What are the #12DaysofChristmas?

Join us for these exciting, free, and accessible festive activities, both online and in-person.

#12DaysOfChristmas are 12 free events for families in the build-up to Christmas hosted by Rays of Sunshine. Each event is tailor-made so children and families can have fun, meet others who have faced similar experiences, and get excited about Christmas together.

Across November and December, we’ve planned twelve, jam-packed exciting activities including Christmas parties, Ice-Skating, theatre trips, arts and crafts – and much more! There’s something for everyone to get involved in.

Say yes to Christmassy family fun!

Scroll down to view all 12 different activities across 12 different locations…

Due to popularity of these events, we ask that you only book for up to 2 events, in order for everyone to have a chance to join in.

Brighton - Ice Skating at the Royal Pavilion

Friday 25th November -
Join us for an exclusive 45 minutes of ice skating at Brighton Pavilion followed by hot chocolate rink-side.
Wheelchair accessible - straight onto the ice!
9.40am - 12.00pm

London - Christmas Party

Sunday 4th December -
Porchester Hall, Bayswater near Paddington
A fabulous, festive-fun Christmas Party in central London with entertainment for all the family
12.00pm - 3.00pm

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Online - Christmas Music and Movement Class

Tuesday 6th December -
Plenty of singing, dancing, prop fun and...bubbles!
For little ones from 3+ years, hosted by Nancy, a former West End performer
10.30am - 11.15am

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Edinburgh - The Snow Queen live performance

Thursday 8th December -
Join us to marvel at the much-loved production of Scottish Ballet's Snow Queen
A relaxed, inclusive performance for all at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh
1.45pm - 5.30pm

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Bristol - The Nutcracker live performance

Friday 9th December -
Join us for this theatrical re-telling of The Nutcracker, full of magic, adventure and show-stopping dance numbers, at The Old Vic, Bristol
6.15pm - 10.00pm 

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Manchester - Private screening of Matilda the Musical

Sunday 11th December -
Watch this adaptation of the Tony and Olivier award-winning musical in a private screening at the Everyman Cinema
9.30am - 12.30pm

Birmingham - Private screening of Matilda the Musical

Sunday 11th December -
Another chance to watch this adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic, at a private screening at Everyman Birmingham
9.30am - 12.30pm

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London - The Smeds & The Smoos live performance

Sunday 11th December -
Join us to watch this exciting on-stage adaptation of the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler at artsdepot
1.15pm - 4.30pm 

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Online - Meet Santa in his virtual grotto

Sunday 11th December -
An exclusive opportunity for the whole family to meet Santa Claus from your very own home
Time slots from 3.00pm - 6.00pm

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Online - Family Bingo fun for everyone

Monday 12th December -
Join us for an hour of festive fun whilst you play bingo and win some great prizes, all from your very own home
5.30pm - 6.30pm

Online - Draw the perfect Christmas Card

Tuesday 13th December -
Learn from the illustrator of 'The Smile That Went A Mile', Paul Ward Smith, on the art of storytelling & how to draw the perfect Christmas Card
5.30pm - 6.30pm

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Bristol - Christmas Tales with Granddad live performance

Friday 16th December -
Watch this enchanting festive puppet show at Wardrobe Theatre, captivating children of ages 3-8 years
1.15pm - 4.00pm 

If you have any questions about the events or the programme, please email us on wishevents@raysofsunshine.org.uk