We were given three tickets to the Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure show.
What better to do with a unexpected day off this close to Christmas, than to go to London to watch a Live Christmas Show and to do a bit of Shopping and Sight Seeing? Exactly what we thought as we headed off to Central London on a train this morning. Several weeks ago, Big Boy and I had arranged that we would go to see Santa Claus and the Christmas Adventure and when I realised that the date we had chosen meant that due to strike action Top Ender could join us I knew that we were in for a real treat.
When we took our seats an enthusiastic Elf, called Charlie, came over to talk to us and let us know that we were listening to Santa Radio and to talk all things Christmas before another Elf, called Kara, came over to see us and to join in with our dancing to the Christmas tunes that Santa was playing. It was nice to have the interaction with the cast members and Top Ender and Big Boy loved chatting with two real Elves!
The show was simple enough for Big Boy to follow (It is designed for children aged 2-8 after all) and both he and Top Ender joined in with some classic Panto lines and a couple of Christmas songs. There were magical illusions that Paul Daniels had helped with, that kept Top Ender asking for most of the day "How did they do that?" but the best part had to be when the children in the audience were able to go and visit with Santa for a few minutes. Santa was lovely, very kind, very friendly and despite the wait (you go in row by row starting at the back) the children were thrilled with their time with Santa and the small gift they received afterwards.
I do think that the show is worth going to see if you have the time and can get tickets, not just because of getting to chat to Santa, but because the whole experience will get you in the mood for Christmas!