Thursford Christmas Spectacular Show is set in the magical surroundings of mechanical organs and fairground carousels, with a cast of 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians – many of whom are West End performers. The 3 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 eclectic mix of both seasonal and year-round favourites, with famous and much-loved chart toppers being sung alongside traditional carols.
Each show is a pageant of spectacle and colour - the music a seamless transition from an up-beat dance routine to a choral rendition of a Christmas carol, a show which would not be out of place in any London West End theatre.
It all started one Christmas, more than 40 years ago, when a small festive show took place in the rural location of Thursford. Featuring the choral scholars of King's College Cambridge, organisers had little idea that their seasonal offering would be the birth of what is now England's largest Christmas show.
The location may be remote, but each year thousands of visitors make an annual pilgrimage to experience the multi-million pound Thursford Christmas Spectacular.
The Auditorium is a grotto in itself. Antique carousels, fairground organs and steam engines, surround the 1,500 seats plus the whole area is decked out with enough fairy lights to put a twinkle in everyone's eye. A magical show in a magical setting.
Please note: Christmas Spectacular tickets do not include entrance to the Fantasy Land building.