Barnes Christmas Festival

Barnes is a haven of festive fun in December! Attend a Christmas Charity Night, shop on Christmas gifts fair with stalls based inside and outside The OSO Arts Centre, or enjoy the performance of local musical groups –  with Barnes Concert Band performing Christmas carols in The Sun Inn yard.

Various locations across Barnes
7th December

BBC Good Food’s Festive Feast

Enjoy a big helping of festive spirit as Hampton Court Palace Festive Fayre returns to the magical Hampton Court Palace this winter.  From 7 – 9 December. Eat, drink and be merry, all whilst soaking up the atmosphere and spirit of the season, with sing-along festive classics on the Courtyard Bandstand and carol singing by local choirs…

Hampton Court Palace Kingston upon Thames KT1 4ER
7-9 December
Tickets: From £9.60; Child 0-4 free entry.

Christmas in Leicester Square

Come and hear a festive fairytale, meet Father Christmas and his helpers, and receive a wee gift. The Showstopper Elves are ready to take your kids’ ideas and suggestions and transform them on the spot into magical, musical interactive adventures.

Leicester Square, London
November – December
Tickets: From £11.50

Raver Tots

Raver Tots is linking up again with Garage Nation and throwing a crazy fun-filled-family rave this December at Fire London! There will, of course, be tons of fun for the kids as well! Take your kids raving this December!

Fire Club Vauxhall, London
1st December 2018, 12:00pm
Tickets: From £6.00 + £1.50 fee

Under 1 Roof Christmas Events

This Christmas, Under 1 Roof has some amazing events lined up to provide you with all the festive cheer you want! Their Christmas Lights Switch On event, will turn on the festive lights and begin the Indoor Christmas Market followed by ‘Christmas Actually’ movie night.

The IO Centre, London SE18 6SR
Various dates.
Tickets: From £8.00


A completely different festive experience! Fearturing live DJs, comedy, musical bingo, roaming magicians, kid’s raves, Mexican wrestling and a family Christmas show on a double-decker bus.

Elsewhere in the pop-up town you can skate on their outdoor Ice Rink, enjoy yummy food from Street Feast, lose yourself in Backyard Cinema’s Christmas maze, catch club nights in the Roller Disco, play crazy golf on a UV-powered course, ride the Big Wheel, enjoy cocktails and craft beer in themed bars and find unique gifts in Solo Craft Fair. The kids will love it and there’s plenty for the parents too.

Clapham Common
15 Nov – 23 Dec
Entry charges: From £2; free on selected dates.

Kew Lights

This is one of our favourite’s – see the Kew Gardens light up for an unforgettable after-dark festive trail of lights.  You can walk under the welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour. A wonderful trip for all the family and make a yearly tradition.

Kew Gardens, Richmond TW9 3AE
Until 5th January
Tickets: From £12

Paddington Bear’s First Concert & Father Christmas screening

The charming score of Paddington Bear’s First Concert for symphony orchestra and narrator takes you on a journey with Paddington himself, from his first meeting with the Brown Family right up to his debut as a conductor at the Royal Albert Hall! A great one for the littlies.

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X 9DQ
Ages 4+
Tickets: From £15

A weekend festival of live music, LED Hula Hooping, carol singing, FREE face painting for kids, Battersea Brewery tours, mulled sangria, mince pies, the first of our festive workshops and lots more surprises. This place has become buzzy and good fun for all the family, well worth the trip.

Circus West Village, London SW11 8AH
Until 2nd December
Free event

Lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy on festive Christmas fun at London Wetland Centre. Children will be excited to hop aboard for a festive husky sleigh ride through the beautiful wetland scenery, take a ride on an adorable donkey, or drop into the Elves’ workshop throughout the day to help them prepare and to make your own Christmas gifts.

WWT London, London, SW13 9WT
8th December – 6th January
Ages 2+
Free entry, small fee on other events