There are a lot of old familiar faces on the Edinburgh’s Christmas programme, and none more welcome than the Grande Old Dame from Oz, The Festival Square Spiegeltent.

The old girl will be home in Festival Square outside the Sheraton Grand to several shows including La Clique – Part Deux. If you have not seen this show before then book your tickets now for the hottest show in town. It features dance, fire-eating, sword-swallowing, comedy, magic, music and gender bending variety with more acts to be announced.

La Clique Noel 2018 Photo ©Ian Georgeson

David Bates said: “La Clique is certainly a show biz phenomenon. Intimate, adult, variety that has been copied all over. But, La Clique is still the pace-setter, the barometer and the inspiration for all the copy-cats. Its birthplace and spiritual home is Edinburgh. We all loved last Edinburgh’s Christmas and how more beautiful the city is in winter. This season we’ve have created a brand-new show… with more risk, more danger, more shock, more awe, more fun and more grooves than ever before… La Clique Noël – Part Deux is a specially created seasonal celebration for Edinburgh… a gender-twisting, kick-arse treat for the festive season. We are tickled-pink to be back!”

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  • La Clique Noël returns home for Christmas with a new seasonal spectacular, La Clique Noël – Part Deux. Following on last year’s Christmas-season success, La Clique Noël – Part Deux has a reimagined line up of new eclectic and eccentric artists plus a few firm favourites for this year’s festive edition, including the astounding fire-eater and sword-swallower Heather Holliday, aerialist Stephen Williams with his famous bath act, hair-dangling Fancy Chance, magic and comedy master Albert Cadabra and mistress of mayhem, host Bernie Dieter who took Edinburgh Fringe 2018 by storm as Little Death Club’s MC. The show will feature a scintillating live band and the best of the best in adult, genre-bending, new variety – all in one unforgettable night! More acts still to be announced!
  • Edinburgh’s Christmas is the place to be for families too! This year even more so thanks to You Choose, a brand new interactive musical show for people of all ages to enjoy. Based on the brilliant book by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt, the show comes from Nonsense Room Productions whose Shark in the Park wowed Edinburgh-based and visiting families in 2017. But in this show – you choose what happens… Using the best-selling picture book as inspiration and through a series of games and challenges each show will come up with a unique story, with different characters every time. A brilliant excuse to come every day!
  • The legendary Baby Loves Disco returns to Edinburgh’s Christmas with only 3 dates with Christmas Cheer (9, 22 and 23 December). With its unique day-clubbing experience for parents with babies, toddlers and young children Baby Loves Disco is a perfect Christmas treat! Features include a resident club DJ spinning nostalgic party floor fillers, a licensed bar for parents, face painting, festive crafts, toddler play equipment, dress-up, dance floor games with giveaways, bubbles, balloons and more – all included in the price. Christmas Cheer offers Christmas tunes and pressies from Santa as he struts his stuff on the dance floor.
  • Christmas on Stage, brings together the ultimate guide to festive on-stage entertainment in Edinburgh. It is back with a dazzling new line-up of shows including the above mentioned La Clique Noël – Part Deux and You Choose, and also Mouthpiece, McGonagall’s Chronicles and The Gospel at the Traverse Theatre, Royal Lyceum Theatre’s Peter Pan, Doris Day Show at the Gilded Balloon, The Mother at the Pleasance and Kinky Boots at the Playhouse.