All the Festive Magic of The Snowman Tour and Live Orchestra

On Sunday we were treated to the most magical Christmas experience. We took the Famalam to see The Snowman Tour, which was in all the glorious, gorgeousness of York Minster and it was amazingly beautiful!

The Snowman Tour at York Minster

The Minster was completely full with excited Smalls and shushing parents all eagerly anticipating the start of the performance. Apart from getting to experience the Minster in all it’s splendour, the best thing about the experience was the live Orchestra!

York Minster Splendidness

The 26 piece orchestra was expertly conducted by the BBC Symphony Orchestra’s Steve Magee who expertly manages to sync The Snowman score to the film as a live soundtrack!

Live Orchestra

There are not many places you get to hear an Orchestra of such calibre live these days, especially not with Small children in tow, and the acoustics in The Minster are second to none! We had amazing seats so we could see all the dexterity and attentiveness of the musicians first hand, what a marvel to behold!

All the magic of the Film and the Live Orchestra

The film is shown on three large screens in The Minster meaning you can see from all angles of the cathedral. The film is such a classic piece of Christmas loveliness that we all couldn’t help but be swept along with it’s familiar, divine music and magic. The best part of all was when the young soloist from The Minster choir sang live to ‘we’re walking in the air’ it was breath-taking, what a proud family he must have!

The Snowman Tour

The Smalls all loved the performance and the Big Girls were really impressed with getting to see an orchestra so close up. The Small Boy fell in love with the story and was mesmerised throughout the whole thing.

Before the main event there was a short piece of film around The Nutcracker Suite and a Festive Guide to the Orchestra too which helped set the scene and built up nicely to the screening.

Happy Snowman Smalls

It was a truly lovely, festive way to spend the Saturday before Christmas and I would recommend it to families of all ages, a magical experience that I’m certain mine will remember for a long time to come!


There are still a handful of tickets left for the performance in Hull on 30th December, where tickets start from £16, but we’re hoping it will be touring again in 2018!

Lucy xx

Disclaimer: We were invited to review the performance with complimentary tickets, and the views are my own.


2 thoughts on “All the Festive Magic of The Snowman Tour and Live Orchestra

    1. Hello Sarah,

      It was the afternoon performance, he was amazing! You must be so proud!

      I’d love to name check him if that’s okay with you? Could you let me know his full name, it wasn’t clear which was which soloist from the programme? Thank you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read Me
Shop my Tropic Webshop