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Less than 100 days until Christmas: Festive events to get you in the mood

We don’t mean to put anyone into panic mode… but there are less than 100 days until Christmas, that’s just a little over three months!

Don’t worry, that’s plenty of time to sort all your presents and decorations and festivities. AND, we have a few events to get you in that Christmas mood after this hot, hot summer.

Christmas entertainment extravaganzas

Royal Albert Hall
13 – 22 December 2016, London

See an array of wonderful Christmas entertainment this season including The BT Christmas Concert,  Messiah, King’s College Choir and Jingle Bell Christmas.

Barbican
22 December 2016 – 1 January 2017, London

Get tickets to one of these festive performances: Christmas with Aled Jones, Katherine Jenkins – Celebration and Glorious Handel by Candlelight.

Symphony Hall
17 December 2016 – 2 January 2017, Birmingham

Some of the classic shows you can celebrate the season with include White Christmas, Last Night of the Christmas Proms and Johann Strauss Gala.

Bridgewater Hall & Philharmonic Hall
12 December 2016 – 15 January 2017, Manchester and Liverpool

Don’t miss these traditional (and some not-so-traditional) holiday performances: Carols by Candlelight, Christmas Carol Singalong and Zimmer vs Williams.

Royal Concert Hall
23 – 31 December 2016, Glasgow

Several dazzling holiday productions are coming to Scotland including the Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Sound of Musicals and Hogmanay Gala.

Skate at Somerset House

Festive  ice rinks 

SKATE at Somerset House
17 November 2016 – 15 January 2016, Somerset House

Enjoy the perfect winter day out at London’s most beautiful ice rink. By day or night, the stunning courtyard is the ideal setting to skate with family and friends.

NHM Ice Rink
27 October 2016 – 8 January 2017, Natural History Museum

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the NHM Ice Rink is the perfect way to welcome in the winter season with family, friends or that special date.

Enchanting illuminated Christmas displays 

Christmas at Kew
23 November 2016 – 2 January 2017, Kew Gardens

Now in its fourth year, Kew’s new 2016 winter trail is a botanical wonderland as the trees, temples and glasshouses are playfully lit and all aglow.

Christmas at Blenheim
25 November 2016 – 2 January 2017, Blenheim Palace

For the very first time, the palace’s gardens are open for an after-dark festive trail through extraordinary parkland landscaped by Capability Brown.

The Snowman

Magical Christmas theatre for the whole family

The Snowman
23 November 2016 – 1 January 2017, Peacock Theatre

A family favourite, The Snowman has transported a generation of children and their families into the wintery world of a boy and his magical snowman.

Disney on Ice: Frozen
13 October – 30 December 2016, UK tour

Disney On Ice presents Frozen is this brand new production of the award-winning tale featuring Anna and Elsa, Kristoff and the lovable snowman Olaf.

The Nutcracker on Ice
18 November 2016 – 2 Janaury 2017, Winter Palace Theatre

New to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland for its 10th anniversary is a specially created one-hour version of this Christmas classic.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
10 – 30 December 2016, Shaw Theatre

The greatest panto of them all stars Darragh Mortell as the Prince, Andrew Fleming as Muddles the Jester and Chris Stanton as the Wicked Queen’s Henchman.

Best Ever Christmas Show
17 – 
30 December 2016, UK tour

This show is a big, brilliant, fun-filled festive extravaganza with songs, snow and, of course, Santa.

Tell us what you’re most excited about seeing and doing this Christmas on our Twitter page.

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