Festive Events

The Magic of Christmas Toy Raffle
The Magic of Christmas Toy Raffle

Girvan

Throughout Girvan

Girvan Youth Trust will be running their annual Magic of Christmas Toy Raffle. To support this event you can purchase tickets from shops throughout Girvan or on the night of the Girvan Christmas Street Party when the main prizes will be drawn. if you...

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Schools Christmas Street Art Gallery (Sponsored by Owen Kerr Signs)
Schools Christmas Street Art Gallery (Sponsored by Owen Kerr Signs)

Ayr

High Street and Sandgate

http://www.facebook.com/southayrshireeventsfestivals

Every year at Christmas some extra special festive cheer comes in the form of our unique Schools Christmas Street Art Gallery. Located in Ayr High Street and Sandgate some special artwork will be on display from the children of South Ayrshire schools...

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Ayr Central Christmas Light Switch On
Ayr Central Christmas Light Switch On

Ayr

Ayr Central Shopping Centre

12.30pm - 5pm

http://www.ayrcentral.com

Ayr Central gets into the Christmas spirit on the 16 November with our traditional Christmas Lights Switch On at 5pm. The spectacular event starts with the procession at 1pm with the friendly reindeers from the Cairngorm Mountains with the one and on...

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Ayrshire Hospice Winter Fair
Ayrshire Hospice Winter Fair

Ayr

Ayrshire Suite, Ayr Racecourse,
KA8 0JE

10am - 5pm

Price: Entry £2

http://www.ayrshirehospice.org

Perfect Christmas shopping opportunity! Lots of interesting craft stalls – everything from cakes and candles, jewellery, scarfs & bags to sheepskin mitts, teddy bears and lots more. Santa has promised to visit too! All under one roof with lots of ...

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Wintertainment
Wintertainment

Troon

Throughout Troon

11.45am - 5pm

Santa will arrive on November 17 at 11.45am at the Titchfield Road car par on the seafront. A parade will then follow through the town led by the police horses and the Boy's Brigade Pipe Band, which will start at the top of Templehill at 12.30pm. Vis...

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Ayrshire Santa Dash
Ayrshire Santa Dash

Ayr

Ayr Esplanade – finishes at High Street

3pm

Price: Adults £10, Child £6

http://www.ayrshirecs.org

Dress up like Santa Claus and run, jog or walk 5km for Ayrshire Cancer Support! Starting at Ayr Esplanade, the Santa Dash finishes in the High Street in time to join the party for the Christmas light switch on.

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Ayr Christmas Light Switch On - starring Matt Cardle
Ayr Christmas Light Switch On - starring Matt Cardle

Ayr

Ayr High Street

4pm - 6pm

https://www.facebook.com/southayrshireeventsfestivals

Ayr's X-mas celebrations will definitely have the X Factor this year with 2010 series winner Matt Cardle headlining the music stage in Ayr town centre on Sunday 17 November to switch on the town's Christmas lights alongside South Ayrshire Provost Hel...

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Razzamatazz Theatre School
Razzamatazz Theatre School

Ayr

Fish Cross

Come and see Ayr's Razzamataz Theatre Group perform pop style Carol singing as part of the Ayr Christmas Light Switch On celebrations!

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Creation Station Christmas Arts and Crafts
Creation Station Christmas Arts and Crafts

Ayr

Dobbies

Come and join Creation Station in celebrating Santa's arrival! Creation Station will be offering free arts and crafts and also the opportunity to create unique personlised christmas gifts. At Creation Station we are passionate about inspiring i...

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Christmas Sand Art Workshop
Christmas Sand Art Workshop

Ayr

Dobbies Garden Centre

Get creative at Dobbies while you wait for Santa to arrive on 17 November. More sand art workshops will also take place every Sunday in December making sand and glitter pictures.

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The Organist Entertains - Dr Jeremy Cull, Edinburgh
The Organist Entertains - Dr Jeremy Cull, Edinburgh

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

12pm

Price: £2

Get in the mood for Christmas throughout November with some festive organ entertainment. Events organised by Fort, Seafield and Wallaceton Community Council. Monday 18 November Dr Jeremy Cull, Edinburgh

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Creation Station at Kingcase Primary Fair
Creation Station at Kingcase Primary Fair

Prestwick

Kingcase Primary School

6pm - 8pm

http://www.creationstation.co.uk

Creation Station will be offering free arts and crafts and also the opportunity to create unique personlised christmas gifts at some of our locations At Creation Station we are passionate about inspiring imaginations through hands on creative fun. ...

