10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Christmas Claymation, 7+

Signals Media Arts Centre, Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St

Build a set, mould characters out of clay and create an animation using stop motion techniques. Design your own Shaun the Sheep episode, or plan the next Chicken Run movie.



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10:15 am - 4:30 pm
Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

Colchester Museums, Castle Park

The most magical grotto in Colchester returns this year. Step into an enchanted winter forest where Santa and his sleigh have arrived (until Christmas Eve at least). Meet Father Christmas and receive a gift, then whisper your festive wish into a local oyster shell and place it on our tree.

Santa’s Grotto will be available for bookings on the following dates:

7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23 December

https://colchester.cimuseums.org.uk/events/santas-grotto-at-colchester-castle/



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2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cinderella

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We are back with another charming pantomime for 2019!

After its second record-breaking year, the Mercury panto has been supersized to fill our new pop-up performance space. Which can only mean more glitter, glamour, songs and seats at our stunning new Abbey Field location!

You are cordially invited to the ball of the year with Cinderella, the ultimate rags-to-riches tale.

Poor Cinderella spends her days cleaning, cooking and tidying for her rotten step-sisters. That is until one day the Prince decides to host an extravagant ball to find his princess and insists that every eligible lady should attend. Little does Cinderella know, life is about to turn itself upside down and an exciting adventure awaits.

Will Cinderella escape her daily chores? Will the Prince find his happy ever after? Will the Sisters ever stop their incessant whining? Cinderella is the perfect festive fix for the whole family to enjoy and will leave you singing all the way home – just don’t leave your slippers behind!

Starring panto favourites Antony Stuart-Hicks and Dale Superville and full of music and dancing, Cinderella promises to be a magical Christmas treat for the entire family!

Accessible Performances
Relaxed Performance – Sun 8 Dec, 12pm
Captioned Performance – Thu 19 Dec, 7pm
Audio Described Performance – Sat 21 Dec, 1pm (Touch Tour from 11.30am, tickets must be booked in advance)



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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cinderella

,

We are back with another charming pantomime for 2019!

After its second record-breaking year, the Mercury panto has been supersized to fill our new pop-up performance space. Which can only mean more glitter, glamour, songs and seats at our stunning new Abbey Field location!

You are cordially invited to the ball of the year with Cinderella, the ultimate rags-to-riches tale.

Poor Cinderella spends her days cleaning, cooking and tidying for her rotten step-sisters. That is until one day the Prince decides to host an extravagant ball to find his princess and insists that every eligible lady should attend. Little does Cinderella know, life is about to turn itself upside down and an exciting adventure awaits.

Will Cinderella escape her daily chores? Will the Prince find his happy ever after? Will the Sisters ever stop their incessant whining? Cinderella is the perfect festive fix for the whole family to enjoy and will leave you singing all the way home – just don’t leave your slippers behind!

Starring panto favourites Antony Stuart-Hicks and Dale Superville and full of music and dancing, Cinderella promises to be a magical Christmas treat for the entire family!

Accessible Performances
Relaxed Performance – Sun 8 Dec, 12pm
Captioned Performance – Thu 19 Dec, 7pm
Audio Described Performance – Sat 21 Dec, 1pm (Touch Tour from 11.30am, tickets must be booked in advance)



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8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The LipSinkers

Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street

Fast action drag, pop, politics, kitchen sink cartoons, pathos in a posing pouch, regimented hoofing and a soundtrack that smells like a Tarantino Hen Do.

The LipSinkers are resident at London’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern, have four five star Edinburgh Fringe festivals under their belt and, fresh from Oz, the 2019 Adelaide Fringe in their clutch bag.

This show contains some nudity, loud music, flashing lights and is lovely with a long cool drink.

Stick a round after the show and have a drink and a dance!

“Utterly leftfield, brilliantly bonkers” ***** Time Out
“Weird, wild, fresh and funny” ***** The Scotsman
“Camp, Cult and Glorious” ***** The Times

http://www.thelipsinkers.com
@thelipsinkers

Tickets £10 / £8 concessions.
Doors open 8pm, show starts 8.30pm.



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8:00 pm - 1:00 am
TWM's Club Tropicana – 80s Pop Club Night – Christmas Special

Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street

Join us on the top floor of Three Wise Monkeys Colchester for a night of 80s pop goodness on Friday 20th December for TWM’s Club Tropicana Christmas Special.

TWM’s Club Tropicana DJs will once again take you on a journey of the very best 80’s tracks.

Hear classic pop tracks from the likes of Madonna, Prince, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Wham, Duran Duran and many, many more.

This event is now ticketed to guarantee entry for ticket holders. This night is very popular so advance booking via TicketWeb is advised.

Tickets are £5 and doors open at 9pm on the top floor.
https://www.ticketweb.uk/event/twms-club-tropicana-three-wise-monkeys-tickets/9996235



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9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Beggar!

