Order a Magical Santa Letter from The Big Red Box

Keep the spirit of Christmas with a Magical Letter from Father Christmas

Delight your child (husband, wife, girlfriend … in fact just about anybody) this Christmas with a magical letter from Father Christmas, a gift to be cherished. Each individually addressed letter from Santa will include a free pocket size Christmas Activity Book and arrive in a colourful, cheerful Christmas envelope. Santa Claus will personalise all letters with your child’s name, home town, recent achievements, most wished for gift, best friend’s name etc.

Make your selection from our beautifully illustrated Christmas designs and let the magic begin!

Great care and attention is taken in writing our personalised Christmas Letters. Each letter and certificate is individually created by our Chief Elf without the use of automated software. Printed on high quality bespoke festive paper to photo quality standard with many personal references to enhance the excitement of Christmas for your child. Additional to this, Santa’s elves of the North Pole will include a free Christmas Activity Book! A fantastic Christmas surprise from only £5.25!

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SantaGiveaway Festive Competition

The Big Red Box are giving away a fantastic red and green Elf Hat in this weeks SantaGiveaway.

This fun hat is a great way to bring some festive joy to Christmas. In red and green stripes, featuring knitted elf ears and pom pom, this hat is a great stocking filler choice.

For a chance to get your hands on this wonderful prize, simply visit our Competition pages and answer three fun festive questions.

ENTER HERE

Competition closing date: Midnight 27th November 2015

Winner will be announced on Saturday 28th November 2015

Good Luck!

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Santa Giveaway Festive Competition

Win a fantastic festive treat for your faithful friend … festive hat, socks and candy cane for your loveable pooch!

For a chance to get your hands on this wonderful prize, simply visit our Competition pages and answer three fun festive questions.

ENTER HERE

Competition closing date: Midnight 21st November 2015

Winner will be announced on Saturday 22nd November 2015

Good Luck!

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs … Stockport Plaza


Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs

Friday 4th December 2015 to Sunday 10th January 2016

Mirror Mirror on the wall….where is the greatest panto of them all?!!….

….Why, The Plaza in Stockport where SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS starts on Friday 4th December starring DEAN SULLIVAN and KIM HARTMAN of course!!….the home of traditional family pantomime at its very, VERY best!

Will Snow White ever meet her Prince Charming?

Will the Dwarfs win the day over the Wicked Queen?

Will our Dame ever be beautiful?

Well you’ll have to come along to The Plaza this Panto Season and find out!……so Hi Ho, Hi Ho its off to the Panto you go!!………….

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Jack and the Beanstalk … Radcliffe Civic Centre

Jack and the Beanstalk

Radcliffe Civic Centre
Thomas Street, Radcliffe, Manchester M26 2UH

28th Dec 2015 to 30th Dec 2015

Anton Benson Productions return for their 5th successful pantomime season this Christmas with their most spectacular production to date, with stunning special effects, trademark laugh out loud script and star casting to include Anne Hegerty.

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SantaGiveaway Festive Competition

Win a fantastic ‘Make Your Own Carol Singers Kit’ with The Big Red Box!

The lucky winner of our ‘Santa Giveaway’ Competition will receive a ‘Make Your Own Carol Singers Kit’ …

Make up to 8 little carol singers with this fantastic Christmas craft kit

For a chance to get your hands on this wonderful prize, simply visit our Competition pages and answer three fun festive questions.

Congratulations Kelly Dowding of Chelmsley Wood … Winner of this weeks Santa Giveaway

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED

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Peter Pan … The Grange Theatre Northwich

Peter Pan

Saturday 12th December 2015 until Saturday 2nd January 2016

Northwich’s most spectacular pantomime ever will be flying into the Grange Theatre this Christmas, brought to you in association with Strictly Productions.

Peter Pan will run from Saturday 12th December 2015 until Saturday 2nd January 2016, featuring an all-star cast, a live band, beautiful scenery and costumes and course plenty of audience participation.

Big Brother Legend Nikki Grahame will take Northwich audiences to Neverland this Christmas in the role of Tinkerbelle, alongside X Factor singing sensation Christopher Maloney as the menacing Captain in Hook in Peter Pan at The Grange Theatre. Nikki and Christopher shall also joined by
premier pantomime performer, Danny Mill’s as the outrageous Mrs Smee , in a production that is set to be Northwich’s most spectacular pantomime ever!

The above cast members will be joined by musical theatre performer Shelley Anne Rivers as Wendy Darling and Benjamin Joseph who will be fresh from drama school training in London, in the leading role of Peter Pan.

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Dick Whittington … The Hexagon Reading

Cbeebies Superstar JUSTIN FLETCHER returns to Panto at The Hexagon

A Swashbuckling Adventure!

