Posted 9th December 2017 | By Amelia Eckersley, Search Engine Marketing Specialist

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Not only do we have Christmas in the winter, but we have better TV and a mountain of fun events to get our teeth stuck into. Whether you’re a Londoner or just visiting for the weekend, there’s an event for you to make lasting memories with family and friends this winter. We’ve chosen our 5 favourites to get those ideas rolling…

1. Winter Wonderland

hyde park winter wonderland

Head down to Hyde Park and perfect your ice-skating technique on the world’s biggest outdoor rink. Perhaps you wanted to leave the professionals to it? That’s not a problem either - watch national championship level skating at the Cinderella on Ice show. Enjoy other activities such as Zippos Circus, Cirque Beserk and the huge fairground which is lit by Christmas decorations. Wind down and peer over the stunning London skyline on the 200ft Giant Observation Wheel.

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2. Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House

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This beautiful and unique attraction is a Christmas themed lantern festival. The grounds become a spectacular show of vibrant colours and creative shapes. Be transported to another world whilst enjoying festive fun with Santa’s grotto, fairground rides and a food and drink area.

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3. Christmas films at Cinema in the Snow

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Share the Christmas spirit with other Londoners at an indoor screening of your most loved Christmas film. From Elf to Love Actually, they’ll be showing all of your favourite Christmas films. And yes, there will be snow! So, wrap up, help yourself to some popcorn and settle down for a great experience.

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4. A Victorian Christmas experience at Kensington Palace

christmas at kensington palace

Get into the Christmas spirit at London’s world-renowned, historical royal palaces. Enjoy a host of family activities, workshops and Victorian Christmas decorations to experience a replica of a Victorian Christmas. Children can also get creative by making their own puppet theatre along with festive food talks and live music.

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5. Hogwarts in the Snow – The Making of Harry Potter

hogwarts in the snow christmas

Really feel the magic of Christmas this year like Ron, Harry and Hermione at Warner Brothers Studio in London. Harry Potter Land does Christmas like no one else - the Yule Ball will be adorned with enchanted Christmas decorations and magical props that’ll make you feel as though you’re a student at Hogwarts this December. This year, you can even dine in the Great Hall!

Find out which dates you can get involved with here:


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