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What's on in London this December

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30 November 2018 | Location

With Christmas fast approaching, we take a look at some of the best attractions coming to London this festive season.

Round off 2018 in style and check out these 5 fantastic events taking place in the capital in December.


London Pantomime Horse Race

The annual London Pantomime Horse Race will be galloping into Greenwich on Sunday 16th December.

Around 30 pantomime horses will take to the streets to tackle a 0.25 mile course featuring obstacles and pub pit stops, starting at Devonport House.

The racing gets underway at 1pm, and there will also be live entertainment both before and after the race, including performances from X-Factor star Honey G, US comedian Lewis Schaffer, a Monty Python tribute act, and a ‘poptastic’ piano singalong with musician Kirsty Newton.


Cinema in the Snow

Pop Up Screens is bringing its Cinema in the Snow to Hackney Showroom this December, offering a selection of Christmas favourites for festive film lovers to enjoy.

From Thursday 13th to Sunday 23rd  December, there will be screenings of Elf, Muppets Christmas Carol, Love Actually and Home Alone, as well as classics such as Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life.

What's more, cinema-goers will get to enjoy their favourite film in the warmth of a beautiful indoor winter wonderland, complete with artificial snow.



If the crowds at London’s iconic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park are a little too much for you, then Winterville is a good alternative.

Hosted in Clapham Common, this family-friendly festival features a host of street food vendors as well as live DJs, a cinema, crazy golf and even Mexican wrestling.  

The festive playground is now open and runs until Sunday 23rd December.


Ice Skating at the Natural History Museum

Set against the stunning backdrop of the Natural History Museum, few ice-skating rinks in London draw the crowds quite like this one.

Perfect for a first date or fun family day out, this popular festive attraction is open until Sunday 20th January.

And if you don't fancy taking to the ice yourself, you can always relax with a drink while watching the action from the café bar's overhead viewing platform.


Carols at St Paul’s Cathedral

There can be few more awe-inspiring venues for a Christmas sing-song than St Paul's Cathedral.

The famous church is hosting a series of carol concerts throughout the month, starting with a charity fundraiser in aid of Age UK on Tuesday 11th December.

Most concerts are free, but charges do apply for some of the charity events.

For a list of all carol services, click here.


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