Home Blog Guides

This Year's Unmissable Festive Events

Posted on Wednesday 15th November 2023 at 09:00

Jimi Arundell

Written by
Jimi Arundell

 

Surround yourself with loved ones this festive season and make magical memories you will treasure forever at these charming events. Keep scrolling to discover the perfect festive fun experiences for the whole family, to enjoy with your closest friends or the perfect winter date idea to treat that special someone.

 

 

Christmas At Wollaton

No Christmas is complete without this delightful experience

No Christmas is complete without experiencing the spell-binding spectacle of Christmas At Wollaton. Enjoyed by families across Nottinghamshire and beyond, the fabled winter light trail is now well-established as a marvellous local tradition.

The grand Elizabethan country house and magnificent surrounding gardens will be filled with bathed in celestial light as you stroll along the interactive trail with family and friends.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Christmas At Wollaton tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Christmas At Kenwood

Find magic along the all-new enchanted light trail

Christmas At Kenwood returns to Kenwood Estate, bringing 13 brand new installations to the essential Christmas event.

Arriving in December, the surprises are around every corner including picture-perfect moments and breathtaking light and sound displays. Plus, with food and drink stalls available, you’re guaranteed to get into the festive spirit.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Christmas At Kenwood tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Christmas At Eltham Palace

South East London is transformed into a wonderland of sound and colour

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching – so make sure you book your tickets for Christmas At Eltham Palace!

Brought to you in association with event partners English Heritage and Kilimanjaro Live, Christmas At Eltham Palace is an exciting new way to experience the grounds of the former royal residence and medieval great hall. Look forward to impressive life arrays, dioramas and displays all along the interactive trail.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Christmas At Eltham Palace tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Christmas At Walmer Castle

See Walmer Castle in a magical new light

Christmas At Walmer Castle sees the seaside fort constructed by Henry VIII splashed with colour like never before.

The interactive light trail also includes surprises at every turn, including the option to indulge with warming cocktails and sumptuous food delights all adding to a jolly adventure to be enjoyed by all. So, come to Kent this winter and prepare to be amazed.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Christmas At Walmer Castle tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Christmas At Wrest Park

A brand-new festive experience in Bedfordshire

Come to Christmas At Wrest Park and take a trip along the magnificent brand new interactive light trail. 

Expertly curated by the internationally renowned and award-winning Creative Director Katherine Jewkes, the dazzling light array works in harmony with the natural environment to captivate audiences young and old.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Christmas At Wrest Park tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Peterborough Ice Rink

A wonderful winter skating adventure in a beautiful setting

The Cathedral Square once again hosts Peterborough Ice Rink in 2023. The open air ‘real ice’ is a festively fabulous experience found in the historic centre amongst the stunning architecture of the picturesque Cambridgeshire city.

Running from Saturday 2nd December through until Sunday 7th January, book your tickets right now and look forward to the thrill of skating.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Peterborough Ice Rink tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story

Must see for fans of anything spooky!

Adapted by Mark Gatiss (Doctor Who, Sherlock, League of Gentlemen) and directed by Adam Penford at Alexandra Palace Theatre – A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story is a haunting adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story of greed and redemption.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

A Sherlock Carol

Can the world’s greatest detective save Christmas?

Come to Marylebone Theatre to see A Sherlock Carol – a marvellous mystery tale of death and deception sure to please fans of Arthur Conan Doyle enigmatic fictional detective.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your A Sherlock Carol tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Father Christmas Needs A Wee

See Santa Clause being driven potty

Adapted from acclaimed children’s writer and author Nicholas Allan best-selling book, Father Christmas Needs A Wee is the hilarious adventure seeing St. Nick stuck outside his North Pole home at the worst possible time!

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Father Christmas Needs A Wee tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Christmas Actually

We’ll never forgive you for breaking Emma Thompsons heart!

Richard Curtis, writer and director of the classic advent rom-com Love Actually, presents Christmas Actually. A variety show filled with humour, music, stories, and a star cast coming to Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Christmas Actually tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Elf!

Santa’s favourite musical returns!

Elf! tells the hilarious story of the little boy raised by Santa’s elves who never knew he was human. Now fully grown, can he find his real father in the gritty New York City?

The beloved film adaptation is showing for eight weeks only at Dominion Theatre – get tickets with Gigantic before they sell out!

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Elf! tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Peter Pan

Sprinkle yourself with fairy dust, fill your head with happy thoughts and believe with all your heart

Fly to Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy and all the Lost Boys at Rose Theatre Kingston this Christmas. The classic J.M Barrie tale is re-imagined by playwright Evan Placey for all new audiences.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Peter Pan tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

The Gruffalo’s Child

A wonderful winter adventure!

