We’ve rounded up five of the best events in London you need to attend this festive season.

As the days get darker and the festive season starts kicking in, London has a lot to offer. From light shows to dancing in tents, there’s something for everyone in our festive round-up.

1. Lightopia

Step into the world of Lightopia, taking place from 17th November to 2nd January 2023 at Crystal Palace Park in London, you can experience an illuminated walk with hand-crafted lanterns, light installations, 3D projections, and water shows. Tickets are on sale now

2. Winter Wonderland

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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland already speaks for itself and this is an obvious pick on the festive lineup of things to do in London. From rides to ice skating to dancing to music in the Bavarian Hall, Winter Wonderland caters to all ages.

Hype Park Winter Wonderland is open from 18th November to 2nd January 2023. You will need to purchase entry tickets here before attending.

3. Pergola On The Piste

Pull on your very best skiing threads and drop in for lively evenings of après style partying. We’re the best place this side of the Alps to find the mountain party spirit, with DJs, live Saxophones, shot-skis, and more demi-peche than you can shake your poles at.

Launching on 10th November and running until early spring, Pergola Paddington will be transformed into a stunning ski lodge for après style partying, with DJs, live entertainment, and special events.

Pergola On The Piste will recreate the atmosphere of the famous bars and taverns that make their home in the alps, facilitated by a total visual and design overhaul. Book Now

4. The Winter Festival at The Southbank Centre

Wrap yourself in the spirit of the season with joyous shows, pop-up bars, family fun, brilliant art, and twinkling markets – there’s a gift for everyone to enjoy. Open from November 3rd 2022 to January 8th 2023.

5. Ice Skating at Somerset House

The magnificent ice rink, now with a bigger skate space, transforms the neoclassical courtyard into the essential winter destination, complete with a glorious 40ft Christmas tree, with specially curated decorations from Moët & Chandon, providing perfect picture moments.

Open from November 16th – January 15th, 2023. You will need to book tickets before attending.