Get into the festive spirit

Get into the festive spirit

Indulge in a white Christmas - watch a ballet classic, enjoy stunning aerial tricks, or hung out with dinos

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(From top) Walking with Dinosaurs, Disney on Ice, Nutcracker and Zaia
(From top) Walking with Dinosaurs, Disney on Ice, Nutcracker and Zaia
Exams, homework and uniforms. If you're looking forward to putting these out of your mind for a couple of weeks, Young Post has put together a list of shows that might help distract you from the inevitable return to the books. What's more, we've even got some tickets to make getting there that much easier. Read on ...

Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy

We may not see much snow in this part of the world, but some of Disney's most popular personalities will join hands on the ice rink in this extravaganza. Featuring characters from The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Cars and Tinkerbell, the skating spectacular promises to be a breath-taking display of athleticism and grace.

"Worlds of Fantasy connects classic and new Disney stories," says producer Kenneth Feld. "Audiences will be blown away in Radiator Springs when they encounter the unforgettable crew of animated cars, built to scale and live on ice. They will see their all-time favourites - The Little Mermaid and The Lion King - and discover upclose the secret world of Pixie Hollow."

The show is being performed at the Venetian Macao.

Zaia by Cirque du Soleil

Canadian circus troupe Cirque du Soleil brought their first permanent Asian show to Macau in July, 2008. Zaia is the story of a young girl who travels through space to learn about the universe and humanity, but ultimately learns about herself.

The 75 artists from around the world perform some incredible acts, from hand-to-hand-balancing and aerial straps, to trampolining, climbing a pole held by an artist standing on a giant ball, and gliding from one side of the stage to the other at a great height. Performed in a custom-built theatre at the Venetian Macao, Zaia has something for every member of the family.

The Nutcracker

For many families in Hong Kong, Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a trip to the Cultural Centre to see the Hong Kong Ballet's ever-charming performance of The Nutcracker.

First performed in Russia in 1892, the dance extravaganza, set to music by Tchaikovsky, tells the story of Clara, a young girl who is given a nutcracker carved in the shape of a man. She falls asleep with the toy on her pillow; but the nutcracker comes alive, and leads Clara on a mystical journey through magical land where mice armies exist alongside dancing flowers.

The innocence of this story, combined with stunning sets, vintage costumes and performances by young dancers who are still at school, all make this a wonderful way to spend a couple of hours. If this doesn't get you into a Christmassy mood, you're officially a Grinch!

Walking with Dinosaurs

In 1999, BBC presented a six-part documentary on dinosaurs. But unlike the usual documentary on long-dead dinos, Walking with Dinosaurs made use of CGI and animatronics to make it look as if the dinosaurs were actually being filmed alive.

The Emmy Award-winning show was reincarnated as a travelling exhibition in 2000; in 2007, the idea became a live show. Hong Kong audiences will finally have the chance to get up close and personal with the prehistoric creatures when the show comes to AsiaWorld Expo this month.

We have tickets to give away for Disney on Ice, Zaia, The Nutcracker and Walking with Dinosaurs, with ferry tickets provided for the Macau shows.

For a chance to win, visit our Facebook page, look for the poster of the show you want to see in the photos section and tag your name on the picture. Then e-mail your name, school, phone number and postal address to reporters.club @scmp.com.

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