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NICKELODEON LAND’S 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS. Twelve rides, Santa’s grotto, free ice skating (pay for skate hire), free parking (when booked online), festive walk. Nickelodeon Land, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. 11am to 4pm. To December 24 (December 24 online pre booking only).
MOOKY’S OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD. Panto and circus combined with Mooky, Mr Boo and a full cast. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower, Blackpool. 3pm.
ALL LEYE WANTS FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU. Back by popular demand Leye D Johns, Phil Jeffries, the Viva Showgirls and Darren Coulton in a festive party night. The Cabaret Lounge, The Layton, Westcliffe Drive, Layton. Ends January 8. Box office, (01253) 352301.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK. The venue’s first professional pantomime. Cast includes comedian Tom Bright as the Dame and Karen Roberts as The Princess. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Lane Ends, Thornton. Tonight, 7pm. Ends January 6. Box office, (01253) 858529.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The annual extravaganza presented by the Blackpool Ice Drome Charities Association. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Today, 7.30pm. Box office, 0871 2229090.
FUNNY GIRLS CHRISTMAS SHOW. Tinsel and glitter and all the usual frolics. Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. Nightly (no shows Monday, December 25 and 26). Ends January 8. Box office, 0844 2472665.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. Coronation Street’s Vicky Entwistle with Steve Royle, Kenny Jones and full company in a fast moving family pantomime. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. Ends January 2. Times vary (no shows Mondays, Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve). Box office, (01253) 743343.
ALADDIN. Ted Robbins and full supporting case returns after past year’s record breaking show with another family favourite.. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Times vary (no shows Mondays, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day). Ends January 2. Box office, 0845 3442012.
THE BFG. David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic story directed by Joe Sumsion. The Dukes. Moor Lane, Lancaster. Times vary (no shows Sundays, November 28, December 5, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day,J anuary 2 and 3). Ends January 7. Box office, (01524) 589000.
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS. The Library Theatre Company at the Lowry present Kenneth Grahame’s classic adapted for the stage by Alan Bennett. Directed by Chris Honer. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. Times vary (no shows Sundays, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day). Ends January 14. Box office, 0843 2086000.
THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ. Elizabeth Newman directs her way down the Yellow Brick Road in this adaptation of the L. Frank Baum favourite. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Times vary (no shows Sunday Christmas Day or New Year’s Day). Ends January 14. Box office, (01204) 520661.
YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. George S Kaufman and Moss Hart’s screwball 1930s Broadway comedy hit revived. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Monday to Friday, 7.30pm. Saturday 4 and 8pm. Also Wednesday matinees 2.30pm (December 24, 2.30pm only, December 26 at 4 and 8pm). Box office, (0161) 8339833.Pubs and bars
SINDERFELLA. Blackpool-based Alice Barry (Lillian from Shameless) and full outrageous cast in an adult’s only pantomime. Dancehouse Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester. Ends January 7. Box office, 0161 2379753 (after 4pm)
SCROOGE. Tommy Steele returns yet again to the role that he has made his own in this musical based on Dickens’ A Christmas carol. The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester. Times vary. Ends January 7 (no shows Sundays, Christmas Day or New Year Year’s Day). Box office, 0843 2086000.
JACK AND BEANSTALK. Pendle Productions return with a cast including Radio Lancashire’s Sally Naden, Conor Ryan (Coronation Street) and CJ (from BBC’s Eggheads). Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. Times vary. Ends December 30 (no shows Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Box office, (01253) 658666.
RED RIDING HOOD. Horse+Bamboo recreates the timeless fairytale in its own distinctive style. The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. 11am and 1.30pm to December 31 (no shows Sundays or Mondays). Box office, (0161) 8339833.
KARAOKE. £50 cash prize to be won. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
KARAOKE PARTY. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2 to 6pm.
KARAOKE AND CURRY NIGHT. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE. Churchill’s, Topping Street. Blackpool.
KARAOKE. Daily do it yourself session. Chubby’s Bar, The Promenade, Blackpool. From 9am to 6pm.
KARAOKE. Knobby’s Bar. West Street, Blackpool. And Thursday, Friday and Saturday. From 7pm.
KARAOKE CONTEST. £50 top prize to be won each week. The Whittle Springs, Talbot Road, Blackpool. From 8pm.
KARAOKE. With Glenn. The Travellers Rest, Beach Road, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE NIGHT. With DJ Danny. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. 9pm.