Saturday 5 December 2015 – Sunday 3 January 2016

Meet our hero, Dick, a young lad who sets out on a journey to London in search of fame and fortune.

Once there though he discovers that the streets are overrun with rats who terrorise the town night and day. With the help of his trusty cat, some hilarious antics from Dame Sarah the cook and her son idle Jack along with a spectacular voyage to the shores of Morocco, Dick soon manages to rid London of the rats and become Lord Mayor.

Add to this great story some lavish Costumes, spectacular sets, toe tapping music and bags of knockout comedy you have a recipe for the ‘purrfect’ Christmas Show!

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Cinderella …. Windsor’s most magical panto ever!

Cinderella
Theatre Royal Windsor

Wed 2nd Dec – Sun 10th Jan

Theatre Royal Windsor has established itself as a firm family favourite with pantomime audiences and Windsor’s annual pantomime has a reputation for being one of the best in the UK, attracting large audience numbers to the picturesque Edwardian Theatre during its six week run.

Following last Christmas’ record-breaking show, Beauty And The Beast, this year’s pantomime is Cinderella, the classic fairytale of a beautiful girl forced to serve her jealous dastardly Ugly step-sisters. Aided by the silly but loveable Buttons and a Fairy Godmother carefully watching over, Cinderella dreams of happiness.

In a dazzling production packed with glamour and glitz, from the opening song to the happy every after ending, scenery that sets the stage alive, music, dance and infectious comedy, Cinderella is the ultimate festive feel good pantomime to charm audiences of all ages. Tickets to enjoy Windsor’s fun-filled traditional pantomime are on sale now. Oh yes there are!!!

Theatre Royal Windsor has revealed the all-star celebrity line-up for its pantomime this year including a Britain’s Got Talent winner, a Blue Peter presenter and a former Government minister turned Strictly star!

Taking to the stage in Cinderella this Christmas will be the Right Honourable Anne Widdecomb, who will star as the Fairy Godmother alongside former Blue Peter presenter and Miss Northern Ireland Zoe Salmon, who will play the title role.

In what is set to be the theatre’s biggest and best panto yet, singer Jai McDowell, who was crowned the winner of Britain’s Got Talent in 2011 will star as Prince Charming, with Dreamboats and Miniskirts’ leading man Alex Beaumont as his best friend Dandini.

Returning to the Theatre Royal are Windsor’s panto favourites Basil Brush as Baron Hardup and comic Kevin Cruise as the lovable Buttons. Regular panto Dame Steven Blakeley will be joined by Emmerdale’s Shaun Prendergast – once described as “the finest, funniest pantomime Dame in London” – playing the Ugly Step-Sisters, in what promises to be another fun-filled show for all the family.

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Cinderella … The Grove Theatre Dunstable

Cinderella
Friday 11 December 2015 – Sunday 3 January 2016

Will Cinderella meet the man of her dreams? Will Prince Charming win our heroine’s heart? And will the Ugly Sisters stop Cinders from going to the ball? All will be revealed this Christmas, in the spectacular pantomime, Cinderella!

Blue’s Antony Costa stars as Prince Charming! This year, the multiple platinum selling band Blue celebrate their fifteenth anniversary with a UK tour. From Popstar to Prince Charming, Antony is excited to join us over the course of the festive season in our pantomime extravaganza.

Antony will be joined on stage by former Eastenders Leslie Grantham (Dirty Den) and Joshua Pascoe (former Ben Mitchell) as the Ugly Sisters, YouTube sensation and comedian Mawaan Rizwan, Jasette Amos, Lucy Reed and Richard Tate.

With a fabulous five piece band, stunning sets and costumes, and all the laughs and traditions that panto entails, you won’t want to miss out!

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Celebrate Christmas at Chatsworth with Mr Toad

Celebrate Christmas at Chatsworth with Mr Toad

Journey through scenes of the much loved Kenneth Grahame classic The Wind in the Willows this Christmas, and share the adventures of Toad, Mole, Ratty and Badger as they celebrate Christmas at Toad Hall.

Experience a magical evening tour through Christmas at Chatsworth this year as we will stay open late on Thursdays and Fridays from 26 November – 18 December 2015. Simply book your timed entry for later in the day.

Keep an eye on the calendar below as we publish events and activities for the whole family over the winter period. From truly magical nativity performances in the farmyard starring our own farm animals, to gourmet evenings, floral demonstrations, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Or if you prefer to get your Christmas shopping off to an early start, you can browse our range of gift shops, visit our Christmas market with over 100 stalls of gifts for the whole family, and why not stop for a mulled wine and mince pie.

This year we’ve extended the magical journey to include the Great Chamber and Guest Bedrooms.

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