourselves to Breakfast with Santa at The Kitchen.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Sat 21 Dec, Sun 22 Dec

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Hobo Cinema is back for 2019! After their hugely successful debut at Dalkeith Country Park in 2018, Hobo Cinema returns to Restoration Yard.
Restoration Yard, Dalkeith Country Park via Town Gate, Dalkeith
Fri 20 Dec to Tue 24 Dec

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Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Pettycur Bay Caravan Park, Burntisland
Sun 29 Dec

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Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
Strathbrock Community Centre, Broxburn
Fri 27 Dec

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There’s something magical coming to Almond Valley this December. Discover a world of twinkling lights, woodland trails and festive delights as the mischievous Paraffin Pixies take up resident this...
Almond Valley Heritage Centre Millfield
Today to Mon 23 Dec, Fri 27 Dec to Mon 30 Dec, Fri 3 Jan 2020 to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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This festive season, jolly Santa Claus is back for a visit to Almond Valley where he’ll set up home in his magical winter cottage.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Millfield, Livingston
Sat 21 Dec to Tue 24 Dec

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A pantomime for the whole family. A traditional story with extra fun.
Linlithgow Academy
Thu 9 Jan 2020 to Sat 11 Jan 2020

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Travel on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. Santa travels by Steam Train, giving a gift to each of the young passengers. Christmas decorations and Christmas songs create a festive atmosphere.
Boness & Kinneil Railway
Sat 21 Dec, Sun 22 Dec

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Primarily aimed at Diesel Enthusiasts, but interesting to anyone who wants to re-live the sounds and smells of these great diesel engines of the Swinging Sixties, this weekend will feature
Bo’ness Railway, Union Street. Bo’ness
Sat 28 Dec

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Join us for complimentary traditional Scottish Hogmanay Black Bun and a hot drink whilst travelling aboard our nostalgic steam railway, juice and shortbread for the kids! A lovely family event.
Boness & Kinneil Railway
Mon 30 Dec and Tue 31 Dec

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Sail through the sky like Santa on his sleigh on our festive themed boat trips. Get into the Christmas spirit in our Visitor Centre before your trip with face painting and festive fun before boarding...
Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhil, Falkirk
Fri 20 Dec to Tue 24 Dec

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Live American Wrestling action from the World Wide Wrestling League. Great fun for all the family - as seen on TV - matches to be filmed for popular YouTube show W3L Wrestling Showdown
MacArts, Galashiels
Sat 28 Dec

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Back by popular demand, get yourself in the Christmas spirit this festive season by coming along to Lanark Memorial Hall.
Lanark Memorial Hall, 17-21 St Leonard Street, Lanark,
Tue 17 Dec

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The Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World’ is a bold statement but Showaddywaddy has lived up to that title for the last four decades!
Lanark Memorial Hall, 17-21 St Leonard Street, Lanark,
Thu 19 Dec

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Winter Lecture and slide show - Fungi
Duns Parish Kirk Hall (behind the Chemist)
Thu 9 Jan 2020

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We often think of the Middle Ages as “a time of ignorance and superstition”. In truth, it was a period of much invention.
Dundee Science Centre 14 Greenmarket
Today to Mon 30 Dec

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Join us at the University of Dundee to listen to our newest professors and award-winning staff & students, as they share with us the ideas that inspire them. Everyone is welcome.
University of Dundee: Main Lecture Theatre (LT3), Dalhousie Building, Old Hawkhill, Dundee
Wed 8 Jan 2020 to Fri 10 Jan 2020

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at Christmas by Candlelight More
Come and enjoy the Piccadilly Sinfonietta with star soloists performing well-loved classics including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, a Mozart piano concerto and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street
Sat 21 Dec
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With Christmas just around the corner, Glasgow’s biggest trampoline and inflatables arena is hosting a series of flip-tastic events for the whole family.
89a Southcroft Rd Rutherglen Glasgow
Sun 22 Dec

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Set to be one of the most exhilarating, family-friendly experiences this festive season, Flip Out Glasgow is offering children the opportunity to have a snowball fight with Santa.
89a Southcroft Rd Rutherglen Glasgow
Sun 22 Dec

