Gallery Oldham

Art Bites, for children aged up to two.

Saturday, 10.30am to 11.30am

SATURDAY sessions for non-walkers are ideal for little ones who enjoy multi-sensory experiences and don’t mind getting messy.

Because of the success of its pilot Art Bites sessions, Gallery Oldham has launched a new permanent, monthly messy play sessions for babies.

Each session will include lots of messy play areas, so parents should dress for mess and bring a change of clothing. There are a selection of aprons available for parents, warm soapy water and lots of towels available too.

Saddleworth and Lees Festive Christmas Lights Switch-On Events

CELEBRATE the countdown to Christmas with all the family at your local Christmas lights switch-on, with some family favourites and live entertainment for all the family to enjoy. Don't forget to post your pictures on social media using the hashtag

Greenfield - intersection of bridleway with Chew Valley Road – Saturday, 7pm

Uppermill - Uppermill Museum & Uppermill The Square – Saturday, 3.45pm

Lees - Mellor St Lees, across from Legends Pub, junction of St Johns Street & High St – Saturday, 4.30pm

Delph - outside The Swan Pub, King St & Millgate Car Park, Saturday, 5.30pm

Grotton - juntion of Oldham Rd and Grotton Hollow, Sunday, carols at 6pm followed by swtich-on at 6.30pm

Diggle - opposite Warth Mill – Sunday, 4.30pm

Denshaw - opposite Oddfellows, Huddersfield Rd Denshaw – Sunday, 6pm

Saddleworth Santa Dash and Winter Wonderland

Saturday, 2.30pm to 6pm

Take part in a 2km or 5km Santa Dash in Uppermill this winter. This fun annual event will be followed by a parade, where you'll get a glimpse of Santa, a grand switch-on with carols in front of the tree and a magical firework display to end the evening.

Uppermill Square, Saddleworth

Adults £12 and children aged 5-17 £5.

Friends of Dogford Park Christmas Fair,

Royton Band Club, Sandy Lane, Royton

Sunday 11am to 2pm

Visit Santa in his grotto, varIEty of craft stalls, seasonal gifts, tombola and much more.

Raffle to win £50.

Refreshments available

The Comedy Store,

The Comedy Store,

Deansgate, Manchester

Line-up MC Christian Schulte-Loh, The Noise Next Door, Carey Marx, Mark Nelson and Allyson June Smith

The Comedy Store, Manchester, is a 500-seat purpose-built comedy venue, home to the finest stand-up comedy in the area. Laughs await you at one of three evening show times; select when booking.

Line-ups feature the best available comics all year round, so you can expect an entertaining night with several varied acts. If you would like details of who is performing on the night, please look at the Comedy Store website. Your show admission provides an unreserved seated ticket.