1. Geoff Marsh and his crazy gang are back at the Arts Centre for another brand new pantomime - Space Trek - The Panto from 7pm tonight at the Old Town theatre in Swindon. When two sisters decide to stay up late to see if they can catch Santa delivering presents they get more than they bargained for... Kidnapped by aliens and taken to a distant planet to meet their king, it is up to the children’s granny and a Christmas elf to rescue them. Helped by Captain Jerk and crew of the Starship MinceyPies, can they get the children back to earth in time for Christmas? Tickets are £15 from 01793 524481

2 The Cast of Stage Struck are presenting their latest show for all the family, with comedy, dance, song, and a special pirate surprise tonight. The singers will perform a number of Christmas classics, there will be a classic tale of forlorn love on the high seas - with a twist, specialist soloists and a mad-baking panto dame. This year TCOSS will be supporting local charity, TWIGS community gardens, a resource to give people who experience mental health problems the chance to regain confidence, self-esteem and to learn new skills. The group will be donating 50 per cent of all ticket sales to the charity. A Swinging Christmas takes place at Immanuel Church, Upham Road, on Saturday, December 8 with performances at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children from 07596 151 051 thecastofstagestruck@gmail.com, facebook.com/thecastofstagestruck/ or www.thecastofstagestruck.com

3 Sole Rebel Tap kicks off tonight from 7.30pm in the Swindon Dance, Regent Circus, Swindon. A jam packed night with tap dancing and much more to welcome the festive season! Be entertained by Blues and Shoes, a piece which combines a love for the blues with song, keys and tap dance, Spatterdash a trio of tap dancers and a electro-swing soundtrack, filled to the brim with colour and energy and be the first to see the premiere of Sole Rebel Tap’s newest tap and physical theatre duet, directed by Sean Kempton. Tickets are from £9 - £11 on 01793 601700.

4 Carols by Candlelight will be in good voice from 6pm tomorrow at Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Swindon. An old-fashioned twenty-first century evening in the farmyard and the old cowshed, with all the right seasonal ingredients to eat, drink, see, hear, and sing! A roaring fire to keep us warm; Jake and his performing circus crew; the Swindon Scratch Choir to lift our singing spirits; fire jugglers to juggle fire; and cartloads of carols for us all to sing, together. tickets are adult £5 child £2 from 01793 771080.

5 The curtain rises on this year's pantomime Aladdin, Starring Adam Woodyatt better known as Ian Beale from Eastenders tomorrow at the Wyvern Theatre, Theatre Square, Swindon. Featuring magnificent scenery, beautiful costumes, a lamp-full of laughter and an Aladdin’s cave of spectacular surprises, it’s the perfect treat for the festive season and a wish come true for all the family! Don’t miss a whole new world of adventure.For more details call 01793 524481 or visit www.swindontheatres.co.uk

6 Stanton Park Christmas Event begins tomorrow at 4pm in Stanton Park, The Avenue, Stanton Fitzwarren, Swindon. The annual Christmas celebration starts with seasonal crafts in the Great Barn, and children’s story-time in the Forgotten Kingdom. After a short break to set-up in between, ther will be a Carol service, held in the Great Barn, led by The Stratton Team Ministry and accompanied by the brass band. Hot drinks and refreshments will be available. Meet at the Great Barn, Stanton Park Please wear warm clothes for the evening concert, bring a blanket and torch, Christmas jumpers are always welcome. Bring some money for hot drinks and refreshments, and for the craft workshops. Crafts will encompass a range of ages, and cakes will include gluten-free. This is a free event, however crafts will be charged for, to cover material costs, and hot drinks/cakes will be priced to help raise money. Donations are welcomed, as all proceedings go to St Leonard's Church and brass band.

7 The Princess and the Frog hop onto some festive fun at 2.30pm and 7.30pm tomorrow at the Ellendune Community Centre, Barratt Way,Wroughton. £Wadams are performing the panto written by Rob and Tina Burbidge. It is a family friendly show with lovable characters and of course a baddie to boo. tickets are £10 and £8 (children) from 01793 813847, 813847 (box office) or 813307(Ellendune) or visit www.wadamsdrama.org.uk. Wheelchair reservations.

8 King Wenceslas To The Rescue begins at 7.30pm tomorrow in St Mary’s Church, High Street, Marlborough. Marlborough Choral Society Christmas Concert tells the story of King Wenceslas, who, with his somewhat reluctant page, braved the cruel winter’s night to go to the aid of a poor, hungry man, will form the centre piece of the concert. This piece, by the contemporary composer Bob Chilcott, was commissioned in 2014 by the John Lewis Partnership to commemorate its 150th anniversary. The traditional words by JM Neale are intertwined with additional text by Bob Chilcott’s friend, the poet Charles Bennett. The concert will be conducted by David Ripley and the programme will also include a Magnificat by Vivaldi, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols together with carols for audience participation. Local musicians will provide accompaniment for the choir. We will be supported by Waitrose and bar proceeds will go to the Trussell Trust. Tickets are £10 adults, £1 students, under 16s free.

9 The Journey begins on Sunday at 12pm in Christ Church, Cricklade Street, Swindon. Christ Church invites the public to take part in a huge, immersive theatrical telling of the Nativity story in Old Town. Witness Mary and Joseph’s incredible journey, from Nazareth to Bethlehem, like it has never been seen before; unfolding all around, live, up-close and personal. Welcome to The Journey is a free, family friendly. processional, outdoor performance.For more details call 01793 617237.

10 Santa is in his grotto on Sunday as parta of the Swindon & Cricklade Railway Santa Specials, which offer round-trip passenger journeys of approximately 4.5 miles with trains running between Blunsdon and Hayes Knoll, plus an extension south to Taw Valley Halt at Mouldon Hill Country Park within the Borough of Swindon. There is likely to be an element of queuing at the grotto to meet Santa, as most people want to take photos but, everyone gets the full Santa experience. Tickets are adults £9, child with present £10 and child under two £5 For more details visit http://swindon-cricklade-railway.org/