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What’s on in December in Cambridge

by stephaniehiggins
20 November 2018 · 2 min read

December is a month full of events and thing to do in a Cambridge made even more beautiful by its Christmas decorations and lights. We have picked a selection of top Christmas shows taking place in the city

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

On the bustling streets of Paris, a revolution is brewing. And so, apparently, is the beer.
Today the world is going to be turned upside down. Today is the day of the Feast of Fools. It is the biggest, brashest, most politically radical party in town. And we have a hunch that you’re going to enjoy it

When: 22nd Nov – 2nd Dec Where: ADC Theatre


Trapped in a lonely tower by a wicked enchantress since the day she was born, Rapunzel has never been outside, never been on a date, and never had a haircut. But when a nature-loving Prince climbs up her plait, her life, her world and her hairdo is about to unravel!

When: 5th – 31st Dec Where: Cambridge Junction

Jack and the Beanstalk

This year chart-topping legend Tony Christie, most famous for his Number One hit single ‘Is This the Way to Amarillo’ will lead the fantastic cast in the role of The King…of Amarillo! Tony is joined by acclaimed actress Liza Goddard (Woof!, Bergerac), who brings her sparkle and charm to help the hero on his adventures as the Good Fairy.

When: 30th – 7th Jan Where: Cambridge Arts Theatre

The Magical Christmas Santa Show

Join Santa and his assistant, Ellie the Elf, as they try to get everything ready for Christmas in time in this brand new Christmas show. Combined with spectacular magical tricks, and sing-a-long Christmas songs for all the family, this show is the perfect Christmas treat!

When: 8th – 9th Dec Where:A DC Theatre

The Nutcracker

It is Christmas eve and Clara explores the fantasy world of Drosselmeyer’s toyshop. As her dreams come alive before her eyes the dolls take her on a journey to the enchanted forest and onwards to the Kingdom of Sweets.

When: 12th – 13th Dec Where: ADC Theatre

James and the Giant Peach

Great Hall at The Leys School

Join James and his magical new friends – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird and Earthworm – as they take off on an extraordinary journey across the ocean to New York in a giant peach..

When: 19th – 23th Dec Where: Great Hall at The Leys School

St Petersburg Classic Ballet

Swan Lake & The NutcrackerAccompanied by Tchaikovsky’s glorious scores, this renowned dance company will perform the delightfully festive tale The Nutcracker and the epic Swan Lake. Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet’s performances have an air of magic, complemented by a full orchestra and outstanding soloists who will take your breath away!When: 30th Dec -1st Jan Where: Cambridge Corn Exchange