Christmas Shows for Families in Cheltenham

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Get your fill of festive fun with these fantastic family shows in Cheltenham this Christmas. Panto, theatre, film and concerts, there's something for everyone here.

Christmas Shows in Cheltenham

Tuesday 4th December - Sunday 13th January

The Everyman proudly presents this year's panto, Aladdin! This all singing, all dancing production promises to be bigger and better than ever before! Polish your lamp and book a magic carpet ride to the Everyman Theatre for the highlight of the season - the pantomime where wishes do come true! Running from Tuesday 4th December - Sunday 13th January, tickets from £5. Find out more.


Wednesday 12th December

Christmas is coming, but after 164 years of service, Santa’s Chief Elf would like to retire. He’s getting old, and he wants to spend Christmas with his little family. But, poor Santa is left with a very big problem. Who will make all of the toys for the good girls and boys? Santa’s Marvellous Magical Toy Shop is a funny, festive show, with catchy songs, beautiful puppets and a toy shop full of glittery surprises! Suitable for ages 3+ and their grown ups, showing from 10.30am at the Bacon Theatre, tickets £10. Find out more.


Saturday 15th December - Friday 28th December

Far away from the mad comfort of Wonderland, this December the Hatter finds himself stranded in Winterland! Hysterical, silly and a little bit frightened, he must discover how he got there in order to find his way back home for the Christmas tea party…and all before the Jabberwocky's curse freezes him in Winterland forever. The Hatter In Winterland is a brand new, two-act adaptation, brought to you by the creative team behind the sell-out success, Grandma Claus: Waiting for Santa. Suitable for children aged 6+, tickets from £9 per child. Running Saturday 15th December - Friday 28th December (excluding Christmas Day). Find out more.


Sunday 16th December

Nick Cope’s Festive Concert is guaranteed to have the family giggling their seats! From 2:30pm at St Andrews Church, tickets £7. Find out more.


Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th December

This years Cleeve Christmas Concert, Music on a Winter's Evening, will be taking place at the school from 7pm, with the show starting at 7.30pm. This annual sell-out event is open to all parents, guardians, students, staff and the local community, with local primary schools participating too! There will be an evening bar, mince pies and plenty of other festive refreshments available on the night. Running Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December, tickets from £5. Find out more.


Wednesday 19th December

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer, Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole! Father Christmas will be dropping by the Bacon Theatre before the film screening so bring your last minute requests and come along for an afternoon of festive fun in the glow of the fairy grotto! From 4pm, tickets £7 which include a treat from Santa. Find out more.


Sunday 23rd December

This special showing of The Snowman at Cheltenham Town Hall ticks all the boxes! With the Mozart Symphony Orchestra as accompaniment, Walking in the Air sung by 10 year old Alice Mackenzie and the movie shown on the big screen, what a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit! Show times at 1:30pm or 4:30pm, tickets from £10. Find out more.


Thursday 27th December

Now Christmas has come and gone Storytelling and crafts with Princess Beauty at Smokey Joe's is the perfect opportunity for children to read some stories and enjoy some fun winter crafts, without getting the blues! Why not have let the little ones play and have a catch up over coffee? Just £2 per child running from 10:30am, tickets available on the day or in advance. Find out more.


That's all folks! Stay tuned for more festive events around town, and don't forget you can browse the site any time and find activities by day, age, cost, distance and more.