It’s going to be a Nutcracker of a Christmas! Visit our magical displays for festive inspiration and create a wonderland of your own.
Drumroll please… March into Christmas 2017 with our Botany Bay Nutcrackers. It’s time to officially open our Christmas shop and it’s full of fantastic festive treats!
At midday on Saturday 30th September, Christmas officially begins with the performance of a troop of Nutcrackers and the Sugar Plum Fairy herself! Get ready to be immersed into our Nutcracker Christmas theme through rhythm and colour with high impact drumming, to make sure the season goes off with a SPARK!
An ice rink, mini Christmas market and a whole floor dedicated to everything Christmas, it’s a weekend not to be missed!
10am – 4pm – FREE Festive Nutcracker King and Sugar Plum Fairy face painting
11am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm – Meet and greet of our Nutcracker King and Sugar Plum Fairy
12 Noon – Grand opening performance of our contemporary SPARK! Nutcracker drummers
12.30pm – Official ribbon cutting ceremony of the Christmas shop on the 4th floor
1pm & 2pm – A ballet performance from our Sugar Plum Fairy
2pm – 4pm – Head upstairs to see the Christmas shop itself and enjoy a FREE mince pie and a glass of mulled wine from Café Noel
2pm – 4pm – There will be FREE mini waffles and hot chocolate served from the Christmas shop ice rink display to warm your cockles whilst looking at all the festive displays
3pm – Performance of our contemporary SPARK! Nutcracker drummers from Worldbeaters Music
4pm – Performance of our contemporary SPARK! Nutcracker drummers from Worldbeaters Music
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
9:30 – 5:30pm – There will be an Ice Rink all weekend! It’s £2 per 15-minute skate and will be located outside
9.30am – 5.30pm – Mini Christmas Market – Outdoor stalls including Barrica Wines, She Boutique, Tootsies Ice Cream Parlour & Coffee Shop, Café 1855, Captain Cooks Candy Cove, Scrumpy Pig, Lottie’s Coffee & Tea Cavern and All You Knead Bakery and Deli will all be there serving products and consumables around the outdoor ice rink
And that’s not all!
The event will also be the official launch of our Nutcracker Trail. Pick up your Nutcracker booklet from reception for your chance to WIN a family ticket to see ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Royal Albert Hall in London – a prize worth over £1,000!
*All activities are subject to availability. Timings may be subject to change.