What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Saturday 25th November – Sunday 24th December
Loch Lomond Shores
Visit Santa in his grotto at Loch Lomond Shores from 25th November.
Friday 24th November - Sunday 31st December
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Starring, written and directed by Johnny McKnight this is going to be another not-to-be-missed panto extravaganza! Stirling Stella is under attack. It’s been fifty years since The Great Christmas Rat Race of 1967 that almost destroyed the pantosphere and now Queen Rat is back! Grab your sweeties and your loudest voices to boo, hiss and dance a merry jig at this year’s panto extravaganza!
30th November - 14th January
The Wizard of Never Woz
Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
Join Dorothy as she embarks on an exciting but unexpected adventure from her home in sunny Glasgow to the Magical Land of Never Woz. Along the way, she meets a "Scatty Scarecrow" a "Tarnished Tin Man" and a "Scardie Cat Lion" and together they hit the Yellow Brick Road in the hope of finding the Mighty Wizard of Never Woz who can make all their dreams come true. Helped along the road by the Good Witch Glinda who tries to protect Dorothy on her journey but evil is lurking in the shape of the Wicked Witch of the West
Starring Pavilion favourites Dean Park, Christian, Liam Dolan, Nicola Park, Holly Jack and the River City legend Joyce Falconer and her two trusty henchmen Dumb and Dumber played by international wrestling star Grado and River City star Stephen Purdon.
To book your tickets call the box office now on 0141 332 1846 or go to pavilionpanto.com
Saturday 25th November - Sunday 24th December
Santa's Woodland Experience
Woodland Experience, North Ballochruin Farm, Balfron Station G63 0LE
Once on board you will set off through the woodland in search of Santa’s woodland home. Take in the beautiful views and keep your eyes peeled as you may spot some of Santa’s woodland neighbours!
When you arrive at the cabin, you will be greeted and invited into the cabin by Santa himself, where he will be waiting to hear all about what you would like for Christmas.
After the visit with Santa it is a wave goodbye and back to the tractor trailer for a ride to the shed where you can enjoy a tea/coffee or some delicious hot food and take a look at the range Christmas decorations we have available.
Friday 1st - Thursday 28th December (excluding Mondays)
Mugdock Country Park
Fizzgig Theatre presents 'Hansel & Gretel'
Call 0141 956 6100 to enquire about show times and book tickets. Adults £11; Children £7.
Saturday 2nd December - Sunday 7th January
King's Theatre, Glasgow
Starring the First Lady of Scottish pantomime Elaine C Smith, with comedian and panto star Johnny Mac, River City's Juliet Cadzow and Paul-James Corrigan (River City, Gary Tank Commander).
Once upon a time in a land far away, the beautiful Princess Beauty is given a sixteenth birthday present by her evil godmother Carabosse the Enchantress. By pricking her finger on an enchanted spinning wheel she is placed under a cruel curse and forced to sleep for 100 years.
Can true love survive and the handsome Prince Charming break the spell? Can Beauty’s hilarious best friend Muddles help save the day and who will outwit the evil Carabosse and foil her wicked plans?
Farmers' Markets in and near Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Why not look out for local produce from our farmers and artisans at Loch Lomond Shores in Balloch and at many other places.
Loch Lomond Car Boot Sales
If you are looking for a bargain and a good day out, why not visit a car boot sale at Loch Lomond and surrounding area. Car boot sales are a popular way of disposing of those unwanted items and a great way of bargain hunting.
Live Music Loch Lomond
Regular live music in the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.
Scottish Castles : Historic Scotland
There are many famous Scottish Castles in central Scotland. Check out what special events they are hosting this season.
Mugdock Castle and Country Park
Local Tourist Information Centres
Open all year unless stated
Aberfoyle Information Centre, Main Street, Aberfoyle FK8 3UQ 01877 382352
Balloch Information Centre, The Old Station Building, Balloch G83 8LQ 01389 753533
Callander Information Centre, 52-54 Main Street, Callander FK17 8BD 01877 330342
Dunoon Information Centre, 7 Alexandra Parade, Dunoon PA23 8AB 01369 703785
Falkirk Information Centre, The Falkirk Wheel, Lime Road, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS 01324 620244
Glasgow Airport Information Centre, Domestic Arrivals, Glasgow International Airport PA23 2ST 0141 848 4440
Glasgow Information Centre, 220 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2FF 0845 859 1006
Inveraray Information Centre, Front Street, Inveraray PA32 8UY 01499 302063
Stirling Pirnhall Information Centre, M9 Motorway Services Area, Pirnhall Roundabout, Stirling FK7 8ET 01786 814111
Stirling Information Centre, Old Town Jail, St John Street, Stirling FK8 1EA 01786 475019
Tyndrum Information Centre (open Apr-Oct), Main Street, Tyndrum FK20 8RY 01838 400246