Thursford Christmas Spectacular announces 2022 dates with tickets on sale Friday

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Tickets go on sale for the Thursford Christmas Spectacular in 2022 this week.

The festive celebration will return next year having enjoyed a sell-out success in 2021 with more than 112,000 visitors.


The 2022 run will see 82 performances from 8 November – 23 December 2022 with tickets going on sale at 9:30AM on Friday, 17 December at

2021’s run currently continues performances through until Monday, 23 December.

Set in the midst of the world’s largest collection of steam engines, mechanical organs and fairground rides, Thursford’s opulent Christmas spectacular is performed by a cast of 130 professional performers.

The three-hour show-stopping bonanza features a wide range of music, dance and comedy, with many more surprises along the way.

First debuting more than 40 years go in 1977, it’s Europe’s largest Christmas show seen by nearly 6 million people and employing 360 performers and production staff.

Those on the bill of 2021 included Britain’s Got Talent finalists, the brilliantly eccentric and energetic British-Armenian comedian Kev Orkian who introduced the world-class acrobat Billy George on the Cyr Wheel and juggling double act Bibi and Bichu.

Returning to the stage was renowned theatre organist Phil Kelsall on Thursford’s Mighty Wurlitzer (one of the largest remaining Wurlitzers in Europe and the centre piece for the show) and the gravity-defying duo Delfina & Bartek also featured in an acrobatic spectacle.

The creative team includes John Cushing OBE (Producer and Director), Benjamin Ellin (Musical Director and Conductor), Tracey Iliffe (Choreographer), Peter Savidge (Casting Director), Jonathan Smith (Musical Orchestrator) and Stephen Adnitt (Designer).

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