Our What’s On guide to the most vibrant, most unusual and most unmissable events in Scotland this weekend and in the coming week
Hansel & Gretel
Join Scottish Ballet on a magical adapted version of the classic children’s tale. It’s in Glasgow this week (our Dotty was at the preview and says it’s fantastic!) so click here for tickets, or to find a venue near you.
Great Winter Run
If you’re looking for a way to work of that Christmas dinner then head to the capital for the Great Edinburgh Winter Run on January 7. A crisp 5 k around Arthur’s Seat is just what the doctor ordered!
Marvel Universe Live!
This action-packed arena performance features all your favourite Marvel super heroes and villains, and comes to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro across January 7&8. A must for Marvel comic fans old and young.
… across the road The Irn Bru Carnival is still on at the SECC so celebrate finishing your first week back at work with a fun-filled day with the traditional fairground rides and games stalls, catering outlets, bingo games and arcade machines.
The Flamin’ Clavie!
Burghead have a unique fire festival on January 11 each year as a second New Year celebration! Join in with the parade as a flaming barrel is carried through the streets. More info here.
The Winter Sky
Explore the night’s sky at Mill’s Observatory, Dundee, with their Winter Planetarium Show, and learn about asteroids, planets and constellations. Open Friday, Jan 6, with tours at 45 minute intervals from 7pm.
The decorations may be down, but Edinburgh’s Christmas Carnival in Princes Street Gardens doesn’t end until Saturday, January 7! Time for one more spin on the High-Flyer before it’s packed away.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is currently touring Scotland with a fabulous Viennese Gala evening of elegant waltzes, playful polkas, and good old-fashioned operetta romance. Catch them in Dunfermline, Langholm and Perth this week. – click here for dates.
New Year’s Revolution
King Tut’s New Year’s Revolution 2017: Civic Pride is on at the Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow’s Bath Street on Friday, January 6. The line-up features Backstage Paradise, Summit, and more at this iconic Scottish venue.