Christmas Crackers: 10 Of The Best Events This Christmas


Some of the best, cheesiest, the most unique and not to be missed events coming up this Christmas at Eventim.

Brian & Robin’s Christmas Compendium


Thurs 12 & Sat 14 December 2013, Eventim Apollo London

Prof. Brian Cox may be best known as the unlikely anorak-wearing physics pin-up (and the former keyboardist for D:Ream) who trots the globe at the BBC’s expense, but in December he will once again be teaming up with his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host and stand-up comic Robin Ince.

The pair are swiftly becoming festive favourites, with exclusive runs of their Christmas shows, and last year teaming up to guest edit the Christmas edition of the New Statesmen.

Enjoy a night of science, music and comedy with Brian Cox and Robin Ince this Christmas at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London.

Tickets from £28.25! Get your Brian Cox & Robin Ince tickets here

Xmas Party Live

xmas-party-live3-ticketsSun 01 December, first direct arena Leeds

Join the party with McFly, Example, The Saturdays, Rudimental, The Vamps and more at the first direct arena, Leeds!

Hosted by Kate Lawler you can sing, dance and enjoy the festivities as an all-star line-up perform hit after hit. Whether you’re coming with friends or family you’re guaranteed to have a night you’ll never forget and the perfect start to your December.

Tickets from £29.90! Get your tickets to Xmas Party Live here

Key 103 Jingle Ball

jingle-ball-ticketsThu 12 December, Phones 4u Arena Manchester

The Key 103 Jingle Ball Live, at the Phones 4u Arena Manchester has attracted some of the biggest names in pop.

Robbie Williams will join Little Mix, Pixie Lott, Lawson, Jason Derulo, Union J, Rudimental, Rizzle Kicks and The Vamps at Phones 4u Arena this Christmas.

Get your Christmas holidays off to a flying start! Buy your Key 103 Jingle ball tickets now.

Tickets from £29.90! Click here to get your Key 103 Jingle Ball tickets

Christmas with the Rat Pack

christmas-with-the-rat-pack-ticketsNationwide tour until 17 December

‘Tis the season to be merry!’ Beat the winter blues with the special Christmas version of the hit Rat Pack show for the festive season.

Take a trip back in time to glamorous, glitzy nights in Vegas in the late 1950s and early 60s where, in the company of three of the world’s most popular entertainers, the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band, you will experience Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr & Dean Martin performing at the famous Sands hotel.

If you wish you’d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now’s your chance! Christmas with the Rat Pack is still the coolest party in town.

Tickets from £18.60+! Get your Christmas with the Rat Pack tickets here

Disney Fantasia Live

disney-fantasiaSat 28 December, Phones 4u Arena Manchester

Disney Fantasia: Live in Concert, with live underscore by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, comes to Phones 4u Arena this Christmas.

Described as ‘a magical treat for the eyes and the ears’, Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation showcasing selections from Walt Disney’s original Fantasia and Disney’s Fantasia 2000.

Tickets from £24.00! Get your Fantasia tickets here

Wet Wet Wet – The Greatest Hits Tour

wet-wet-wet-ticketsNationwide, December 2013

I can feel it in my fingers, I can feel it in my toes – Christmas is all around me” Bill Nighy may have perfected Wet Wet Wet’s 1994 Christmas Number 1 in Richard Curtis’ festive smash hit Love Actually, but the Wet Wet Wet version remains one of the biggest selling Christmas records of all time.

With an incredible back catalogue of songs including three UK No. 1’s – With A Little Help From My Friends, Goodnight Girl,and Love Is All Around, the Glasgow lads have made an incredible impact with their music over the years and are ready to hit the road and tour again.

Tickets from £46.30! Get your Wet Wet Wet tickets here

Roy Wood’s Xmas Party

roy-wood-ticketsNationwide tour, December 2013

Exclusive show with special guests Slade tribute Slyde Alive.

Expect all the hits “I can hear the grass grow”, “flowers in the rain”, “blackberry way”, “California way”, “see my baby jive”, and of course Roy’s Christmas chart topper “i wish it could be Christmas everyday

With a distinctive appearance, big beard and a big bag (of hits) it could only be former Electric Light Orchestra and Wizzard member Roy wood welcoming in Christmas

Party on the Christmas cheese has arrived!

Tickets from £22.00! Click here to get Roy Wood’s Christmas Party tickets

Peter Pan – The Never Ending Story

peter-pan-new-ticketsNationwide tour, December 2013 – January2014

A high-flying, hi-tech fantasy adventure which combines the drama and excitement of live theatre with all the epic visuals of a blockbuster movie.

Pinch yourself as you watch Peter Pan fly high above the stage without wires – a world first in theatre! Marvel at the spectacular scenery, brought to life by state-of-the-art digital imaging – Neverland like never before.

Lose yourself in the show’s original music score and specially arranged classic songs including Angels, Forever Young, Sailing and Nessun Dorma. And hold your breath as Peter, Wendy, Tinkerbell and the Lost Boys cross swords with Captain Hook and his Pirates.

Featuring an international cast of acrobats, dancers, stuntmen and magicians, Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story is a magical experience that moves live entertainment into a new dimension. Theatre… with added fairy dust!

Watch the trailer here

Tickets from £22.00! Get your Peter Pan tickets here

Slade & Sweet

slade-and-sweet-ticketsNationwide tour November – December 2013

Slade today are still one of the most exciting live bands on the road, their stage performance is a dynamic, powerful and exhilarating roller-coaster ride of pure unadulterated rock ‘n’ roll. Probably most famous for their Xmas smash hit “Merry Xmas Everybody”.

Sweet are a national treasure and rock music phenomena who have taken every continent by storm for more than four decades. The quintessential glam rock band.

Tickets from £25.85! Get your Slade and Sweet tickets here

Kim Wilde’s Christmas Party

kim-wilde-ticketsNationwide tour December 2013

This will be conic pop singer Kim Wilde’s first solo UK dates since 1986. Kim brings her Christmas Party, with special guest Nik Kershaw, to venues this December coinciding with the release of her debut Christmas album.


Tickets from £28.12! Get your Kim Wilde Christmas Party tickets here

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