Events and Christmas Things to do in London – we love to visit London at Christmas and love all the different and wonderful festive things to do! From festive cinema screenings, winter wonderlands, pantomimes and Christmas Markets, there is so many wonderful Christmas things to do in London!
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
19 Nov 2021 – 3 Jan 2022
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is London’s spectacular Christmas destination! Located in the heart of London, get ready to fully immerse yourself in all things festive. Winter Wonderland is open every day from 10am to 10pm. This year we’ve got loads in store with exciting new attractions including the world’s tallest transportable Observation Wheel, a new theme ‘A Christmas Carol’ at the Magical Ice Kingdom, a Season Ride Pass, Paddington™ on Ice, Mr. Men & Little Miss and a fantastic new programme of comics at the Winter Wonderland Comedy Club. Let’s not forget our returning favourites including the UK’s largest open-air ice rink, funky new après ski vibes at Bar Ice and jaw dropping acts in the Circus MegaDome!
See our review of Hyde Park Winter Wonderland here.
Christmas at Backyard Cinema
Capital Studios, Ram Quarter, 13 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18 1ET
15th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022
Backyard Cinema brings Christmas back with a bang this year with two magic experiences guaranteed to fill you with Christmas Cheer.
After having Christmas cancelled on us last year, the UK’s leading experiential cinema is determined to spread the joy, vowing to make 2021 the biggest cinematic Christmas yet with magical worlds, festive treats, nostalgia and all the mulled wine and mince pies that anyone could ask for.
Click here for prices and all the details of the Backyard Cinema.
Christmas at Kew Gardens, London
17 November 2021 – 9 January 2022
It’s the most wonderful time of the year as our sparkling after dark trail returns to light up Kew Gardens. The winter trail takes a magical new route and includes a host of all-new installations.
Framed by glittering spiral trees, dynamic laser projections will illuminate the iconic Temperate House. A dazzling arch leads to a cascade of glowing silvery shards at the Treetop Walkway. Walk amongst immersive vines as they surprise with changing ribbons of light, and wander beneath the branches where mysterious fairy-fire known as Will-o’the Wisp softly glows.
Journey through the mesmerising flickering flames in the Fire Garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way.
Whitmoor Forest, Swinley Rd, Winkfield Row, Ascot SL5 8BD
Not in central London, but not too far away. We visited Lapland UK a couple of years ago and it was amazing – expensive, but amazing! There is a lovely festive play to start the proceeding and then you go through a series of workshops – all beautifully themed, before arriving in the Christmas village where you can eat, drink and be merry and take the children ice skating. The most marvellous thing about Lapland UK though is Father Christmas himself, he knows so much about the children they can’t fail to believe!
Have a look at our review of Lapland UK here.
Spirit of Christmas Fair
Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX
Spirit of Christmas Fair returns from 1 – 7 November 2021
Following a year of shopping online, Spirit of Christmas Fair is excited to be welcoming shoppers back through the doors of Olympia London celebrating 20 years. Ensuring customers have Christmas all wrapped up before December, the UK’s leading and largest shopping event will be returning to Olympia London from 1 – 7 November.
The home of Christmas shopping, Spirit of Christmas Fair has over 650 independent boutiques with an extraordinary breadth of product ranges under one roof.
Offering items not found on the high street, Spirit of Christmas Fair shines a spotlight on British, sustainable and ethically produced products. Enabling customers to find something for even the trickiest of individuals to buy for, discerning shoppers will find endless never-before-seen items. From gifts and treats to entertaining ideas, the expertly curated fashion, decorations, jewellery, homeware, baby and children, toys and games, food and drinks brands have all been hand-picked for their quality and originality.