New Website

 Visit my new dedicated Christmas website for details of TWO new shows for 2021... 

A Cracking Celebration LIVE in York

The Christmas Express DIGITAL to watch at home!

The Night Before Christmas Online

No panto? No problem! My digital Christmas show inspired by The Night Before Christmas is packed with magic, festive fun and seasonal silliness…YULE love it!

“Much cheaper than traditional panto and just as much fun, if not more!” - Families North Yorkshire Magazine

Almost an hour of magical entertainment starring The Magic Hatter plus special guests Aunty Madge Hatter, Frostbite the Penguin and Santa Claus (the real deal, complete with real beard!) 💋🐧🎅🏻

The ideal at-home experience to add a little extra magic to your festivities, whether you snuggle up and watch on Christmas Eve or any time before the big day.

Now with free printable tickets too, great for in a Christmas Eve Box, advent calendar or brought by an elf on the shelf!


1️⃣ Stream the show online via a private video link £10

2️⃣ Stream the show and receive a download link for offline viewing £12

🔴 To BOOK NOW, send payment to

My live shows are usually £32 for a family ticket, so this is a fraction of the cost and you can watch as often as you like. Unlimited viewing!

Don’t have PayPal? Contact me about other payment methods. The show is also available to book for schools and larger organisations, get in touch for pricing.

Have a magical Christmas!

"Definitely the highlight of our Christmas each year!" A. Malone

"My son giggled so much he got hiccups!" D. Lawson

“Five stars, highly recommended!” - York Mumbler ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2020 live shows postoned to 2021

It is with a heavy heart and much sadness that I am forced to postpone The Magic Hatter’s Christmas Cracker live shows, in what would have been the 10th year anniversary year. Here at Hatter HQ we explored all possible ways to make it happen but it just isn’t possible to do it in a safe and enjoyable way, whilst there are so many government restrictions in place.

All existing bookings will be moved to Dec 4th and 5th 2021 where possible or refunded if tickets are no longer needed, and booking for the 2021 shows will open soon. Email to be added to the mailing list to receive updates.

And be sure to follow for details of a new DIGITAL festive show, available to book to watch from the comfort of your own front room soon!

READY TO BOOK? To choose your seats and buy online CLICK HERE (BOOKING CLOSED)

PLEASE NOTE: The ticketing site works best on PCs and TABLETS, and may not run correctly on mobile devices. Any booking problems, please email here

Payments can be made via Paypal, or if you don't use Paypal you can click Don't have a Paypal account? and pay via debit or credit card instead.

Please remember to
 PRINT and BRING WITH YOU the confirmation of the booking, this is your ticket! 

York's Christmas magic show is back – bigger and better than ever!

It's time to PARTY! The Magic Hatter's Christmas Cracker is 10 years old, and this calls for a CELEBRATION of a show!

With special guests Frostbite the Penguin, Aunty Madge Hatter and SANTA CLAUS himself!

Festive fun for all the family, ages 3 to 103...'yule' love it! 

Manor CE Academy
Millfield Lane, Nether Poppleton,
York, YO26 6PA


Saturday 5th December 10.30 til 12 noon AND 3.30 til 5.00pm
Sunday 6th December 10.30 til 12 noon AND 3.30 til 5.00pm

(Please make sure you select your chosen time from the drop-down list under the correct date on the booking site)

Great value entertainment!

ADULTS - £10
FAMILY (2 adults, 2 children) - £32 

Tickets sell fast and shows have sold out early in the past - book early to avoid disappointment, plus you'll also get first pick of the best seats!

All tickets must be pre-booked. Tickets can be booked online with PayPal or any major debit or credit card. 

To book now, click HERE (BOOKING CLOSED)

Guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit, ho-ho-hope to see you there!

P.S. Don't forget to listen to our catchy
 Christmas theme song at the top right-hand-side of this page...complete with lyrics so you can sing along! 

"Highly recommended, 5 stars!" - York Mumbler

"A big ball of Christmas loveliness, we loved it!" - STAG Mumbler

"We all just loved it, and it was great to see the children so engaged. Great way to kick off Christmas!" - SJ, Ryedale Mumbler

"Much cheaper than a traditional pantomime and just as much fun, if not more!" - Families North Magazine

"Incredible Christmas show at The Hive this year! Electric atmosphere, really made the kids laugh for the whole time!" - AJ Durling, audience member 

"Wow! Amazing show! My daughter and friend loved every minute. Very festive, can’t wait to book for next year!!"- A. Pipes, audience member 

"Fun, laughter and festive cheer. My 6 year old really enjoyed the show. Laughed, cheered and joined in wholeheartedly. Great show, thank you." - A. Gibb, audience member 

"Your show was amazing on Saturday - when can we book for next year? Thank you so much, you have made my daughter's year." - C. Hardy, audience member 

"We've just booked, we are looking forward to our third show! It's definitely the highlight of our Christmas each year for our kiddies!" A. Malone, audience member 

"It's the longest time I've seen both children sit still and stay engaged! Excellent value for money." D. Wakefield, audience member 

"Fantastic Christmas show. Very festive, kids were enthralled, loved every minute. Great value. Will be booking again next year." V. Kendall, audience member 

"Fantastic show for the whole family.  My little girls eyes were so filled with wonder, I nearly cried.  Well done and thank you very much for everything including keeping it affordable." C. Thomas and family, audience members 

"Polished and professional, a benchmark in children's stage magic shows." M. Foster, audience member

"A superb alternative to a Christmas panto. We were sat on the front row and our boys haven't stopped talking about the show!" P. Martin, audience member 

"Fantastic entertainment - we all loved it. All the kids had different favourite moments from the show, and we grown-ups really appreciated the atmosphere of good, clean fun - all jokes and tricks were perfectly judged. We'll be going again!" S. Sketchley, audience member