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Tis’ the season to be jolly! With wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits and inflataflip - Flip Out Glasgow is hosting an unmissable Christmas party for families on Monday 23rd December.
89a Southcroft Rd Rutherglen Glasgow
Mon 23 Dec

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A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening. Through the absorption of the divine power, many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain, that...
Mercure Glasgow City Hotel, 201 Ingram St. Glasgow
Sun 5 Jan 2020

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The new Circus of Horrors show will be a celebration of the 25 years and will include an amazing phantasmaglorios amalgamation of acts, driven by a rock n roll sound scape, a show that will have you
Glasgow Kings theatre 297 Bath St Glasgow
Wed 8 Jan 2020

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Experience the North Pole like never before at Snow Factor at intu Braehead’s unmissable Santa and the Snow grotto extravaganza.
Soar INTU Braehead Kings Inch Road Glasgow
Tue 24 Dec

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Come and join us at The Palace Theatre this festive season for the magical family pantomime Cinderella.
Palace Theatre, 9 Green Street, Kilmarnock
Today to Sun 29 Dec

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Join us at Lochgreen House Hotel & Spa on Tuesday 17th December 2019 to kick off your 2019 Christmas festivities.
Lochgreen House Hotel, Monktonhill Road, Troon
Tue 17 Dec

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Santa needs help to save the day – the Ice Queen is back, and she’s set on ruining Christmas 2019. He’s already enlisted the help of a brave young girl and her animal companions, but they require...
Kelburn Castle and Country Centre, Fairlie Fairlie
Sat 21 Dec, Sun 22 Dec

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Treat yourself to a delicious Christmas lunch at Cragside; book a table at our cosy tea rooms and enjoy a selection of mouth watering seasonal courses.
Cragside, Rothbury, Morpeth,
Today to Sun 22 Dec

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See wild whooper swans closer than anywhere in Britain from the Sir Peter Scott Observatory, with live commentary by the warden.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Tue 28 Jan 2020

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Kerry Thomas is an artist and maker based near Lockerbie. In this exhibition, Kerry has created a collection of pictures using the themes of woods and water, two of the key habitats in Dumfries &...
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Today to Sat 25 Jan 2020

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Find and identify different tree buds around the reserve. In winter the buds of leaves on trees are all different shapes, sizes and colours and are useful in identifying the species of tree in winter...
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Wed 1 Jan 2020 to Fri 31 Jan 2020

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Start the year by challenging our warden to see how many bird species you can spot in a day. Add your species to the board as you see them and we will see how many species we can see altogether at...
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Wed 1 Jan 2020

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Try before you buy the latest binoculars and telescopes from the huge range available today. In Focus experts are on hand all day to give advice. WWT Caerlaverock benefits from every sale.
WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock, Dumfriesshire
Sun 5 Jan 2020

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Watch the amazing spectacle of thousands of wild barnacle geese flighting in from the mudflats against the dawn sky. The Coffee Shop will be open early to provide hot drinks and bacon rolls.
WWT Caerlaverock, Eastpark Farm, Caerlaverock
Sun 5 Jan 2020

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Jane Kell Exhibition at The Old School Gallery, Alnmouth 25th October 2019 - 29th January 2020 Private View: Friday 25th October 6pm - 8pm Gallery open daily from 10am - 5pm Jane Kell is
The Old School Gallery Foxton Rd Alnmouth Northumberland
Today to Fri 20 Dec

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Treat yourself to a very special festive afternoon tea this Christmas in the spectacular Central Hall.
Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth
Wed 18 Dec, Thu 19 Dec

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Arcades across the UK will offer players the opportunity to pilot the iconic TARDIS and come face to face with classic and new monsters in mind-blowing virtual reality.
VR Gateway, unit 8b, English Gate Plaza, Carlisle
Today to Mon 23 Dec

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Find all the Christmas pictures to spell out the festive phrase and win a prize. Collect your question sheet from The Lookout Café and hand your answers in at reception. £3.50per child.
Hauxey Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley
Sat 21 Dec to Tue 24 Dec, Thu 26 Dec to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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In Focus experts will be on-hand with a range of optical equipment such as telescopes and binoculars allowing you to try before you buy.
Hauxey Wildlife Discovery Centre, Low Hauxley
Sun 12 Jan 2020, Sun 9 Feb 2020, Sun 8 Mar 2020