Folk, country and Irish
FLEETWOOD FOLK CLUB. Tonight – Christmas singers’ night. All welcome. The Strawberry Gardens, Poulton Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
SANDS CHRISTMAS SOUL NIGHT. With resident band The Kommitments - plus three course meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
CABARET. Ray Grant. Mardi Gras, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
AN AUDIENCE WITH ROXY HART. Plus cabaret from Rita International. Free admission. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool.
Pubs and bars
SPITFIRE. The Cedar Tavern, Cedar Square, Blackpool.
SKA FACE. The Belle Vue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool.
TOUCH THE PEARL. The Edge, Hardhorn Road, Poulton.
WINTER SOLSTICE PARTY. The night’s are getting shorter again – celebrate with DJ Fubar, saxman Ben Barnett, DJ M-Jay, Joint Custody and Jason Fubar. Revolution, Market Street, Blackpool.
COOL CUTS. From DJ Kenny.. Che Bar, Market Street, Blackpool.
KIDS’ CHRISTMAS PARTY. Food, fun, games and soft drinks. Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Queens Promenade, Bispham. 6 to 8pm.
STUDENT HOUSE PARTY. With DJ Gaz Peck. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
JAMMIN ’NIGHT. All welcome. The Burn Naze, Gamble Road, Thornton.
CURRY NIGHT. Meal and drink deal. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool. 4 to 9pm.
OPEN MIC. The Hansom Cab, Station Road, Lytham.
DJ SCOUSE’S PARTY NIGHT. Drink promotions, interactive DJ. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
SPANK NIGHT. DJ Sean in action. Drinks promotions. The Wyre Light, Fleetwood. 9pm to 2am.
ANDY KNIGHT’S AFTERNOON KEYBOARD SINGALONG. Nellie Dean’s , North Promenade, Blackpool. 2 to 4.30pm.
THE THURSDAY FIESTA. Party tunes, prizes and balloon drop with DJ Mad Matt Munroe. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
THE JOHN ADAMS TRIO. The Galleon house band plus guests with jazz, blues and swing. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Friday to Sunday.
TEA DANCE. And bingo. North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
ROB JOHNSON. Singer/guitarist. Buckingham’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. 3 to 5pm.
COCKTAIL NIGHT. Special offers, two djs with disco house and bar grooves to midnight. Bar 137, Church Street, Blackpool.
BLACKPOOL MALE VOICE CHOIR. Carol singing. Morrisons Supermarket, Thornton. 6.30pm. The Jolly Tars, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 7.30pm.
LINE DANCING. Beginners, 7.30 to 8.30pm. Intermediate with tuition until 10.30pm. Garstang United Reformed Church Hall, Garstang. Details, (01995) 670932.
LINE DANCING DISCO. Free tuition. Thornton Cleveleys RBL Club, Rough Lea Road, Cleveleys. Details, (01253) 595790.
FANCY FEET LINE DANCE. Social dancing and instruction – 10am to noon. Beginners and improver dancing with instruction – 1.30 to 3.30pm. Beginners first hour then all levels 6 to 10.15pm. Holy Trinity Memorial Hall, Dean Street, South Shore. Details, (07984)188972.
BEGINNERS LINE DANCING. Details 01253 760804. Marton Social Club, Daggers Hall Lane, Marton. 1 to 3pm.
LINE DANCING. And tuition. With Paul and Shirley. Progress Sports & Social Club, Exchange Street, Blackpool.
TEA DANCE. With David Windle on keyboards. The Ballroom, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 2 to 4pm.
TEA DANCE. Ballroom, Latin and popular sequence. Rio School of Dancing, Bispham United Reformed Church Hall, Cavendish Road, Bispham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 356558.
DANCING. Ballroom, Latin, Modern, Acro and more For fun. Chesters Dancing Academy, 19 Victoria Street, Fleetwood. Details, (07989) 144423.
SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. To the maestro of Alan Reid. All welcome, with bingo and raffle. Bispham Conservative Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 8pm.
BALLROOM AND SEQUENCE. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 8 to 11pm. Details, (01772) 682012.
EASY SEQUENCE. Anchorsholme Friendly Club. Senior Citizens’ Hall, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 1.30 to 3.45pm. Details, (01253) 854562.
SEQUENCE AND BALLROOM. Senior Citizens Association Hall, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. From 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253) 852462.
SEQUENCE DANCING. All welcome. Central Methodist Church, Adelaide Street, Blackpool. 1.30 to 4pm. Details, (01253) 694846.
SALSA AND MERENGE LESSONS. Beginners 7-8pm, intermediates 8-9pm, social dancing 9-10pm. The Station Tavern, Lytham.
