21 New Year’s Day Parade, Piccadilly to Parliament Square, London. More than 10,000 musicians, dancers and entertainers from around the world help to raise money for London charities. Starts 12 noon.
Antiques for Everyone, NEC Birmingham B40 1NT. Largest art, antiques and interior fair outside London with more than 200 specialist dealers offering a wide variety of items including ceramics, paintings, furniture, art deco, silver and contemporary pieces. To 4th. Further details: www.antiquesforeveryone.co.uk
26 London Boat Show, Excel, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL. More than 300 exhibitors showcase the best and latest boats, equipment and holidays. Boats of all shapes and sizes from kayaks to superyachts will be on display, and there is also the opportunity to try immersive and interactive experiences. To 15th. Tel: 0844 776 7766.
19 Beer and Cider Festival, Manchester Central, Petersfield, Manchester M2 3GX. The chance to sample hundreds of the very best beers and ciders from both the UK and abroad. To 21st. Tickets now on sale at www.mancbeerfest.uk
Decorative Antiques and
Textiles Fair, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ. Unique and unusual mixture of antiques and 20thcentury design including fine mirrors, named-design furniture and lighting. The exhibitors reveal how to design an eye-catching room scheme using these items. To 29th. Tel: 020 7616 9327.