We are fast approaching the most wonderful time of the year and you don’t want to miss out on all the festivities happening across London. From carol concerts, Christmas workshops, ice skating and more, these are the festive activities to book over the Christmas period.
Wreaths are a huge part of the festive traditions and how lovely would it be to adorn your front door with a handmade wreath created with love. Well, you can do just that at one of Daylesford Wreath Making workshops taking place between the end of November and the beginning of December. Hosted at Brompton Cross, Notting Hill and Pimlico, the workshops will be run by local florist Katie Musgrave, who will guide you through the evenings demonstrating how to make seasonal wreaths using natural foliage and blooms, advising on structure, types of natural materials and pairing different textures.
Get creative this Christmas at Masterpeace, the art studio hosting festive themed workshops throughout December. From wreath making, card making and gingerbread house decorating, there are a variety of activities on offer to have some fun with friends and get into the Christmas Spirit over a glass of mulled wine and some mince pies. The studio painting experiences will allow you to create your own masterpieces to give the most thoughtful, handmade gift this Christmas.
FESTIVE VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA at Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason is like stepping into Santa’s Workshop, with Christmas gifts lining the shelves from top to bottom. We can’t think of a better place to enjoy a festive afternoon tea and the best part is they have a full vegan menu! The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon will be adorned with the most beautiful Christmas decor, the perfect surroundings for a festive day out. The menu features cucumber with dairy-free mint cream cheese finger sandwiches, oat panna cotta with maple caramel and pecan nuts and of course no afternoon tea would be complete without freshly baked scones with Fortnum’s deluxe strawberry preserve.
ICE SKATING at The Natural History Museum
After 16 years, this will be the last year of the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum so it only seems right to get your skates on at this momentous location for the final hurrah. The rink at the Natural History Museum knocks spots off its many rivals, with a towering Christmas tree in the middle, fairy lights trailing the perimeter and a backdrop of the grand museum!
CHRISTMAS MOVIES at Backyard Cinema
Rediscover your favourite Christmas films in style at the Backyard Cinema’s Winter Night Garden. Venture through a secret tunnel to reveal the beautiful theatre, set in an enchanted forest. With returning classics such as Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually and The Holiday, you can sit back and relax with a hot chocolate and some popcorn and enjoy cinema like never before!
CAROLS at The Royal Albert Hall
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear…and we can’t think of a better place to do just that than at the Royal Albert Hall. This year’s programme is full of heart-warming live events to be enjoyed with your loved ones. With a range of different performances for the whole family from traditional orchestras, gospel choirs and the return of the Muppets Christmas Carol, this is one to book to start your festivities.
FESTIVE BAKING at Bread Ahead
Bake up some festive cheer with Bread Ahead’s Christmas Workshops. From mince pies to stollen, yule logs, party food and more, Bread Ahead will prepare you with making all your Christmas favourites from scratch ready for the festive season. With locations dotted all over London, you can find your nearest workshop to get baking your Christmas showstoppers!
SEE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS at Lightopia Festival
Hosted in Crystal Palace Park, Lightopia festival will be taking place from 19th November to 2nd January 2022. The never-before-seen illuminated trail will feature stunning, multi-sensory lights and installations, creating a winter wonderland bursting with colour. Lightopia is the perfect festive evening activity, wrap up warm and let the lights guide you through an enchanting journey.
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