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Christmas in Chester wouldn’t be the same without a visit of seasonal favourite The Snowman to Chester Cathedral.  Delighting families and children of all ages the 2020 tour will be revised to accommodate current social distancing measures.

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The highly-acclaimed sell-out tour of The Snowman will return to Chester to enchant audiences of all ages this December.

The Snowman is on sale now – with a revised seating plan to allow for social distancing. A safe event for families of all ages.

Accompanied by a live orchestra comprising some of the UK’s top musicians hand-picked from orchestras such asThe Hallé and the BBC Philharmonic, this magical presentation of The Snowman returns for its 8th year to delight audiences with a unique screening of the iconic animated film together with lots of festive surprises throughout the event.

Performances feature the much-loved Walking in the Air solo sung by a local young soloist chosen through audition, as well as a Christmas medley, a fun introduction to the orchestra and of course, a visit from The Snowman himself.

Chester Cathedral Snowman Tour 2020

Alongside The Snowman, audiences will be able to see an exclusive animated film of the award-winning book The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield, commissioned by Carrot Productions in 2017.  This beautifully-illustrated tale of music, friendship and adventure features music by Daniel Whibley played live by the orchestra, and a narration recorded by Joanna Lumley.

Carrot Productions’ Rachel Whibley said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to announce that The Snowman tour is returning this Christmas. For many families, attending our performances marks the beginning of their Christmas celebrations and we’re so excited to perform again this year. Our shows always sell out super quickly – even more so this year due to Covid-safe restricted capacities – and we’re advising schools and families to book early to avoid disappointment.”

Performance Times:

21 December
11.15am – 12.15pm
1.45pm – 2.45pm
4pm – 5pm
6.30pm – 7.30pm

Performances feature the classic Walking in the Air sung by a Cathedral chorister.

Ticket £12 – £28

The Snowman image © Snowman Enterprises Limited

Complete your Christmas in Chester visit to The Snowman with a visit to one of the many Chester food and drink establishments serving festive fayre ensuring a memorable day out for the whole family.