Renaissance Historical Dance Society

Parade with lanterns

Photo: Alma Williams

Elizabethan Christmas

A sparkling and spirited programme of glittering festive dances to watch, and some to join in. See the Christmas Fairies dance their magical fairy round. Listen to the distant sleigh bells getting nearer and join in "Reindeers Branle" or stamp the snow off your shoes in "Cloggs Branle". Using lanterns, flowers, bells, masks and beautiful readings, Renaissance brings to life the joyous Yuletide season from Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night.

A stunning new addition to our Christmas celebrations is our original Christmas fairy tale "Merry The Elf". See Merry take a hazardous journey in order to find a cure for little Starlight the reindeer.