MISTLETOE & WINE
Maze entry £4; Santa’s grotto £8.50; until Jan 5; edinburghschristmas.com
BATH CHRISTMAS MARKET
One of the UK’S most picturesque markets is set in wooden chalets beneath Bath’s honeycoloured gothic abbey and is a good place to stock up on gin. The market has expanded this year to include chalets along Milsom Street. Adding to the bonhomie will be a piano that has been decorated by children and placed there for impromptu singalongs. Free; until Dec 9; bathchristmasmarket.co.uk
PADSTOW CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL, CORNWALL
This annual market is run by celebrity chefs Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw, who all have restaurants in Cornwall. With the harbourside town lit up and buzzing with singers and entertainers, there will be demos from a host of top chefs, artisanal food to sample and wine-pairing classes. Free; wine tasting from £10; Dec 6-9; padstowchristmas festival.co.uk
EDINBURGH’S CHRISTMAS MAZE
Families with young children might enjoy the charmingly lit Christmas tree maze, part of Santa Land at East Princes Street Gardens. With an elves’ workshop hidden at the centre, it should do a good job of warming up little legs, and children can also visit Santa. The Christmas market here promises arts, crafts and food, while nearby St Andrew Square offers an elliptical ice rink.