Santa At Mill Farm Sat 18—Fri 24 Dec, 10am-5pm. Admission 50p; Santa visit £2.50. Almond Valley Heritage Centre. Livingston, 01506 414957. Santa takes up residence in his farmyard cottage. to hand out early Christmas presents while the animals of Mill Farm take part in a special nativity scene. There’s also illuminated sleigh rides and narrow- gauge railway trips to the North Pole. Space Station Summerlee Until Sun 9 Jan, 10am-4pm. Free. Summerlee Heritage Park, Ileritage Way, Coatbridge, 01236 431261. This outer space experience offers young children a range of activities including games, quizzes, competitions, storytelling and much


Miracle On 34th Street (U) Thu 23 Dec, 2.30pm. Fl‘H Cinema, Falkirk Town Hall, West Bridge Street, 01324 506850. See Film Index.

Yellow Submarine (U) Sun 19 Dec, 2.30pm. £1.50. MacRobcrt, University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 461081. See Film Index.


Dream Concerts Thu 6 Jan, 7pm. £5. Motherwell Concert Hall. Civic Centre. Windmillhill Street. Motherwell, 01698 267515. Ages 6—14. If you can‘t get to see the real thing, go along to this special concert which brings together two tribute bands: Step By Step recreating the dance routines and sounds of Steps. while Boys Only perform a selection of hits from groups such as Boyzone and Five.


Peter Pan On Ice Until Sat 18 Dec, 7.30pm; Wed. Thu & Sat 1.30pm 6'; 7.30pm. £13.50 (£8.50). Centrum Centre, 125 Ayr Road, Prestwick, 01292 671600. An action packed ice-skating spectacular, with the Russian Ice Stars recreating the magic of J.M. Barrie’s popular story. Hansel 8: Gretel Fri 17 & Sat 18 Dec. Fri 2.30pm; Sat 10.30am & 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50); family £12 (£7.50). Howdcn Park Centre, llowden. Livingston, 01506 433634. Hopscotch Theatre present 55 minutes of fun and frolics in their Christmas panto.

The Happy Gang’s Cracking Christmas Thu 23 Dec, 2.30pm. £5 (£4). Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, Glenrothcs, 01592 611101. Ages 9 and under. See photo caption and review page 62.

The Happy Gang's Cracking Christmas Wed 29 Dec, 11am & 2.30pm. £5 (£4.50); family ticket £18. Falkirk Town Ilall. West Bridge Street, Falkirk, 01324 506850. Ages 9 and under. See photo caption and review, page 62.

The International Purves Puppets Biggar Puppet Theatre, Broughton Road, 01899 220631. £5 (£4); reductions for parties of five or more. Shows on offer over the next three weeks are:

Snow White Thu 16 Dec. 10.40am; Thu 23 Dec. Mon 27 & Wed 29 Dec. 2pm. Looking in her magic mirror, the evil stepmother is horrified to discover that the fairest of them all is Snow White, and banishes her to the woods to meet a fateful end. But help is at hand as the seven dwarfs come along to save the day. Pips And Panda In Magtcland Sat 18 Dec, 11am; Tue 28, Thu 30 Dec. Mon 3 & 4 .Ian, 2pm. Fun and adventure with Pips and Panda as they are whisked off to magic land where nothing is quite as it seems. Pips And Panda In Santa's Workshop Tue 21 Dec, 12.45pm; Wed 22 Dec, 10.40am; Thu 23 Dec, 11am & Fri 24 Dec, 2pm. Join Pips and Panda in this new seasonal adventure featuring glow- in-thc-dark puppets, songs and audience participation.

Cinderella Fri 31 Dec, 2pm; Sun 2 Jan. 2.30pm; Wed 5 Jan, 2pm & Thu 6 Jan, 11am. The classic rags to riches tale is faithfully recreated.

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. Carnival Fever

Are they the same rides as last year? Yes, some of the old favourites will be back but they're also making room for some exciting new rides suitable for all

ages - plus this year's star attraction.

What star attraction? A 45m high drop tower, guaranteed to set your pulse

racing and your stomach spinning.

Sounds fun - so do you have to pay for each individual ride? No, you only pay an entry fee which is dependant on your age. And then you can go on as many rides as you like? Yep, you can keep on going as

long as your digestive system will allow.

I The Vimto Christmas & New Year Carnival, Thu 23 Dec—Sun 76 Jan, times vary. f6—f1450. SECC, Finnieston Quay, G/asgow, 287 7777.


Glasgow's Millennium Hogmanay Fri 31 Dec,9pm-1am. City Centre (George Square/King Street/Merchant City). 552 5599. Free tickets required for George Square and King Street (all tickets now gone). Three huge parties will be taking place in the city centre this Hogmanay, all jam—packed with live entertainment. See The List‘s special Hogmanay supplement for full hour by hour details. Cornerstone Festival - Watchnight Jazz Fri 24 Dec. Free. Mount Florida Church.1123 Cathcart Road, Glasgow. 248 4970. An alternative watchnight service tojazz up Christmas Eve for all the family.


Alien War Zone Thu 23 Dec—Sun 16 Jan. 11am—11.30pm (23-24 Dec & 10—14 Jan 6pm-11.30pm. 31 Dec 11am—6pm), closed Christmas Day 6; New Year’s Day. £3.95. SECC. Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 287 7777. Alien War Zone is back in town and is preparing to terrify even more people than before. Grab a (fake) gun and a guide, then wander about in the darkness and be prepared to scream because you just don’t know what is around the corner.

