What's on in and around Loch Lomond, Stirling, Glasgow and Edinburgh in the heart of Scotland
Friday 23rd November - Monday 31st December
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Written by Johnny McKnight, this is another not-to-be-missed panto extravaganza! Let’s boo, hiss, laugh and sing at another panto extravaganza!
Thursday 29th November - Sunday 13th January
Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow
The Magical Adventures of Cinderella
It’s one of the most magical stories that has stood the test of time. For generations there is one pantomime that everyone loves and it’s back at the Pavilion Theatre in Glasgow.
With an all star cast, starring, Liam Dolan as the silly love struck Buttons, Holly Jack as Cinderella, Stephen Purdon as Boabini, Grado as Gradina, they are guaranteed to be two of the Ugliest Sisters you have ever seen. Joyce Falconer as the Baroness, Clark Stewart as “Daddy” Baron, Alyson Orr as the Magical Fairy Godmother, Chris Scougal as Prince Charming and Chris Taylor as the trickster Dandini.
To book your tickets call the box office now on 0141 332 1846 or go to pavilionpanto.com
Friday 30th November - Monday 24th December
Santa's Woodland Experience
Woodland Experience, North Ballochruin Farm, Balfron Station
Scotland’s Number 1 outdoor woodland venue! Our aim is to capture the natural beauty of our woodland and bring it to life in a fun, interactive and memorable way! 40 minutes from Glasgow and 30 minutes from Stirling.
On the way: 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!
Greet Santa: 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.
Ride to shed: 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 of Christmas decorations we have available.
Hot meal: Acclaimed multi award winning local butcher Skinner of Kippen will be serving up some rather delicious hot food in the shed this year.
Saturday 1st December to Friday 28th December
Mugdock Country Park
Panto: Fizzgig Theatre present Aladdin
Poor Dame Bunty Bubbles is going to lose her job. She is the owner of the “Burst your Bubble” Laundrette and for some reason she keeps losing her customers' socks. Can her loyal son, Aladdin, keep her afloat? How can an old lamp possibly help? Maybe three wishes will do the trick? And where are the lost socks? Join Fizzgig for another of their hysterical family pantos. One hour of sheer fun and fizzgiggles! Booking essential 0141 956 6100. Cost £11 adults and £7 children.
Saturday 1st December - Sunday 6th January
King's Theatre, Glasgow
This year’s King’s Theatre pantomime will be everything you could wish for as Elaine C Smith returns as Widow Twankey alongside Johnny Mac as the lovable eejit Wishee Washee and Paul-James Corrigan as the Imperial Palace Guard in the magical pantomime adventure Aladdin. Packed with all of the traditional panto ingredients King’s Theatre audiences expect, Aladdin will feature laugh-out-loud comedy, stunning scenery, beautiful costumes and plenty of boos and hisses.
Follow Aladdin, his brother Wishee Washee, and of course his mother Widow Twankey, on a spectacular adventure. Expect flying carpets, a wish-granting genie, an evil sorcerer and a lamp-full of laughs, so book your magic carpet ride to old Peking to the magical pantomime Aladdin!
Saturday 8 December
Sunrise Goose Walk
Thousands of geese spend the winter months feeding and roosting around the Loch Lomond area. Join the team for an early morning woodland walk along to one of their favourite roosting spots. As the sun comes up, watch as the geese move on to their daytime feeding areas. Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear and bring torches and binoculars if you have them. Some of this event will involve standing for periods of time so remember to wrap up well.
7.15am - 9.30am : Price: Adult: £7.50 (RSPB Members £6) Booking essential
Read more at http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/events-dates-and-inspiration/...
12th to 24th December
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Come and celebrate all things festive with us from the 12th to 24th December with our fantastic 12 days of Christmas Market featuring artisan gifts and crafts as well as lots of delicious hot food and mulled wine. Open 10am to 4pm daily throughout.
Loch Lomond Shores
Weekends from 17th November to 9th December and then daily from 10th to 24th December
Enjoy a magical experience at Santa’s grotto including watching Christmas movies, elf story-telling, a ride on Santa’s magical train and a free funfair ride as well as meeting Santa where he’ll be waiting to hear if you’ve been bad or good and gifting you a free present.
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