GALLERY: Ten great things to do before the end of the year

If you weren't feeling Christmassy enough already, here's your chance to get in the mood with these local events ...

Friday, 21st December 2018, 9:40 am
Updated Friday, 21st December 2018, 10:48 am

Have a brilliant Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone at the Wigan Post and Observer and WiganToday ...

Mad Friday festival is back in the Grand Vault at the Old Courts tonight for another fantastic line-up
This Saturday Latics take on Birmingham City at the DW Stadium, kick-off 3pm

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Or head to Haydock Park this Saturday afternoon for top-quality jump racing featuring the Tommy Whittle Chase
This year get a magical Christmas experience as you sail across to visit Santa and his elves on their own Island at Martin Mere
Christmas board game cafe takes place on Friday, Dec 28, from 6pm-8pm at Coffee Etc Cafe, Station Road, Parbold
Christmas officially arrived as the Theatre Royal, St Helens, when Peter Pan opened to rave reviews - get down there
On Sunday, Dec 23, from 3pm join in the annual Christmas Carols event at Tatton Park in Cheshire
The Way Theatre, Victoria Mill, Bolton Old Road, Atherton, hosts Will Travis adaptation of Its a Wonderful Life tonight, Saturday and Sunday
Whelley Ex-Servicemens Club is the venue for Wigan Jazz Clubs Christmas showcase. Join in the fun on Friday, Dec 28, from 12.30pm
Mind are staging a Christmas charity fund-raising event at The Boulevard on Saturday, Dec 29, from 6.30pm