December welcomes the most beautiful time of the year, festive lights and the countdown to Christmas! We’ve done the research and picked our favourite London events for you to explore this month.
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Christmas in Leicester Square
See one of London’s most famous squares transformed this December for the festive season. The traditional Christmas market welcomes more than 25 stalls filled with handcrafted gifts, festive decorations and warming winter traditions. You can also drop by Santa’s grotto and meet the man himself, right up until Christmas Eve in the square’s enchanting festive atmosphere.
LOCATION: Leicester Square, London, WC2H 0AP
WHEN: 9th November – 6th January 2019.
TICKETS: Free Admission
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
Each December, Hyde Park welcomes Winter Wonderland, a land of festive fun and festive cheer. From thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows, there’s something for everyone. Discover what’s on offer at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland 2018.
LOCATION: Hyde Park, London
WHEN: 22nd November – 6th January 2019.
TICKETS: Free Admission however we advise buying entertainment tickets before, or prepare for token queues!
Skate at Somerset House
Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. The stunning courtyard has been transformed into one of London’s most picturesque ice skating rinks. Skate Lates features an extra special series of music nights throughout the season – the perfect start to your weekend. In partnership with Fortnum & Mason enjoy a spectacle rink-side view with a drink or warming snack.
LOCATION: Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
WHEN: 14th November 2018 – 13th January 2019
TICKETS: From £11.00 per adult, £8.50 per child.
December at the Old Vic
‘A Christmas Carol’ returns for Christmas 2018 with Stephen Tompkinson as Ebenezer Scrooge. Known as one of the best in festive theatre. Its Christmas after all!
LOCATION: The Old Vic, The Cut, Lambeth, London SE1 8NB
WHEN: 24th November 2018 – 19th January 2019
TICKETS: From £15.00 per person.
Jimmy’s Winter Lodge and Igloos
Let Jimmy Garcia entertain at his winter lodge and igloos as they return to the Southbank. The Lodge and river-side igloos promise more fondue, Instagrammable dining and an ultimate pop-up experience.
LOCATION: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
WHEN: Limited dates throughout November and December 2018.
TICKETS: Refuge Restaurant, Street food and Bar as well as the Igloos all vary.
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