It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With Christmas just around the corner, don’t miss out on all the fun festivities popping up around the city this month. Head out to see London come alive with dazzling Christmas lights filling the streets or grab some skates and glide around the various pop-up ice rinks. There are also plenty of Christmas markets to wonder around for some last-minute shopping and festive food. With all this and more, what are you waiting for? Just remember to wrap up warm!
Here are our top picks of things to do this month in London:
Winter Wonderland – until 5 January 2020
Returning for its thirteenth year, this festive favourite is a must. Featuring everything from ice rinks, rides and games to a huge market full of seasonal treats, Winter Wonderland is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!
Museum of Architecture Gingerbread City – until 5 January 2020
This impressive exhibition at Somerset House features an entire city made of gingerbread! Exploring the theme of transport, leading architects and engineers have gathered to create an edible masterpiece. You can also take part in gingerbread house-making workshops or skate around Somerset’s impressive ice rink during your visit too!
Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square – until 5 January 2020
Head to Trafalgar Square on 5 December to see the capital’s biggest Christmas tree being lit up. As per tradition since 1947, London has received this Nordic style tree as a thank you for the support Britain provided to Norway during the second world war. Get in the festive mood and join other Londoners who regularly gather to sing carols around the tree at weekends.
Winter pop-up at Southbank Centre – until 29 December 2019
Don’t miss the chance to snuggle up to a festive flick at Southbank’s circus bar this month! There is plenty on for all ages, from Disney’s classics such as Finding Nemo and The Little Mermaid, to rom-coms like Bridget Jones’ Diary and Love Actually. Wonder around the rest of Southbank and explore the Christmas market running alongside the river too.
For more ideas of what to do in London, keep checking LCCA’s event page.
Photo Credit: © Museum of Architecture, Gingerbread City