Festive Events

Christmas Party Nights at Enterkine

Ayr

The Marquee at Enterkine House Hotel

7pm - 12am

Price: £45pp

www.enterkine.com

Join us for the best celebratory party nights in the heated permanent marquee. Transport to and from the venue included! * selected pick up points . £45.00 per person to include cocktail on arrival, 3 course dinner, live band and games host and “rol...

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Ayrshire Arts & Crafts Fair

Troon

Troon Concert Hall

11am - 4.30pm

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

Ayrshire's BIGGEST monthly indoor craft fair takes place each month in the Troon Concert Hall. With thousands of hand-crafted items at affordable prices it's a great place to buy unique gifts & cards, or just to treat yourself! With 40 stalls and new...

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Winter Fair
Winter Fair

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

12pm - 4pm

Over 25 stalls with a variety of handmade and unique gifts for sale. Jewellery, home baking, cards, home wares, sweets and candles.

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Ayr Central Christmas Light Switch On

Ayr

Ayr Central Shopping Centre

12:30 - 17:15

http://www.ayrcentral.com

Ayr Central Christmas Light Switch On with fun for all the family. Featuring The Reindeer parade, Santa Dash and the West FM Road Show with Fiona and Frenchie. Plus special guest from this years X Factor judges houses - Emily Middlemas!

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Ayrshire Hospice Winter Fair
Ayrshire Hospice Winter Fair

Ayr

Ayrshire Suite, Ayr Racecourse,
KA8 0JE

10:00 - 17:00

Price: Entry £2 on the door

http://www.ayrshirehospice.org/how-you-can-help/fundraising/events/winter-fair

The perfect excuse to start your Christmas shopping early! There will be over 80 stalls selling a wide variety of handmade gifts from cards, jewellery, hats and scarves, painted glassware and bears to home baking, tablet and liqueurs. Bring the whol...

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The Kyle Centre Christmas Buskers
The Kyle Centre Christmas Buskers

Ayr

Kyle Centre

12pm - 3pm

www.southayrshirechristmas.com

Come and support up and coming local talent while you are Christmas shopping in the Kyle Centre. A number of our local talented musicians will entertain you as you shop. This event is part of the special Christmas in Ayr Switch On weekend!

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The Burns Mobstar Carol Singers
The Burns Mobstar Carol Singers

Ayr

Carrick Street

2pm - 3pm

Join our Victorian Carol Singers as they perform some special Christmas Carols and Burns songs to put you in the festive mood. This event is part of the special Christmas in Ayr Switch On Weekend!

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Merry Mischief Mayhem
Merry Mischief Mayhem

Ayr

Town Centre

1pm - 4pm

www.southayrshirechristmas.com

Who is ready for some Merry Mischief Mayhem? Some weird and wonderful characters will be visiting Ayr Town Centre to celebrate the special Christmas in Ayr Switch On weekend. Look out for The Dreary Shoppers and The Snow Queen on Saturday and The Fan...

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Christmas in Ayr Weekend
Christmas in Ayr Weekend

Ayr

High Street

www.southayrshirechristmas.com

Welcome to a super Christmas in Ayr weekend! (look out for some Christmas fun coming up in weekends to follow too!) SATURDAY STARS INCLUDE ... 12 – 3pm Christmas Buskers (Kyle Centre) 2-3pm The Burns Mobstar Carol Singers (Carrick Street) ...

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Wintertainment
Wintertainment

Troon

Throughout Troon

12:00 - 17:00

Wintertainment 2014 Gala Queen: Julia Tudor Gala Princess: Alice Duncan Parade Leaving Templehill 12.30pm lead by the Award winning 1st Troon BB Pipe Band. Parade will be joined at Cross by RNLI Santa and the much loved Stormy...

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Ayr Christmas Lights Switch On Show
Ayr Christmas Lights Switch On Show

Ayr

High Street

4pm - 6pm

www.southayrshirechristmas.com

10, 9, 8 ..... Merry Christmas! Welcome to one of Ayr's best Christmas Switch On shows ever! Starring ... Ray Quinn (X Factor, Dancing on Ice) Andrew Merry (X Factor) Southbound The cast of Ayr Gaiety panto Beauty and the Beast (wit...