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Holly at Christmas 2013
Holly at Christmas 2013

Ayr

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

7.30pm

Price: £18.50 / £17.50 conc.

http://www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

Buddy Holly and the Cricketers herald in the Yuletide festivities with ‘Holly at Christmas’ – Holly’s hits, other contemporary classics and some Christmas crackers are all wrapped up in a fast, furious and funny feast of entertainment to make the per...

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Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra's Christmas Fair
Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra's Christmas Fair

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

10am - 2pm

Price: 2.75 adults, £1 children and under 5s free

With the orchestra playing live! Santa's grotto, AFO gifts, souveneirs, crafts, books, toys, home baking, tombola, bottle stall and much more

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Alloway Primary School Christmas Fair
Alloway Primary School Christmas Fair

Ayr

Alloway School

11am - 2pm

Alloway Primary annual school Christmas Fair with raffles, tombola, crafts and much more!

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Countdown to Christmas
Countdown to Christmas

Ayr

Ayr Central

11.30am - 3.30pm

http://www.ayrcentral.com

Everyone’s favourite, Frenchie from West FM will be at Ayr Central to help make Christmas shopping easier. Every Saturday until the big day, there will be music and competitions, Monty the balloon man making more extraordinary creations, festive face...

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Creation Station at Castlehill Church Christmas Fair
Creation Station at Castlehill Church Christmas Fair

Ayr

Castlehill Church

10am - 1pm

www.creationstation.co.uk

Creation Station will be offering free arts and crafts and also the opportunity to create unique personlised christmas gifts at some of our locations At Creation Station we are passionate about inspiring imaginations through hands on creative fun. ...

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Noel Noel
Noel Noel

Ayr

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

7.30pm

Price: £14.50 / £13.50 conc.

http://www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

A magical evening of classical Christmas favourites performed by four outstanding opera singers – Shuna Scott Sendall (Soprano), Laura Kelly (Mezzo Soprano), Alistair Diggs (Tenor), Ross McInroy (Bass), and their wonderful accompanist – Geoffrey Tan...

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Lighting Up Prestwick
Lighting Up Prestwick

Prestwick

Throughout Prestwick

1pm - 5pm

Join us as we celebrate the lighting up of Prestwick this year in a special event which includes - Christmas Market (Kyle Street) 2-5pm South Church Fair Trade Coffee Afternoon / Stalls Schools Choir 2.00pm to 2.30pm Girls Brigade Choir 2.30p...

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Christmas Craft Fair
Christmas Craft Fair

Prestwick

The Hollies B&B, Station Road

10am

Christmas Gifts for family and friends handcrafted by local artists and crafters. Stylish handmade silver jewellery, plus vintage and beaded accessories. Beautiful gifts for the home Amazing handmade cards Delicious homemade cakes and cupcakes....

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The Wild Myrtles
The Wild Myrtles

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall Council Chamber

2.30pm

Price: £10 including light refreshments

Get into the Christmas spirit with this a cappella all-female singing group from Edinburgh. Event organised by Ayr Arts Guild for South Ayrshire Council. Book places on 01292 619800.

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The Organist Entertains - Andy Shearer, Scottish Cinema Organ Trust
The Organist Entertains - Andy Shearer, Scottish Cinema Organ Trust

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

12pm

Price: £2

Get in the mood for Christmas throughout November with some festive organ entertainment. Events organised by Fort, Seafield and Wallaceton Community Council.

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Buzzworks - 'Let it Snow' Christmas 2013

Prestwick

Elliots, Dome, Treehouse, The Longhouse, Lido and Scotts

Price: various

http://www.buzzworksholdings.com/christmas

Celebrate the festive season with Buzzworks! Download our brochure for a range of festive menus and packages!

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CLIC Sargent Christmas Fair
CLIC Sargent Christmas Fair

Prestwick

Malcolm Sargent House,
KA9 1QG

www.clicsargent.org.uk

A two day fair at Malcolm Sargent House for all the family. Entry is free and there are stalls, home baking, Santa’s Grotto, tearoom, Tombola and much more. Plenty of parking and an opportunity to see around this wonderful facility for children wit...