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The 24th Annual Hexham Christmas Ceilidh Featuring popular ceilidh band The Hedgehog’s Skin, with caller Joey Oliver. All welcome, a great way to celebrate Christmas!
Queen Elizabeth High School, Hexham, Lower School Hall. Hexham, Northumberland
Sat 28 Dec

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The Hedgehog’s Skin’s New Year Party Dance away the last few hours of the year, before watching Allendale’s famous Tar Barrel burning at midnight.
Allendale Village Hall, Leadgate, Allendale
Tue 31 Dec

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Add some magic to this festive season and make sure to bring your little ones to see Santa in Crathes Castle!
Crathes Castle, Banchory
Sat 21 Dec to Mon 23 Dec

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Enjoy singing then why not join a group of 30+ like minded men who love to sing and entertain. We practice each Thursday a variety of traditional and modern songs written for four parts.
Stakeford and Bomarsund Sports and Social Welfare, East View, Stakeford
Thu 9 Jan 2020

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An exhibition of paintings by Iain Bolton in the Breakwater Cafe throughout December 2019
Newbiggin Maritime Centre Church Point
Today to Tue 31 Dec

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It’s time for our annual Christmas Late Opening again. Visit our kitchen to buy deliciously ethical last minute Christmas gifts and enjoy a complimentary mug of hot chocolate.
Alba Chocolate 2B2 Industrial Estate Station Road Newtonmore
Thu 19 Dec

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‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery.
Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith
Tue 17 Dec to Sun 22 Dec, Tue 24 Dec, Sat 28 Dec, Sun 29 Dec, Tue 31 Dec, Thu 2 Jan 2020 to Sun 5 Jan 2020, Tue 7 Jan 2020 to Sun 12 Jan 2020

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‘Kaleidoscope’ – a new exhibition from Green Door artists celebrating their diversity and originality in the prestigious and attractive Upfront gallery.
Upfront Gallery, Unthank, Penrith
Sat 4 Jan 2020

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Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies with Benny Graham Christmas Show Ice cold in Alnwick To reserve tickets please contact info@cramfolk.co.
The Benedictine Social Centre Glenluce Drive Southfield Green Cramlington Northumberland
Wed 18 Dec

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Gift fair with items made and sold by the stallholders. Beautiful handcrafted items from 50p upwards.
United Reformed Church Hall, Main Street,Cockermouth,Cumbria
Sat 21 Dec

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Join us daily as we shine a spotlight on Seaton Delaval Hall’s history and how it’s influencing the Curtain Rises project.
Seaton Delaval Hall, Avenue Road, Seaton Delaval
Thu 19 Dec to Sun 22 Dec, Thu 26 Dec to Sat 28 Dec

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Relax and unwind at weekly yoga sessions with Carly in a calming environment. Carly provides an inclusive and non-intimidating environment with a maximum class size of 15 people.
Footprint
Today, Tue 17 Dec, Fri 20 Dec

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Jack Malik (Himesh Patel), a struggling musician, wakes up one morning to find reality has erased The Beatles from public consciousness.
Skirwith Village Hall, Church Street, Skirwith, Penrith
Sun 12 Jan 2020

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Wrap up and enjoy a stroll through the gardens to find Gibsides 12 trees of Christmas. Follow the Christmas Tree trail to Father Christmas Grotto (visits to Father Christmas must be booked in...
Gibside, near Rowlands Gill, Burnopfield, Gateshead
Today to Mon 23 Dec

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For a festive feast that your little ones won’t forget, Dobbies is giving families the chance to enjoy a special breakfast with Santa.
Whitemyres House, New Park Farm, Lang Stracht, Aberdeen
Today to Tue 24 Dec

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Come along and see Santa in his grotto in Eldon Garden Newcastle. Santa will speak with the children and read a poem/story, then ask what they would like for Christmas, they will receive a gift...
Percy Street
Sat 21 Dec to Tue 24 Dec

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It’s an unmissable festive tradition in Newcastle so book your ice skating tickets online today. The ice rink is open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Life Science Centre Scotswood Road Newcastle upon Tyne
Today to Wed 1 Jan 2020

