JOIN hundreds of men and women who will be donning Santa Claus costumes for a charity fun run in aid of a fantastic local cause.
Michael Sobell House (MSH) hospice, based at Mount Vernon Hospital, is hosting its first Santa Dash on Saturday.
For a £10 entry fee, runners will receive their own costume and a sack of gifts to be delivered to patients at the hospice, which needs to raise £1.2million every year to maintain its vital palliative care services.
The run will follow a marshalled route back to the hospice, in Rickmansworth Road.
Anyone aged 16 and above can take part, at their own pace.
what? Santa Dash
where? Meet at MSH charity shop in Green Lane, Northwood
when? Saturday, December 4, from 10am
cost? £10 entry
call: Trish Mule on 01923 844 726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Songs of festive joy
GET into the festive spirit with an evening of Christmas carols courtesy of Uxbridge Choral Society. The successful amateur choir, which boasts about 80 voices, hosts two main concerts every year. For this event, they will be joined by children from Oak Farm Junior School Choir.
The concerts will be performed twice, starting at 5pm and at 7.30pm, both led by conductor Jeff Stewart, a professor at the Royal College of Music, who has performed in most of the great oratorio works in opera houses and recitals across the globe.
what? Winter carol concert
where? St Margaret's Church, Windsor Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1AB
when? Saturday, December 4, 5pm and 7.30pm
cost? Tickets £7
call: 01895 847 083
Students put on a show
PANTOMIME season is upon us and students at Uxbridge College are playing their part with an enchanting production of Cinderella.
Audiences are guaranteed to be spell-bound watching this beautiful fairytale brought to life by students taking courses in acting, dancing, music and styling - including designing and making the costumes, as well as hair and make-up.
where? Winston Churchill Hall, Pinn Way, Ruislip, HA4 7QL
when? Tuesday, December 7, 2pm and 7pm
cost? Tickets £7 (concessions £5)
call: 01895 678 800
Take a journey on one of Santa's Specials
JOURNEY into the woods on the Ruislip Lido Railway, where Santa Claus is waiting with sackfuls of Christmas presents!
Starting from Woody Bay Station (by the beach) the Santa Special locomotives will take you on a trip to the big man's grotto, where every child will receive a gift, whether they have been naughty or nice!
Arrive early and escape the cold by visiting the Railway cafe and well-stocked gift shop. Due to overwhelming popularity of the Santa Specials, passengers are strongly advised to book in advance.
what? Santa Specials at Ruislip Lido Railway
where? Ruislip Lido, Reservoir Road, Ruislip, HA4 7TY
when? Sunday, December 5, 12 and 19
cost? Adults £7, children £6, under-twos £3
call: 07956 058 888
Every child gets a present to take home
CHRISTMAS is just around the corner and Santa Claus has arrived early to invite children in the borough to visit him in his grotto!
Expect ho ho hos to repeatedly echo around Ruislip Manor Library during Santa's stay for most of December, accompanied by his faithful elves.
Whether they have been very good or a bit mischievous, children will receive a wonderful present to take home.
Early booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment - contact the library for available days and times.
what? Santa's Grotto where? Ruislip Manor Library, Linden Avenue, Ruislip Manor, HA4 8TW
when? From Friday, December 3 to Thursday, December 23
cost? £2.50 per child (includes present from Santa)
call: 01895 556 262 or email email@example.com