Christmas is coming to London

Santa Claus is coming to town, and he’s setting up shop slap-bang in the middle of Leicester Square. As well as the big man’s grotto, there will be stalls, food and drink, and festive entertainment courtesy of Udderbelly; expect cabaret, burlesque and enough bauble-boasting drag shows to decorate a Christmas tree with.

When is Christmas in Leicester Square 2018?

Christmas in Leicester Square is back for the third year in 2018. It’ll run from Friday November 9 2018 to Sunday January 6 2019.

Where is Christmas in Leicester Square?

Smack in the middle of central London’s Leicester Square. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, the nearest rail station is Charing Cross.

Is there an entry fee? 

Entry to Christmas in Leicester Square is free, but tickets must be bought for selected events, including Santa’s Grotto and some performances.

There are so many things to do in London at Christmas. Seriously, who needs heaving German markets, pricey alpine resorts or far-flung tropical beaches at Christmas when we have our city in all its twinkling, fairy-light embellished glory? There’s no better place to be at this most enchanting time of year. Frosty park walks, hot toddies at festive marketsice-skating with friends, fireside pub lunches, carol concerts, impressive light displays, spectacular West End shows – there’s simply no end to the Wintery entertainment offered up by our capital.

Whether you prefer your Yule jam-packed with parties or super mellow, our round-up is bursting with ways to celebrate. Tempted to forgo the home-cooked turkey and dine out on the 25th? We have that covered too, with a list of fabulous restaurants serving up festive fare on the big day itself. Go forth and be merry!

If your looking for something a little closer to home, the Christmas spirit seems to kick in earlier and earlier with many themed events starting in November by our offices!

 Staff Pick – Take a trip back in time to the London of Dickens’s day for Christmas this year.

Walk through our amazing Sailortown gallery, a vivid recreation of a Victorian street bedecked with frost, holly, mistletoe and the sound of Christmas carols being sung in the distance to match white Christmas of yesteryear as imagined by author Charles Dickens.

Then meet Santa himself in his grotto and receive a traditional toy from him! This is one of our staff top picks this year at the Museum of London Docklands – You can book this HERE

Santa’s ready for Christmas – are you?

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