It's that time again... Dig out your big coats, woolly hats, scarfs and start planning all that Christmas shopping. Get the Christmas festivities started with our hand-selected Christmas events guide.
Have a fancy frozen cocktail in an ice bar, get your Christmas gifts sorted early with our selection of fairs, and celebrate the festive season with F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Here are See Tickets' best Christmas events all wrapped up, just for you.
When: November - December
Get ready to shake your belly like a bowl full of jelly, as FriendsFest gets a winter makeover! Featuring a whole host of festive experiences, such as the chance to recreate the titles in the snow and a visit to The Holiday Armadillo's Grotto. Could this BE any more exciting?!
Skate under the stars, sit in an ice carriage, take a selfie in an ice block and battle with a HUGE ice dragon. Manchester’s FIRST EVER ice bar will be here this November inside the Ice Village. The perfect place for a chilled (haha...) date night, a get together with friends or an alternative space for a work Christmas night out!
Olympia London is delighted to welcome back the Spirit of Christmas Fair from the 4 - 10 November. The unrivalled Christmas shopping experience host independent boutique retailers and designer-makers. Pick up the most extraordinary items from jewellery, fashion and furnishings and gifts for your loved ones.
Where: Glasgow and London
Calling all Disney fans! Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas will be live at London's SSE Arena and Glasgow's SSE Hydro this December! Get into the Christmas spirit, treat yourself to a festive evening and watch the film in full on the big screen with a live orchestra.
Where: Multiple locations
When it comes to Christmas hits, Slade know exactly what they're doing. Join them rocking out across the country on tour performing their much-loved hits this Christmas. It's sure to get you excited and ready for all the festivities!
Where: Cheshire and Edinburgh
Watch Michelin star chefs and MasterChef winners cook their signature Christmas recipes live, shop for artisan produce, take part in festive masterclasses including Christmas garlands, chocolate making and cupcake decorating and feast on festive street food. Foodies Festival is a great way to kick of your Christmas celebrations!
When: November - January
It's the most wonderful time of the year as treetops glisten and the Great Lake and the waterfall of Blenheim Palace shimmer and sparkle. Journey down the one-mile glittering path as it winds its way through the world-famous Parkland in a magical after dark experience. An exciting day out for the whole family.
Walk your way through the magic of Christmas. With exhibitors spread across four areas, discover imaginative and inspiring Christmas products every home aspires to capture for the festive season. You’ll find a host of fun, festive trinkets to decorate your home with this Christmas. PLUS Your ticket gives you free entry into the Eat & Drink Festival Christmas too!
Where: London, Glasgow and Harrogate
The Country Living Christmas Fair is a once-a-year festivity not to be missed. From sourcing one of a kind gifts, the latest trends in home interiors to inspiration for your festive feast, the Fair is a brilliant place to get your festive shopping
Date: November - January
Returning for its 10th year, and powered exclusively by wind and solar energy, it's stunning, twinkly, romantic, child-friendly, with rinkside restaurant views to die for…and located within Brighton’s bustling North Laine district, it's perfect for Christmas shopping.
Date: November - January
For the very first time, a brand new after-dark Christmas light trail will visit Belton House, Grantham. Lighting up the sky with thousands of sparking pea lights - there will also be hidden surprises along the trail route, alongside a festive soundtrack and traditional Victorian fairground rides for the kids (and the young at heart!).
Date: December 2019 and January 2020
Whether your an avid theatre-goer, know someone who is or just want to treat your family or friends. Watch over 100 dancers and musicians bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky's popular score played live.
Date: December 2019
From the streets of Bloomsbury in London to the lagoons and forests of Neverland, and the decks of Captain Hook’s Jolly Roger … the adventures of Peter Pan is a colourful, fast-moving musical adventure. Perfect for the whole family!
Date: December 2019
This festive treat features a headline set from The Mash Report host Nish Kumar, plus the multi award-winning Bridget Christie, Taskmaster star Phil Wang, Live at the Apollo stars Kiri Pritchard-McLean, and Fin Taylor. Plus! Angelos Epithemiou brings Christmas Karaoke and festive mayhem, there’ll be several festive surprises, and an exclusive raffle prize – with proceeds going to Crisis.
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