Father Christmas at Waterside

Christmas is kicking in at Waterside in Sale, Trafford as it gears up to welcome Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas. A heart-warming family favourite brought to you by the creative team behind last year’s sell out, acclaimed and sensational show, The Bear.


Children of all ages will delight in Briggs’ grumpy but loveable Father Christmas as he gets ready for his busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.

Bursting with live music, songs, puppetry and enough theatre magic to win over and melt the hearts of any non- believers – this critically acclaimed adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ cherished book is a delightful festive treat for all the family.

Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas opens to the public on Wednesday 5th December and runs until Monday 31st December. Schools performances are also available – for a full breakdown see watersidearts.org/fatherchristmas.

Cookies and milk packs are also available to pre-order along with your tickets for just an extra £2 each for all shows.

Children (and adults too!) are invited to come in their pjs and bring a favourite bedtime teddy to the 6pm Slumber Shows to make their theatre experience a real bedtime treat!

The show is recommended for children aged between 3 and 11

Preview public performance
Wednesday 5th December 18:00

British Sign Language (BSL) performances
Saturday 8th December 18:00 & Friday 21st December 11:00

Relaxed Performance
Friday 21st December 11:00


Images are not the cast for this production
Images copyright Tom Gladstone