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A Drop o' Cheer
A Drop o' Cheer

Ayr

Loudoun Hall

3pm - 5pm

Price: £20 per person

A Drop o' cheer is a special Christmas Whisky tasting event hosted by Robbie’s Drams of Ayr. This will feature 6 whiskies of different styles from across Scotland, in an informal but informative style. Explaining the history of Scotland’s National...

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Santa's Tartan Grotto comes to town!
Santa's Tartan Grotto comes to town!

Ayr

Ayr High Street

12pm - 3pm

Price: tbc

Come and visit Santa's Tartan Grotto in Ayr High Street and help support children's charity Clic Sargent. Don't miss Santa coming to visit Ayr High Street on his big tartan bus. He will be making his way down Ayr High Street on Sunday 16 November ...

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Foxhat Christmas Shopping Night
Foxhat Christmas Shopping Night

Prestwick

Foxhat

5pm - 8pm

www.foxhatshop.com

Join us for a glass of bubbly to start the Christmas Celebrations. Shop locally this Christmas at Foxhat Prestwick . Clothing for women and men, accessories and gifts. All your Christmas shopping under one roof.

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

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

10am - 2pm

Price: Adults £3, children £1, under 5's free!!

www.fiddleorchestra.com

The Christmas Festivities begin here!! All the usual seasonal stalls, refreshments with fantastic home baking and, of course, the fabulous Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra playing live!! Tickets available from orchestra members or at the door.

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Ayrshire Makers Big Christmas Market
Ayrshire Makers Big Christmas Market

Ayr

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

6pm - 8.30pm

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Head to RBBM for an evening of Christmas retail therapy and entertainment. You will be spoiled for choice at our Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market, with over 50 exhibitors showing a varied selection of gifts. Don't forget to visit the Museum Cafe wher...

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Queen Margaret Academy Christmas Fayre & Fashion Show 2014
Queen Margaret Academy Christmas Fayre & Fashion Show 2014

Ayr

Queen Margaret Academy

6pm - 9pm

Price: Adults £2 Children £1 Family ticket – 2 Adults/2Children £4

www.queenmargaret.sayr.sch.uk

Queen Margaret Academy’s Annual Christmas Fayre is returning this year There will be an exhibition of the work produced in the Art and Design department during the last year. The Art Department will also be showcasing some of the pupils’ fantastic d...

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Christmas Fayre at Kingcase Primary School
Christmas Fayre at Kingcase Primary School

Prestwick

Kingcase Primary School, Nursery Avenue, Prestiwck KA9 2DG,
KA9 2DG

6pm - 8.30pm

Price: 2.00

Browse the market stalls for unique and hand-crafted Christmas gifts, treat yourself to delicious home-baking, try your luck at our grand raffle and be a winner at the Teddy Tombola. Visit Santa's Grotto - it's never too early to get your wish-list ...

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Maybole Christmas Light Switch On
Maybole Christmas Light Switch On

Maybole

Maybole Town Hall

15:45 - 19:00

The fun in Maybole starts around 3.45pm with entertainment from the Maybole Primary School choirs and Carrick Academy Choirs plus local dance schools. Santa will be appearing to switch on the lights along with the King and Queen of Carrick at 5.45pm....

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Lighting Up Prestwick

Prestwick

Various locations

13:00 - 17:00

www.southayrshirechristmas.com

Join us as we celebrate the lighting up of Prestwick this year in a special event which includes - Broadway Theatre - Christmas indoor Market & Santa’s Grotto 1-5pm Prestwick South - Parish Choir 3-3.30pm St. Nicholas - School choirs 2.30-3pm and ...

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Glenapp Castle Christmas Dining
Glenapp Castle Christmas Dining

Girvan

Glenapp Castle, Ballantrae

Price: various

www.glenappcastle.com

Christmas Lunches at £39.50 per person. Our festive three course gourmet Christmas lunch includes canapés on arrival, coffee, mince pies and a luxury Christmas cracker. Christmas Afternoon Tea at £24.50 per person. Our festive afternoon tea will i...

