Each year the iconic Somerset House courtyard is transformed into a festive winter ice rink.
Partnered with Fortnum and Mason, there is a pop-up version of the classic Piccadilly store on Thursday evenings until January 11th 2015.
For those who may be unsure on the ice there is the Skate School for all ages and little ones can join in with the Polar Cub Club.
Find tickets here.
The Southbank Centre is holding the Winter Festival until January 11th 2015.
A particular favourite at the festival is Slava’s Snowshow at the Royal Festival Hall from the 17th of December until the 5th of January. Hailed as London’s leading Christmas show, Slava’s Snowshow has been delighting and amazing viewers around the world for over 20 years! Expect blizzards, snow, awe-inspiring visual effects and fantastic circus to thrill the whole family. Book tickets now.
The festival is also home to several festive markets and a Christmas Tree Maze at the centre of which children will receive a gift.
Along with various events running through the duration of the festival, The Snowman and Peter and the Wolf will be performed by the Orchestra of St. Paul’s on the 13th of December and a reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will performed on the 14th of December, both at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland is always a favourite…
Check out the amazing ice sculptures in the Magical Ice Kingdom.
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