Christmas is fast approaching again! And one of the best cities to visit during this time is London. There are plenty of events to visit during December. London at Christmas is a great spectacle that can be enjoyed by anyone of any age. Celebrate Christmas by taking part in some of the best loved traditions and attend special events throughout the city in December.
Here we take a look at some of the best events that the city has to offer.
London Christmas Lights
The annual turning on of the Christmas lights in the city returns again this year. There is plenty on offer at Oxford Street, which is one of the locations that the lights are due to be switched on. Why not check out some of the Christmas shops or enjoy some time ice skating on many of the outside ice rinks located around London, including Somerset House which offers a huge 900-square-metre outdoor rink. The turning on of the Christmas lights is a special occasion which shouldn’t be missed during your stay.
Family favourite, Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park for another festive treat in 2015. Winter Wonderland offers a large array of Christmas events to enjoy including a circus show, a magical ice kingdom and a Giant Wheel to admire the fantastic view.
There is also the chance to enjoy some fine food and drink during your stay at the event, including the unique Bar Ice or toasting marshmallows on their fire pit. Winter Wonderland is a fun event that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Winter Wonderland kicks off from November 20th and runs until January 3rd 2016. For more information visit their site
Why not check out some of the panto that the city has to offer. Sit back, relax and enjoy some light-hearted entertainment, spearheaded by some of the best loved celebrities. Check out shows such as:
Jack and the Beanstalk, a popular panto show which graces the Hackney Empire stage from November 21st to January 3rd 2016.
Dick Wittington is another hugely popular panto show that is returning to the stage this year to the Wilton’s Music Hall from December 1st to December 31st 2015.
For more information on these shows and more visit Time Out
These shows can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Panto is a great tradition and is one of the most popular things to do in London at Christmas.
You can’t celebrate Christmas without a Christmas tree, why not visit the beautifully lit tree located in Trafalgar Square. The lights are switched on, on the first Thursday in December and is attended by thousands, proving to be one of the most popular Christmas events in London. The event includes a band and choir and is attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster leading up to the grand lighting of the tree which is an amazing spectacle not to be missed.
Shopping is definitely a great to experience in London at Christmas. There are a large number of shops worth visiting during your stay, that boast some beautiful decorations and gifts for loved ones, Check out some great shops in London at Christmas including:
Harrods is a great place to visit during Christmas. They not only look great, they also offer fun entertainment for people of all ages including a Christmas Grotto and special café for those looking to relax during the rush of Christmas shopping. The luxurious shopping experience is one to be marvelled at. The Christmas experience starts from November 7th.
Selfridges is another luxurious shopping experience that goes all out during the Christmas season. The Christmas shop has many differing gifts on display for those of all ages. There is also a kids section bursting with an excellent toy department.
Whether or not you are spending money or want to explore the stores during their Christmas season, these shops are great to experience in London at Christmas.
The Christmas season can be extremely busy but also a lot of fun! make sure to make the most of these experiences and more during November and December.