Baby’s First Xmas

  • 17th Dec - 18th Dec
  • 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00
  • €10 for baby & adult
  • Droichead Arts Centre,
Family Events

sold out, please contact box office

A gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures, Baby's First Xmas has been especially designed for babies up to 12 months by Anna Newell and David Goodall, whose work for Early Years audiences has been seen on five continents. This Christmas show promises to delight and entrance the very tiniest of audience members.

This multisensory adventure takes place in a quiet little white tent, with a soft floor for you, your baby and up to seven other babies and their adults to relax in. Three performers will sing and tell the story of the night before Christmas with soft red blankets, sleigh bells, and with the green and gold colours of the Christmas tree. In this relaxed atmosphere, the performers can interact very closely with the babies, responding to each baby individually – so there’s no right way for your baby to respond. And if your baby cries or is asleep or wants to move about, that’s fine too! This playful way of interacting with your baby can benefit them in terms of bonding and language development. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the experience with your baby.

Each baby can bring one adult guest with them and, to make this a very special experience, audience capacity is very limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. BABY’s 1st XMAS will last about 20 minutes and you’re welcome to stay on for a bit afterwards to relax if you’d like.

Created by Anna Newell
Funded by the Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon
Presented in association with The Civic, Tallaght