Festive Fun At Abbeygate
Take a look at what we’ve got available to book so far for the festive period! Plenty of family fun is already on offer as well as live events with a seasonal feel. Expect more to come before the end of the month …
Cbeebies Panto: Robin Hood
As always, the show will feature many of CBeebies’ most popular actors and presenters. Full of catchy songs, dancing, and pantomime fun, it promises to be the must-see Christmas event for preschoolers and their families.
André Rieu’s White Christmas
From the first jingled bell, you will be immersed in the incomparable Christmas atmosphere of André’s winter wonderland. Marvel at the magnificently decorated Christmas palace, complete with snow, two ice rinks, gorgeous winter scenes, romantic lighting, red carpet, countless lights, 150 beautiful chandeliers and over 50 Venetian candelabras.
Family Film: Paddington
Arriving in London from his native Peru with a ‘Please Look After This Bear’ label around his neck, our bewildered ursine friend is fortunately taken in by kindly Mr and Mrs Brown
Family Film: Elf
Buddy, a human, is raised amongst elves at the North Pole. When he discovers that he is not an elf, he travels to New York to search for his biological father.
Family Film: Home Alone
All Kevin McCallister wants for Christmas is for his family to disappear. So when he wakes to discover that they have accidentally left for their Christmas trip without him and that his wish has come true, he does what any kid would do – he parties!
Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker
Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets.
A Christmas Carol: Simon Callow
Simon Callow enacts the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge, the miserly owner of an old counting house, who is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, Jacob Marley, on Christmas Eve. Marley warns Scrooge he is doomed in the afterlife unless he pays heed and learns from three ghosts who will visit him during the night.
Journey to Bethlehem
A young woman carrying an unimaginable responsibility. A young man torn between love and honor. A jealous king who will stop at nothing to keep his crown. This live-action Christmas musical adventure for the entire family weaves classic Christmas melodies with humor, faith and new pop songs in a retelling of the greatest story ever told, the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus. A unique new entry into the collection of holiday classic movies, this epic Christmas musical is unlike any before it.
Festive Meal + Live Music
Join us for a special Christmas event in our festively decorated new function space. The evening begins at 6.30pm with a glass of bubbly on arrival, followed by a three-course festive meal. Afterwards, enjoy live music by the talented local acoustic singer, Nic Lowe, starting at 8:30pm.
Berlin Philharmoniker: NYE 2024
To celebrate the end of the year, chief conductor Kirill Petrenko, an acclaimed interpreter of Wagner, conducts the first act of the opera at the Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve Concert, broadcast live to cinemas.