Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast.
madame tussauds. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 299483
SEA LIFE CENTRE. More information www.sealife.co.uk/blackpool. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621258.
blackpool tower ballroom. Open daily except for special events. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL TOWER DUNGEON. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (01253) 622242
BLACKPOOL TOWER EYE. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (0844) 8561000
blackpool tower jungle jim’s. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000.
BLACKPOOL ZOO AND DINOSAUR SAFARI. Home to more than 400 animals as well as 32 different dinosaurs. Daily from 10am. East Park Drive, Blackpool. Details (01253) 830830.
FARMER PARR’S ANIMAL WORLD. Rare breeds galore. Wyrefield Farm, Rossall Lane and Fleetwood Road, Fleetwood. Daily, 10am to 5pm. Details, (01253) 874389.
ripleys believe it or not. Two floors of interactive exhibitions and displays. Blackpool Pleasure Beach, South Shore. Daily from 10am. Details, (0871) 2221234.
theatre and shows
michael hall theatre school christmas extravaganza. Youngsters from the MHTS and AVR Dance strut their stuff, ham it up and sing along. Michael Hall Theatre School, Visual Noise Arts Centre, Preston Old Road, Marton. 7pm. And tomorrow.
alice’s adventures in mooky’s circus wonderland. This year’s festive mix of pantomime, clowning and international circus acts. Blackpool Tower Circus, Bank Hey Street, Blackpool. 2.30pm.
cinderella. Emmerdale’s Danny Miller, Milkshake’s Amy Thompson, Steve Royle, Hayley Kay and full supporting cast. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 2 and 7pm. Ends January 6.
jack and the beanstalk. Ted Robbins, Tom MiIlner, The Harper Brothers, Jodie Hamblet and full supporting cast. Charter Theatre, Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. 7pm. Ends December 31.
dick whittington and his cat. Hollyoak’s Melissa Walton stars in this Pendle Productions panto. Lowther Pavilion, West Beach, Lytham. 7pm.
mother goose. Blackpool based Stageworks Worldwide Productions present a Dougie Squires script starring St Annes comic Phil Walker in his 10th annual appearance. King George’s Hall, Northgate, Blackburn. 2 and 5.30pm. Ends December 31.
peter pan. A new adaptation based on the book by JM Barrie, directed by Elizabeth Newman. Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Times vary. Ends January 12.
treasure island. Debbie Oates’ adaptation in the round of the Robert Louis Stevenson classic. The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Times vary. Ends January 5 (not December 3, 9 25 and no shows Sunday).
rats’ tales. World premiere collaboration between poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and acclaimed theatre maker Melly Still – inspired by folk tales from around the world and Duffy’s own collection of stories, The Stolen Childhood. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. To January 12. No shows December 25 and January 1. Times vary.
nightclubs and dance
urban uncut. DJ Jay Fontalba playing r’n’b, hip hop, UK garage, reggae, bashment and UK funky. Crystal, Talbot Square/Market Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
U.N.I. Weekly session with resident DJ Vince Williams plus guests. Co Co, Market Street, Blackpool.
Pubs and bars
the sounds of the 60s christmas special. Down the time tunnel with The Kasuals. Merrie England Showbar, North Pier, Blackpool. Ends tonight
the blue pig orchestra. 12 restaurant, Marsh Mill, Thornton.
12 days of christmas appeal. Guess the teddy awards. Jubilee Harvester, North Promenade, Cleveleys.
pink tribute night. The Venue, North Promenade, Blackpool.
office christmas break up party. With DJ Mr Bean. The Washington, Topping Street, Blackpool. From 2pm.
wyreless acoustic. The Queens, Talbot Road, Layton.
