Last year we put more spectacular into our spectacular sold out production and hope to go above and beyond this year for you! We hope you all enjoyed last years show as much as we enjoy performing it.

Preparations are well underway already for 2020 and its looking like we are celebrating the new decade even bigger and better than ever.


2020 tickets online now!



Group deposit scheme online only from 09:30 8th January 2020

Telephone bookings taken from 09:30 15th January 2020


An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an electric mix of both seasonal and year round favourites. With a cast of 130 this is the biggest Christmas show of it’s kind in Europe! 


Our sold out 2019 Christmas Spectacular show was our biggest year yet so please make sure you book up early for this year’s Christmas Spectacular.


Our 2020 show will run from 6th November – 23rd December  2.00pm & 7.00pm. 
Prices start at £38 (Weekday evenings & Sunday evenings)


Thursford’s Christmas Spectacular has attracted over 5.7 million visitors to date and is the largest Christmas show in the country.

It is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 120 professional singers, dancers and musicians – most of whom are straight out the West End. The three hour performance delivers an extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season featuring an electric mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being performed alongside traditional carols. Please note the finale of the show includes a fly over of white doves across the auditorium. 

Word of this amazing show has spread and it is now generally recognised as being the largest show of its kind in the country, if not Europe. Up to fifty coaches per day travel from all over the country and many of our patrons have visited year on year, turning the trip into a mini holiday staying in the county’s hotels, guest houses and holiday cottages.

2020 shows will run from 6th November – 23rd December 2020.

Bookings for the 2020 Christmas Spectacular will be available online here from 09:30 16th December 2019 and by phone from 09:30 15th January 2020. Book promptly so you don’t miss out!

For Group bookings of 20 or more tickets who would like to use our deposit scheme can reserve seats online from 09:30 8th January 2020 and by phone from 09:30 15th January 2020. Don’t miss out on our next incredible Christmas Spectacular!

Telephone bookings are taken on 01328 878477

Click here to view seating plan.

To book tickets for 2020 tickets from 16th December 2019 09:30 click here

How to book online? Click here

We accept telephone bookings on 01328 878477, the box office is currently open Monday – Sunday from 9am – 4pm. We no longer issue booking forms or accept written applications.

Parties of 20 or more people are able to reserve their own tickets online. A non-transferable, non-refundable £1.00 deposit per ticket reserved will be required at time of booking as well as any other relevant charges applicable to the booking. For our 2020 show, our deposit scheme is available online from 09:30am 8th January and by phone from 09:30am 15th January. Please follow these instructions on how to book: Thursford deposit instructions.

Wheelchairs and companion seats can only be booked through the booking office on 01328 878477. Please note that we do not provide wheelchairs for our events.

At time of booking essential carers are entitled to a carers ticket subject to availability. This can only be done by calling the booking office and must provide proof of eligibility.

We have an advisory age limit of 8 years old for children. Children aged 4 years or under will not be permitted into the auditorium.

Please take the time to read the terms and conditions which apply to the 2020 Christmas Spectacular Show: 2020 Christmas Spectacular Terms and Conditions

2020 Payment Reminder Schedule for Party Bookings of 20+ Persons


Thank you for booking with Thursford. Please find below a schedule showing the payment due date for ticket reservations. Please ensure payment arrives with us by the due date as no further reminders will be issued and tickets will automatically cancel. Please make cheques payable to ‘THURSFORD COLLECTION’ and write the booking reference on the reverse. If payment has already been made please ignore this reminder and accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Concert Date Payment Due Date Concert Date Payment Due Date
06 Nov 11 Sept 01 Dec 06 Oct
07 Nov 12 Sept 02 Dec 07 Oct
08 Nov 13 Sept 03 Dec 08 Oct
09 Nov 14 Sept 04 Dec 09 Oct
10 Nov 15 Sept 05 Dec 10 Oct
11 Nov 16 Sept 06 Dec 11 Oct
12 Nov 17 Sept 07 Dec 12 Oct
13 Nov 18 Sept 08 Dec 13 Oct
14 Nov 19 Sept 09 Dec 14 Oct
15 Nov 20 Sept 10 Dec 15 Oct
16 Nov 21 Sept 11 Dec 16 Oct
17 Nov 22 Sept 12 Dec 17 Oct
18 Nov 23 Sept 13 Dec 18 Oct
19 Nov 24 Sept 14 Dec 19 Oct
20 Nov 25 Sept 15 Dec 20 Oct
21 Nov 26 Sept 16 Dec 21 Oct
22 Nov 27 Sept 17 Dec 22 Oct
23 Nov 28 Sept 18 Dec 23 Oct
24 Nov 29 Sept 19 Dec 24 Oct
25 Nov 30 Sept 20 Dec 25 Oct
26 Nov   01 Oct 21 Dec 26 Oct
27 Nov   02 Oct 22 Dec 27 Oct
28 Nov   03 Oct 23 Dec 28 Oct
29 Nov   04 Oct
30 Nov   05 Oct