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Maybole Christmas Light Switch On
Maybole Christmas Light Switch On

Maybole

Maybole Town Hall

3pm - 7pm

Entertainment starts at 3pm with various acts performing within the town hall. There will be hot dogs, tea, coffee and juice for sale at 5.30pm along with the King and Queen of Carrick. Local Councillors leave Maybole library and travel up the High S...

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Christmas Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market (Sun only)
Christmas Craft Fair & Farmers’ Market (Sun only)

Ayr

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

11am - 4pm

http://www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Join us for a weekend of crafts and enjoy a range of local produce from our market stalls.

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Ayr Grammar Christmas Fair
Ayr Grammar Christmas Fair

Ayr

Ayr Grammar School

10am - 12.30pm

Price: 1 for adults / free for children

Event includes Santa's Grotto, Christmas Raffle, Christmas Market Hall (15 stallholders approx, selling candles, books, childrens hair accessories, childrens jewellery, wood crafted items, accessories etc. Refreshments, nail bar, tattoos, facepaintin...

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Christmas Exhibition 2013
Christmas Exhibition 2013

Ayr

10 Carrick Road,
KA7 2RB

10am on Sat. 12pm on sun - 5pm

http://www.leonastewartleadedglass.co.uk

This is an annual Christmas Exhibition of work by local and national artists. We will be showing etchings, screenprints, relief prints, paintings, decorative & festive glass & lighting, handmade felt & textiles and lots more gorgeous gift ideas for ...

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Prestwick Academy Christmas Fayre
Prestwick Academy Christmas Fayre

Prestwick

Prestwick Academy

10am - 12pm

Price: 1.50 adults / 50p children

Come and see Santa at Prestwick Academy's Christmas Fayre. Do a bit of Christmas shopping from our local stallholders and enjoy some fun and games. Relax with a cuppa and some delicious home baking or try your luck with the raffle or bottle stall. ...

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Parkstone Hotel Festive Party Nights

Prestwick

Parkstone Hotel

Price: 29.50

http://www.parkstonehotel.co.uk

Celebrate the festive season with The Parkstone Hotel! Party Nights available throughout December, priced at £29.50 for dinner and disco.

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Berkeley Hotel Festive Lunch Menu

Ayr

The Berkeley Hotel

Price: 2 courses £9.95, 3 courses £11.95

http://www.berkeleyayr.co.uk

Celebrate the festive season with The Berkeley Hotel! Festive menus available from 1-24 December. We also have Amarri Prosecco on Draught (Exclusive to The Berkeley Hotel) and Xmas speciality Cocktails (check out our facebook page for more info)

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Berkeley Hotel Festive Dinner Menu

Ayr

The Berkeley Hotel

Price: 3 courses £19.95

http://www.berkeleyayr.co.uk

Celebrate the festive season with The Berkeley Hotel! Festive menus available from 1-24 December. We also have Amarri Prosecco on Draught (Exclusive to The Berkeley Hotel) and Xmas speciality Cocktails (check out our facebook page for more info)

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The Horizon Hotel Festive Season

Ayr

The Horizon Hotel

Price: Festive lunches from £12.95, Party Nights from £24.95 and Christmas Day Lunch £55

http://www.horizonhotel.com

Celebrate the festive season at The Horizon Hotel! Enjoy party nights, festive lunches, Christmas Day Lunch and a Family Christmas with Santa!

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The Kylestrome Hotel Festive Menu

Ayr

The Kylestrome Hotel

Price: Festive lunch from £16.95 and dinner from £20.95

http://www.hotelkylestrome.co.uk/

Celebrate the festive season at The Kylestrome Hotel!

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Enterkine Festive Events and Party Nights

Ayr

Enterkine House Hotel and Restaurant

Price: various

http://www.enterkine.com

Celebrate the Festive Season at Enterkine House Hotel and Restaurant!

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Enterkine Festive Events and Menus

Ayr

Enterkine House Hotel and Restaurant

Price: various

http://www.enterkine.com

Celebrate the Festive Season at Enterkine House Hotel and Restaurant! Lunch from £18.50, Dinner £30 midweek, Christmas Day Lunch by the Log Fire available £70. Marquee Party Nights – some places still available! £45 (transport to and from venue ...

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Ayrshire Voices Christmas Concert
Ayrshire Voices Christmas Concert

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: tbc

Celebrate Christmas with Ayrshire Voices.

