The Snowman at Cadogan Hall, the orchestra performs in front of the screen

Five ways to see The Snowman in London this Christmas

In honour of the iconic children’s book and film, here are some of the ways you can experience The Snowman in London this Christmas.

Walking With The Snowman at Fleet Street Quarter

A snowman statue painted blue with white snow marks
SUITED AND BOOTED: The statues are dressed in a range of outfits Image credit: Walking With The Snowman

Twelve decorated statues of Raymond Brigg’s iconic snowman have found their home in Kensington’s Fleet Street Quarter this winter season.

Inspired by The Twelve Days of Christmas and designed by artists from across the UK, the statues form part of a free festive trail dotted along Chancery Lane, Carter Lane, Ludgate Hill, and Fleet Street.

All the figures sport The Snowman’s signature hat and clementine nose, but no two statues are the same.

Each of the twelve snowmen are decorated to reflect one of the twelve days of Christmas, with a unique outfit to match each day.

Whether it’s ‘Two Turtle Doves’ or ‘Four Calling Birds,’ the snowmen are sure to provide plenty of joy this winter season.

The sculptures can be found around Fleet Street from now until 5th January 2024.

The Snowman in Concert at Cadogan Hall

CHRISTMAS IN CONCERT: The Cadogan Hall performance welcomes large audiences every year Image credit: Amadeus Orchestra via X

The Mozart Symphony Orchestra is returning to Chelsea’s Cadogan Hall this December for its annual performance of The Snowman, bringing Raymond Brigg’s beloved story to life once more.

The Snowman will be shown on a big screen above the musicians, with the symphony orchestra providing the soundtrack.

The Gruffalo will also be screened and performed, with each character in the story being represented by a different instrument of the orchestra.

Combining classic tales of winter and snow, don’t miss out on The Snowman and The Gruffalo.

The performance will last for 1 hour 30 minutes with an interval, with babies and children more than welcome.

The Snowman and Gruffalo will come to Cadogan Hall on 17th December 2023 with performances at 2pm and 5pm. Tickets from £18 to £34.

The Snowman musical at The Peacock Theatre

MUSICAL MAGIC The musical is returning for the 26th year Image credit: The Peacock Theatre

The stage adaptation of The Snowman is returning to The Peacock Theatre in Westminster for its 26th year.

Recreating iconic scenes with dance and a live studio orchestra, the West End adaptation is always a success with London audiences.

Combining magic, storytelling, spectacle and surprise, the show is the perfect gift for all ages.

The Snowman musical lasts for 1 hour 50 minutes including an interval.

The show closes on December 30th, tickets available now.

The Snowman with East London Brass at Blackheath Halls

DECK THE HALLS: The Snowman’s clementine nose is the logo for the event Image credit: Blackheath Halls

Raymond Brigg’s Christmas classic is being given another musical makeover as East London Brass return to perform the film’s famous score at Blackheath Halls in Southeast London.

The nationally acclaimed band will play alongside a screening of the film, with all ages encouraged to come along and enjoy the music.

Refreshments will be available for all attendees, with a Christmas singalong planned for after the film.

East London Brass return to Blackheath Halls for a 40-minute performance on 10th December at 2pm, tickets are £15 for adults and £9 for under 16s.

The Snowman and Southbank Sinfonia at St John Smith’s Square

St John's Square main archway
MERRY AND BRIGHT: The Baroque church will provide a stunning backdrop to the performance Image credit: Steve Cadman via Flickr

For those nearer to Westminster, The Snowman will be given a classical reimagining at with the Southbank Sinfonia at St John Smith Square.

The orchestra will perform alongside a screening of The Snowman, also offering ‘a fun guide to the orchestra’ for any younger audience members.

Working with Carrot Productions – world leaders in orchestra and film events for families – the festive programme also includes a second animated film, The Bear and the Piano, based on the award-winning book by David Litchfield.

The Snowman is coming to St John’s Square on 10th December, with a performance starting at 2pm.

The show will last 1 hour without an interval, with tickets ranging from £32 to £15.

Featured image credit: Amadeus Orchestra via X

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