Christmas Shows

Family-friendly Christmas shows taking place over the season of goodwill.

Elf the Musical Touring from 24th November
The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert Touring from 27th November
Home Alone in Concert - The Film with Live Orchestra Touring from 3rd December with Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Fairytale-Of-New-York Touring from 24th November
Horrible Christmas London and Brighton shows from 16th December
A Christmas Carol Presented by Dickens Theatre Company in London from 4th December
Father Christmas Needs a Wee! London run from 2nd December
Here Comes Santa Claus! London run from 13th December
Santa's New Sleigh Aylesbury run from 18th December
The Magical Adventure To Treasure Island Glasgow run from 30th November
A Christmas Carol Touring from 24th November
Little Bear And The Christmas Lights Salford run from 21st December
Christmas Carol Singalong London gig on 17th December

Shows/ Plays Over the Christmas Period

Other shows taking place over the Christmas period to keep you entertained.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz Liverpool run from 13th December, starring Aston Merrygold, and The Vivienne
The Unfriend London run from 16th December, starring Reece Sheersmith (League of Gentlemen, Inside No. 9), Amanda Abbington, and Frances Barber
Hansel and Gretel London run at the Playhouse from 8th December
E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial in Concert E.T. in Concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra London gig on 13th December with The Philharmonia Orchestra
Life Of Pi Salford run from 5th December
Diana in Concert London gig on 4th December
Matthew Bourne's Edward Scissorhands Salford run from 28th November
The Smartest Giant in Town London run from 2nd December
Bluey's Big Play Touring from 2nd December
The Gruffalo's Child London run from 1st December
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Salford run from 7th December
Scottish Ballet - Talk Ballet Cinders! Glasgow run from 15th December
Rock 'n' Roll London run from 6th December with Tom Stoppard
The Motive And The Cue London run from 9th December, starring Mark Gatiss, and Johnny Flynn
That'll Be the Day That'll Be the Day Christmas Show Touring from 27th November


This is our list of Christmas pantomimes taking place. Oh yes, it is.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Touring from 1st December
Jack and the Beanstalk Touring from 2nd December
Snow White and the Seven Maws [Oran Mor] Glasgow run from 28th November
The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Dunfermline run from 7th December
Dick Whittington Touring from 8th December
Rapunzel Portsmouth run from 19th December
Aladdin Aladdin! Glasgow run from 20th December
Beauty and the Beast Touring from 7th December


Are you having a laugh? Well, check out some of these to help bring a smile to your face over Christmas.

Ed Gamble Live at Christmas with Ed Gamble Touring from 7th December with Fern Brady, Ivo Graham, Josh Pugh and Jen Brister
David O'Doherty Live at Christmas Touring from 13th December with Fern Brady, Jen Brister and Josh Pugh
Arthur Smith Arthur Smith's Xmas Spectacular with Jeff Innocent London gig on 17th December with Jeff Innocent
The Horne Section The Horne Section's Christmas Shindig London gig on 17th December
COBO Comedy Shutdown Christmas Special Touring from 17th December with Richard Blackwood


Other events taking place over the Christmas period, including gigs, cinema events and outdoor activities.

Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball At London's O2 Arena run from 9th December with Take That, Alicia Keys, Zara Larsson, Busted, Rudimental, Tom Grennan, S Club, Tate McRae and more
Dillie Keane Dillie Keane and Barb Jungr: Two Turtle Doves London run from 16th December with Barb Jungr
Christmas Rocks In Newcastle for three days, from 27th December
The Luna Cinema Showing: Sing-a-long-a Frozen, Die Hard, Home Alone, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, and many more more
Winter Funland Touring from 9th December
Christmas At Wollaton Nottingham run from 1st December
Christmas at Kenwood London run from 1st December
Christmas at Eltham Palace London run from 1st December
Christmas at Walmer Castle Sandwich run from 1st December
Christmas at Wrest Park Bedfordshire run from 1st December
Caerphilly On Ice Outdoor ice skating at Caerphilly castle in Wales
Tinseltown: Funfair In Manchester from 24th November
Christmas World - Elf Extravaganzas In Margate from 15th December