ANDY P. The best of r&b, chart and house. Plus drinks deals. Ego, Market Street, Blackpool. From 8pm.
party night. Cabaret with female impersonator and DJ Roxy Hart, plus and DJ Joanna Shorrock. Roxy’s, Queen Street, Blackpool. And Saturday.
sex bomb fridays. DJ Dan with hip hop, drum ‘n’ bass, chart and alternative. Frenchman’s Cove, South King Street, Blackpool.
party night and karaoke. With Stephen Pierre. Nellie Deans, North Promenade, Blackpool. Free admission, open to late. Also Saturday.
disco night and karaoke. The Gynn, Gynn Square, Blackpool. Also Saturday. 8pm to 1am.
dj darrell lord. R&B, chart, party and all things dance. Bar 19 Queen Street, Blackpool. 9pm to 4am.
cabaret night. Live act weekly. Four Lane Ends, Hawes Side Lane, Marton.
funky friday. With Steve Warren. Yates’s, Market Street, Blackpool.
fun factory. With DJ Doug E. Love. Walkabout, Queen Street, Blackpool. To 3am.
joe davis disco and karaoke. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
galleon band. Resident house band plus guests – swing. blues and beyond.. The Galleon, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Also Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Free entry.
friday night experience. With DJ Banksy. Rumours, Talbot Square, Blackpool. 10pm to 4am.
DISCO NIGHT. Papa Greywolf. Bay Horse Hotel, Station Road, Thornton.
rock, pop and blues
shakers blues band. Plus guests. The Steamer, Queens Terrace, Fleetwood.
christmas tree festival. The Bluebird Big Band directed by Terry Reaney with a festive concert. St Annes Parish Church, corner of St Annes Road East and Church Road, St Annes. 7.30pm.
VIVA! CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT. Leye D. Johns, Phil Jeffries, Emma Norman and the Viva! Showgirls. With or without meal. Viva! Cabaret Bar, Church Street/The Promenade, Blackpool. Doors 6.30pm, dinner 7pm, show 8.30pm.
80s night. Live band and meal. Sands Venue, Central Promenade, Blackpool.
funny girls christmas show. Amber, Jade, Krystal, Ruby and the Boys pus DJ Zoe. Funny Girls, Dickson Road, Blackpool. Doors 7pm, show starts 8.30pm. Ends around 11.30pm.
north shore’s got talent. Weekly heats leading to a December 21 final with £600 up for grabs. North Shore Sports and Social Club, Cross Street, North Shore.
christmas special concert. Acts include magician Mike King, Beatles duo Paul and Alan,vocalist Terry Beswick, guitarist Hill Billy and Neil Diamond tribute Keith Jacks. Cleveleys Ex-Servicemen’s Club, Victoria Road, Cleveleys.
DARREN LEE. Stanley Road WMC, Stanley Road, (off Hornby Road), Blackpool.
BERNIE ELVIS COSTELLO. Duple Social Club, 96a Bond Street, South Shore.
DEAN PEARSON. Brun Grove WMC and Institute, 1 Brun Grove (off Ansdell Road), Blackpool.
TOM FRANCIS. Blackpool’s Number One Club, Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
JOHN SCARLETT BAND. Bispham Con. Club, Red Bank Road, Bispham.
JENNIFER JAMIESON. Bloomfield Club, 128 Bloomfield Road, Blackpool.
MIKE DENNETT & CHIC. Hotels and Apartments Club, 122 Coronation Street, Blackpool.
VINCE SHAW. Cleveleys Men’s Club, Slinger Road, Cleveleys.
MAURICE MALLONE. Brunswick Club, Bethesda Square, Blackpool.
FLASHBACK. Thornton Cleveleys Wings Club. 135, Victoria Road West, Cleveleys.
TERRY’s Free ‘n’ easy. Blackpool RBL Club, King Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. The Hop, Cookson Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. With DJ Joe D. The Excelsior, Lytham Road, South Shore.
cliff’s karaoke. The Old England, Red Bank Road, Bispham. From 8pm.
crazy scots karaoke. Hamish and Mick back at the helm. Crazy Scots Bar, Rigby Road, Blackpool. And Saturday, to 4am.
karaoke night. The Links, Heeley Road, St Annes. From 9pm.
KARAOKE. The Townsman, Topping Street, Blackpool.
karaoke night. The Albert, Lytham Road, South Shore.
KARAOKE roadshow. Bloomfield Hotel, Ansdell Road, Blackpool.
karaoke. With R Mark. Seven Stars Hotel, Hallgate, Stalmine.
KARAOKE and decades Disco. With the Steve Linz. The Dickens Inn, Cleveleys. 7.30pm to midnight.
KARAOKE. 3,000 songs to choose from. The Ramsden Arms, Talbot Road, Blackpool.
CAROLOKE ZONE. With Carol Hartwell and the pub’s 12 large flat screens. The Sandyforth Arms, Trunnah Road, Thornton.
