What to book now for the holidays

We are looking forward to making up for last year's lack of festive and cultural happenings by going all out this year. Here are our favourite picks of what to do and see.

A Christmas Carol

Matthew Warchus’ smash-hit production of Charles Dickens’ enduring tale adapted by Jack Thorne, returns to the stage now with Stephen Mangan playing Scrooge.
Old Vic Theatre, 13 November – 8 January

The Snowman

We love this magical staging of Raymond Briggs’ story about a young boy who journeys to see Father Christmas that’s been running for 23 years.  It’s gentle enough for younger viewers whilst also delighting adults.
Peacock Theatre 20 Nov – 2 Jan

Hex

A new musical about Sleeping Beauty by Tanya Ronda and directed by Rufus Norris.  A fairy attempts to help a princess sleep but instead finds herself on an 100-year quest to put everything right.
National Theatre, 4 December – 22 January

Pantoland

We have to admit that we aren’t a hugo Panto fan but if we were going to choose one – this would be it.  Donny Osmond, Julian Clary and Nigel Havers star in this Panto crossed with a Variety show.
London Palladium, 4 December – 9 January 4

St John’s 36th Christmas Festival

We highly recommend visiting this Baroque church during the festive season for their concerts – this year the line-up includes two different Messiahs, a series celebrating Bach and sacred music from the Renaissance..
St John’s Smith Square,  10 – 23 December

The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House

From The Royal Ballet comes this 1984 production of the 1892 Tchaikovsky Christmas favourite.  Also live-streamed on 22 December if you can’t make it to the ROH in person.
Royal Opera House, 23 November – 8 January

Ice skating at The Natural History Museum and Somerset House

We love ice skating in the city.  Catch the last year at the Natural History Museum’s ice rink or skate under a 40 foot Christmas tree and sample the Hotel Chocolat gift selection at Somerset House (you could also go see the Beano exhibition whilst you are there too).  Natural History Museum, until 16 January & Somerset House, 17 November – 16 January

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