LIVE music, comedy, carol singing and a winter ramble are just a few of the activities on offer in Huntingdonshire this Christmas and new year. Pubs across the county will be helping people get in the festive party mood by offering an array of evening m

LIVE music, comedy, carol singing and a winter ramble are just a few of the activities on offer in Huntingdonshire this Christmas and new year.

Pubs across the county will be helping people get in the festive party mood by offering an array of evening musical entertainment.

On Christmas Eve Mark Dominy will be at Floods Tavern in St Ives, while Hot Lips and Chilli Fingers are performing at The Horseshoe Inn in Offord D'Arcy. In Eaton Socon, Maxwell, Smith and Slater will be appearing at the Rivermill Tavern and Soul Weaver will be performing at the George and Dragon.

Those looking to let their hair down on new year's eve are in for a real treat with live music taking place in St Ives, St Neots and Huntingdon.

In St Ives Blue Haze will be performing at the Royal Oak and Matt Harvey is appearing at the Tap Room.

TNA will be at the Lord Protector in Huntingdon while Simper Fi will be providing the musical entertainment at the Black Bull in Brampton and Start the Car will be at the Horseshoe Inn in Offord D'Arcy.

St Neots will play host to Duke at Hyde Park, Steve Lake at the Hare and Hounds, Eynesbury and Brian St Paul at Eaton Oak in Eaton Ford.

Seventies funk band, The Soul Patrol will be performing live at St Neots Town Football Club at Loves Farm on new year's eve. The St Neots based 10-piece will be playing the best of soul and 70s disco followed by a DJ and hot canapés.

The Soul Patrol have become established as one of the UK's leading soul bands,

performing classics from the legends of soul and 70s funk.

Songs include Hard to handle by Otis Redding, It's not unusual by Tom Jones, Knock On Wood by Eddie Floyd and Lost in music by Sister Sledge.

INFORMATION: Tickets for The Soul Patrol cost £30, including food and must be booked in advance on 01480 470012.

Other Hunts festive events not to be missed:

Christmas Eve (December 24) - CAROLS by Candlelight, Crossways Christian Centre, St Ives. 6.30pm-8pm.

Boxing Day (December 26) - WALK, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon, 11am.

December 27-January 3 - ALADDIN by Panto'89, Commemoration Hall, High Street, Huntingdon. December 27, 28 and January 1 at 5pm. December 29 and January 2 at 7pm . January 2 and 3 at 2pm. £7/£5. 07505 358413 or e-mail pantomime89@live.co.uk