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Pantomime - Beauty and the Beast
Pantomime - Beauty and the Beast

Ayr

Ayr Gaiety Theatre

00:00 - 00:00

Price: £9-£16.50

http://www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

Our spellbinding pantomime for Christmas 2014 – full of music, magic and mayhem, special effects, breathtaking sets, loads of laughs and lavish costumes. Our magical pantomime tells the story of Beauty, the beautiful daughter of the town inventor Pro...

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra plays Beethoven
Scottish Chamber Orchestra plays Beethoven

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Circle £22; Stalls £19; Student stalls £5; Schoolchild stalls £3.

www.aag.org.uk

Under SCO Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the young Swiss-Italian star Francesco Piemontesi will play Beethoven’s lyrical Piano Concerto No. 4. The concert opens with a brief symphony by Webern and concludes with Beethoven’s sunny Fourth Symphon...

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Ayr Racecourse Christmas Party Nights
Ayr Racecourse Christmas Party Nights

Ayr

The Ayrshire and Princess Royal Suites at Ayr Racecourse and Western House Hotel

6.30pm for 7pm - 1am

Price: £38 - £45

http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk/christmas-parties-2014

Christmas Party Nights at Ayr Racecourse are legendary and our 2014 editions promise to be even bigger and better………………….. At the racecourse the night includes... • Shooter on arrival • 3 Course Plated Meal with a variety of choices • Horse R...

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In the Spirit of Christmas

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park

Price: tbc

www.nts.org.uk/events

Enjoy a night of festive luxury. Arrive to be met with champagne and canapés in the Armoury. Then soak up the history and magnificent surroundings as you are taken on a tour of the Castle. You will enjoy a four course meal, made from the very best of...

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COME N’ SING CHRISTMAS FOR MARIE CURIE
COME N’ SING CHRISTMAS FOR MARIE CURIE

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Adults: Circle £10.00, Stalls: £8.00. Under 16s £2.00.

www.ayrgaiety.co.uk

A Celebration of Christmas in Carols and Songs lead by St. John’s Primary School with Wendy-Anne Wilson, the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra, conductor Wallace Galbraith, and Marie Mortimer, Organ. An opportunity for the audience to have a ‘GOOD OLD SING!...

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Girvan Switch On and Christmas Street Party

Girvan

Dalrymple Street

17:30 - 00:00

Come and join the Girvan street party! Church Service takes place from 5.30pm - 6.15pm. The Switch On will take place after the Church Service at approximately 6.15pm and there will be a Santas Grotto at Stumpy Tower. The street party will also...

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Heads of Ayr Farm Park Christmas Event 2014
Heads of Ayr Farm Park Christmas Event 2014

Ayr

Heads of Ayr Farm Park

00:00 - 00:00

Price: tbc

http://www.headsofayrfarmpark.co.uk

Come along to the Farm Park this Christmas, great prices for the whole family with days and nights available! Meet Santa in our Christmas Grotto – where every child will receive a present! Roosters Restaurant will be open with a special Christmas Men...

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Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends
Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends

Ayr

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

11:00 - 16:00

Price: Free with normal admission

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Looking for that special gift? Then pop along to RBBM each weekend in December and see some of the Ayrshire crafters individual gifts - from cards to candles, jewellery to pictures there are gifts to suit everyone. Different crafters attend each day ...

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Santa's Family Holiday - There's No Place like Burns Cottage!
Santa's Family Holiday - There's No Place like Burns Cottage!

Ayr

Burns Cottage, Alloway

12pm - 4pm

Price: £6pp

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Santa, Mrs Claus and the rest of the family have once again decided to go on a pre-Christmas holiday - the problem is, they can't decide upon where! Grab your passports and check in at Burns Cottage for your North Pole Airlines Holiday Journey! Once ...

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Three Harps of Christmas

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park

www.nts.org.uk

Let internationally renowned harpist Ruth Wall take you on a candlelit journey through carols and medieval music on concert harp, Gaelic wire strung harp and the Renaissance bray harp in the beautiful setting of Culzean Castle.

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Ellie and Laurie Christmas Fair
Ellie and Laurie Christmas Fair

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

12pm - 4pm

Raffle for Ellie and Laurie fund. 35+ stalls with a variety of handmade and unique gifts for sale. Jewellery, home baking, cards, home wares, swetts, candles and more.

