Christmas time in London is the jolliest period of the year. A number of special events, Christmas markets and the winter sale elate the spirit of Christmas in London every year. Below is our pick of the anticipated Christmas events for the year.
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
The Winter Wonderland at the Hyde Park offers a wholesome fun filled family package of food, frolic and festive shopping. This free-to-enter event showcases a whole bunch of activities and stalls that are based on a unique Christmas theme. This is a complete family entertainer and popular activities of the event include the Magical Ice Kingdom, The Angels and Yuletide Market, The Observation Wheel, and the Zippos Circus. The event starts on the 21st of November and runs till the 4th of January. The show also includes a night bus tour that takes you along some key places in Central London.
Christmas at Kensington
How does it feel to celebrate Christmas like you were a Royal? To find out how the festival of Christmas has been commemorated in the early centuries by the Royal family members visit the Kensington Palace this year. A special tour across the palace has been arranged this Christmas for the public to enjoy games, food and music based on the 17th century. The best part of the event is a special game that allows the winner to be the King or the Queen for a single day. The classic style of the Royals combined with the grandeur of the palace is sure to take your Christmas spirit to another higher level.
Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square
A larger than life size Christmas tree, soulful music and Christmas carols that are termed the classics of the world will be brought together to the viewers this Christmas at the Trafalgar Square. The event will host different groups of people singing their favourite carols to raise cash for charity. The event starts on the 8th of December and will run till the 23rd of Christmas. Be a part of this simple yet fun event and stand up for a noble cause.
Christmas markets and fairs
Any festival in London is incomplete without a generous touch of retail therapy and would Christmas be an exception? The Christmas markets and fairs across the city are almost instrumental is starting the mood of the festive season in London. The Christmas Kew market, Dusty Fingers, The White Christmas Fair, More London and Winter Village are some the famous Christmas markets that specialise in chocolates, festive sweets, unique crafts, special Christmas merchandise and food.
Christmas Ice Rinks
Christmas marks the peak of winter season in London and it is also the time for temporary ice rinks all over the palace. This Christmas visit one of the special ice rinks in London and enjoy skating under the evening stars. The Broadgate Ice Rink, Canary Wharf, Somerset Ice Rink and the Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink are the popular tourist attractions for skating in London.