THERE's absolutely no need to be bored in the local area this weekend.

Here are five suggestions to chase away any pre-Christmas blues.

Why not catch up with Swan Theatre's Pantomime, Maid Marian and the Merry Men?

The show will be thrilling local audiences will into the New Year, and this Saturday December 8 there will be a special audio described show, at 7pm.

Tickets and further details: 01905 611427.

Hear The Searchers' last ever Annual Christmas Special at The Huntingdon Hall, on Saturday December 8 at 7.30pm.

Tickets: 01905 611427.

The young and the young at heart can encounter Santa in Love at Malvern Theatres this Saturday, December 8, from 2pm

Tickets: 01684 892277.

Join BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester radio for A Celebration of Christmas at Pershore's Number 8 venue, on behalf of Children in Need. The concert is this Sunday, December 9 at 7pm.

Tickets: 01386 555488.

Delight in Bromsgrove's Festival of Light this Sunday, December 8, from 4.30pm to 7.30pm

Programme and further details at: