It's CHRIIIISTMAAAAAAAS!

Well...not quite yet but we are already getting excited about all the amazing things happening in and around Glasgow during the festive period. 

Whether grabbing a mulled wine at one of the fabulous Christmas markets is your thing, or watching George Square turn into a sea of twinkling lights, Glasgow has something to get everyone in the mood for Santa's arrival.

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Here are the Evening Times' top nine things to do as Christmas approaches...

1. Glasgow Christmas Markets

Yes they are back in both George Square and St Enoch Square this year, with plenty of stalls to keep hearts warm and festivities high. 

The St Enoch market will begin on November 9 and run until December 23.

Starting a bit later, the George Square market will begin on November 25 and run until December 31. 

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2. Princes Square Christmas light switch on 

Taking place on November 15, this free event will see the ever popular grand switch-on of spectacular lights in the chic shopping centre.

Between 6pm and 9pm visitors can take in the glittering, elegant lights and indulge in a delicious meal or sip on some sparkling fizz.

3. Glasgow Christmas lights switch on 

Lights, fireworks and plenty of cheer as George Square welcomes Christmas on November 18. 

This event is free but ticketed via an online ballot system. 

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4. Style Mile Christmas Carnival

The Style Mile Christmas Carnival will bring music, dance and spectacle to the heart of Glasgow. 

This year's theme is festive fairy tale, watch the magical procession of dazzling characters come to life as they sprinkle their magic dust over the city centre. Expect thrilling costumes, enchanting acts and festive performances. 

On November 25, the carnival starts at 2.30pm, leaving from St Enoch Square, and finishes at 3.30pm at George Square where the Christmas market will be in full swing.

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5. Glasgow Santa Dash

Get the Santa gear on and run like the wind. 

One of the most amazing sights in the run up to christmas is the sea of red hats flooding through the city as part of the annual Santa Dash. 

Even dogs are allowed to join the 5K which saw 7,500 Santas take to the streets last year. 

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6. Baby's First Christmas

This ever popular traditional event sees hundreds of Glasgow's new-borns invited to a truly magical Baby's First Christmas celebration.

The first 250 babies registered will be invited to the City Chambers to meet and have their picture taken with the Lord Provost. They will each receive a limited edition silver trinket to mark the occasion giving families a memento to treasure for years to come. 

Applications are invited from babies living within the Glasgow City Council boundary, taken on a first come first served basis. 

7. Pantomimes 

There's several options when it comes to going to see a Christmas pantomime with The Pavilion showing The Magical Adventures Of Cinderella and the Kings Theatre putting on Aladdin.

8. Love Actually with Live Orchestra

The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall will welcome a full, live orchestra to perform alongside one of the nation's favourite Christmas movies on December 9.

Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually tells ten separate yet interweaving stories of love around Christmas time and is full of spirit-filled songs and emotional moments which will be hightened by the live orchestra.

Tickets cost between £43 and £90 and can be purchased on Ticketmaster. 

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9. The Nightmare Before Christmas in the Planetarium at Glasgow Science Centre

Some festive fun under the stars, finding out how Santa finds his way around the Earth on Christmas Eve in Santa's Starry Adventure, then settle in for a showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

This event will take place across three nights on December 22, 23 and 24, with tickets costing £10 per adult and £6 per child.