The Vimto Christmas 8: New Year Carnival Thu 23 Dec-Sun 16 Jan, times vary. £6—£14.50. SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 287 7777. See photo capnon.

Designer Christmas Sat 18 Dec, 1.30—4.30pm. £2 (£1.50). The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane. Glasgow. 221 6362. Designer-led workshops showing you how to make festive bits and bobs from unusual materials.


Movie Magic Thu 23 Dechun 16 Jan, 11am-11.30pm (23—24 Dec 8.; 10—14 Jan 6pm-11.30pm, 31 Dec 11am—6pm),

closed Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. £3.95 (£2.95). SECC, Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 287 7777. Hollywood comes to Glasgow via this huge exhibition of props and costumes from some of the biggest movies ever made. From the 35ft long Batmobile to James Bond’s Aston Martin it’s wall to wall movie memorabilia from films such as Austin Powers, Star Wars, Dr Who and Titanic.


Scottish Computer Fair Sun 19 Dec, 10am-3pm. £3 (£1.50). SECC. Finnieston Quay, Glasgow. 287 7777. Computers galore with everything you could ever need on sale and people in the know to give advice.


Glasgow Volleyball International Sat 18 Dec, 2pm. £3.50 (£2). Kelvin Hall Sports Arena, Argyle Street, Glasgow. 337 2806. Scotland have the advantage of being the home team in this championship match against England.


Art Gallery 8: Museum, Kelvingrove Argyle Street. Glasgow, 287 2699. Mon-Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Closed Sat 25 8: Sun 26 Dec, Fri 31 Dec, Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jan. Free. This fine example of late Victorian architecture houses a permanent collection of work by such names as Rembrandt, Botticelli, Whistler and Cadell. plus numerous historical artefacts and animal displays.

Burrell Collection

2060 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, 287 2550. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am-5pm; Fri & Sun Ham—5pm. Closed Sat 25 & Sun 26 Dec. Fri 31 Dec, Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jan.Free. Sir William Burrell’s world famous

collection of beautiful art objects from around the globe. housed in a specially designed, award-winning building.

Glasgow Botanic Gardens

730 Great Western Road. Glasgow, 334 2422. Mon—Sun 11am—4pm. For Christmas and New Year opening hours call the above number. Free. This 19th century garden and glasshouses are home to an interesting and educational selection of plants, as well as featuring in the film Jude.

Glasgow Cathedral

Cathedral Street, Glasgow, 552 8198. Mon-Fri 9.30am—1pm & 2—4pm; Sun 2—4pm. Free. A stone-built church has stood on this site since 1136 and the lower church contains the shrine of St Mungo, who died in 1603. The stained- glass window are, renowned as one of the finest post-war collections in the country. Oh, and the necropolis is well worth a wander round as well.

Glasgow Zoopark

Caldcrpark, Uddingston, Glasgow, 771 1185. Daily 9.30am—4pm (last admission 2.30pm). Closed Sat 25 Dec, Fri 31 Dec & Sat 1 Jan. £3.10 (£2.65). A popular haunt on school trips, Glasgow Zoopark boasts a varied collection of animals, from lions to guinea pigs. as well as a well-stocked reptile ltouse.

Hunterian Art Gallery

University of Glasgow, 82 llillhead Street. Glasgow, 330 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Closed Fri 24 Dec-Wed 5 Jan. Free. Ilome to the university‘s collection of flat art and sculpture as well as changing exhibitions, the gallery also features a recreation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow house which contains a host of original furnishings.

Hunterian Museum

University Avenue, Glasgow, 330 4221. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5pm. Free. Closed Fri 24 Dec-Wed 5 Jan. Dating from 1807, the Hunterian is Scotland‘s oldest public museum it lost its artworks in 1980 with the opening of the purpose-built art gallery in the grounds, but it is still home to a collection of the university’s treasures.

Mugdock Country Park

Craigallan Road, Milngavic, Glasgow, 956 6100. Free. This country park on the north east side of the city has a full programme of ranger activities as well as numerous woodland paths and walkways.

Museum Of Transport

Kelvin Hall. 1 Burnhouse Road. Glasgow, 287 2720. Mon—Thu 6’; Sat 10am—5pm; Fri & Sun 11am—5pm. Closed Sat 25 & Sun 26 Dec, Fri 31 Dec. Sat 1 8: Sun 2 Jan. Free. A museum crammed with buses, trams, fire engines. ships and other paraphernalia, devoted to the history of transport. Permanent exhibitions include Shipbuilding ()n The River Clyde, a large mural by David McFarlanc and Victims Of Transport by Justin Carter.

People's Palace 8: Winter Garden Glasgow Green, Glasgow, 554 0223. Mon—Thu & Sat 10am—5pm; Fri 8; Sun 11am—5pm. Closed Sat 25 Dec. Sat 1 & Sun 2 Jan. Glasgow’s best-loved institution has recently undergone a major facelift to celebrate its centenary year. The new displays are set out thematically with subjects including The Patter, Visions Of The City and Crime And Punishment.

Scotland Street School Museum Museum Of Education, 225 Scotland Street, Glasgow, 287 0500. Mon—Thu &