The Bull Colchester,



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  • Fri, December 20, 2019
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Christmas Claymation, 7+

    Signals Media Arts Centre, Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St
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    10:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    The LipSinkers

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    8:00 pm - 1:00 am
    TWM's Club Tropicana – 80s Pop Club Night – Christmas Special

    Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
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    9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Beggar!

    The Bull Colchester,
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  • Sat, December 21, 2019
  • 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Exhibition Tours | Saturdays 2:30pm

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    A reading of A Christmas Carol

    Ye Olde Albion Pub, High Street, Rowhedge
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    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Cinema | Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale (U)

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Christmas Poetry Bash 2019

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    8:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Beans On Toast 'The Inevitable Train Wreck' – Three Wise Monkeys

    Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
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    8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Crooked State/ Myopic Empire

    Colchester,
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    8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
    3's A Crowd Live at The Greyhound – Wivenhoe

    The Greyhound Pub, 62 High Street, Wivenhoe
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    9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Rekovered!

    The Bull Colchester,
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  • Sun, December 22, 2019
  • 11:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Organic Alex's Vegan Sunday Roast Pop-Up

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Carols on the Quay

    Ye Olde Albion Pub, High Street, Rowhedge
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  • Fri, December 20, 2019
  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Christmas Claymation, 7+

    Signals Media Arts Centre, Victoria Chambers St. Runwald St
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    10:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    The LipSinkers

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    8:00 pm - 1:00 am
    TWM's Club Tropicana – 80s Pop Club Night – Christmas Special

    Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
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    9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Beggar!

    The Bull Colchester,
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  • Sat, December 21, 2019
  • 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Exhibition Tours | Saturdays 2:30pm

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    A reading of A Christmas Carol

    Ye Olde Albion Pub, High Street, Rowhedge
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    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
    Cinema | Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale (U)

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Christmas Poetry Bash 2019

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    8:00 pm - 1:00 am
    Beans On Toast 'The Inevitable Train Wreck' – Three Wise Monkeys

    Three Wise Monkeys, 60 High Street
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    8:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Crooked State/ Myopic Empire

    Colchester,
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    8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
    3's A Crowd Live at The Greyhound – Wivenhoe

    The Greyhound Pub, 62 High Street, Wivenhoe
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    9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Rekovered!

    The Bull Colchester,
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  • Sun, December 22, 2019
  • 11:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Organic Alex's Vegan Sunday Roast Pop-Up

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Carols on the Quay

    Ye Olde Albion Pub, High Street, Rowhedge
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  • Mon, December 23, 2019
  • 10:15 am - 4:30 pm
    Visit Santa in the Castle Grotto

    Colchester Museums, Castle Park
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    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Transcription – Bookshop Reading Group Dinner

    The Black Buoy, Black Buoy Hill
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  • Tue, December 24, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
    Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker (12A) encore

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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  • Thu, December 26, 2019
  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
    The Thursday House of Blues

    The Thursday House of Blues, The Bull, crouch street
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  • Fri, December 27, 2019
  • 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    9:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Adrenalin!

    The Bull Colchester,
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  • Sat, December 28, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
    Royal Opera House: The Nutcracker (12A) encore

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    9:00 pm - 1:30 am
    Mi Casa Es Tu Casa

    Purple Dog, 42 Eld Lane
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  • Sun, December 29, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinema | Branagh Theatre Company: The Winter's Tale (U)

    Firstsite Colchester, Lewis Gardens
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    6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Colchester // NOW! Thats What I Call Manchester (XMAS Edition)

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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  • Mon, December 30, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

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  • Tue, December 31, 2019
  • 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Theatre of Widdershins: Rumpelstiltskin & the Snail of Destiny

    Colchester Arts Centre, Church Street
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    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

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    7:30 pm - 1:00 am
    New Year's Eve Gala Ball

    Moot Hall, Colchester Town Hall, High St
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    Fri, December 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Fri, December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Thu, December 19, 2019
  • Fri, December 20, 2019
  • Fri, December 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Fri, December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Sat, December 21, 2019
  • Sat, December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Sat, December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Sun, December 22, 2019
  • Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Thu, December 19, 2019
  • Fri, December 20, 2019
  • Fri, December 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Fri, December 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Sat, December 21, 2019
  • Sat, December 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Sat, December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Sun, December 22, 2019
  • Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Sun, December 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Mon, December 23, 2019
  • Mon, December 23, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Mon, December 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Tue, December 24, 2019
  • Tue, December 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Tue, December 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Thu, December 26, 2019
  • Thu, December 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Thu, December 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Fri, December 27, 2019
  • Fri, December 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Fri, December 27, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Sat, December 28, 2019
  • Sat, December 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Sat, December 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Sun, December 29, 2019
  • Sun, December 29, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Sun, December 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Mon, December 30, 2019
  • Mon, December 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Mon, December 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella

  • Tue, December 31, 2019
  • Tue, December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    Cinderella

    Tue, December 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Cinderella