Guide to what’s on in London in December 2017
It’s all very festive in the capital. If you haven’t been forced into the Christmas spirit already with the sheer volume of red, green and glitter around the capital, it won’t take long before it hits you. There is a host of events on around the capital for both adults and families. Foodies will be particularly well catered for with seasonal markets and shows on. Across town, there’s plenty of festive pop-ups, with many listed below. Of course, there are many open-air ice skating rinks for those with a good sense of balance.
- 1 December : Dreamworks Animation in Concert
Listen to songs from your favourite Dreamworks animated films performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. From 6pm. Tickets start from £28.32. Wembley SSE Arena, Arena Square, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0AA. Nearest station: Wembley Park or Wembley Stadium. For tickets, visit the Dreamworks SeeTickets website. For more information, visit Metro Girl’s blog post on the concert.
- 1 – 2 December : The Spirit Show
Fans of gin, vodka and the like will enjoy this boozy festival, featuring masterclasses, tastings, street food, interactive lounge, VIP speakeasy and more. Open Fri 1-9pm, Sat 12-5pm. Tickets from £25 (standard tickets inc unlimited tastings, showguide and 6 bottle jute). Business Design Centre, Islington, N1 0QH. Nearest station: Angel. For more information, visit The Spirit Show website.
- 1 – 3 December : London Illustration Fair
Three-day event celebrating illustration, featuring artist-led stands, talks, workshops, music, DJs, live signings. Entry: £8 advance, Under 12s free. Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bankside, SE1 9PH. Nearest station: Blackfriars or Waterloo . For more information, visit the London Illustration Fair website.
- 1 – 10 December : London International Animation Festival
Showcase of animation from around the world featuring gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmakers Q&As, workshops, audience voting and screenings. Tickets start from £12 (Barbican standard tickets) to £95 for full pass. At the Barbican, The Horse Hospital, Close-Up Cinema and The Whitechapel Gallery. For more information and tickets, visit the LIAF website.
- 1 – 17 December : Ferrero Rocher – Behind The Layers
Ferrero Rocher are creating an immersive sensory tasting experience for chocolate fans. Open 1pm-10.30pm (last experience 9.30pm). Tickets: £25 (45 minute experience, includes a glass of Prosecco or non-alcoholic beverage). Westfield London, Shepherd’s Bush, W12 7GF. Nearest station: Shepherd’s Bush, Shepherd’s Bush Market or Wood Lane. For booking, visit BehindTheLayers.co.uk. Read Metro Girl’s blog post to find out more.
- 1 – 19 December : Art For Love festival
A Christmas extravaganza in the historic surrounds of Devonshire Square, featuring live music, carol singing, ballet, ice skating performances and more. Times vary. Free. Devonshire Square (Western Courtyard), City of London, EC2M. Nearest stations: Liverpool Street or Aldgate. For more information, visit the Devonshire Square website. Read Metro Girl’s blog post on the festival.
- 1 – 31 December : Greenwich Winter Time
The royal borough of Greenwich are hosting a winter festival, featuring open-air ice skating outside the Old Naval College, festive market, food and drink, entertainment on the mirrored stage and Father Christmas’ launch pad. Entry tickets (morning, afternoon or evening sessions): Adults £15-£18, Children £8. Old Royal Naval College, Park Row, Greenwich, SE10 9LS. Nearest station: Cutty Sark, Greenwich or Maze Hill. For more information, visit the Greenwich Winter Time website.
- 2 December : The Great Christmas Pudding Race
Watch or take part in the annual Great Christmas Pudding Race in Covent Garden, which sees participants dressing up and raising money for Cancer Research UK. From 11am. Free for spectators. Covent Garden Piazza, WC1. Nearest station: Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Charing Cross or Embankment. For more information and details on entering, visit the Great Christmas Pudding Race website.
- 2 December : Beautycon
Social media influencers and celebrities will come together to talk beauty, fashion and style. Featuring Olivia Buckland, Jordyn Woods, Patricia Bright, Montana Brown, Grace Victory, Jayde Pierce and many more. 12-6pm. Tickets start from £30. Olympia National, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For more information, visit the Beautycon website.
- 2 – 3 December : Santa and his huskies come to the London Wetland Centre
Special Christmas weekend event at the London Wetland Centre, where families can visit Santa’s Grotto, enjoy a sleigh ride with the huskies or a donkey ride or make decorations in the elves’ workshop. Normal admission prices to LWC apply: Adults £13.49, Children £7.42. Santa visit £8 per child (includes gift). London Wetland Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, Barnes, SW13 9WT. Nearest station: Barnes. For more information, visit the WWT London Wetland Centre website.