If you have any queries or require any advertising material i.e. pictures, flyers etc, please email or contact the booking office on 01328 878477 and we will be happy to assist you.


6th November – 23rd December 2020 2.00pm & 7.00pm

Prices start from £38 (Weekday evenings & Sunday evenings)





£44.00 (Party rate £42.50)
£44.00 (Party rate £42.50)
£41.00 (Party rate £39.50)
£38.00 (Party rate £36.50)



£47.00 (Party rate £45.50)
£47.00 (Party rate £45.50)
£43.00 (Party rate £41.50)
£40.00 (Party rate £38.50)


£50.00 (Party rate £48.50)
£50.00 (Party rate £48.50)
£46.00 (Party rate £44.50)
£43.00 (Party rate £41.50)

Tickets are subject to an additional £1.50 postage charge
per transaction where applicable.

** Tickets on the 22nd & 23rd December 2020 are in the weekend afternoon price bracket **

Please note once tickets are purchased they are non-refundable and non-transferable.


Please access the downloadable PDF below to view our seating plan for the 2019 Christmas Spectacular.

Please note there are structural pillars in the auditorium

Booking is essential!

Click here for the Seating Plan for the Christmas Spectacular


*** All seats are standard size ***

Are you easy to find?

We are well sign posted. If you are using a form of GPS, then please use our postcode to find us (NR21 0AS).


What time can I access the site?

On Christmas Spectacular days the site will be open from 12 noon.


Are there parking facilities on site?

There is a large free car park on site. We have car park attendants to assist you on the day.


What time does the car park gates open?

On spectacular days the car park gates will be open from 11.30am.


Do you have disabled parking?

We have limited disabled parking spaces available. Please show your Blue Badge to the car park attendants and they will direct you to the best available parking space.


How far is the car park away from the venue?

The car park is located on site and depending on which end you get parked it’s roughly a 5 to 10 minute walk. The closest side of the car park is 600 yards from the auditorium entrance.


How long does it take for the car park to clear after a show?

It takes roughly 30 minutes for the car park to fully clear.


I use a walking aid/mobility scooter/wheelchair, can I bring it with me?

You are very welcome to bring these with you, but if you need to remain in your wheelchair you will need to book a wheelchair space at time of booking (please book over the phone on 01328878477).  If you can transfer into a seat, please ask an Usher to show you where the wheelchair can be stored during the performance.


Do you have wheelchairs on site that we can hire?

No, unfortunately we do not have any wheelchairs for hire.


Does my Christmas Spectacular ticket entitle me to enter the Fantasyland building?

No, your ticket entitles you for entrance to the show only. On days where the Fantasyland building is open to show goers (see calendar) you can pay £5 for admission, you will also be required to show your show ticket.


What days is the Fantasyland building open to show goers?

Please click here to see a chart specifying which days our Fantasyland building is open. The building is open to show goers on blue and yellow days, it isn’t open on red days. If you have any queries, please call the booking office on 01328 878477.


Are there any age restrictions for the Christmas Spectacular?

Yes, there are. We have an advisory age limit of 8 years old for the show, due to the longevity and content. Children aged 4 or under will not be permitted into the auditorium.


What should I wear for the Christmas Spectacular?

Come as you see fit. The performance takes place in a fixed building which has plenty of heating. However, you may like to bring a coat for the walk to and from the car park.


