Slava’s Snowshow

December 17 – January 6, 2.30pm, 7.30pm and 6pm on Sundays, £20+

If you’re scared of clowns, best stay away from this one, otherwise this spellbinding production is well worth a watch. Award-winning and internationally-renowned thanks to its combo of comedy and spectacular sets, you will end up smiling – and knee deep in ‘snow’.

Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, SE1 8XX

Puss in Boots

Until January 5, 2014. 6.30pm – 9pm, £49

Among the other classic pantos set to hit the stage this year, we’re most excited about this one at the Hackney Empire. Given a ‘Hackneyspin’, Puss in Boots is full of wise-cracks, singing and dancing, plus there will be some awesome puppets from Spitting Image puppeteer, Scott Brooker. Definitely a panto that us adults will appreciate as much as the little ones. Oh yes we will!

24 Florence Street, N1 2DX

The Snow Gorilla

Until January 5, 2014. Times vary. £8+

A gorilla with the voice of Brian Blessed? This we’ve got to see, along with the acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and death-defying aerialists all taking part in this mystical show.

The Rose Theatre, Kingston, KT1 1HL

The Nutcracker

December 4 – January 16, 2014. Times vary. £48+

Even if you’d rather crack your nuts than watch a ballet, The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House will surely be the exception. It’s like Christmas in a tutu, and Tchaikovsky’s score is as gorgeous as ever. It’s already selling out, so grab your tickets quick!

Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD