It’s that time of the year again where everything seems magical and makes London come alive. We all know that London offers tons of festivities, especially during the winter season. But since we’re living through strange times due to the pandemic, most of you must have been expecting that things will look different this year.
But do not fret just yet. The capital’s spirit of Christmas had remained indestructible. While most of London’s iconic Christmas events are canceled, there are still several winter festivities that you and your family can take advantage of.
Here’s a list of fun and exciting things to do with your family this Christmas 2020.
Visit the Kew Gardens
Kew Gardens has always been one of the best places to visit in London, and it’s even more spectacular during the Christmas season. Their enchanting after-dark winter trail will take a new route for the first time, leading you and your family to the illuminated Rose Garden.
It’s well-lit snowflakes and star decorations will also mesmerize you as they sparkle and glow around you.
Oh! They also have street vendors so your family can enjoy takeaway treats. Imagine drinking hot chocolate under the stars. How lovely would it be, especially for your kids!
Watch the Nutcracker at London Coliseum
This Christmas, the English National Ballet will be making their return to the stage to perform the Nutcracker Delights at the London Coliseum. It’s a special 75-minute performance where over 100 dancers and musicians will take you on a whirlwind tour of the classic ballet’s most popular moments. Surely, this is a Christmas treat that your family shouldn’t miss!
Experience Hogwarts in the Snow
Are your kids a huge fan of Harry Potter? (I mean, who doesn’t?!) If so, then you should visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London and experience wizardly Christmas by witnessing Hogwarts in the Snow.
Your favorite set of the cobbled stones and magical shop fronts of Diagon Alley underwent a wintery makeover and returned with more snow than ever!
Not only that! More iconic sets had a festive transformation. The Gryffindor common room and Boys’ dormitory were decorated with the original props, and the fireplaces – including those in the Leaky Cauldron and Great hall – were lit with special effects fire. Hogwarts in the Snow will let your kiddos have a memorable Christmas for sure!
Book A Luxury Chauffeur Service
Do you love having fancy things especially during Christmas? Well, we all do! And to make your Christmas trip as seamless and lavish as possible, then you should get yourself a chauffeur service to fully experience a smooth yet luxurious ride while traveling all around London! With My London Chauffeurs, we provide world-class professional service so you and your family can experience a whole new level of traveling in comfort and style!
Ice Skate Outdoors at Queen’s House Ice Rink, Greenwich
While indoor museums and attractions are currently closed, you and your family can still visit and ice skate at the Queen’s House Ice Rink. It is located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the grounds of Royal Museums Greenwich, which makes it, even more, a magical place to skate!
Don’t worry, safety measures are in place to ensure you and your family can skate with confidence.
Have a fun family day out and experience the magic of Christmas at London Zoo! While you can expect it to be jam-packed with tourists, it will not be a problem since the awesome line-up at London Zoo is designed to keep everyone safe. It’s a guarantee that your little ones can have a magical Christmas while helping Santa make sure all the animals get the perfect present this Christmas!
Have a LEGOLAND Christmas
Last, but of course, not the least, is this another exciting festivity to enjoy just outside of London in Windsor – LEGOLAND Christmas. Make memories that will last a lifetime as their festive event transforms the park into a winter wonderland, complete with amazing holiday sparkling lights and of course, LEGO magic, which is all never been seen at LEGOLAND before.
There is also a bonus! While Santa will not be able to invite anyone into his grotto this year to keep everyone safe, if you book a Santa Sleepover at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, you can witness Father Christmas driving his sleigh through the magical park! What a delight!
There really is something for everyone during Christmas in London. And while there are some restrictions due to the pandemic, there will always be fun, safe, and magical Christmas events in London that you and your family shouldn’t miss.