Stroll along the Southbank under twinkling lights, join family activities, catch a show and sample delicious treats at the Southbank Winter Festival. When: November 3 to January 8, 2023 Where: Queen’s Walk, Southbank Ticket
Stroll along the Southbank under twinkling lights, join family activities, catch a show and sample delicious treats at the Southbank Winter Festival.
When: November 3 to January 8, 2023
Where: Queen’s Walk, Southbank
Ticket price: Free, some paid events – see individual listings
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Winter Market & pop-ups
Stroll along the Thames under twinkling lights and sample indulgent drinks and scrumptious street food. At seasonal pop-ups, take part in alpine-themed curling at The Curling Club, toast marshmallows at Jimmy’s and enjoy more goodies at Beltane and Pop, Choco Fruit and Grays & Feather.
Travel to east Tennessee in an all-new musical twist on the Dickens tale at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. Or you can also join in the family fun with Duggee and the Squirrels in Hey Duggee: The Live Theatre Show.
Art & exhibitions
While you’re soaking up the atmosphere, take in the outdoor Winter Light exhibition. Also, there’s more dazzling art to see inside at the Hayward Gallery.
Sparkling New Year’s Eve party
Party through the decades on New Year’s Eve as the Royal Festival Hall is decked out in all its glory. There will be five floors of festivities featuring music from the 1920s through to the present day. You will also enjoy breathtaking views of the UK’s largest annual fireworks display.
Very merry comedy
The campest, queerest and most hilarious guests London can offer star in the The Guilty Feminist Presents Camp as Christmas, and Ed Gamble and James Acaster also return to decorate the Dream Restaurant as they host Off Menu: The Christmas Dinner Party.
A truly classical Christmas
We’ve a procession of festive classical music performances suitable for audiences of all ages: Handel’s Messiah, Christmas at the Movies, Christmas Carol Singalong, A Dickensian Christmas as well as Christmas with the Philharmonia Cellos.
November 3 (Thursday) - January 8 (Sunday)