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Ayrshire Arts & Crafts Charity Christmas Fair

Troon

Troon Concert & Walker Hall

11am - 4.30pm

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

Ayrshire's BIGGEST monthly indoor craft fair takes place each month in the Troon Concert Hall. With thousands of hand-crafted items at affordable prices it's a great place to buy unique gifts & cards, or just to treat yourself! With 40 stalls and new...

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Ayrshire Farmers Market
Ayrshire Farmers Market

Ayr

Robert Burns Birthplace museum, Alloway

11am - 3pm

Price: Free with normal admission

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Top up on goodies in time for the festive season at the Ayrshire Farmers' Market.

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The Magical Castle
The Magical Castle

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park

10.30am - 4pm

Price: Adult £10, Child £7, Family £30, Concession £7

www.nts.org.uk

Help us find Culzean’s Christmas Sparkle! Join us around the Castle, entering into a magical sparkling world, following clues and collecting stars. Meet the Queen of Hearts, Puss in Boots, the Fairy Godmother and many more fantastical characters a...

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Acorn Craft Fair

Maybole

Culzean Castle and Country Park

11am - 5pm

www.nts.org.uk

A selection of some of the best local crafts. Stone Barn at Visitor Centre

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Foxhat Prestwick – Sunday Shopping
Foxhat Prestwick – Sunday Shopping

Prestwick

Foxhat

12pm - 4pm

www.foxhatshop.com

Foxhat Prestwick is open on Sundays in December to help you get organised with you Christmas Shopping.

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Christmas Decorations Masterclass
Christmas Decorations Masterclass

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park

10.30am - 3pm

Price: Adult £40

www.nts.org.uk

Join the Head Gardener for a class in making your own decorations. The Head Gardener will lead you through selecting garden material to creating your own Christmas decorations. Bring your own secateurs. All materials, lunch and refreshments includ...

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Ra Ra Razzmatazz Drama Group presents ‘Cinderella’

Girvan

Girvan/Maybole (venue tbc)

7pm

Price: Free (spaces are limited and registration is required via website)

www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/adp

This Christmas follow the rags to riches tale where dreams come true with a special invitation to the Ball. Cinderella is doomed to live un-happily ever after with her two horrible Ugly Sisters, but she manages with the help of her ‘silly’ friend But...

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Christmas Decorations Masterclass
Christmas Decorations Masterclass

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park

10.30am - 3pm

Price: Adult £40

www.nts.org.uk

Join the Head Gardener for a class in making your own decorations. The Head Gardener will lead you through selecting garden material to creating your own Christmas decorations. Bring your own secateurs. All materials, lunch and refreshments included ...

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Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends
Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends

Ayr

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

11am - 4pm

Price: Free with normal admission

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Looking for thst special gift? Then pop along to RBBM each weekend in December and see some of the Ayrshire crafters individual gifts - from cards to candles, jewellery to pictures there are gifts to suit everyone. Different crafters attend each day ...

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Come and Visit Santa – Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre
Come and Visit Santa – Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre

Girvan

Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre

12pm - 4pm

Price: 4 on entry

www.craigiemainshomeandgardencentre.com

Santa is coming to Craigiemains Home & Garden Centre on 13, 14, 20 and 21 December – 12pm to 4pm. Come along and see Santa and have a ride on the miniature train with him.

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Ra Ra Razzmatazz Drama Group presents ‘Cinderella’

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

1.30pm

Price: Free (spaces are limited and registration is required via website)

www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/adp

This Christmas follow the rags to riches tale where dreams come true with a special invitation to the Ball. Cinderella is doomed to live un-happily ever after with her two horrible Ugly Sisters, but she manages with the help of her ‘silly’ friend But...

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The Magical Castle
The Magical Castle

Maybole

Culzean Castle & Country Park

10.30am - 4pm

Price: Adult £10, Child £7, Family £30, Concession £7

www.nts.org.uk

Help us find Culzean’s Christmas Sparkle! Join us around the Castle, entering into a magical sparkling world, following clues and collecting stars. Meet the Queen of Hearts, Puss in Boots, the Fairy Godmother and many more fantastical characters alon...