The Gruffalo’s Child brings the characters from your favourite books to life on stage. The Gruffalo’s daughter embarks on a wild adventure in search of the Big Bad Mouse at Garrick Theatre.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your The Gruffalo’s Child tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Nutcracker

No Christmas is complete without it

English National Ballet presents Nutcracker: the two-act classical ballet by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky which has been enjoyed by countless viewers over the generations.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Nutcracker tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

The Snowman

Special moments are fleeting; friendship lasts forever

BAFTA award-winning television film and symphonic poem The Snowman warmed hearts and brought a tear to every eye when it was first shown on screens in 1982. Now, Peacock Theatre invites you to embark of the magical escapade once again.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your The Snowman tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Sleeping Beauty Take A Prick

A queer Christmas romp – adults only!

Sleeping Beauty Take A Prick is a VERY adult pantomime at Charing Cross Theatre by the team behind Above The Stag Theatre’s legendary queer Christmas shows.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Sleeping Beauty Take A Prick tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

A Very Very Bad Cinderella

Giving the traditional fairytale an adult twist

Arriving at Other Palace Studio in London in December, A Very Very Bad Cinderella is the naughty musical parody following the story of the Ugly Sisters.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your A Very Very Bad Cinderella tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

Frozen The Musical

Return to the magical kingdom of Arendelle this Christmas.

Frozen The Musical is the must-see stage adaptation of Disney Pixar’s huge hit film. Join Elsa, Anna, Olaff and all your favourite characters for this heart-warming tale of sisterly love.

 

CLICK HERE for complete listings.

Get your Frozen The Musical tickets with Gigantic!

 

 

CINDERELLA

You SHALL go to the ball

Award-winning writer and composer Vikki Stone re-imagines the classic fairytale CINDERELLA for a new generation. The Queen of Panto places our heroine in charge of her own business at Shepherd’s Bush Market, caught up in a whirlwind romance with handsome Prince Henry and relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi.

Showing at Lyric Hammersmith, London throughout December.

 

Event Dates:

Get your CINDERELLA tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

FINDING SANTA

A festive adventure for the whole family

FINDING SANTA is an enchanting choose-your-own-adventure story written by award-winning children’s author Sean Taylor coming to Bloomsbury Theatre.

The comical quest is filled with quirky characters and puppets who help the audience decide how the story unfolds.

 

Event Dates:

Get your FINDING SANTA tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

POTTED PANTO

Seven of your favourite pantomimes in just 80 minutes!

The Olivier Award nominated festive celebration POTTED PANTO returns to Wilton's Music Hall for just four weeks!

Dashing through the snow between the biggest festive stories, the madcap escapade includes rubbing Aladdin’s lamp, taking a wander the golden streets of Dick Whittington’s London and ensuring Cinderella gets to the ball.

 

Event Dates:

Get your POTTED PANTO tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

The Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show

An impressive improvised musical show for all ages

The Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show  sees Olivier Award-winning (Best Entertainment and Family) West End improvisers take children’s dreams and make them real onstage. The marvellous musical adventure arrives at Other Palace, London for five shows in December.

 

Event Dates:

Get your The Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

CHRISTMAS AT NEWSTEAD

Take a tour of the magnificent grounds

Explore the ancestral home of Lord Byron with CHRISTMAS AT NEWSTEAD. Originally founded by King Henry II, the picturesque grounds will be opened for both family friendly tour during the day and evening guided visits.

 

Event Dates:

  • CLICK HERE for full listings of the Festive Evening tour.
  • CLICK HERE for full listings of the Family Friendly tour.

Get your CHRISTMAS AT NEWSTEAD tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

Caerphilly on Ice

Where memories are made

Christmas is just around the corner, and Owain Glyndwr playing field is about to be transformed into an enchanting under cover skating rink. Caerphilly on Ice also offers an Alpine Ski Bar, Festive food & drink stalls plus many more attractions.

 

Event Dates:

Get your Caerphilly on Ice tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

TINSELTOWN

Dancing on ice at the Trafford Centre

Find a jolly winter wonder land in the heart of Greater Manchester with TINSELTOWN. The Trafford Centre plays home to an ice rink, an ice-skating show, festive food, fun fair rides and even a grotto.

Click the link below to book your ice-skating tickets.

 

Event Dates:

Get your TINSELTOWN tickets with Gigantic today!

 

 

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

The perfect family experience

Let your imagination run wild and let your creative spark shine with CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING at The Renaissance at Kelham Hall. You will be provided with all the materials needed to create your one-of-a-kind festive decoration to adorn your home, with the fabulous Meraki Floral Styling team on hand to guide you along the way. Plus, a delicious glass of festive mulled wine or hot drink is included.

 

Event Dates:

Get your CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING tickets with Gigantic today!

Back to top: