The countdown to Christmas is on, and Art For All is excited to announce that in December they'll be bringing a festive family favourite, The Night Before Christmas, to the UAE. Produced by Big Wooden Horse Theatre Company and written by Adam Bampton-Smith, this Yuletide extravaganza is the perfect way to get your little ones into the Christmas spirit.

Running on December 7th and 8th only at the Madinat Theatre, the story begins on Christmas Eve with Eddie, a little mouse with some big questions who sets out to find Father Christmas and ask some important questions. We won’t spoil the story for you, but on the way he meets a colourful cast of characters, from Christmas fairies to toy soldiers.

Featuring original songs and a magical surprise in the finale, the festive caper comes from the producers of Aliens Love Underpants – which was a big hit with Dubai kids this Autumn –  and runs for 50-minutes, making it perfect for little ones three years and above.

Tickets cost Dh55 plus VAT and are available from Madinat Theatre Box Office and Virgin Megastore.

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