Three experiential events to watch next week

Hunting for reindeer with Blippar
Hunting for reindeer with Blippar

An immersive theatre show in partnership with the Big Issue Foundation, Blippar's AR Santa experience and Intu's VR-themed winter wonderland are on our list of events to watch next week.

Big Issue Foundation's A Christmas Carol

Charity The Big Issue Foundation is partnering with Hartshorn-Hook Productions and The Flanagan Collective to present an immersive theatre version of A Christmas Carol. The show, which debuted on 12 December), will see guests invited to the parlour of Ebeneezer Scrooge for a rousing rendition of the timeless classic served over a two-course Christmas feast, with parlour games, Christmas songs and spirited trickery. 

When Dates up to the 31 December

Where Arts Theatre London

Intu hosts VR-themed Christmas experience 

Intu is showcasing a virtual reality (VR) multi player family game. Visitors to the shopping centre in Nottingham can step from a winter log cabin in the shopping centre to a virtual reality winter wonderland where they can decorate a Christmas tree and share their creations with friends and family online. Intu is piloting the experience as it looks to roll-out virtual reality  experiences across its 15 centres nationwide next year. The pilot will examine the impact of VR leisure experiences on dwell time, customer loyalty and the shopping experience alongside other leisure activities in shopping centres such as a trip to the cinema or meals out.

When Until 21 December 

Where Intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham

Blippar's AR hunt for reindeer

Augmented reality (AR) app Blippar is offering members of the public the chance to meet Santa in an interactive rooftop experience at Covent Garden. The activation involves visitors meeting Santa before embarking on a journey to help him find his missing reindeer. Along the way they will unlock hints and clues using the free Blippar app. As they leave, guests are invited to take part in a digital treasure hunt around Covent Garden to unlock more magical experiences, with the chance to win daily prizes.

When Until 24 December 

Where Covent Garden, London

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