JAY’s KARAOKE. The Newton Arms. Normoss.
KARAOKE AND PLAY YOUR CARDS RIGHT. With Dave, Emma and Sean. The Highfield, Highfield Road, South Shore. 9pm to midnight.
KARAOKE PARTY TIME. With host Sam. The Duke of York, Dickson Road, Blackpool. From 9pm.
KARAOKE DISCO. Over 40,000 tracks. The Sandpiper, Cleveleys Avenue, Cleveleys.
KARAOKE. With DJ Marki. The Rose & Crown, Corporation Street, Blackpool. 8pm.
Social and other dancing
BELLY DANCING. Ladies only – all ages, shapes and level welcome. 6.30 to 7.30pm. St Chad’s Church Hall, Vicarage Road, Poulton. Details, (01253) 394830 or 07811 189980.
BELLYDANCING FOR BEGINNERS. For ladies and children of all ages, shapes and sizes. The Junction, Beacon Hill Family Centre, Warbreck Hill Road, Blackpool. 4.15 to 5.15pm. Details, (07811) 189980 or (01253) 883877.
ADULT DANCE CLASSES. Class Act Theatre School, Holy Family Church Hall, Links Road, North Shore. 7pm.
childrens’ DANCE CLASSES. United Reformed Church, Queensway, Poulton and Womens’ Institute, Great Eccleston.. Details, (07792) 410390.
UP TO DATE SEQUENCE. St Cuthbert’s Parish Church Hall, Church Road, Lytham. 2 to 4pm. Details, (07765) 554877.
SEQUENCE DANCE CLUB. Old favourites and new dances. Dean Street Memorial Hall, South Shore. 7 to 10pm. Details, (01253)863693.
SEQUENCE. Tuition, 10 to 11am. Sequence dancing until 12.45pm. With David and Rita Harrod. St Christopher’s Parish Centre, Hawes Side Lane, Marton. Details, (01253) 356284.
street dance and break dance. Mimi Dance presents sessions for under 10’s at 5.30pm. Sessions for over 10’s at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.
adult street dance workout. Mimi Dance presents sessions for adults at 6.30pm. ECN Bodyworks. Chiswick Grove, Marton. Details, 07584 359310.
Over 50s exercise class. United Reformed Church Hall, Rossall Road (next to Cleveleys Library), Cleveleys. 11am to noon. Details, (01253) 853295.
AEROBICS. Over 50s. United Reformed Church Hall, near Cleveleys Library, Cleveleys. 2 to 3pm. Details, (01253) 853295.
BLT. Bums, legs and tums. Tiptoes Theatre School, Collingwood Place, Layton. 9.30 to 10.30am. Details, (07951) 012888.
MUAY THAI. Thai boxing. 6/8 St Annes Road, South Shore. 7 to 8.30pm. Details, (07928) 128674.
IYENGAR YOGA CLASS. For men and women, equipment provided. St Mary Michael’s Social Centre, Castle Lane, Garstang. 1 to 2.30pm. Details, (01253) 399495.
PHOENIX TAE KWONDO. All ages welcome. Vida, Garstang Road, Blackpool. 6 to 7pm. Details, (07963) 104353.
TAI CHI. All levels. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 10 to 11.30am. Details, (01253) 724117.
PILATES. With Lisa. St Annes YMCA, St Albans Road, St Annes. 11am to noon; Palatine Leisure Centre, St Annes Road, South Shore. 10 to 11am. Details, (01253) 403273.
knit & craft group. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 1.30-3pm.
christmas funfair and lights show. Funfair, rides, lights, grotto, food and drink plus entertainment some nights. St John’s Square, Blackpool. 11am to late. Daily to January 4.
BABY BOUNCE AND RHYME. Poulton Library, Blackpool Old Road, Poulton. 10am to 10,30am.
circus skills club. For anyone aged seven or older. Beginners to advanced. St John’s Roman Catholic Church Hall, Breck Road, Poulton. 5.30 to 7pm.
bridge clubs. Lytham Bridge Club – friendly, beginners and improvers bridge 1.30pm, friendly duplicate bridge – 7.15pm. Lytham Bridge Club, Pembroke Road, Lytham; Clifton Bridge Club. Ansdell Institute, Woodlands Road, Ansdell. 7.30pm.