Christmas carols, shows and pantos
Carol services, magestic 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 services to behold this Christmas along the c2c route.
St Paul’s Christmas carols
Check for carol services on the St Paul’s website over festive season
There’s something about Christmas carols that reminds you of the true spirit of Christmas. Maybe it’s the candles and the majestic venues, and the hymns that have been sung traditionally for years. Sir Christopher Wren's architectural masterpiece St Paul’s is the perfect place. Their series of carol concerts range from family-friendly services with puppeteers and classic to Choral Evensong.
Nearest c2c station: Liverpool Street then central line to St Paul's
Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure, The O2
20 December 217 - 30 December 2017
Mickey and Minnie Mouse will be your hosts as you venture into four unique lands where you’ll meet Peter Pan, Elsa, Simba and many more of your favourite Disney characters. The world-class skating will captivate you and the endless magic will whisk the whole family away to Neverland this Christmas!
Nearest c2c station: West Ham, then change for Jubilee line to North Greenwich
Rapunzel, Theatre Royal Stratford East
17 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Theatre Royal returns with their ever-popular Christmas panto, where audience participation and original music makes Rapunzel a must-see. Let your hair down and immerse yourself in this comedy-filled retelling of the fairytale classic.
Nearest c2c station: Stratford
Aladdin, Towngate Theatre
28 November 2017 - 2 January 2018
Jump on the magic carpet and be whisked away into the magical story of Aladdin. With last year’s panto of Sleeping Beauty smashing box office records, Towngate Theatre will be welcoming you and your family for another entertaining performance that is set to dazzle.
Nearest c2c station: Basildon
Beauty and the beast, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch
30 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Venture on a magical journey to a land far away and be dazzled by the sparkling sets and colourful costumes in this Beauty and the Beast panto. Enjoy mayhem and comedy from all your favourite characters as you cheer and boo them, but make sure you don’t miss out by booking ahead.
Nearest c2c station: Upminster
The Snowman, Peacock Theatre
23 November 2017 - 31 December 2017
Celebrate 20 years of this West End production and be enchanted by the live music, spellbinding sets and even a flying snowman. Bring the whole family along to have your hearts warmed by the classic story of a truly magical friendship.
Nearest c2c station: Fenchurch Street, then change for Circle or District line to Temple
Jack and The Beanstalk, Cliffs Pavilion Southend
16 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
Join in on this giant of a panto for all the family! This classic panto is bought to life with amazing 3D sequences and special effects - as well as the big laughs and 'oh yes he did, oh no he didn'ts' you'd hope for from a good old panto. There are some great Essex celebs involved too with Lee Mead and Stacey Solomon, together with comedian Bobby Davro and actor Robin Askwith in starring roles.
Nearest c2c station: Westcliff