Time to join the festive fun!
IT really is time to get your festive skates on to make the most of the run-up to Christmas.
Derby's festive lights are glowing with colour, lighting up the dark nights as the countdown to the big day well and truly begins.
It's a magical time, particularly for children, with festive shows, fairs, parties and meals out to enjoy.
But nothing will happen unless you get organised and plan some seasonal leisure and pleasure.
Derby's Mackworth Hotel has a packed Christmas programme, including a panto night for all the family on December 16. The classic tale of Aladdin will provide the entertainment.
It is also hosting party nights galore with musical themes, a four-course meal and DJ, all for just £29.95 per person.
Meanwhile, Derby's Antibo restaurant, in Midland Road, would love to host your festive meal out and has two Christmas menus to chose from, starting from £14.95.
Likewise, Slice of India, in Mansfield Road, Derby, has plenty of food choices to tantalise tastebuds if you need to book a night out with friends, colleagues or family.