London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

 

Upcoming Highlights

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Tree

2 December 2021
The countdown to Christmas starts with the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree on 2 December in Trafalgar Square at 18.00. Then Christmas caroling every evening from 9-24 December. ... read more

Christmas at Royal Albert Hall

Xmas at Royal Albert Hall

2-21 December 2021
Santa returns to his secret London headquarters at the Royal Albert Hall! In this very special festive experience, magic awaits your little ones as our beautiful porch is transformed into an enchanting winter grotto. ... read more

What's On at a Glance

What's On at a Glance

Festive Season 2021-22
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 mu-ch, much more. ... start planning

Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre

Hampton Court Fayre

3-5 December 2021
A food lover’s wonderland, full of artisan food and drink and perfect gifts. Eat, drink, shop and be merry, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the season, with festive entertainment from the East Front bandstand. ... read more

Christmas at St Martin-in-the-Fields

Christmas at St Martin

30 November 2021 - 1 January 2022
Christmas is the most important time for concerts at St Martin-in-the-Fields and this season features a packed programme of festive favourites. ... read more

Tingle Creek Weekend

Tingle Creek Weekend

3-4 December 2021
Two days of spine tingling Jump racing action culminating in the Grade 1 Betfair Tingle Creek Chase. It's the pre-Christmas Jump racing festival you simply won't want to miss. ... read more

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

3 December 2021 - 3 January 2022
Tucked away in their attic on a cold Christmas night, Jasmine, Fleur & Briar bring the story of Bella, and her adventures in Villeneuve, to life. On her eighteenth birthday, Bella learns that her father is the victim of a terrible curse. ... read more

A Candlelit Christmas at Ham House

Christmas at Ham House

December 2021
During December, experience the wonderful splendor of Ham House lit by candle light. With candles and natural greenery filling the house, enjoy the atmosphere over the festive season. ... read more

A Christmas Carol (New Wimbledon)

A Christmas Carol

29 November - 4 December 2021
For week two of their New Wimbledon Studio residency, Dickens Theatre Company are very excited to introduce Mr Charles Dickens’ most famous work! ... read more

Father Christmas comes to Museum of London Docklands

Santa at the Docklands

3-23 December 2021
Snow has fallen, the decorations are up, carols are being sung; it can only mean one thing! Santa welcomes you to his festive Grotto at the London Docklands Museum. ... read more

The Macmillan Carol Concert

Macmillan Carol Concert

2 December 2021
A Night for the Nurses at St John Smith’s Square. We welcome you to join us for an evening of fundraising, music and merriment and a festive collection of celebrity readings. ... read more

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The Child in the Snow

The Child in the Snow

26 November - 31 December 2021
Whatever you do, no matter how much he cries, don’t go out in the snow. Spine chilling festive drama in Britain’s oldest surviving grand music hall from the team that brought you The Box of Delights. ... read more

EverAfter - A Mixed Up Fairytale

EverAfter - A Mixed Up Tale

24 November 2021 - 8 January 2022
When Hansel and Gretel are left to fend for themselves in the Wild Woods, a series of events is set in motion, taking the two children on a journey through some of our best loved fairytales. ... read more

Hard Rock Cafe Christmas

Hard Rock Cafe Christmas

4 December 2021
Hard Rock Cafe has it on good authority that Santa loves nothing better than a good burger and fries! So they’ve invited him down to meet all of the little rockstars at Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus. ... read more

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

4-31 December 2021
At the top of the world lives the Snow Queen who is supposed to control the weather. But the seasons aren’t behaving. The world is getting warmer. And it hasn’t snowed for years. ... read more

Pantoland at The Palladium

Pantoland at The Palladium

4 December 2021 - 9 January 2022
This Christmas Donny Osmond and Julian Clary will take you on a magical trip to Pantoland at The Palladium, celebrating the very best of pantomime, with comedy in abundance and big show-stopping numbers. ... read more

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Released 3 December 2021 in cinemas
Melvin, a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind. ... read more

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