How long is the performance?

The performance is 3 hours.


Is there an interval?

Yes, the 3 hour performance includes a 25 minute interval.


What time does the performances start and end?

The afternoon show starts at 2pm and finishes at 5pm the evening show starts at 7pm and finishes at 10pm


What are the best seats?

Our best seats are our deluxe seating and our centre raised seating. However, these sell out quickly so make sure to book early!


Are there any obstructed views?

There are columns and pillars dotted throughout the auditorium in front of row M – XB and MM – TT. However, you should have a good view from anywhere in the auditorium.


When do people start booking tickets?

Our tickets go on sale in late December for the following year. Tickets for our 2020 show go on sale online at 9:30am on 16th December and by phone at 9:30am on 15th January. Please phone the office on 01328 878477 for more information.


How do you book tickets?

You can either book online or by calling the office direct 01328 878477. Check our booking information for dates and times when booking will be available.


Can I book a coach through you?

No, you can only buy a ticket from us. If you are looking for a coach trip you will need to search for coach companies in your local area selling Thursford Christmas Spectacular tickets.


Can you provide me with a coach company I can use or provide me with my ticket information from a coach company?

No unfortunately we cannot. Please remember that coach companies are also our customers and we cannot give out any customer information. If you would like to book with a coach company, you will need to contact them directly.


How do I log onto my web account?

Because we use a third-party ticket service provider, to be able to log into your account you need to select the option to ‘book’ again. This will bring you to the page where you can then log in and access your account and previous bookings.


I haven’t received my tickets?

No worries. Please give yourself an extra 10 minutes on the day to come and see us at the booking office on site. You will need to bring your confirmation email and a form of ID (driver’s license or passport) and we will be able to print them off again for you.


I’ve lost my tickets. What should I do?

No worries. Please give yourself an extra 10 minutes on the day to come and see us at the booking office on site. If you provide us with your confirmation email and a form of ID (driver’s license or passport) we will be able to reprint them. However, there is a £1 reprint charge per ticket.


Can I buy a DVD of your show? 

We are very sorry, but we do not have a DVD of the show.


What else is on site?

We have the Garden Pavilion restaurant, Barn café and 6 gift shops on site, all of which can be accessed with or without a ticket during our opening hours. Located in the auditorium, our Carousel tea bar and Licensed bar are available to patrons of the show only.


Can we book a table in your restaurant?

We do not take any bookings for our restaurant or café. Both are on a first-come first-served basis.


How likely is it to get something to eat on site? 

Very likely! Even though our café and restaurant are not bookable, we are used to a high turnover of guests; 95% are working to a timed ticket so most people move along pretty quickly so they can also visit the shops before the performance starts.


Do you cater for any dietary requirements?

Yes we do! We cater for gluten free, nut allergies, vegan etc. Please phone our office on 01328 878477 to find out more.


Can I take interval drinks to my seats?

Yes of course!


Can I bring my own food and drinks?

Yes, you can. However please keep in mind that you will not be able to sit at any of our tables. If you wish to bring your own food and drink on site, this will need to be consumed in your seats in the auditorium. Strictly no alcohol is to be brought on site.


Can I see the steam engines?

We will have some of them on display. However, many of the steam engines are moved into storage as the museum is transformed into the auditorium where the show takes place.


Are strobe lights used during the performance?

As each year’s performance varies please call the office on 01328 878477 to check.


Do you offer a carer discount?

We offer a 30% discount for essential carers. Please call the office on 01328 878477 for further information.


I’m bringing my family; can we do both the Christmas Spectacular and Santa’s Magical Journey on the same day?

Yes, you can. However, we do advise you to call the booking office on 01328 878477 to book tickets for both attractions. Please be aware that this is subject to availability and that Santa’s Magical Journey tickets do not go on sale until later in the year (usually during May).

Christmas Spectacular tickets do not include entrance to the Santa’s Magical Journey building. Please see the link below or call the booking office on 01328 878477 for information.


Click here to view the special opening times for Christmas Spectacular customers to visit Santa’s Magical Journey 2020

Please click the link to view our terms and conditions

2019/2020 terms and conditions






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