Christmas Spectacular Thursford

Yesterday Nils and I were able to attend the Christmas Spectacular show at Thursford. It’s a huge Broadway-style show which is great enough to be on London’s West End.  In fact, it’s England’s largest Christmas show and has been going on for 36 years! The town we live in is given FREE seats two shows a year and when the invite came in, we jumped on it. 


The Thursford Christmas Spectacular is the biggest and most exciting Christmas show of all time in Britain. Come and experience the popular blend of Christmas entertainment, with dazzling dancers, beautiful costumes, Christmas songs, carols, including outstanding music and singing from our cast of over 120!! The organist was spectacular too!  

The Comedian Paul Adams was very funny and kept the audience laughing each time he came out to tell a joke.  Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour – the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any London’s west end theatres.

So many of the numbers were amazing.  If Ed Rooney was alive, he’d be awe.  In fact, I’m thinking he has seen the show.  I will never forget the show, it was that spectacular!

In addition to this show, which runs twice a day, they have a walk through area called Santa’s Magical Journey, which I think is a bit like the Enchanted Village but on steroids. We didn’t go as our tickets didn’t include admission but we may when the family is here.

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Tickets are £9 for adults and £15 per child so might wait until the kids are a bit older.    There is also a Steam Engine Museum too – my dad would love that!

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Busses and busses of people come in from all over UK to see this show so my biggest tip is to BOOK EARLY!  Like book months and months in advance as you’ll be surprised how quickly it sells out.   I looked in Feburary for tickets for the upcoming DECEMBER show and nearly 1/2 the shows were already SOLD OUT – that is how early you have to book!