* Having finally given myself over to all things Christmassy, I’m delighted to announce that the Christmas event at Oxford Castle Unlocked, Santa vs Scrooge, ticks all the right boxes. This is an interactive event which really gets the family involved in the story and challenges them to convince Scrooge that Christmas is worth celebrating. Tickets are priced £5 and the event will run for the next three Saturdays between 5.30pm-7pm at Oxford Castle Unlocked, when families are invited to explore the castle and encounter well-known characters from the festive season including the much-loved Santa and the more daunting Scrooge. Tiny Tim, the Christmas Fairy and Angel will be on hand to help families along and guide visitors to meet Santa too.

For further information or to book online, visit oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk n Pegasus steps into the breach from tomorrow until early January with Gonzo Moose’s new seasonal show I’m An Aristocrat Get Me Out of Here! The physical comedy adaptation of a classic tale is set in Paris in 1792 when the city is in the grip of revolution and King Louis sits alone in his prison cell.

Starring a mysterious hero, a dastardly villain, a clueless king and a beautiful queen, this wonderfully inventive action packed comedy is chock full of ingenious disguises, daring escapes and swashbuckling swordfights. Call the box office on 01865 812 150 pegasustheatre.org.uk/shows/ christmas-show

* Fascinating Aida, Britain’s best-loved comedy cabaret trio, are back to celebrate 30 years of their unique sense of humour with a new show Charm Offensive, coming to the New Theatre tomorrow night.

Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman will present several new numbers, plus a few old favourites including their infamous budget travel song which scored millions of hits on YouTube.

Here’s to the next 30 years! Call the box office on 0844 871 3020 or see atgtickets.com/oxford

* To get you in the right Christmas mood, this a show to warm the cockles of any grumpy old scrooge’s heart. Based on the 1947 motion picture, Miracle on 34th Street depicts Susan, a young girl who dreams of having a real family, and her relationship with Kris Kringle, pictured, a kindly old bearded man who claims he is the real Santa Claus.

Anyone who has seen the film will know what happens but the stage version, an all-singing, all-dancing musical adaptation is as uplifting as ever. Call 0844 871 3020 or see atgtickets.com/oxford