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Posted 07/04/2018

Baby's First Xmas

Date: 10/12/2019

Time: 10am | 11am | 12pm

Age: Babies

Ticket type: Book at Venue

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

€10 per child
Babies should be accompanied by their adult 

Limited places are available, with only 8 spots available per group. Book now to avoid disappointment! UPDATE The 11am show is fully booked. Places are still available for both 10am and 12 noon.
BABY’S FIRST XMAS is a gentle magical wonderland of gorgeous harmony singing, little lights and enticing textures. Created for babies under one year old 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. 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 has been especially designed for babies under 1 year old.
BABY’s 1st XMAS is a multisensory adventure for you to enjoy with your baby.  It takes place in a quiet little white tent set up in a venue in your area with a soft floor for you, your baby and up to seven other babies and their adults to relax in.  There are three performers and the show involves the performers singing and telling the story of the night before xmas with soft red blankets, sleigh bells, and with the green and gold colours of the xmas tree.  It’s a very relaxed atmosphere and the performers 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 all fine.  This playful way of interacting with your baby can benefit them in terms of bonding, language development etc. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the experience with your baby – don’t worry, we won’t make you sing!
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.
To view a short video, click here 

Anna Newell is based in Bray and has been making professional shows for audiences of children and young people since 1989. Shows that she’s made for babies and early years audiences have been seen off-Broadway, on five different continents and in every single Sure Start in Belfast. You can find out more about her work and see photos and videos here – www.annanewell.co.uk and she has a Facebook page called Anna Newell Theatre Adventures with all the latest news updates about her work.

My baby was totally mesmerized!
Absolutely fab! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of it all, the little man fell fast asleep after it, happy out with the experience.

We really enjoyed it – it’s very captivating and the performers have a wonderful way of interacting with the babies beautiful acapella 3 part harmonies that had parents and kids alike transfixed!

Absolutely amazing - I think I was at least as amazed as my baby!
An incredible experience
Wonderful - we really really enjoyed it
Every baby’s dream come true
The most magical, enriching experience. My baby was enthralled by the whole sensory experience
Moving and fun
My baby was entranced – literally transfixed!
Fantastic and so unique
We absolutely loved it. I smiled the whole way through it!
Such a lovely experience! The singing was beautiful
Very relaxing
My baby was so enthralled by the bells and the beautiful singing
It makes you remember that it’s not all the toys they engage with but rather human interaction
Such a gorgeous sensory experience
Thank you for creating such beautiful memories
Lots of ideas I can try at home
My baby loved all the interaction and the singing
A fantastic and really new experience. Beautiful!
Held my baby’s attention throughout which is impressive
The bells made my baby giggle and the Christmas trees and beautiful voices mesmerised her