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Ayr Choral Union Christmas Concert
Ayr Choral Union Christmas Concert

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Tickets are £10 and £14. Child admitted free with accompanying adult (downstairs only)

www.ayrchoralunion.net

Christmas music with guests Forehill Primary School choir. Ayr Choral Union is conducted by Gerard Doherty, with organist Hugh Reid. Tickets available from ACU members. Gaiety Box Office and Frame Shop and Gallery in Alloway Street.

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Ra Ra Razzmatazz Drama Group presents ‘Cinderella’

Ayr

Tarbolton Community Centre

7pm

Price: Free (spaces are limited and registration is required via website)

www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/adp

This Christmas follow the rags to riches tale where dreams come true with a special invitation to the Ball. Cinderella is doomed to live un-happily ever after with her two horrible Ugly Sisters, but she manages with the help of her ‘silly’ friend But...

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics 2014
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Christmas Classics 2014

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Circle £22; Stalls £19; Student stalls £5; Schoolchild stalls £3.

www.aag.org.uk

Stephen Bell conducts the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Jamie MacDougall, tenor, introduces this popular concert in Ayr’s annual seasonal celebrations. It’s a mixture of traditional carols and festive orchestral classics, always a great night.

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Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends
Ayrshire Makers Christmas Market Weekends

Ayr

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway

11am - 4pm

Price: Free with normal admission

www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

Looking for thst special gift? Then pop along to RBBM each weekend in December and see some of the Ayrshire crafters individual gifts - from cards to candles, jewellery to pictures there are gifts to suit everyone. Different crafters attend each day ...

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

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Balcony £12, Stalls £10 and £8 conc.

www.fiddleorchestra.com

A chance to hear all 100 members of the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra on stage with their energetic playing of Fiddle Music old and new with some special seasonal surprises!

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

Prestwick

Prestwick Esplanade – Registration at Malcolm Sargent House, Prestwick

14:00 - 00:00

Price: £100 sponsorship

http://www.clicsargent.org.uk/event/prestwick-boxing-day-dip

The annual CLIC Sargent Dip in the sea on Boxing Day. This event is not for the faint hearted but is a lot of fun. Join hundreds of hardy revellers in the funniest event of the year on Prestwick Beach and raise funds for children with cancer. Everyo...

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Family Ceilidh at Enterkine House

Ayr

The Marquee at Enterkine House Hotel

6pm - 11pm

Price: Adult - £15.00/child - £10.00 (under 12)

www.enterkine.com

Enjoy a lovely family, traditional evening of ceilidh music, steak pie and clootie dumpling. Great music , great food and lots of fun for children and adults alike. Music by “Brae”

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Hogmanay Hootenanny
Hogmanay Hootenanny

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall, New Bridge Street, Ayr,
KA7 1JX

19.30 - 01.00

Price: 20.00

www.ticketweb.co.uk

Ayr's very own Hogmany Hootenanny starring Electric Warrior, The Peas, The Lounge Lizards, Francie & Josie, hosted by Panto Star Chris Taylor. In aid of Malcolm Sargeant House, Prestwick

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AYR GAIETY STAGE DOOR CAFE HOGMANAY DINNER DANCE
AYR GAIETY STAGE DOOR CAFE HOGMANAY DINNER DANCE

Ayr

Stage Door Cafe, Ayr Gaiety Theatre, Carrick Street, Ayr,
KA7 1NU

Price: 59.50

4 course dinner plus live entertainment. Starring Michael Courtney from this year's panto, west end singer, comic and more. Bring in the bells with a glass of prosecco. Must book by 1st December 2014

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Year on the Danube
Scottish Chamber Orchestra New Year on the Danube

Ayr

Ayr Town Hall

7.30pm

Price: Circle £22; Stalls £19; Student stalls £5; Schoolchild stalls £3.

www.aag.org.uk

Welcome 2015 in sizzling style with a selection of lively rhapsodies, dances and waltzes from Budapest and Vienna, plus marches and polkas by Johann Strauss. Gergely Madaras conducts, and lovely soprano Lucy Crowe sings arias from Die Fledermaus and...

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