Land of Lights
Until 25 February, 2024
A huge cultural and artistic lantern festival is set to light up Warrington this winter, in a first of its kind for the town. Land of Lights will include 12 vivid dreamworlds featuring gigantic lanterns inspired by animals, mega monuments and wonders of the natural world. Guests will explore an amazing array of light installations, which includes more than 7,000 individual lanterns and hundreds of thousands of LED lights. The experience will feature an eclectic mix of music and entertainment and a selection of street food and seasonal drink options, which will be available throughout the festival.
Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
One of the biggest and most loved British bands, Madness, have announced their ‘C’est La Vie 2023’ tour. Known for their raucous live sets, the C’est La Vie tour will be teeming with hits from the nutty boy’s unrivalled back catalogue along with some songs from the forthcoming new album. Also, responsible for some of the most well-known tracks of the 1990s including Life of Riley, Lucky You and Pure, Lightning Seeds will be the special guests for the entirety of the tour.
The Brindley Theatre
A Christmas movie? Google Die Hard and you will see thousands have their say over whether Bruce Willis’ classic cop film is suitable for the festive season. A New York City police officer tries to save his estranged wife and several others taken hostage by terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles. Christmas party? That’s all Absolutely Cheshire needs to be convinced.
Until 23 December
A new festive family experience is coming to Tatton Park Gardens this Christmas. Yuletide is
a unique blend of an outdoor Christmas festival and winter light trail, and is based on festive
folklore, ridiculous rituals and forgotten traditions. At the heart of Yuletide is the Yuletide Gathering, a unique take on a family festival at Christmastime. Families can wrap up warm round a glowing campfire to watch live musicians, listen to campfire stories, toast marshmallows and even watch impressive fire jugglers.
Open Art Exhibition
Until 23 December
Castle Park Arts Centre
This year’s Open Art Exhibition at Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham once again displays an exciting range of artwork entered by amateur and professional artists of all ages from across the region. A variety of 2D and 3D artwork in different mediums are on display, all of which are for sale. All the work is original or limited prints, ideal for gifts at Christmas. The exhibition is free to enter, so why not go along and enjoy the artwork in this unique and historic setting.
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Celebrate Pink Floyd’s 50th anniversary of ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’ with an unforgettable experience at Jodrell Bank. Get ready to be amazed as the magic of the album comes alive in a ground-breaking Planetarium spectacular. Immerse yourself in a mesmerising fusion of captivating visuals and surround sound, taking you on a journey through time and space. This one-of-a-kind event combines cutting-edge technology with the heart of Pink Floyd’s music.
In front of you
Three pantos to look forward to in Cheshire
1 December- 6 January
Let Storyhouse whisk you away to the ball this Christmas with a seasonal spectacular – the most famous fairytale of them all: Cinderella. Packed with pop favourites and overflowing with magical moments, this enchanting family-friendly Christmas show promises to send you home with a smile on your face and joy in your heart, and with plenty of dancing, clapping and laughing along the way.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Northwich Memorial Court
Belle lives a quiet provincial life in the Village of Ooh La La. When a terrifying Beast takes her father captive, will Belle get to go on the adventure she has always dreamed of or does fate have other plans for her? Anton Benson Productions return to Northwich with another all-singing, all-dancing laugh out loud ride through pantoland, starring national treasure Les Dennis and Northwich legends Ryan Greaves and Georgie Jackson.
7 December-7 January
Starring Brindley panto favourites Rebecca Lake, Andrew Curphey and Charlotte Dacia, Sleeping Beauty is sure to have the usual spectacular scenery, dazzling costumes, hilarious jokes, singalong songs and fun for all the family.