PERUVIAN SALSA LESSONS. Beginners to intermediate. St Bernadette’s Parish Hall, All Hallows Road, Bispham. 6 to 8pm. Details, (07879) 413649.
NOCHES DE SALSA. Salsa lessons – beginners to advanced. Co-Operative Sports & Social Club, Preston New Road, Marton. 8pm to 9.30pm then dance until 11pm. Details, (012523) 401941 or 07967 768582.
SALSA. With Vitelio Ramos. Poulton Youth and Community Centre, Breck Road, Poulton and Thornton Sports Centre, Thornton. Details, (01253) 304996.
JC DANCE CLASSES. Childrens’ and adult dance classes. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton. and Norbreck Primary School. Details, (07792) 410390.
RED SHOES CHEER AND DANCE ACADEMY FOR CHEERLEADING. Boys and girls welcome. Rear 147/149 Highfield Road, South Shore. Details from (01253) 310401
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING. All welcome – partner not necessary. Dancing to live music. The Scout Hut, St Patrick’s Road North, St Annes. 7.30 to 9.30pm. Details, (01253) 640247 or 07960 626836.
ADULT IRISH DANCE. Nicky Figgins Centre Stage School, Rear 216 Red Bank Road, Bispham. 7pm. Details, (07708) 642908.
CAROL MAY SCHOOL OF DANCE. Children and adults’ ballet, tap, jazz and keep fit. St Paul’s Parish Church, Ansdell & Fairhaven. 6 to 9pm. Also Saturday, 9am to 1pm. Details, (01172) 258525 or (07840) 167225.
STREET DANCE WORKOUT. Over 14’s sessions by Mimi Dance. Ansdell YMCA, Lytham High School, Worsley Road, Lytham. 6.30pm. Details, 07584 359310
QUIZ AND KARAOKE. Plus Strike It Lucky. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
QUIZ NIGHT. The Co-Operative Club, Preston New Road, Marton.
QUIZ AND CASH BINGO NIGHT. Hotel and Apartments Club, Coronation Street, Blackpool.
QUIZ NIGHT AND STRIKE IT LUCKY. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
NEW DUNES QUIZ. The Dunes, Lytham Road, South Shore. 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Featuring rock ‘n’ roll bingo. £1 entry. Free buffet. The Boars Head, Preston Old Road, Marton. 9pm.
FUN QUIZ AND JACKPOT RAFFLE. The County Hotel, Lytham. From 9pm.
FUN QUIZ. Meal and drink vouchers to be won. Plus Open The Box. The Shovels, Hambleton.
STEVE JAMES QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prize for winners plus runners up prizes. Bispham Hotel, Red Bank Road, Bispham. 9pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Drink prizes, snowball minimum £100. Free entry. The Shovels, Common Edge Road, Marton. 9.30pm.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT. Questions and prizes with host Johnny B. The Ship, Elswick. 9pm.
FUN QUIZ NIGHT. Prizes and laughs. Victoria Bar, North Euston Hotel, The Esplanade, Fleetwood. 9pm.
DAVE WARD ROADSHOW QUIZ NIGHT. The Squirrel, Bispham Road, Bispham. From 9.15pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
QUIZ JACKPOT NIGHT. Minimum jackpot £100. Register by 9pm. The Golden Eagle, Anchorsholme. 9.15pm.
QUIZ NIGHT. Big money prizes, unlock the crock, free to enter. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT AND FUN FORTUNES. The Strawberry Gardens, Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT. Cash prizes, spot prizes and Play Your Cards Right – starting at £100. The Ashley Club, Victoria Road East, Thornton. 8.30pm.
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZ. Cash jackpot accumulator. The Rossall Tavern, Larkholme Parade, Fleetwood.
QUIZ NIGHT. Big cash prizes. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
QUIZ NIGHT. Devonshire Arms, Devonshire Road, North Shore. Starts 9pm.
Keep fit and exercise
ZUMBA FITNESS. Dalmeny Hotel, St Annes. 7.30-8.30pm.
PILATES AND ZUMBA. Pilates (5.30pm) and Zumba (6.30pm) with Lindsey Woolstencroft. Thornton Little Theatre, Four Land Ends, Thornton. And Sunday.
OVER 50S EXERCISE CLASS. St Bernadette’s Church Hall, Bispham. 2 to 3pm.Details, (01253) 853295.
AEROBICS. For over 50s. St Bernadette’s Church Hall, Bispham. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
MUAY THAI/THAI BOXING. Pure Impact Fitness Studio, 34 Dover Court, Dover Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
ANNE’S LOSE SIZE - RE-ENERGIZE. Lytham Methodist Church, Park Street, Lytham. 12.30 to 1.30pm (aerobics), 5.45 to 6.45pm (salsacise). Details, (07983) 684855.
ZUMBA. With Phoebe. Wesby Hall, Park Street, Lytham. 7 to 8pm.
NEW BEGINNERS WALKS. Walk changes weekly. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1.30pm.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. New members welcome. White Church Hall, Ansdell. And Monday, 6.30 to 8pm. Details, 07963 104353.
EASY DOES IT. Movement to music. Whiteholme Community Centre, All Saints Road, Bispham. 10am to 10.45am.
PILATES. Whiteholme Community Centre, All Saints Road, Bispham. 11am to noon. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 2pm; Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool. 6.15 to 7.15pm. Details, (07738) 434991; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 5.30-6.30pm.
RANDY RON’S BIG CHILL ICE PARTY. Special effects, snow machine, the Randy Girls, dance off between the FreeFly Breakdance Crew and Santa’s Little Helpers, plus DJs Danny Howard, Elliott Smith, Nick Coulson and Vince Williams. Also Tom Da Lips on sax. CoCo and Crystal, Market Street, Blackpool.
FRANKIE COCOZZA. The X Factor bad boy in person. Drinks promotions all night. Get to the bar before he does. Club Sanuk, North Promenade, Blackpool. 11pm to 4am.
DANNY KING. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 344583.
FOOLS GOLD. Thornton Cleveleys Royal British Legion, Rough Lea Road, facing Cleveleys Bus Station. Details, (01253) 852450.
WYRE LEVEE STOMPERS. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys. Details (01253) 852709.
TERRY ON THE ORGAN. Blackpool RBL Club, 33-39 King Street, Blackpool. Details (01253) 626308. dj clarke and karaoke. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, Blackpool.
CABARET. Guest acts. Blackpool Catholic Club, 30 Queen Street, Blackpool. 2.30 to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 628835.
Pool, poker and sport
POKER NIGHT. Weekly – all welcome. The Plough, Chain Lane, Staining. 7.45pm.
POOL AND POKER. The King Edward, Central Drive, Blackpool. 8pm.
HOLDEM POKER NIGHT. The Queens, Beach Road, Fleetwood. 8.30pm.
AT LAST!. Musical entertainers. 20 Holbeck Avenue, Blackpool 7pm. Details, (01253) 319488
CLEVELEYS JUNIOR CHESS CLUB. Weekly during school term time. Juniors of all abilities welcome. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, Cleveleys. More details, 07966 231211.
BERYL’S PSYCHIC CLUB. The Old Town Hall, Market Place, Poulton.
ONE ACCORD. New ladies harmony group. New members welcome. Cleveleys Park Methodist Church, West Drive, Cleveleys. From 7.30pm. Details, (01253) 823805.
GIRLGUIDING. Meet for evening of fun, games, challenges, craft, sleepovers and camps. 19th Blackpool Rainbows 4.45 to 5.45pm, Brownies 6 to 7.30pm, Guides 7.30 to 9.15pm, St Marks Church Hall, Westcliffe Drive, Layton; 1st Norbreck Rainbows 5.45 to 7pm, Scout & Guide HQ, Kelvin Road & Carr Road; 3rd Norbreck Guides 6.30 to 8.30pm Beaufort Avenue Methodist Church, Beaufort Avenue, Bispham. Details 352098.
JUST GOOD FRIENDS. A group for people in their 40s and 50s wanting to meet new friends. Wings Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys. 8pm. Details, (01253) 869519.
AT LAST. Instrumental and vocal ensemble. New members welcome. Brun Grove WM Club, off Ansdell Road, Marton. 1pm. Details, (01253) 319488.
PENCIL AND WATER COLOUR CLASS. All levels, beginners welcome. YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 1 to 3.15pm. Details, (01772) 654461.
POULTON PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. Catering for photographers of all interests and experience. Poulton Methodist Church, Queensway, Poulton. 7.30pm.
YOUNG AT HEART. Arts, crafts, cooking, guest speakers, flower arranging – and more. All ages welome. S Michael and ll Angels Church, Grange Park. 2pm.
GENERAL PAINTING. 9.30am. Contact Lynne Cray (01253) 317722. Blackpool Art Society. The Studio. Wilkinson Avenue (off Woodland Grove). Blackpool.
BRIDGE CLUBS. Lytham Bridge Club – competitive duplicate bridge. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham. 7.15pm; Clifton Bridge Club, Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.