If your invitation to Chanel’s catwalk spectacular at Linlithgow Palace got lost in the post this week, allow us to suggest five other fabulous events to soften the blow…
7th December-5th January, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
If you like your pantos served twist, this all-female retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic story A Christmas Carol will be right up your street. A tight-fisted, Christmas-hating fiend, will Aganeza change her ways before the end of the show? You’ll have to see it to find out! Utterly hilarious.
For tickets and more information see Tron.co.uk/event/aganeza_scrooge.
The creatives of Glasgow’s Hidden Lane open their studios to the public on the first Friday of every month, allowing you to explore, buy pieces directly from the artists and designers, or just have a chat about their work. Exhibitors include designer Silvia Pellegrino, aka Chou Chou Couture, and painter Michelle Campbell.
For more information see Glasgowwestend.co.uk.
The Edinburgh Ethical Christmas Fair
8th-16th December, Castle Street/Princes Street, Edinburgh
The 5th annual Edinburgh Ethical Christmas Fair is here, with a whole host of fair trade goodies and environmentally friendly businesses exhibiting. With jewellery, accessories, food, music and homewares that won’t break the bank, you’re bound to find a treat or two amongst the stalls.
For more information see Handupmedia.co.uk.
Wildhearts Santa Run
Sunday 9th December, Pittodrie Football Stadium, Aberdeen
Fancy a 6km run along Aberdeen’s beach front while dressed in a Santa suit all in the aid of charity? Then you’ve come to the right place! Online registration for the Aberdeen Wildhearts Santa Run has now closed, but you can still register on the day, and pick up your Santa suit, medal and goody bag for your efforts.
For more information visit Wildheartsinaction.org/santarun.
LAID Christmas Party
Thursday 13th December, Bar Bloc, Glasgow
Who doesn’t want to get LAID at Christmas? This jolly night of live music, DJs, mince pies and mulled cider is guaranteed to satisfy your ears and your alcohol dependancy, if nothing else. Midnight Lion, Kitty the Lion, Plum and The La Fontaines provide the roaring tunes, Aileen and Hannah provide the banter as usual. Be there.
For more information see the Facebook event page.