Magical Christmas Events in London

Is anyone else dreaming of a White Christmas this year? From glittering Christmas lights and ice skating to traditional markets and Christmas Shows, London is a Christmas Wonderland.

Here at Plantation, Christmas is our favourite time of the year. With the streets being lit up with magical lights, sipping mulled wine while walking around traditional markets or ice skating with a beautiful backdrop, there is plenty of things to do this year at Christmas. You are spoilt for choice on what to do, so we have put together a list of some of the ones we think is the best for you to check out and help make your decision making easier.

Until 6th January a section of Hyde Park will host the biggest most magical Winter Wonderland. This free entry family fun event features a host of festive fun and activities, including Ice Skating, Circus Shows, Rides, a huge Christmas Market and plenty more. With many different options to check out, it will be easy to make a night or two of it. But remember to wrap up warm cause it can get pretty cold, especially if you go on the rides. There’s nothing worse than being freezing cold and unable to get warm again, but a cup of Mulled Wine or Hot Apple Cider is always a good start.

Winterville in Clapham Common has plenty to offer with a different festive experience. There will be live DJ’s, comedy, Musical Bingo, Magicians, Backyard Cinema Maze, A Ferris Wheel, Christmas Markets and many more. Winterville goes until December 23rd. The event is a free entry for SW4 residents and £2 for everyone else over 16 years old. Lambeth and Wandsworth residents can enjoy a 50% discount on ice skating sessions during the week until 7 pm and 10% discount after 7 pm on weekdays and at the weekend. (subject to availability)

1,178 decorations along with purple baubles and neon lettering saying “Christmas is calling” cover the famous shopping street of Oxford Street. This must-see display makes shopping a little more magical this season. Then check out one of the quirkiest Christmas lights displays, glowing across the surrounding streets of Carnaby. Inspired by Queen you will find Freddie Mercury’s iconic Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics written in neon over the glowing streets. It’s the perfect spot for Christmas shopping. The lights will be up until January 4th. After taking a walk down Oxford Street and through Carnaby, you can then stroll down the stunning Regent Street lit up with the magnificent glittering Angels. London hasn’t looked more magical than it does at Christmas.

Until the 20th of January, you can visit the Natural History Museum and ice skate at one of the most magical places this winter with the Waterhouse Building as the backdrop. Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights settled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air. After skating you can then go up to The Café Bar and get a bird’s eye view of the rink while enjoying a hot drink and some cake. Tickets start from £12.65 for an adult and £8.80 for a child.

What are your plans for this Christmas Season? Are you going to head to Hyde Park for Winter Wonderland? Let us know with a comment below and please share this around with your friends if they’re still undecided on what to do. Tag us in your photos or comment below, we would love to see your photos of the amazing events you attend. Whatever you decide to do this season, please enjoy it to the fullest and remember to stay safe.

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