London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

 

Upcoming Highlights

Greenwich Lantern Parade

Greenwich Lantern Parade

22 November 2017
The festivities at Greenwich Market begin with the local school children’s lantern procession and the switching on of the Christmas lights on Wednesday 22 November. The parade will start at 16.00. ... read more

The Nutcracker (Blackheath)

The Nutcracker (Blackheath)

25 November 2017
Journey through the magical night with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince, meet the Mouse King and join the Sugar Plum Fairy in the beautiful Land of Sweets. This is a perfect treat for the whole family. ... read more

At a Glance

At a Glance

Festive Season 2017-18
Use the week-by-week listings guide to quickly see what's on in London while you're here. Choose from concerts, theatre, dance, markets, walking tours, workshops and much, much more ... start planning

Winterville

Winterville

23 November 2017 - 1 January 2018
Welcome to the town of Winterville, featuring Clapham Common’s first outdoor Ice Rink, Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden, Plonk Golf, a Fairground, a Roller Disco and a whole lot more. ... read more

Ideal Home Show

Ideal Home Show

22-26 November 2017
The perfect start to your festive celebrations with inspirational demos, tasty treats in Eat & Drink Festival plus shop and sample everything you need to prepare your home for the festive season. ... read more

Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Skating

From 24 November 2017
The Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink returns this winter for another skating season. With a bigger skating rink, early morning weekend skate sessions, plus a new food offerings and a kid’s menu. ... read more

The Night Before Christmas

Night Before Christmas

25-26 November 2017
On the night before Christmas, Emily stares out of the window, excitedly for the morning, while in the corner a little mouse called Eddie can’t understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. ... read more

A Christmas Carol (Old Vic)

Christmas Carol (Old Vic)

From 20 November 2017
On a bitter Christmas Eve night a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future. Can the Ebenezer Scrooge be saved before it’s too late? ... read more

Jack and the Beanstalk (Millfield)

Jack and the Beanstalk

From 23 November 2017
Complete with magic beans, Millfield audiences can expect a fabulous telling of the infamous TALL story, full of laughter, music and dance in the north London’s biggest family pantomime. ... read more

Kew Gardens Christmas Trail

Kew Christmas Trail

22 November 2017 - 1 January 2018
Follow our sparkling trail of over one million twinkling lights. Fairy-tale meets fantasy in a world of singing trees, larger-than-life flora, ribbons of light, giant baubles, and a flickering Fire Garden. ... read more

Christmas with the Salvation Army

Salvation Army Christmas

23 November 2017
A special celebratory Salvation Army International Band Christmas concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Joined by celebrity readers and performers, including Tenors Unlimited, and carols for all to sing along to. ... read more

Santa at Westfield London

Santa at Westfield

From 23 November 2017
Westfield invites children and families to Santa’s Snowflake Grotto, where you’ll step into a magical world of snow. Every child will experience falling snow, receive a gift and have their photo taken with Santa... read more

Father Christmas

Father Christmas

22 November - 24 December 2017
The Lyric's beloved production of Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas has become a must-see Christmas show for families, especially as a great introductory theatre experience for young children. ... read more

Skylight Ice Skating

Skylight Ice Skating

Open now
Skylight will feature London’s first rooftop ice skating surface and offer delicious fondue, seasonal cocktails, mulled wine and fantastic views of London . Skylight promises to be this winter’s must visit. ... read more

Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair

Chelsea Physic Xmas Fair

25-26 November 2017
Soak up the festive atmosphere whilst selecting unique gifts you won't find on the high street. Select a unique Christmas wreath created by the team of volunteers using seeds and foliage from The Garden. ... read more

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