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Top 5 Christmas shows to see in the UK this winter

Nightmare Before Christmas

From music to comedy, keep the entertainment flowing this festive season and don't miss out on these must-see Christmas productions

Tired of heading to the same old pantomime production every Christmas? Switch things up this year with something a little different. We've put together a top five list of some festive shows touring the UK this winter that will add a little sugar and spice to your December.

Aled Jones and Russell Watson

Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson

The chart-topping opera vocalists Aled Jones and Russell Watson will be touring the UK this winter as part of their Christmas show. The festive concert will feature songs from the power-house pairing's new Christmas album which was released last week, including 'Walking In The Air' and 'It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas'.

Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson 2022 tour dates:
Tuesday 29 November – Adelphi Theatre, London
Wednesday 7 December – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow
Friday 9 December – Music Hall, Aberdeen
Saturday 10 December – O2 City Hall, Newcastle

Tickets for Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson are on sale now.

A Christmas To Remember

Aljaz and Janette: A Christmas to Remember

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Aljaz Skorjanec and Janette Manrara are set to hit venues throughout the UK this festive season with their fabulous show of dancers as they perform all-time favourite Christmas hits with songs from Michael Bublé, Mariah Carey, Phil Spector and more. With a mesmerising set and magical costumes, be prepared to be transported to a winter wonderland packed full of glitz and glamour.

A Christmas To Remember 2022 UK tour dates:
Friday 25 November – Guildhall, Portsmouth
Saturday 26 November – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
Tuesday 29 November – Brighton Dome
Friday 2 December – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Saturday 3 December – Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Monday 5 December – Waterfront Hall Auditorium, Belfast
Tuesday 6 December – Bath Forum
Saturday 10 December – Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Sunday 11 December – Blackpool Opera House
Monday 12 December – Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
Tuesday 13 December – St David's Hall, Cardiff
Saturday 17 December – SEC Armadillo, Glasgow
Sunday 18 December – O2 City Hall, Newcastle

Tickets for A Christmas To Remember are on sale now.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

This brand new live-action musical reimagines Dickens' classic Christmas tale. Featuring songs written by country music icon Dolly Parton tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town who is visited by three ghosts who encourage him to rediscover the magic of Christmas and see love as the most precious gift of all.

Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol 2022 and 2023 tour dates:
Thursday 8 December - Sunday 8 January 2023 – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Tickets for Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas are on sale now.

Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert

Legendary composer Danny Elfman (Corpse Bride, Beetlejuice) will bring Tim Burton's classic Disney production The Nightmare Before Christmas to life in London this December. Experience the film like never before, accompanied by the BBC concert orchestra and featuring singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers as they perform live alongside the adventures of Jack Skellington in this family holiday favourite.

The Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert 2022 tour dates:
Friday 9 December – OVO Arena, Wembley
Saturday 10 December – OVO Arena, Wembley

Tickets for Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas Live in Concert are on sale now.

Brian and Robin's Christmas Compendium Of Reason

Brian And Robin's Christmas Compendium Of Reason

Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage will hit London's Royal Albert Hall this November for a festive scientific extravaganza. The show will delight music, comedy and science lovers with a range of special guests, with previous stars including Boy George, The Cure, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Hugh Grant, Eddie Izzard and more.

Christmas Compendium Of Reason 2022 UK tour dates:
Wednesday 23 November – Royal Albert Hall, London

Tickets for Brian And Robin's Christmas Compendium Of Reason are on sale now.

Brian and Robin's Christmas Compendium of Reason

Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage are heading to the Hall on 23 November 2022 with their Compendium of Reason. Expect another exhilarating collision of science, music, comedy and wonder! Prepare for a show where you never know what scientific or musical treat will be next on stage.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas – Live in Concert

A screening of Tim Burton and Henry Selick's classic animated film with live accompaniment featuring Danny Elfman as Jack Skellington, Catherine O'Hara as Sally, and Ken Page as Oogie Boogie.

Christmas with Aled Jones & Russell Watson

Two of the world’s greatest classical voices, Aled Jones and Russell Watson, reunite for Christmas 2022 with a brand-new album. Performing together again following a three-year hiatus, the powerhouse duo will also embark on a colossal UK tour this November and December. The duo will record the album later this year and…

Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol

Please note that Dolly Parton is not appearing live in this production. Set during the 1930s in the Great Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, this heart-warming and truly unforgettable production imagines Ebenezer Scrooge as the owner of a mining company town, where his callous greed blinds him to the joys and gifts of the…

Aljaz and Janette: Dancing in a Winter Wonderland

Shake your tinsel & polish your baubles, this is the Christmas show that everyone has been wanting. Two of our favourite Strictly stars with dancers, singers, lavish costumes and sets with all our favourite Christmas hits. It’s the ultimate yuletide jukebox and a show full of family-filled merry-making. See our…