Festive fun: Things to do in London

December 7, 2018

Christmas is coming, London is sparkling with lights and there is something for everyone to enjoy this December from markets and shows to thrill rides and ice-skating. Here’s Acorns’ pick of 10 things to do over the festive period.

South Bank Centre Winter Festival: 8 December – 6 January
Rows of twinkling cabins selling delicious food, drink and gifts together with free festive workshops and a full itinerary of Christmas Shows that will entertain children and adults alike.

Christmas by the River, at London Bridge City: 29 November – 2 January
Arguably the most scenic Christmas market in London with Tower Bridge and the Tower of London as a backdrop. Shop for tasty food treats and unique gifts and join in one of the many free workshops to learn how to make your own gifts or feasts.

Crafty Fox Market at Kings Cross: 7-9 December
For something a bit different head to Kings Cross where Crafty Fox markets have teamed up with King’s Cross’ Canopy Market to bring a selection of the best designer makers and artists for those special and unique gifts.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland: 23 November – 6 January
A whole village of fun with something for everyone from ice-skating, family shows, comedy, thrilling fairground rides, an observation wheel, market, ice-sculpting and of course lots of food and drink.

Carol Singing in Trafalgar Square: 10 – 21 December
Get into the festive spirit with carols around the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square. The Mayor of London invites choirs and singers to perform between 4pm and 7pm every day so there is a regularly changing programme – and it’s all for charity.

Sail With Santa: Various dates in December
Father Christmas will be busy this December but what better way to meet him than while cruising down the Thames. Gifts and cookies for the kids while the grown-ups can enjoy mulled wine while gliding past some of London’s most iconic sites.

A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre: 24 November – 19 January
Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story is brilliantly brought to life in a show that promises to entertain and delight and have you leaving the theatre humming carols.

Snow White at the London Palladium: 8 December – 13 January
Is Christmas even Christmas without a trip to the panto? Join Dawn French, Julian Clary and other stars for what promises to be a riotous few hours at the theatre.

Peter Pan Cup, Serpentine Lido, Hyde Park: 25 December
For something a bit different why don’t you head to Hyde Park to cheer on the hardy members of the Serpentine Swimming Club going for their traditional Christmas morning dip? The 100-yard race has been held since the mid-1800s. Afterwards, enjoy a bracing walk through to park to work up an appetite for lunch.

Whether you are shopping for that special Christmas gift or enjoying time with family and friends, the staff at Acorn wish you a fun festive season.

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