Christmas is a wonderful time in this part of the world. Everything turns into something magical – London transforms into a living testimony of this magic, with Christmas trees and decorations adorning many famous landmarks of the city. From Christmas shopping to Christmas markets, special goodies deck every nook and cranny – a treat for shoppers looking out for bargains and deals. Christmas season is a special time for children to be in London as there are several festivities focusing on kids.
So, if you are still wondering where to take your tiny tots and teens this Christmas, here are some tips for exciting family treats awaiting you in London:
Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park: Get into the Christmas spirit by visiting the Winter Wonderland in London with your families. The festive extravaganza comes with a wide array of attractions like Winter Wonderland Comedy Club, Ice Sculpting Workshops, Zippos Christmas Circus, Ice Skating, Adventures of Peter Pan on Ice, and many more. This is the ideal treat for your family this Christmas so book your tickets now – it’s open from 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019.
Christmas by the River Market: Ready to shop? The banks of the River Thames BECKON all shoppers to the Christmas by the River market – which stretches from London City Bridge Pier to the Scoop at More London, overlooking the city’s famous icons like Tower Bridge and Tower of London. It has something for everyone – from food and drinks tasting to free craft workshops, unique Christmas presents, stocking fillers and edible treats for the gastronomically inclined.
Christmas shows and ballets in London: What better way to start the festivities of Christmas than taking your family for one of the various exciting productions running in London during the festive season. Some of the shows going on at Christmas time that are worth catching are: The Royal Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Royal Opera House, The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre, Room on the Broom Live at the Lyric Theatre, Awful Auntie at the Bloomsbury Theatre, Snow White at the London Palladium, Peter Pan at Richmond Theatre, and Aladdin at Hackney Empire.
Christmas in Leicester Square: Leicester Square turns into a magical kingdom of fun and revelry at Christmas time. Discover this traditional Christmas market with stalls selling festive decorations, handicrafts and gift items and delicious food. It also has entertainment shows circus for tiny tots in the spiegeltent. Don’t forget to drop by Santa’s grotto to meet Santa Clause himself and, while you are there, make sure to click lots of pictures and make beautiful memories.
Christmas lighting, trees and decorations in London: Yes, this is a wonderful way to enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Go street-hopping to see how the streets of London have transformed into dazzling tiny constellations of Christmas lighting. These festive lights bedeck the whole city and its streets: check out the shimmer at Oxford Street, Covent Garden, Bond Street, Regent Street, Sloane Square, and South Bank. While there, look out for the magnificent Christmas trees, including the world-famous one at Trafalgar Square.
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