Music from hit Christmas films to be brought to life by orchestra in festive concert

Including The Snowman, Home Alone, Elf, and loads more.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 9th December 2022

The same argument will happen every year like clockwork – what truly is the greatest Christmas film?

But one thing we can all agree on is that some of the best and most-loved movie soundtracks have stemmed from festive films.

And now all those movie greats will be brought to life on stage at The Bridgewater Hall, with a huge Christmas at the Movies event.

Taking place on Thursday 15 December at the beautiful theatre in Manchester city centre, a live orchestra will be performing songs from festive classics.

The Bridgewater Hall
Credit: The Bridgewater Hall

The Manchester Concert Orchestra, along with singers Laura Tebbutt and Patrick Smyth, plus the Canzonetta choir, will perform songs from films both new and old.


Family favourites like The Polar Express, The Chronicles of Narnia, Gremlins and Home Alone are all on the bill.

There’ll also be songs from all-time greats like White Christmas, The Snowman, and It’s a Wonderful Life.


Read more: Bumper programme of Christmas events lined up at Manchester’s beautiful Bridgewater Hall

Then modern Christmas classics like Elf, Love Actually and Miracle on 34th Street will all be performed live.

It’s part of The Bridgewater Hall’s bumper festive season, which also includes ballet, family-friendly theatre, and carol sing-alongs.


Christmas at the Movies will take place from 7.30pm on Thursday 15 December – you can get your tickets here now.

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