Carol services, majestic Christmas shows and a trip to The Pantomime can really get that Christmas feeling going. Here’s a list of some of our favourite spectacles and productions to behold this Christmas along the c2c route. Browse our great value ticket offers from Kids for £2 to £10 Senior Rover tickets to plan your day out.
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English National Ballet’s Nutcracker, London Coliseum
14 December 2023 – 7 January 2024
Is there anything more magical than the Nutcracker ballet at Christmas? Set on a sparkling Christmas Eve in a frost-dusted Edwardian London, Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker doll discover a magical world, where she battles with the Mouse King and meets a handsome stranger. And that’s just the beginning of the adventure. Book this show asap as it sells out fast every year.
Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch street, then change for District Line from Tower Hill to Embankment
Peter Pan, London Palladium
9 December 2023 – 14 January 2024
The beloved tale of Peter Pan flies into the London Palladium! Renowned as West End’s most spectacular show, with dazzling costumes and spectacular special effects. Jennifer Saunders and Julian Clary, among others, shine in this Palladium pantomime.
Book this festive panto today and kick off the Christmas Season with a bang!
Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street, change for Central Line at Liverpool Street to Oxford Circus
Elf Musical, Dominion Theatre
15 November 2023 – 6 January 2024
This Christmas, Elf returns to Dominion Theatre marking the 20th anniversary of the original release. An outstanding performance filled with remarkable musical and dance numbers against the backdrop of a true Christmas scenery. Join Buddy in this adventure that’s perfect for the holiday season! Book your tickets here.
Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch street, then change for Central Line from Bank to Tottenham Court Road
A Christmas Carol, The Old Vic
11 November 2023 – 6 January 2024
A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic fills the auditorium to the brim with music and merriment. A unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story. Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns to The Old Vic, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne.
Nearest c2c station: West Ham then Jubilee Line to Waterloo
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