Do you want to see a snowman? The Snowman Tour?
I usually don’t start talking about Christmas until after October half term…but for some reason, this year, I’m already excited. I think it might be down to the fact that we have had such a long wonderful summer…if we could now just launch into mid-December with a good covering of snow that would suit me just fine!
In most families, the things that make Christmas so special and magical are the family traditions. Stirring the Christmas cake mixture and making a wish, mince pies left out for Father Christmas, stockings on the fireplace (or in our house left out on the toybox), the rustle of an overstuffed stocking on Christmas morning and a squeal as you open the sitting room door to discover that the magical man himself really has been. But in our house, Christmas doesn’t really start until the lilting voice of a young Aled Jones wafts through the air and takes you on a journey of childhood adventure – yes, I’m talking about ‘The Snowman’.
Every single year since I can remember, first me and my brother and now with my own children, we sit down in our PJs in front of the fire to watch The Snowman. But this year….oh I’m so excited…we’re off to see the Snowman Tour Live in Sheffield. The magic of the wonderful film will be brought to life with a live orchestra and the iconic ‘Walking in the air’ solo will be performed by a young local soloist. I hear that the ‘actual real life snowman’ will make an appearance too! I feel like I’m five again..
The Snowman Tour – coming to a location near you
This year the tour will be visiting 16 UK venues including seven cathedrals (Blackburn, Chester, Durham, Gloucester, Lichfield, Liverpool and Winchester) so you are bound to be able to find a local venue. We have watched the preview over and over and over again and are counting down the days. Did I say we are going to a performance in Sheffield…did I tell you how excited I am…?
Check out the video
If you fancy a break from ‘spin the wheel cake videos’ then click here to take a look and start getting your kids excited for Christmas!
So if you fancy starting your Christmas build up with a truly magical experience – come and join in the fun!
Let me know what you are most looking forward to this year x
Graphics © Snowman Enterprises Limited and images © Tom Bangbala
Disclaimer – my family have been gifted tickets to The Snowman Tour Live in Sheffield – the excitement levels are all my own!