Take in a matinée or evening performance of a traditional ballet at London’s Coliseum or Opera House. Christmas just isn’t Christmas without toy soldiers, the Sugar Plum Fairy and a magical Kingdom of Sweets.

Christmas ballet schedules often include family favourites such as The Nutcracker or Sleeping Beauty. Meanwhile, at the Royal Albert Hall, there are Carols by Candlelight and performances by the King’s College Choir.