Christmas Shows 2023

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Get your Christmas shows booked now! What better way to get in the Christmassy mood and spend quality time with the kids than with a Christmas show. Here are our top picks to finish off 2023 in style.


Take a magic carpet ride with Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the Genie at the Hackney Empire this festive season. (To Dec 31)


Marvel at a beautiful puppet theatre come to life with the English National Ballet’s Nutcracker, featuring over 100 dancers and musicians. (Dec 14 to Jan 7)


Help decide how the story unfolds in the magical choose-your-own-adventure story Finding Santa, playing at Bloomsbury Theatre. (Dec 7 to 24)


Enchanting musical The Pixie and the Pudding brings a Scandinavian festive folklore tale to life with puppetry, original music and a sprinkling of festive magic. (Dec 6 to 30)


Based on the beloved Christmas movie Elf, get into the festive musical spirit with Father Christmas’ tallest elf Buddy. (To Jan 6)


See the Globe transform into a winter wonderland for a beautifully epic new version of The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. (Dec 8 to Jan 7)


From Victorian villains to Medieval monks, Horrible Christmas is a hair-raising adventure through the history of Christmas. (Dec 29)


Let your hair down this Christmas at Theatre Peckham’s modern-day twist on the classic tale of Rapunzel. (Dec 5 to 24)


Raymond Briggs’ timeless tale The Snowman returns to stage for its 26th year at the Peacock Theatre. (To Dec 30)


Take a thrilling adventure to the frosty world of The Snow Queen, where nothing is quite what it seems. (To Jan 21)

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