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Christmas time in London is the city’s reward for the putting up with the progressively bleak weather after a fantastic summer. London does not hide away from the cold, some of its most iconic sights and events come into themselves only when you can see your own breath in front of your face and when the snow demands that venturing out your front door be worth your while. We are known for our knitwear, and quite rightly, and here is a list of attractions for which that reputation will have to be hard earned. It may get cold, but these are the things that will make it worthwhile.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Tuesday 6th November 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019  

 OxfordStreetLights

 

With more than 1,100 decorations and the new purple baubles integrated with the gold and white of last year, the Oxford Street Christmas lights are a must-see if you are here in London.

With a theme of ‘Christmas Is Calling’ and the festive window displays of the shops you will be captivated by London’s glamorous look!

 

Winter Wonderland

Friday 23rd November 2018 – Sunday 6th January 2019  

 WinterWonderland

 

Based in Hyde Park, one of London’s 8 Royal Parks, Winter Wonderland avoids the  clichéd tropes of maudlin Christmas sentiment and instead succeeds on a spectacular scale in becoming the capital’s centrepiece Christmas celebration. With over two and a half million visitors, and with a ferris wheel to overlook it all, Winter Wonderland is the true London Christmas Spectacle.

Tickets and info available here: https://hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

 

Nutcracker The Ballet

Thursday 13th – Sunday 30th December 2018 

 Ballet

 

There is a particular romance that comes with the season, and nowhere is that on better display than the true Christmas treat that is The Nutcracker. There are several performances at The Royal Albert Hall, English National Opera and The Royal Opera House, but as there is always appetite for this Christmas tradition don’t forget to book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets available here: https://www.ballet.org.uk/production/nutcracker/

 

The Luna Winter Cinema

17th December – 23rd December 2018 

 LunaCinema

 

Are you the movie type? Would you enjoy some Netflix and Chill, but not at home on your telly? Well you can enjoy a selection of great films full of Christmas spirit, including Home Alone, The Greatest Showman, Nightmare Before Christmas, Love Actually and It’s A Wonderful Life to name but a few. Luna Cinema has some stunning venues set up  for a special Christmas movie experience!

 Tickets and info available here: https://thelunacinema.com

 

Hotboozapalooza

Wednesday 12th December 2018 

 Hootboofestival

 

Are you tired of the age-old mulled wine celebration during festivity time? Then why not head  down to this very alternative Christmas party and enjoy the one-night anti mulled wine event taking place at Night Tales in Hackney. Relax in one of the booths with your best friends and try the hot cocktails that they expertly mix for the night!

Tickets and info available here: https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/hotboozapalooza

 

Doggy Style Christmas Market

Sunday 9th December 2018 

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This is not the usual Christmas Market, as you might have guessed from the name. If you are a dog-fanatic don’t miss the chance to visit the largest indoor market for hounds and their owners. Right down in Leake Street, you will find plenty of stalls all dedicated to our four-legged friends. How could you miss it?

Tickets and info available here: https://www.timeout.com/london/things-to-do/doggy-style-christmas-market

The Great Christmas Pudding Race

Saturday 8th December 2018 

 CancerR

 

Ready for a bit of a laugh? This Christmas watch loads of runners in their colourful multi-varied costumes trying to navigate through foam slaloms and other hazards to the finishing line whilst holding a Crimbo pud in their hands.

Why? Because it is all to raise much needed funds for Cancer Research UK. So, come down and watch or even participate as an individual or a team. It is a lot of fun, but we can’t guarantee you won’t end up with some pud on your face!

 More information available here: https://xmaspuddingrace.org.uk

 

Coppa Club Igloos

Tuesday 9th October 2018 – Thursday 31st January 2019 

Coppa Club

 

Have you ever heard of the Coppa Club at London Bridge? For three months, this amazing restaurant is transformed into the prettiest and cosiest venue that you could ever wish to find by the Thames. Under sparkling night skies and against the blasts of cold air, their conformable terrace igloos are the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed, festive night out. And obviously, the amazing view is included!

More information available here: https://www.coppaclub.co.uk

 

Santa Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 8th and Saturday 15th December 2018 

XmasHunt

 

Are you up for a little adventure this Christmas? Team up with your friends and join the fun at this year’s Santa Scavenger Hunt in Soho. Enjoy this race against the clock solving cryptic clues, answering questions and hunting down items. At the award ceremony, the winning team will be presented with an amazing Christmas prize!

And to make it more mysterious, the location is a secret and will only be unveiled 1 week before the event. So don’t miss out and grab a ticket now for you and your team.

Tickets available here: https://www.designmynight.com/london/bars/soho/secret-location/santa-scavenger-hunt-1

 

Father Christmas at The Hall

Thursday 22nd November – Saturday 22nd December 2018 

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Since Christmas is for everyone, let’s not forget about the little ones! It’s been 150 years since Father Christmas and his magical elves made the Royal Albert Hall into their secret London Headquarters. And this year the experience will be even more magical, as our favourite red-hat man has prepared an hour long interactive journey through years of history of these enchanting North Pole characters. So what are you waiting for? Ready, steady, go and enjoy a fantastic Christmas time with your children and family!

Tickets available here: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/father-christmas-at-the-hall/