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Christmas Shows playing in London Theatres this festive season

Our guide to the best Christmas Shows playing at London Theatres this holiday season.

There’s nothing like seeing a Christmas show in the West End during the festive holidays, so we’ve pulled together a wish list of great shows to see in London.

A number of shows are annual festive family favourites, none more so than The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, and English National Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the London Coliseum. Also Matthew Bourne brings back his Nutcracker! to Sadler’s Wells.

Christmas is not Christmas without some Panto, and the West End has a star-studded choice, with Pantoland at the Palladium starring Donny Osmond, Julian Clarey, Nigel Havers and more; madcap comedy Potted Panto is back at the Garrick Theatre, with former CBBC presenters Dan and Jeff getting seven classic pantomimes in the show for the price of one!; and Aladdin is the riotous annual panto at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Also see our full listing of every West End show playing over Christmas 2021.

Note: we have taken the “Christmas season” as running from mid November to mid January

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