Things to Do - London Holiday Season

The Christmas magic is on full dazzling mode in London – from Christmas markets and winter wonderlands to festivals and caroling – there are many things to do. Plan ahead and book your stay at St Giles London Hotel to save 20% with our BEMERRY offer.

Top 6 Festive Things to Do in London in December 2018

Experience the festive spirit in London with this 2018 holiday guide to some of the best events happening this Winter – Christmas season.

Winter and Christmas in London

1. Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park –  22 November, 2018 to 9th January, 2019
Where: Hyde Park, London (Cost: Free)  

‘Tis the season to enjoy winter and holiday magic at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Bring the family to London and experience the thrilling fairground rides and ice skating in the park plus don’t miss the charming Christmas markets and family oriented shows.  For more details, visit:

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2. Christmas Festival at Royal Albert Hall: 1 – 31 December 2018
Where: Royal Albert Hall , Kensington

The iconic Royal Albert Hall resounds with seasonal cheer during the festive season, as music, carols, dance and songs fill the grand hall in the countdown to Christmas. For more details, visit:

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3. Hogwarts in the Snow – 17 November, 2018 – 27 January 2019
Where: Warner Bros Studio, Leavesden (Cost: Ticketed Event)

Experience the magic of the winter season in the wizardry world as the iconic Harry Potter film sets transform for the winter season. Self-guided walking tour at the Warner Bros. Studio in London. For more details, visit:

4. Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square: 10 – 21 December 2018
When: October – 19 January, 2019 (Cost: Free)

From Deck the Halls to Ding Dong Merrily on High, come watch carol singers perform festive favourites around the famous Norwegian Christmas tree. Throughout the build-up to Christmas, more than 40 carol groups each sing for an hour beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to raise funds for voluntary or charitable organisations.

Carol performances take place between 4pm and 8pm on weekdays, and between 2pm and 6pm on weekends. There is no performance on 15 December.


5. London New Year’s Eve fireworks – 31 December 2018

Where: Along the Thames Riverside, Central London, SE1 7PB

Welcome 2019 in London while enjoying the dazzling fireworks launched at the foot of the London Eye. The best views are from the South Bank, Westminster Bridge, Waterloo Bridge and Victoria Embankment. It is a ticketed event. For more details, Click Here


6. Winter festival at Southbank Centre – 8 December 2018 to 6 January 2019

Where: Belvedere Road, London (Cost: Free)

Enjoy a packed programme of free and ticketed events, including a Christmas market, festive shows and family entertainment. Over the Christmas and New Year’s Eve season, the riverside area glows with glittering lights, festive decorations and a huge Christmas tree.


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