Christmas Highlights: Sleigh-loads to see and do this December!

Published on 30th October 2023

As the song goes, IT’S (nearly) CHRISTMAAASS! 

We’ve got a sleigh-load of festive gigs, films, family-friendly screenings and arts & crafts workshops this Winter. There’s countless things to see and do for the whole family, so we’ve put together your essential Christmas highlights guide of our top picks! Keep reading to find out more!

The Gingerbread Man

15 Dec (Pyjama Performance), Starts 5.30pm, Tickets £10 | 16 to 22 Dec, Starts 1pm & 5pm, Tickets £13.50 | 23 & 24 Dec, Starts 11am & 3pm, Tickets £15.50 | Age Guidance 3-10 yrs | Theatre

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea…

Presented by the wonderful Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company, the 2023 Brewery Arts Christmas Show follows the adventures of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man, who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime.

Martin Green: Lighting the Dark ft. Laura Jurd + Ultan O’Brien

Saturday 9 Dec | Doors 7.30pm | Tickets £24.50 | Theatre

Join us for a unique journey through the music of Christmas told through folk and jazz with Lau’s Martin Green, Mercury-shortlisted jazz trumpet player Laura Jurd (Dinosaur), traditional Irish musician Ultan O’Brien and more.

ABBA Reunion Christmas Special

Friday 15 Dec | Doors 8pm | Tickets £20.50 | Malt Room Standing

ABBA Reunion gives Abba fans, old and new, the opportunity to get together and re-live the addictive Abba phenomena that swept the airwaves and discos during the 70s and 80s, in a truly authentic, feel-good, party-style tribute concert.

December Comedy Club

Wednesday 13 Dec | Starts 8pm | Tickets £14.50 | Conc. £12.50 | Malt Room Cabaret Seated | Age Guidance 18+

Come and join us for a night of fantastic festive funnies at our ever-popular comedy club this December. Joining us for this night of mighty mirth filler merriment are Tony Vino, Jack Campbell, Eva Bindeman, and Chris Stokes!

Mini Movies Christmas Specials: The Snowman & The Snowdog + Frozen

Friday 22 + Saturday 23 Dec | 11.30am-1pm | £9.50 per child (includes a hot chocolate) | Under 4 yrs + 2-7 yrs | Digital Lounge

These special screenings in our comfortable Digital Lounge are for children and their grown-ups to enjoy a fun and relaxed watch party, followed by a range of creative activities linked to the films. Fancy dress is encouraged! There’s separate screenings for under 4s and 2-7 years olds, so you can book whichever session you feel is best suited to your family. Please note all children must be accompanied by one adult, who must also have a ticket.

We’re screening two children’s winter classics this December – The Snowman & the Snowdog on 22nd Dec and Frozen on 23rd Dec.

Gingerbread Hand Puppets Workshop

Sat 16 Dec | Tue 19 Dec | Fri 22 Dec | 3-4pm | £7.50 (accompanying adults free*) | 0-16 yrs | Studio 3

Create your own Gingerbread Hand Puppets with your young person in celebration of this year’s Brewery Arts Christmas Show, The Gingerbread Man, by Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company.

If that’s for you in the mood to get stuck into some festive arts & crafts, we’ve got lots more for you, including a wreath making workshop to really get you into the Christmas spirit! Check out our Creative Learning page to find out more.

The Nutcracker: The Royal Ballet

Thursday 14 Dec | Starts 7.15pm | Tickets £16.50 | Conc. £14.50 | Encore Broadcast | Screen 1

Peter Wright’s much-loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing!

We’ve got even more festive films on show this December, and with seasonal classics ranging from It’s A Wonderful Life, to The Muppet Christmas Carol, to Love Actually and Die Hard, there’s something for everyone. See our Christmas cinema roundup here for our top picks!

Food & Drink: Christmas Menu Launching 1st December

Make a day or night of it during your visit – our festive menu launches on 1st December and we’ll be serving up all your favourite Christmas classics. From roasted pear and parsnip soup, to traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings, to Christmas pud and winterberry crumble, we’ve got the works!

We are now taking bookings for Christmas parties and smaller groups ordering from the Festive Menu in December.

Check out the menu, book your table and find out more about our bar and restaurant here.

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