Christmas Events in London 2016
Feeling festive? Damn right you are. Immerse yourself in all things Christmas at one of the many events taking over London this winter. Jingle some bells at the most spectacular street markets, and deck the halls at Santa's grotto, before rockin' around the ice rink - there is something for everyone this Christmas in London. Come on kids - get out and get merry in London this Christmas.
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Last updated on 21st October 2016
What's better than sitting around a roaring fire, toasting marshmallows and enjoying some of the best festive cocktails in the business alongside a roster of Christmas song sing-a-longs? Nothing, that's what, so why not join Midnight Apothecary this December for all of the above?
Taking over a Shoreditch spot for a third year in a row, the Nordic Yulefest offers Londoners a great way to experience what the festive period is like in Scandinavia. Enter through some idyllic looking, ivy-drenched archways and dive straight into all the Nordic-based fun on offer. With various meals, fun games and discos that last all night, you'll definitely remember a night here. Are you brave enough to try the Swedish delicacy Surströmming?
Musical Bingo heads west on 13th December for their annual festive party at Paradise! Not sure exactly what to expect? Think regular bingo, except this time numbers are replaced by a playlist of absolutely banging tunes. Your hosts will reel off a medley of classics, you’ll mark ‘em off your card and win some awesome prizes if your luck is in, with lots of festive themes and surprises to be expected along the way! Get Wednesday booked off and get round to Kensal Rise for a Tuesday sesh of drinks, fun and games.
Ice ice baby... Ever fancied bevving in a bar made entirely out of ice? At Icebar, the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass is made from the purest ice harvested from the pristine winter wonderland of Jukkasjarvi in Northern Sweden. Ice Bar have created the ultimate all-in-one winter venue in London: look forward to cocktail classes, ice-sculpting lessons and grub from the BelowZero restaurant. Ideal for those on the hunt for something a little different over the Christmas period in London, this is not one to miss out on.
The Ivory Banquet Rooms offer guests a Christmas dining experience set in the 16th century. Reviving some of the most famous characters of the 1500s, the evening will feature a selection of exquisite dishes, all created using Medieval cooking techniques and flavours. With a handful of frivolous medieval games and plenty of wine for everyone, this is one Christmas event in London well worth seeing.
There's weird and wonderful things at play this Christmas in London courtesy of A Curious Invitation. One of the finest masked ball's in the city, get set for a wondrous display of live antics and performances, stunning fancy dress and plenty more.
The Dance Before Christmas is an immersive theatre event that celebrates all the things we love about the festive season. Stunning smells, dazzling sights and wonderful sounds will take over the Vaults in Waterloo, and guests will have the chance to lose themselves in what has to be one of the most intriguing events in town. Decorated from head to toe and defined by its strange characters, this is one festive event worth seeing.
Every year we hope for a white Christmas and every year, nada. Well Bodo's Schloss in Kensington are ensuring you get your snow as they wheel out their snow canons for a festive brunch with a bang. There will be a Champagne reception, brunch and then a party to keep you dancing all the way into the evening.
More than 200 years ago, the Thames froze solid and Londoners rushed out of their homes to ice skate, eat ginger bread and frolic on the ice. To celebrate that tradition Harmony Boat is holding The Thames Frost Fair party. Clamber aboard the boat for a three and a half hour cruise which includes a live band, unlimited house wine and beer, a gin cocktail and as much use of the ice rink as you please.
Get in the festive spirit and do some good for charity at Christmas Carols for the RHN. Raising money for Royal Hospital Neuro-disability’s Music Therapy services, the carol concert will have performances from star sopranos, celebrity readings and songs by the London Chorus.