Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Things To do at Christmas & 12 Xmas events in London

  • Spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon cosying up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and tune into Channel 5 (Hallmark channel for the US) who have back to back Christmas movies.
  • Make a Christmas wreath-  See all the different ones to make and a guide to help on Youtube  here                                                           
  • Go ice skating-either the seasonal outdoor skating rinks or local ice rinks
  • Have a go baking gingerbread men, mince pies or Chocolate truffles-they make great gifts.
  • Drink Mulled wine and read a Christmas novel beside a proper fire.I 'm excited to read Lindsey Kelks Jenny Lopez saves Christmas on my kindle.
  • Take a winter walk whether this be a tour of all the outdoor Christmas lights on your neighbours houses or a jaunty walk through fields and fir trees.
  • Shop at a German Christmas market /craft market
  • Go Carol Singing or attend a carol singing service
  • Host a tree decorating /trimming party. This is an American tradition but like Black Friday it'll eventually be adopted here. This is a party for friends and family to decorate the tree together while drinking and eating baked cookies, cakes etc. 
  • See a pantomine, ballet or show.

12 Christmas Things To do In London 

Watch a Christmas/Winter film in a cinema full of snow at the Pop up screen cinema at 20 century Notting Hill are showing the following films Frozen, Home Alone 1 & 2, Love Actually (19th Dec Elf (23rd Dec) Scrooged, Nightmare Before Christmas, Muppets Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, It's a Wonderful Life and others. For More details see here 

Visit Hyde Park Winter Wonderland attractions include a giant wheel, magical ice kingdom, Christmas markets, a circus and ice rink. For More info see here

Winterville in Victoria Park features a roller disco, panto, ice rink and streetfood. Free Entry. For more details see here

Southbank Winter Festival (Waterloo) open until 11th January 2015  Christmas markets, christmas tree maze, express train, Slava Snowshow La Soiree circus and Burlesque, choir performances and cider Lodge  see here

Kew Gardens have a Night time trail.  Snowflakes will guide you through the tunnel of light, garden of fire, santa grotto and carols. for more info see here

Go Ice skating in the historic surroundings of Hampton Court Palace (see hereor checkout the ice rink meets nightclub at Somerset House (see here) or at the  Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens there's an ice rink as well as ice carving, a Christmas tree maze, street entertainers and food and drink see here for details

Go to see White Christmas at the Dominion theatre For more details see here

Go and see The Nutcracker Ballet at the London Colosseum until 4th January 2015. see here 

Disney on Ice 60 Disney Characters take to the ice to celebrate 100 years of magic
at the 02 Arena Greenwich 24th December -5th January. For further info see here

Hogwarts In The Snow  Leavesden (near Watford) It's not really London but not far to drive to. I couldn't miss including this Warner Bros Studio Tour where Hogwarts castle is in snow, the great hall is decorated for Christmas and the tour  includes a trip to the special effects department. Hogwarts in the snow tour goes on until 1st February 2015. For further info see here

Carol singing and concert music at  St Martins in the Field various concerts 11th-13th December and  18th -22nd December for more information see here

Visit the Ice bar central London (W1B) for a winter experience for dinner or drinks see here for more info.

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