London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas at the Museum of London Docklands

Christmas at the Museum of London Docklands

3-4 December 2016, 12.00
Frost fair festival
Roll up, roll up. For two days only we will be transforming the museum into a wintry wonderland of fun and excitement as we hold a frost fair for all the family. In the past the river Thames would freeze over and huge celebrations were held on the ice. Explore winter traditions from London and beyond. Enjoy enchanting performances, interactive games and crafts for all ages at this special festival weekend.
Age: Under 5s; Duration: 4 hours; Tickets: Free


8 December 2016, 16.00
Chrismas Fayre in partnership with Crafty Fox Market
Come one, come all to our Christmas Fayre. Gather your friends and colleagues and come along for a festive drink and some inspiring shopping after work. The Crafty Fox Night Market will bring a hand-picked selection of 60+ designer makers to showcase their work in our 200 year old warehouse. There will also be workshops so you can even make your own gifts and DJs will be keeping the vibes just right.
Age: Adults and families; Duration: 5 hours; Tickets: Free


17 December 2016, 11.30, 13.30
Have a cracking time
Share your favourite museum objects with someone you love. Create a party cracker filled with pictures of museum treasures then pull them open with a friend. This is a drop-in workshop, so stop by anytime between 11.30 – 13.00 & 13.30-15.00.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free


17-18 December 2016, 13.00, 15.00
A Christmas Carol
Become part of the story at this performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Meet Scrooge, Bob and some mysterious ghosts in this family-friendly celebration of the classic London Christmas tale.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1 hour; Tickets: Free


18 December 2016, 11.30, 14.00
Origami animals
Loved ones can come in all shapes and sizes. Some are even covered in fur, have hooves or long tails! Join us and create origami animals in honour of the furry friends who bring joy to our lives. This is a drop-in workshop.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free


19, 27 December 2016, 11.00, 12.00. 14.00
Festive under 5s storytime
Join us in the galleries for festive storytelling, specially designed for our youngest audience. Help us tell our seasonal stories in these interactive sessions, complete with songs and puppets. Sessions are designed for toddlers and carers, younger siblings welcome.
Age: +1s under 5s; Duration: 0.5 hours; Tickets: Free


19 December 2016, 11.30, 14.00
Have my heart
Wear your heart on your sleeve! Show someone you care by creating a heart badge like those found in the museum’s collection. Add your own message to the badge and be sure to give it to someone special. This is a drop-in workshop.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free


19-21 December 2016, 12.30, 14.30
Play with your food
Discover more about the food we eat at Christmas time and have a little fun with it. Make your family’s favourite feast out of blocks, and then stack them on your plate. How high will it get before it tumbles? Whose stack will be the highest? This is a drop-in workshop.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free


20-23 December 2016, 11.30, 13.30, 14.00
The Little Reindeer
Listen to Zöe the Zookeeper as she tells the tale of a little reindeer who ends up in the big city. Who does he meet and will he ever make it back to the North Pole? Find out in this interactive storytelling session based on The Little Reindeer by Michael Foreman.
Age: +5s; Duration: 0.5 hours; Tickets: Free


20 December 2016, 12.30, 14.30
Light the way
Light brings people together and is celebrated in different festivals throughout the world. Create your own clay candle holder inspired by our collections to celebrate the various winter festivals of light. This is a drop-in workshop.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free


22 December 2016, 12.30, 14.30
Season's greetings
Decoupage is the art of decorating with paper cut outs – would you like to give it a go? Be inspired by some Victorian Decoupage Christmas Cards in the collections to do your own paper crafting and get set for next year! This is a drop-in workshop.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free


23 December 2016, 12.30, 14.30
Scenes of celebration
How do you enjoy the holidays with your loved ones? Create your ideal party scene to keep or give away and show the world how you celebrate.
Age: +5s; Duration: 1.5 hours; Tickets: Free

Venue Details

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Museum of London Docklands
No1 Warehouse
London E14 4AL

Box Office
020 7001 9844

Nearest tube
West India Quay / Canary Wharf

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3-4, 8, 17-23, 27 December 2016



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