So much to do and see this Christ­mas

Car­ols, panto, ice skat­ing

Hamilton Advertiser - - DON’T DRINK & DRIVE - Shirley Bar­tynek

With the count­down to Christ­mas of­fi­cially upon us we’ve rounded up some of the top fes­tive days out for all the fam­ily in La­nark­shire.

It will be any­thing but a silent night at La­nark­shire’s carol con­certs in De­cem­ber.

En­joy a glass of mulled wine and a three-course meal whilst lis­ten­ing to a choir sing all your fes­tive favourites at New La­nark’s Car­ols by Can­dle­light.

Tick­ets cost £25 per per­son with sev­eral per­for­mances held through­out De­cem­ber.

Mean­while, South La­nark­shire Choir will serve up mu­sic and mince pies at a con­cert at Low Parks Mu­seum in Hamil­ton on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6.

Christ­mas wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a trip to see a pan­tomime.

Hamil­ton Town House’s ver­sion of Jack and the Beanstalk will be per­formed through­out the month of De­cem­ber, or al­ter­na­tively visit Aladdin at Mother­well Con­cert Hall, where more tick­ets for the show have re­cently been re­leased.

M&D’S Theme Park also boasts La­nark­shire’s only out­door ice-rink. This is a pop­u­lar 25m open rink that is suitable for all ages.

The theme park have also trans­formed the area into Santa’s Mag­i­cal Won­der­land, with sto­ry­telling and a visit to see Santa and rein­deer.

Matthew Tay­lor, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of M&D’S, Scot­land’s Theme Park, said: “Santa’s Mag­i­cal Won­der­land con­tin­ues to grow in pop­u­lar­ity each year. We are sure that this will be our best year yet as we’ve added even more for vis­i­tors to en­joy, in­clud­ing a Bavar­ian bar serv­ing hot mulled wine and hot spiced cider, plus some out­door fes­tive mar­ket stalls.

“It is so im­por­tant to us to de­liver an un­for­get­table fes­tive ex­pe­ri­ence that can be en­joyed by all. For this rea­son, we are de­lighted to have added even more autism-friendly ses­sions this year.”

The New La­nark Christ­mas Ex­pe­ri­ence is tak­ing place ev­ery week­end on the run-up to Christ­mas, in­clud­ing Christ­mas Eve.

Tick­ets will in­clude en­try to the vis­i­tor cen­tre at­trac­tions, in­clud­ing the Fes­tive Spirit of Christ­mas Ride.

Gould­ing’s award­win­ning gar­den cen­tre’s Win­ter Won­der­land will be open through­out the month of De­cem­ber, with the rein­deer pa­rade tak­ing place ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day.

And Strathaven’s Rein­deer Pa­rade is this Sun­day (see page 39).

Win­ter fun The ice rink is a main at­trac­tion in La­nark­shire

Fes­tive venue Hamil­ton Town House240418town­house_01

Ho Ho Ho Santa wel­comes vis­i­tors to M&DS this Christ­mas

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