Are you looking for interesting things to do in London throughout the Christmas period? Discover TOP 10 London Christmas Events You Can’t Miss in 2016 with Splento.
1.Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland returns to London with its amazing ice rink, huge Christmas market, two circuses and themed bars. There’s a huge variety of things to do for any age. Cute pop-up shops, amazing food and live music create magical Christmas atmosphere. A fun and lively place in the heart of London, which is definitely worth a visit!
2. Oxford Street Christmas Lights
London’s Christmas lights and decorations illuminate much of central London. However, for the first time in almost 60 years, from the afternoon until 7pm Oxford Street is going to be pedestrianised for the switching on of the lights. Want to see London under twinkling lights this Christmas? Then you definitely should come.
3. Camden Christmas Market
Camden Market is the place to go if you’re looking for variety, great prices and an atmosphere of joy. With an amazing selection of unique clothes, shoes, antiques, furniture and a million and one other things, London’s favourite market is open every Thursday until Christmas.
4. Christmas at Kew Gardens
The spectacular London gardens glow with magnificent illuminations in the festive period. The trail is very popular among Londoners and tourists alike. Christmas at Kew is very original, unusual and fascinating. You will definitely love the illuminated evening event.
5. Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
This wonderful ice rink at Hampton Court Palace is a great day out for the kids. Beautifully lit Palace, outstanding performances and great staff create fantastic atmosphere. All in all, a really nice place to spend a day or an evening, especially when the sun goes down.
6. Victoria and Albert’s Christmas Carol
Written and directed by Dominic Gerrard, this show is considered to be a Christmas must-see in London. Everything from the structure of the carols, the interaction with the conductor and the general ambience is a truly fantastic experience. No doubt, if you have come once, you will come again next year.
7. Big Top Christmas Bazaar
Check out the Christmas market indoors with these weekend events from Marbles & Ware. Open until 8pm on Sundays, there are plenty of performances from musicians and storytellers. Moreover, cocktails are also served to reward you right after you finish the Christmas market journey.
8. Yule Jog
Secret Runs London is an exciting concept which will definitely tick all your boxes, if you’re a jogger or at least if you love sport. Running through most famous Christmas lights, trees and markets in London will definitely create an awesome atmosphere. By the way, tickets include a Santa hat and jogs finish in the pub.
9. Man vs Santa
This annual charity challenge asks participants to eat as many mince pies as they can in just three minutes. The lucky winner will get a place on the pub wall of fame and 60 seconds behind the bar to drink as much draught ale as they can manage. All proceeds will go to the Women’s Institute, and everyone who takes part in the challenge will be given a Santa hat.
10. The Christmas Forest
For almost ten years The Christmas Forest team has worked with their charity partners Tree Aid, planting a tree in Africa for every tree they sell. With their customers’ help, The Christmas Forest have now planted over 175,000 trees in the Sahel region of Africa. This year they hope to reach their 200,00th tree. Join the campaign and help regreen environments and improve the lives of people living in Ethiopia, Mali and Burkina Faso.