WITH Christmas just around the corner, we've come up with a list of five FREE activities you can enjoy during the festive season.

The following activities have been organised by the Reading BID and Reading Borough Council as part of their Magical Christmas programme.

1. Santa's Elf Station - Broad Street Mall

Dates: December - Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22.

Time: 11am - 5pm.

Santa's elves have set up shop in Broad Street Mall this Christmas. You can join them for festive craft activities and letter writing. You can also pose for 'elfies' and take home a FREE family printed photo.

2. The 12 Pubs of Christmas

Date: Sunday December 22.

Time: 2pm - 8pm.

TimeTrap Escape Rooms presents this collection of 12 escape room-style challenges hidden within 12 pubs throughout Reading with prizes up for grabs.

Locations: Allied Arms, Caffeine & Cocktails, The Horn, Purple Turtle, Brewdog, The Blagrave Arms, Zero Degrees, The Greyfriar, Great Expectations, The Botanist, The Market House, Yates.

READ MORE: Reading hosts pub challenge with TimeTrap Escape Rooms voucher up for grabs.

3. The Oracle's magical frozen wonderland - The Oracle's Riverside

Date: Saturday December 21.

Time: 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm.

The Oracle will be transformed into a magical frozen wonderland where you can watch a series of ice skating routines on the rink.

4. Thames Tower disco and drinks - Thames Tower, Station Road

Date: Wednesday December 18.

Time: 7pm - 10pm.

There will be festive disco dancing and cocktails from the Milk Bar on top of the Thames Tower. A great way to get you in the festive mood.

5. Street acts - Broad Street

Date: Saturday December 21.

Various times.

Dan the Hat: Juggler and comedian will take you on a journey of skills and comedy.

Escapologist AJ James will juggle knives on a balancing board, escape from chains, leap through fire and do multiple back flips and somersaults.

The Felicity Footloose Show will showcase juggling, dancing and daredevil acrobatics.

FlameOz Fire Show is the UK's premier fire act.