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FAMILY

COME and see Father Christmas before he gets too busy delivering presents on his sleigh with a Victorian Christmas spectacular at the historic country hall. On Saturday, he will be sharing tales from Christmas past as well as Yuletide stories and poems - don’t miss your chance for a festive photo for the family album and a chance to shop for seasonal treats with liqueur and food tastings. Talks take place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Then on Sunday, there will be a Christmas carol service at the English Heritage property - a chance to get all Christmassy and give your lungs some air too! Booking is essential and tickets are priced at £10. Brodsworth Hall, Saturday and Sunday (see above for times), Various prices. Contact venue for details, Tel. 01302 722598. English Heritage

Christmas is coming - oh yes it is!

This Christmas Doncaster Little Theatre proudly presents Aladdin as its annual festive offering, a popular familiar favourite that is guaranteed to delight and amuse audiences of all ages. This very original and funny show provides all the necessary ingredients for a first class, spectacular festive treat, performances run from December 16-30. The magic of Panto really comes to life in the intimate auditorium of the Little Theatre, Friday, December 16, at 7pm Saturday 17, Sunday December 18, 1pm and 5pm. Tickets £10, Concessions £7, Family tickets (min 4 with 2 children) £7 per person. Group booking discount for ten or more tickets, contact the box office. Tel. (01302) 340422 Doncaster Little Theatre

Panto at the Civic,

Yes, you know the festive season is nearly upon you when the pantomime season kicks-off and Doncaster’s seasonal spectacular starts its run at the Civic Theatre tonight. This year’s show is Sleeping Beauty and taking centre stage will be Coronation Street and Full Monty star Steve Huison, better known as Corrie’s Eddie Windass, as King Eddie, Sam Rabone as Queen Hilda and the return of Nigel Peever as Carabose. Tickets are already selling well - so make sure you get hold of yours now for a feast of festive fun! Civic Theatre, Today, 2pm until December 31, Prices range from £6.50 to £44, Tel. (01302) 342349, Doncaster Civic Theatre

MUSIC

The Saturdays play Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on Thursday, December 15. After a sellout tour earlier this year and with the highly anticipated release of their new album this autumn, Frankie, Mollie, Una, Vanessa and Rochelle have announced their biggest tour to date, a massive 11 date Arena tour. The tour will see them playing at some of the biggest indoor venues the in UK this December. With all of this in mind, it’s clear that while The Saturdays were big before, they are about to get ‘huge’. Motorpoint Arena Sheffield, Thursday, December 15, 7.30pm. Tickets, £26.50, £32.50. Tel. 01142 56 56 56 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield

SPORT

FESTIVE fancy dress is the order of the day when Doncaster Knights host Swansea in the British & Irish Cup on Saturday, December 17, (2.30pm).

Anyone who gets into the Christmas spirit and arrives at Castle Park in full festive attire will be entitled to a half price ticket. For more information go to DRFC

NPower Championships, Doncaster Rovers v Leicester, Saturday, December 17, kick off, 3pm, Keepmoat Stadium Keempmoat Stadium