Christmas comes but once a year and here at My Lifestyle PA it’s our absolute favourite time!
The season has officially started here in London this week with lighting of the famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights by pop band The Saturdays!
Wondering what else is going on around town this Christmas? My Lifestyle PA has got you covered. We’ve done the research so you don’t have to and compiled a list of ‘what’s on’ just for you. Think of it as an early Christmas gift from us!
London’s Christmas attractions we love;
Marylebone Christmas Lights Nov 16-Jan 5 2012, Marylebone High St W1
Take in the Christmas lights switch-on ceremony on Marylebone High Street by Lisa Snowdon then browse for gifts or just window shop the fabulous boutiques of Marylebone High Street.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Nov 18-Jan 3 2012, Hyde Park
Various rides and attractions including a Giant Observation Wheel, festive market and ice-skating
Natural History Museum Ice Rink Nov 4-Jan 8 2012, Natural History Museum, SW7
Huge 1,000-metre-square outdoor ice rink (smaller children only) and rink side fairground
Skate at Somerset House Nov 22-Jan 22 2012, Somerset House WC2
Skate in the beautiful surrounds of Somerset House beneath a tree decorated by Tiffany!
Ideal Home Show at Christmas Nov 16-20, Earl's Court Exhibition Centre SW5
A Christmas edition of the Ideal Home Show with festive ideas and products including furniture, gadgets, food and gifts plus everything you will need to turn your home into a Winter wonderland.
Southbank Centre Christmas Market Nov 18-Dec 24, Riverside between Southbank Centre and the London Eye SE1
A traditional, German-style Christmas market with stalls set in wooden chalets alongside the River Thames offering atmospheric shopping for gifts and exploring.
Real Food Christmas Market Dec 16-23, Southbank Centre Square, SE1
Shop for seasonal gastronomic delights such as wild game and hams, everything you need to put on the perfect spread this Christmas.
London Glassblowing Studio Christmas Open House and Sale Nov 25-Dec 24, London Glassblowing, SE1
Glassblower Peter Layton celebrates 35 years of his London studio with an open house and sale of blown glass objects which make wonderfully unique and extra special gifts
Christmas at Covent Garden Nov 10 – Jan 4 /The Great Christmas Pudding Race Sat Dec 3, Covent Garden Market WC2
Beautiful decorations, Christmas Food Market and Carols on Saturdays plus on Sat Dec 3 teams of six compete in this obstacle race carrying Christmas puddings, to benefit Cancer Research UK.
Christmas Eve Carol Service Sat Dec 24, St Paul's Cathedral EC4
Carols sung by the Cathedral Choir. There's no need to book but visitors are advised to arrive early.