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Make, investigate and celebrate Christmas at Life with all the family. Included in your science centre ticket are festive-themed Science Theatre shows, making Christmas decorations, coding...
Times Square
Today to Sun 5 Jan 2020

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Start your New Year’s Eve celebrations early with our daytime party for families. The exciting family event begins at midday, with a sensory bubble disco, face painting and party music and games –...
Life Science Centre Scotswood Road Newcastle upon Tyne
Tue 31 Dec

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Come and enjoy the Piccadilly Sinfonietta with star soloists performing well-loved classics including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, a Mozart piano concerto and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.
The Cathedral Church of St. Nicholas, St. Nicholas Square, Newcastle upon Tyne
Sun 22 Dec
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Touring their ever-popular festive programme, London Concertante travel the length and breadth of the country presenting treats from across Europe to get you in the mood for mulled wine, mince pies,
St. Nicholas Cathedral
Sun 29 Dec

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After Midnight will be holding their Christmas Party on Friday 20 December 2019. The venue will again be Cluny2 at 34 Lime Street, Ouseburn. Doors open at 7.30pm. Band on stage at 8.30pm.
Cluny 2, Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne
Fri 20 Dec

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It isn’t Christmas until you’ve enjoyed this festive favourite, and this seasonal screening is made even more magical with live accompaniment from Royal Northern Sinfonia!
Sage Gateshead St Mary’s Square Gateshead
Sun 22 Dec

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The Folkworks Christmas Ceilidh with 422 and caller Joey Oliver
The Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Quays, Gateshead
Mon 23 Dec

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Family ceilidh with 422, and caller Joey Oliver
The Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Quays, Gateshead
Tue 24 Dec

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All the presents have been unwrapped and the left-over turkey/nut roast has been eaten. Looking for something to do that isn’t sales shopping between Christmas and New Year?
Stephenson Railway Museum Middle Engine Lane North Shields
Sat 28 Dec and Sun 29 Dec

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Learn about Aberdeen’s history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free walking tour.
Mercat Cross, Castlegate, Aberdeen
Fri 20 Dec, Sat 21 Dec, Fri 27 Dec, Sat 28 Dec, Fri 3 Jan 2020, Sat 4 Jan 2020, Fri 10 Jan 2020, Sat 11 Jan 2020

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For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland.
Meet outside King’s Museum, High Street, Old Aberdeen
Sun 22 Dec, Sun 29 Dec, Sun 5 Jan 2020, Sun 12 Jan 2020, Sun 19 Jan 2020

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Discover the amazing seasonal sights, sounds, smells and delicious tastes of Christmas past. Experience the magic of a traditional Christmas as you join in the celebrations at 1820s Pockerley Old...
Beamish Museum Beamish
Today to Tue 24 Dec

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Join us at Beamish Museum for Twelfth Night celebrations – enjoy music, dancing, food and first footing, the perfect outing to blow away the post-Christmas cobwebs.
Beamish Museum Beamish
Fri 27 Dec

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Experience Washington Old Hall in a different light. This is an opportunity to see these quaint, historic gardens in a special way.
Washington Old Hall, The Avenue, Washington Village, Washington
Today to Tue 24 Dec

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Chester-le-Street Theatre Group proudly presents the NODA award winning ‘The Nativity Saga’ (Written by John Holliday and first performed by Richmond Operatic Society.
Chester-le-Street Community Centre Newcastle Road
Thu 19 Dec to Sat 21 Dec

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A guided coastal walk for people living with Parkinsons. In partnership with Parkinson’s UK. Perfect for people who are new to walking for exercise and pleasure or anyone who likes a social...
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas, Coast Road, Whitburn, Sunderland
Tue 17 Dec, Tue 24 Dec, Tue 31 Dec, Tue 7 Jan 2020, Tue 14 Jan 2020, Tue 21 Jan 2020, Tue 28 Jan 2020

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A Nativity Play where nothing happens as you would expect it to .. Children are played by Adults and everything that could goes wrong DOES….
Chester le Street Community Centre , Newcastle Bank , Chester le Street
Thu 19 Dec to Sat 21 Dec

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