It's almost December, Christmas lights are turning on everywhere and Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is opening this weekend! Feeling the Christmas spirit yet... or just feeling the cold? Plan your weekend whether you're in or out with this week's What's On.
A few festive events are happening around the country this evening with many towns switching on their Christmas lights.
Brynmwar, South Wales - A procession from Market Street kicking off at 6.30pm with Sam Aston (Chesney from Coronation Street) switching on the lights.
Loughton, Essex – Enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and Father Christmas himself! A service at St Mary’s will commence at 4:00pm followed by the switching on of the lights by the towns’ Mayor and TOWIE girls Lydia Bright and Billie Mucklow. Locals can also enjoy a performance by Charlotte Jaconelli from Britain’s Got Talent.
Merton, SW London – The Mayor of Merton will be switching on the lights at the town centre at 5:00pm. Leading up to this, you can enjoy from 4.30–6.30pm the Auburn Jam Music presenting local singer/songwriters performing Christmas classics and their own original material. At the Waitrose car park between 5.30–6.30pm the Star Turn Bell Ringers will be performing.
Stevenage, Hertfordshire - Heart fm's breakfast presenters Stuart and Natalie will start off the evening at 4:00pm with performances from Nadeem Leigh (BBC1’s The Voice) and Gabz Gardiner (finalist of Britain’s Got Talent). The lights will be switched on at 6:30pm by the musical guest and the lucky winner of the local ‘Switch-on’ competition.
Saving Mr Banks is released in cinemas
Saving Mr Banks tells a previously unknown, true story which will shed light on the creation of the much loved Mary Poppins.
On the back of a promise made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on a surprising friendship with Mrs Travers (Emma Thompson) who wrote holds the rights for the book.
A must-see for any fans of Mary Poppins!
Kangaroo Dundee Episode 1 - BBC2, 8.30pm
The first in this six episode documentry follows the life and work of Chris "Brolga" Barnes, who dedicated his life to rescuing and raising orphaned kangaroos in Australia's Outback.
A truly endeering story!
Glee "The End of Twerk" - Sky1, 9.00pm
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
If you’re looking for something to get you in the Christmassy mood this weekend, then look no further than Hyde Park’s Winter Winderland! Packed with festive food, drink, rides, stalls and an ice rink!
Entry is free so you’ll have extra coins to spare on lots of Christmas goodies. For more information and to pre-book the main attractions, visit the Winter Wonderland website.
Live International Rugby Union - BBC2, 4.30pm
This afternoon (5.00pm KO) sees Wales play Australia in the final autumn international at the Millennium Stadium.
Wales' latest record against the Australians is poor, however they will be confident of victory over a side that has played a lot of rugby these last few months, including an unsuccessful series against the British and Irish Lions.
Charlie Brooker's How Videogames Changed the World - Channel 4, 9.00pm
Charlie Brooker looks into the history of the games industry and celebrates its best titles.
X Factor Results - ITV, 8.00pm
Following on from Saturday’s live performances, the remaining hopefuls will find out the results of the public vote, with an inevitable sing-off for bottom two.
Who will be voted off and miss next weeks semi-final? Tune in to find out!
Featuring performances from last year’s winner James Arthur and 2010 runner up Rebecca Ferguson.