Seven Ways To Celebrate Christmas in London

London at Christmas
Christmas in London // photo by Pug Girl via Flickr

Every year London offers fun, festive ways to celebrate the Christmas holiday. Below London & Partners highlights some of the best seasonal activities happening now. 

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

October 30, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Get in the holiday spirit while ice-skating around a 40-foot Christmas tree and 80,000 twinkling lights. 

Geffrye Museum

November 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Visitors will walk through the Christmas Past exhibition. Made up of 11 period living rooms this exhibition gives a glimpse into how Christmas was celebrated in England over the past 400 years.

London Coliseum

December 11, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Watch as the English National Ballet brings the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to life.

Hyde Park

November 21, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Christmas isn’t complete without a night spent at Winter Wonderland. Festivalgoers should bundle up and enjoy rides, ice skating, mulled cider and Christmas markets.

Trafalgar Square

December 8, 2014 – December 23, 2014

Head to Trafalgar Square and see the world famous Christmas tree (Norway’s gift to London since 1947). While there enjoy the sounds traditional Christmas carols.

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

December 2, 2014 – January 11, 2015

A dance adaptation of Tim Burton’s classic tale, Edward Scissorhands, returns this holiday season for six weeks.

Southbank Centre

November 11, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival embraces Charles Dickens and the giving spirit through performances, concerts, dances and choirs.