London in the holiday season offers a delightful array of Christmas shows. London has a wide variety of shows that are suitable across all the different age groups.
The selections available makes it a popular place to be, and it can be a time where people are uplifted and entertained during the craziness of the holiday season.
A popular choice of Christmas music is from the Nutcracker. Hear the wonderful music by Tchaikovsky in person and see the fantastic Nutcracker ballet by the English National Ballet.
This musical event is perfect for adults and children who will be amazed at Clara, her toys and a magical story that is choreographed by the renowned Wayne Eagling. Located in the London Coliseum, the facility is close to the Tube at Charing Cross for easy access.
Families looking for a fun ballet that is easy for children to understand are invited to The Tin Soldier. This unique showing is held at the Roundhouse. Children will enjoy seeing the classic story of the romance between a ballerina made out of paper and a tin soldier.The live music enhances the overall experience, and it is easy for children to understand the dialogue and lyrics. Based on the famous story by Hans Christian Andersen, the whole family will love the wonderful show that is by the Peut-Etre Theatre.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fanciful tale that has entranced children of many ages for years. This Christmas season, children and their parents can experience the imaginative story as they watch Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy, the beavers, the White Witch and Aslan himself come alive in wondrous performances.
Ciaran McConville does a wonderful job in combining the talents of children actors with professionals that is hosted at the Rose Theatre. The story by CS Lewis is an excellent choice for an adventure families can enjoy.
The Snowman, which is a book from the mind of Raymond Briggs, features a delightful tale of a snowman who flies and a boy by the name of James. This show is a wonderful collection of dance, ballet and theater all wrapped into one night.
Children will be amazed over the flying and intriguing stunts that characters do throughout the story. Seeing a flying snowman on stage is definitely a remarkable sight that many will appreciate.
Characters include James, penguins, snowmen, Jack Frost and Santa. This fun event is hosted at the Peacock Theatre. In terms of transportation, it is next to the Holborn station on the Tube.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol has been featured in numerous production companies in England, the United States and the rest of the world. This retelling of the memorable Charles Dickens story is quite fresh and interesting. Families are welcome to join Ebenezer Scrooge as he learns valuable lessons by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.
This classic event is held once again in the Middle Temple Hall. There are plenty of festive songs and wonderful acting that everyone will appreciate. Transportation is easy with the Middle Temple Hall being at the Temple stop on the Tube.
White Christmas has been appreciated for years, and it comes to life in London at the Dominion Theatre. Many know the famous characters of Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, but the audience will be delighted to see the highly talented Aled Jones and Tom Chambers play these two individuals respectively. The songs are magnificently sung, and the acting is top of the line. Audiences may feel that they have been transported back in time.
As Irving Berlin’s musical comes into being once again, people will fall in love once more with a memorable story of two men, two sisters and a bunch of individuals who help a retired general who is down on life and his inn.
Pantomime may seem like a lost art these days, but there are wonderful theater companies that feature this form of entertainment. Robin Hood is a one-hour show that is held at Victoria Park. Adults and children work together as they perform in the traditional English story that has plenty of music and silliness that everyone will appreciate.
A singing reindeer and a memorable story make Robin Hood a splendid show to see for people of many different ages. Victoria Park is conveniently close to the Tube at the Bethnal Green/Mile End station.
Another pantomime that is geared towards children is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. This classic tale of a princess with seven unique dwarfs features Gareth Gates as Prince Charming who is set to woo the beautiful princess. Other notable entertainers include Quinn Patrick and Witney White as this story gets a remake that is sure to enthrall children and their parents.
The snappy costumes, understandable dialogue and musical score make this pantomime quite fascinating. It is showing in Fairfield Halls.
Adults who are looking for something different during the Christmas season will appreciate the famous play of Don Quixote. The memorable story that features the beloved soldier is done quite well by Cuban Carlos Acosta. Filled with an experienced cast, this dance show is enthralling.
Don Quixote is joined on stage with his squire Sancho Panza. Other notable entertainers include Steven McRae and Natalia Osipova. The battle with the noted windmill is especially interesting. This wonderful rendition is held at the Royal Opera House in London. Tube users can take the Covent Garden station.
A Christmas Show
Thinking outside the box is something that Daniel Kitson does quite well. A Christmas Show by Daniel Kitson invites adults for a unique look at the holiday season. Not only that, but he also has thoughts other things that come across his mind from time to time. Known for being extremely funny and a solid teller of tales, Daniel Kitson applies his show to the human psyche and mixes humor and seriousness all at the same time.
Adults can expect the unexpected with Kitson, and he does not disappoint. His performances are at the Battersea Arts Centre. For those going on the Tube, the station to take is Clapham Common/Stockwell.
Fascinating Aida has been entertaining audiences in London and other areas for many years. Audiences are invited to join members Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman in a clever and entertaining night of memorable singing, treasured songs and snappy dialogue that adults will enjoy. With the theme focusing on charm offensive.
Fascinating Aida knows how to poke fun at everyday occurrences while keeping a smile on the faces of everyone. Located at Queen Elizabeth Hall, adults will love the setting. Tube users can exit at the Waterloo station.
A fantastic selection of shows in and around London at Christmas this year for the whole family.
Christmas Shows and London Hotels
Whether you plan to stay the evening in London or just lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. Pride of Britain Hotels have three fantastic member hotels for your stay.
The Arch London
An elegant and quietly glamorous boutique London hotel close to Marble Arch and Hyde Park, The Arch London is a stylish newcomer to the London scene. Complementing the chic boutiques and fashionable destinations of the Marylebone area, this luxury hotel epitomises London Townhouse living.
The Capital Hotel
The world’s closest hotel to Harrods and a refuge of English elegance and comfort, The Capital, Knightsbridge is one of the last 5 red star family owned and run hotels in London and takes great pride in its high levels of personal service.
This unique five-star London hotel overlooks its own private gardens. The Goring is quite simply London’s quintessentially English hotel. This award-winning, family-owned property is perfectly placed for all the capital’s premier attractions. Buckingham Palace and the exclusive boutiques of Knightsbridge and Sloane Street are just minutes away.