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Culzean Christmas Kaleidoscope
Culzean Christmas Kaleidoscope

Maybole

Culzean Castle and Country Park

10.30am - 3.30pm

Price: £10 adult, £7 child, £30 family

http://www.nts.org.uk/christmas

Join our costumed guide for an adult focused festive tour of the castle, showcasing a range of traditional decorations, crafts and floral art. Enjoy traditional festive flavours in the dining room and visit Culzean's Christmas Bake Shop and Festive E...

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Girvan Christmas Street Party
Girvan Christmas Street Party

Girvan

Dalrymple Street

Come to Girvan and join in the Christmas celebrations! The church service begins at 5.30pm and the fun continues until 9pm. Girvan will be filled with childrens entertainers, stilt walkers, clowns, balloon modellers, dancer and music. Santa and his s...

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Ayr

Loudon Hall

10am

Price: 23

http://ayrshirecraftclasses.co.uk/index.php?route=common/home

In this 2 hour Workshop you will learn how to make a Christmas wreath from scratch. You will have the option of making a fresh wreath from fresh moss, oranges, rosehips and a variety of other local fresh foliage, or you can make a traditional wreat...

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Pantomime - Aladdin
Pantomime - Aladdin

Ayr

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

various

Price: £13.50 - £16.50

http://www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

After the storming success of last year’s ‘Cinderella’ at The Gaiety, Michael Courtney Productions return to present ‘Aladdin’, our magical Pantomime for Christmas 2013 – A perfect Christmas treat for all the family with great songs, lavish sets, gor...

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Santa’s Surprise Visit!
Santa’s Surprise Visit!

Ayr

Burns Cottage

00:00 - 00:00

Price: £5 per person (includes child’s gift & Cottage entry)

http://www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Meet Santa, Mrs Claus, the Christmas Tree Fairy and Gilbert the Reindeer Keeper as you journey through the Cottage, and discover why Santa and his friends have ended up holidaying at Burns Cottage! Will the sleigh be fixed for Christmas Eve? Can the...

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The Secret Gardens of Enchantment
The Secret Gardens of Enchantment

Maybole

Culzean Castle and Country Park

11am - 3.45pm

Price: 10 adult / £7 child / £30 family

http://www.nts.org.uk/christmas

Get some fresh air this Christmas at our festive family event! Meet magical characters throughout the park as you follow our special Christmas trail! Find the fairy Godmother and make a wish! Santa will be in his grotto from 11am - 4pm and our res...

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Christmas Glass Decoration Class
Christmas Glass Decoration Class

Ayr

Leona Stewart Leaded Glass, 10 Carrick Road, Ayr,
KA7 2RB

Price: 20pp

www.leonastewartleadedglass.co.uk

Learn how to cut glass and make a fused glass Christmas Tree, Angel, Snowflake or your own design in this 2 hour class. Suitable for children aged over 9 and adults. Three sessions throughout the day - 10am - 12pm or 1-3pm or 4-6pm. £20 per person ...

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Creation Station at Prestwick Community Centre Christmas Fayre
Creation Station at Prestwick Community Centre Christmas Fayre

Prestwick

Community Centre

2pm - 4pm

http://www.creationstation.co.uk

Creation Station will be offering free arts and crafts and also the opportunity to create unique personlised christmas gifts at some of our locations At Creation Station we are passionate about inspiring imaginations through hands on creative fun. ...

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Christmas Craft Fair
Christmas Craft Fair

Troon

Troon Concert & Walker Halls ,
KA10 6EF

11am - 4.30pm

http://www.ayrshirecraftfair.co.uk/

With Christmas fast approaching, this is the ideal time to buy some extra special handcrafted gifts at our Charity Christmas Craft Fair. With 2 halls & nearly 70 stalls of high quality crafts there will be thousands of great gift items at fantastic p...

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Action Arizona Christmas Fayre
Action Arizona Christmas Fayre

Prestwick

South Church Halls

10am - 12pm

Price: ADULTS £2.00 SCHOOL CHILDREN £1.00 UNDER 5'S FREE

TEA, COFFEE, CAKES INCLUDED IN TICKET CHRISTMAS STALLS, GAMES, FUN

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Centrestage Supper and Christmas Songs
Centrestage Supper and Christmas Songs

Ayr

Enterkine House Hotel, By Annbank

Price: 29

www.enterkine.com

Enjoy a special evening by the log fire with 2 course meal and musical entertainment by Centrestage.

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park Christmas
Heads of Ayr Farm Park Christmas

Ayr

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

4pm weekdays / 11am weekends - 8pm weekdays / 5pm weekends

Price: adults and under 2s - £4, children £7.50

http://www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk

Please note - Visits by booking only. Santa Claus will be making an appearance at the Heads of Ayr Farm Park again this year where we are hoping to impress everybody with a great Christmas family day out. Come along to the Farm Park this Chri...

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Recovery Ayr Christmas Fayre
Recovery Ayr Christmas Fayre

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

11am - 3pm

http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/adp

Bring along your friends and family for some festive fun at our second annual Christmas Fayre. Find the perfect present or treat at stalls selling arts, crafts, jewellery, baking and much more. Enjoy festive music from fantastic local musicians and A...

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There’s no place like home!
There’s no place like home!

Ayr

Council Chambers – Ayr Town Hall

1pm - 1.45pm

http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/adp

Ra Ra Razzmatazz (in partnership with the University of West of Scotland) present ‘There’s no place like home’ The modern day fun filled play with a panto feeling!

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Ayr Choral Union Christmas Concert
Ayr Choral Union Christmas Concert

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

Price: £10 and £14

https://www.ayrchoralunion.net

A concert of Christmas music with a large mixed voice choir accompanied by Scots Brass, and Michael Bawtree playing the Town Hall organ. A mix of traditional and modern Christmas music combined with a performance of John Rutter’s “Gloria”.

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Classics 2013
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Classics 2013

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: tbc

The BBC SSO's annual Christmas Classics Concert is always a highlight of Ayr's festive celebrations. Where better to gather with friends and family for a traditional concert on the Thursday night before Christmas? Tenor Jamie MacDougall is your host ...

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Jai McDowall’s Ultimate Christmas Party
Jai McDowall’s Ultimate Christmas Party

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7pm

Price: Tickets from £17.50 (Family tickets and VIP packages available)

http://www.jaimcdowallofficial.com

Jai McDowall, the Scottish singing sensation and winner of Britain's Got Talent, brings his amazing Christmas show to Ayr Town Hall, on Friday 20th December. Backed by an amazing live band, Jai performs all your festive favourites, including: Merry C...

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Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra's Christmas Ayrshire
Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra's Christmas Ayrshire

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Balcony/Gallery £12 Stall£10 /£8

http://www.fiddleorchestra.com

Over 100 members of the Fiddle Orchestra celebrate the Festive Season with their uniquely energetic playing of Scottish and Seasonal Music.

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Ayr Community Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Ayr Community Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Ayr

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Fullarton Street

6pm

With Holy Trinity Choir and John Turner, organ, plus readers representing various groups within the community including the Provost of South Ayrshire, followed by seasonal refreshments.

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Dip wi' a Nip!
Dip wi' a Nip!

Prestwick

Malcolm Sargent House

Price: Minimum sponsorship £100pp

http://www.clicsargent.org.uk

The Prestwick Dip is one of the best known festive events in Ayrshire and people come from all over the region to take part. Follow in the footsteps of the thousands of brave dippers who have been taking part since 2006 and help make 2013 a record...

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Jam At The Dam presents THE HOGMANAY HOOTENANNY
Jam At The Dam presents THE HOGMANAY HOOTENANNY

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm - 1am

Price: Tickets £20

http://www.facebook.com/jamatthedamayr

Bring in the bells this year with Ayrs' very own 2nd Hogmanay Hootenanny, in aid of Clic Sergent, Malcolm Sergent House Prestwick. 3 live music shows, starring SHAKY & THE MONEY MAKER, THE PEAS, ELECTRIC WARRIOR, comedy sketch from FRANCIE & JOSIE...

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Grand Hogmanay Ball

Ayr

Ayr Racecourse

Price: 80pp

http://www.westernhousehotel.co.uk

Bring in the New Year in style at the Black Tie Gala Ball at Western House Hotel. With Canapes and Kir Royal, 5 course Dinner, Ceilidh Band, Disco and Midnight Munchies.

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra - New Year in Vienna
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - New Year in Vienna

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Circle £22 adults; Stalls £19 adults, £5 students, £3 school pupils

By Ayr Concert Series. Conductor Nicholas McGegan, featuring John Mark Ainsley, tenor. Tickets from Ayr Gaiety Box Office, Tel: 01292 288235

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