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Welcome to our Events Calendar, where you can see all upcoming events by date. Just click on a date you are interested in to show all events happening on that date. If you want to view our events by category, visit the What's On! Guide

Saturday, December 16, 2017

DICK WHITTINGTON

The Palace Theatre’s ‘Purrfect’ Family Panto. Meet our hero Dick Whittington and his feline friend, who set off from Kilmarnock to seek their fortune in London. Featuring all the classic elements you’d expect from the Palace panto, including spectacular sets and costumes, amazing special effects, fabulous songs and dances and bags of slapstick fun. 

Sat 25th Nov – Sat 30th Dec: Various Times

Venue: Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock

For times and ticket prices visit www.eastayrshireleisure.com


CINDERELLA

Conjure up the magic of Christmas with this fabulous traditional family pantomime ‘Cinderella’ the worlds greatest fairy tale of them all! The classic rags to riches story! 

All will be revealed in this spellbinding pantomime full of music, magic and mayhem, special effects, breath taking sets, loads of laughs and lavish costumes. The perfect Christmas treat for all the family and one of the most sensational and magical pantomimes to ever come to the Ayr Gaiety Theatre! 

Tickets: £10. to £19.50. 

Tue 28th Nov - Wed 3rd Jan

Tel: 01292 288235

www.thegaiety.co.uk


CHRISTMAS AT HEADS OF AYR FARM PARK

Experience the magic of Christmas at Heads of Ayr Farm Park! Meet Santa in his beautiful, cozy grotto, listen to Mrs Claus and her elves tell festive Christmas stories, and make friends with Dasher and Dancer the reindeer, as well as miniature donkeys and other exciting animals in Little Critters Animal Barn. 

Plus, enjoy a hot meal or a yummy treat from our festive menus, whilst the little ones tire themselves out for Santa coming in our huge indoor soft play! It's a day full of Christmas cheer that you will never forget. Free gift for every paying child.

Sat 25th Nov - Sat 23rd Dec: Various times

Venue: Heads of Ayr Farm Park, Dunure Road, Ayr

Bookings only. Please visit www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk for times, dates, and tickets.


SANTA’S GROTTO & MRS CLAUS

Santa and Mrs Claus return to Dean Castle Country Park for 2017. 

Take part in a Christmas craft activity, meet Santa or Mrs Claus and receive a gift. £9 To Meet Santa (Weekends) £7 To Meet Mrs Claus (Weekdays)

Throughout Dec

Venue: Dean Castle County Park, Kilmarnock

Book online at eastayrshireleisure.com


ICE RINK AT GEMMELLS’

Come to Gemmell’s this winter an enjoy the fantastic ice rink. Open daily, 45 minute slots throughout the day. £5pp including skate hire.

Under 5's must be accompanied by an adult.  Minimum skate size is toddler 7 and maximum adult 12. 

Ongoing until – Wed 31st Jan: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Gemmells’ Garden Centre, Trabboch Road, Stair

Please book online at  www.gemmellsgardencentre.co.uk/ice-rink


THE MCDOUGALLS MAGICAL TOYSHOP

It’s Christmas Eve in the Magical Toyshop and Santa’s got the flu! The Elves have sent for The McDougalls to come and help with all the Christmas lists, but they need your help too! 

Will they wrap all the presents in time?  Will Santa be well enough to fly the sleigh?  And will the boys and girls get toys on Christmas morning?  Find out in this brand new musical adventure for all the family! 

Tickets: £8 adults/£6 kids/£25 family (Selected shows £6 adult/£4 kids/£18 family)

Thur 14th – Thur 28th Dec: 1pm, 3pm & 6pm (Exc 25th & 26th)

Venue: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Tel: 01294 274059.


ELVES’ TEA PARTY

Santa has given his elves the weekend off! Come and join them at their tea party before they have to get back to the workshop and get busy making presents.  Enjoy a magical afternoon tea, play games with the elves and have some festive face paint. 

Menu includes, iced Christmas tree biscuits, Snowman cupcakes, Reindeer dust jellypots, Christmas card sandwiches and Mrs Claus’ scones. 

Admission: Adult – £10.00. Child – £7.00 

Sat 16th & Sun 17th Dec: 12pm & 3pm

Venue: Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway, Ayr

Booking essential. 

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk


AYRSHIRE FIDDLE ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Come along and enjoy the rhythm and music of the 120 strong orchestra at their ever popular Christmas Concert.

Tickets: £8 - £10

Sat 16th Dec: 7.30pm

Venue: Ayr Town Hall

Tel: 01292 288235

 

www.thegaiety.co.uk


MRS CLAUS - EARLY YEARS STORYTELLING CHRISTMAS PARTY

HISTORICAL ADVENTURES PRESENTS:  MRS CLAUS - EARLY YEARS STORYTELLING CHRISTMAS PARTY

Join Mrs Claus for a cosy Christmas themed storytelling session filled with games and Christmas songs. 

Cost: £5. 

Sat 16th Dec: Various Times

10am – 11am (2 – 3 years), 11.30am – 12.30pm (3 – 4 years) 1 – 2pm (3 – 4 years) 

Venue: Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine

Tel: 01294 274059


HEAVEN 17

The brainchild of Martyn Ware, born from the collapse of the original Human League, 80s synth pioneers Heaven 17 have stood the test of time and been an influence on the future of modern music for over thirty years. 

Their debut 1981 album, Penthouse and Pavement, was, and remains, a modern classic. Glenn Gregory and Martyn continue to perform the hits from their overwhelming back catalogue, including Temptation and (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang, as well as unveiling their first new material in 12 years. 

Tickets: £24. 

Sat 16th Dec: 7.30pm 

Venue: Grand Hall, Kilmarnock

www.eastayrshireleisure.com