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Christmas At Ally Pally

There’s no better place to immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas than at Alexandra Palace, affectionately known as Ally Pally. Perched atop a hill with panoramic views of London, this iconic venue transforms into a winter wonderland during the festive season, offering visitors a magical experience that captures the essence of Christmas.

Daniel Kitson: A Show For Christmas

4 – 18 DEC 2023

Doors open 19:00

Alexandra Palace Theatre

“A Christmas Tale” by Daniel Kitson: A Theatrical Journey of Possibility, Magic, and Toffees.

At precisely 4:52 pm on Wednesday, 24th December, Pollyanna Plunket, momentarily captivated by the allure of unwrapping a bag of toffees, diverts her gaze from the road for no more than a fleeting second. Upon redirecting her attention, she discovers an elderly man mysteriously positioned in the middle of the street. Reacting swiftly, she blares the horn, slams the brakes, and though her mid-sized motorhome decelerates, it does not halt. Skidding across the glossy black tarmac, it collides with the old man, frozen in place, burdened by a worn red bag. The inevitable collision propels him over the bonnet, meeting her gaze with an oddly serene expression before he gracefully slumps down the windscreen, disappearing from view.

This tale encapsulates Possibility, Magic, Grief, Hope, Tradition, and, of course, Toffees—essentially, the essence of Christmas.

In 2014, prompted by Shelley Hastings at the Battersea Arts Centre, Daniel Kitson found himself unexpectedly inspired to craft a Christmas show. Unveiled for five enchanting nights in the Grand Hall at BAC that Christmas and extended for fourteen nights the following year at the Connelly Theatre in New York, the show later embarked on a UK tour in December 2017.

As we approach December once again, commemorating the release of this extraordinary narrative on Vinyl, CD, and Cassette, the show is set to be restaged, quite possibly for the final time, in the exquisite setting of the Alexandra Palace Theatre.

With an age recommendation of 16+, “A Christmas Tale” promises to be a poignant exploration of the holiday season, delivering a unique blend of humour, heart, and the unmistakable touch of Daniel Kitson’s storytelling prowess. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience this festive journey, as it weaves together the threads of tradition, the unexpected, and the sweet delight of toffees, creating a Christmas memory to last a lifetime.

Peter Pan on Ice

8 – 11 DEC 2023

Embark on a festive adventure this Christmas by securing your tickets for the enchanting production of Peter Pan on Ice! This annual spectacle promises a soaring beginning to your holiday season, transporting you to the magical realms of Neverland alongside beloved characters from J.M. Barrie’s timeless classic.

The creative team has skillfully adapted the narrative, infusing it with boundless imagination and make-believe, ensuring an experience that captivates audiences of all ages. Prepare to be spellbound by breathtaking ice skating, theatrical aerial stunts, and a sprinkle of pixie dust that adds an extra layer of magic to the performance.

Featuring a cast of talented individuals, including West End Theatre professionals and homegrown performers of various ages, this production guarantees an unforgettable experience for all. Suitable for children aged 3 and above, Peter Pan on Ice promises to be a delightful outing for families and friends alike.

Please take note that special performances are scheduled for school groups only on Monday 4th to Wednesday 6th December. For school group bookings, kindly contact us at 020 8365 4343 or email ice.rink@alexandrapalace.com.

Additionally, please be aware that the evening performances on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December will commence at the adjusted time of 5.30 pm, ensuring you don’t miss a moment of the magical journey unfolding on the ice. Don’t miss this opportunity to kick off your Christmas celebrations with a dazzling display of skill, artistry, and the timeless tale of Peter Pan. Book your tickets now for a festive experience like no other!

Christmas Ice Discos

14 DEC – 3 JAN 2024

Doors open 18:45

Ice Rink

Visit their indoor Ice Rink for a night of festive fun like no other. Immerse yourself in a wonderland of sparkling lights, groove to the tunes of Christmas classics, and dance on the ice beneath a towering Christmas tree as snowflakes fall gracefully around you.

Please note, this event has an age restriction of 14 and above. Join us for a magical night of winter celebration and let the joy of the season come alive on the ice!

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