- 2 – 10 December : Spitalfields Music Festival
Spitalfields Music return with their winter festival. Acts include Mark Titchner, Sara Mohr-Pietsch, Musical Rumpus, Max Richter and André de Ridder among others. At various venues in the Spitalfields area including Shoreditch Church, Rich Mix and the Huguenot Houses of Spitalfields. For booking, visit the Spitalfields Music website. For this year’s highlights, read Metro Girl’s blog post.
- 2 – 23 December : Santa’s Grotto @ Museum Of London
Meet Santa in a Victorian Santa’s Grotto. Professional photographer available to capture the moment. £10 per child (includes gift, book in advance). Museum of London, 150 London Wall, City of London, EC2Y 5HN. Nearest station: Barbican or Moorgate. For more information, visit the Museum Of London website.
- 5 December : Home Front – Immersive Time Travel
One-off evening of an immersive time travel experience set in London during World War II. Featuring performances, escape rooms, live music, five bars and more. From 5.15pm-10.30pm. Tickets start from £25. At a secret east London location. For booking, visit DesignMyNight. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post.
- 5 – 8 December : Vauxhall One’s Christmas Music Week
Every night, a different choir will perform in front of Vauxhall One’s Christmas tree. Choirs include West End Musical Choir, Sunday Assembly Choir, House Gospel Choir and Real Voices. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Free to spectate. Vauxhall One (outside Vauxhall station), SW8. Nearest station: Vauxhall. For more information, visit the Vauxhall One website.
- 5 – 9 December : Pigs Ear Beer And Cider Festival
Annual beer festival in conjunction with CAMRA, featuring over 230 real ales plus ciders, perries and bottled beers, food stalls and unique festival brews. Opening hours TBC. Entry: £3 (members), £5 (non-members). Round Chapel, Powerscroft Road, Hackney, E5 0PU. Nearest station: Hackney Downs or Hackney Central. For more information, visit the Pig’s Ear website.
- 7 – 10 December : Coca-Cola Truck Tour in London
The festive Coca-Cola truck is making pitstops at various postcodes in the capital, with ‘snow’, selfie sessions and Coca-Cola soft drinks. Free. Including Wembley Park, The O2 Greenwich and Watford. For more information, visit the Coca-Cola website.
- 7 – 20 December : Christmas Herne Hill Free Film Festival
The free film festival returns to Herne Hill for a Christmas edition. Movies include Elf, The Italian Job, The Umbrella Of Cherbourg, Arthur Christmas, Krampus and more. At venues around SE24 including Herne Hill Baptist Church, The Lido Café, All Saints Church, Canopy Beer and more. For more information, visit the Free Film Festival’s website.
- 8 – 10 December : Good Food’s Festive Feast
Festive food event in the grounds of Hampton Court Palace, featuring shopping, live music, mulled wine, seasonal demos, tastings, choirs and more. Tickets: Adults £15.90 (Evening only £5). Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU. Nearest station: Hampton Court (36 minutes from Waterloo). For more information and tickets, visit the BBC Good Food website.
- 8 – 24 December : Pop Up Screens’ Cinema in the Snow
Roaming film club Pop Up Screens are creating a festive cinema in the ‘snow’ in east London. Movies include Elf, Frozen, Love Actually, La La Land, Home Alone and more. Tickets: Adults £20, Under 10s £10. Hackney Showroom, Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, E8 2BT. Nearest station: Rectory Road or Hackney Downs. For tickets, visit Pop Up Screens.
- 9 December – 8 April 2018 : Winnie The Pooh – Exploring A Classic
AA Milne’s beloved bear is celebrated with sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion. Tickets: £8. Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7 2RL. Nearest station: South Kensington. For more information, visit the V&A website.
- Now until 9 December : Half A World Passed Me By exhibition
A new art exhibition from Berlin-based street artist David Walker, featuring 20 new works. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 42 New Compton Street, Soho, WC2H 8DA. Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road. For more information, visit the Lawrence Alkin Gallery website.
- 9 – 10 December : Portobello Winter Festival
The iconic west London market gets a festive makeover featuring vintage and pop-up stalls, steel pan band, live music and dancers and Grotto wonderland for the kids. 10am-6pm. Free entry. Portobello Road, Notting Hill, W10 5QZ. Nearest station: Notting Hill Gate. For more information, visit the festival website.
- 11 – 22 December : Christmas at Trafalgar Square
After the lighting of the Christmas Tree (a gift from Norway), there is daily carol singing in the Square. Between 4-8pm weekdays and 2-6pm weekends. Free. Trafalgar Square, Westminster, WC1. Nearest station: Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square or Embankment. For more information, visit the London.gov.uk website.
- 12 – 18 December : International Horse Show
The world’s biggest equestrian party, featuring displays, dressage, extreme diving and more. Tickets range from £40.80 to £71. Olympia, Hammersmith Road, Kensington, W14 8UX. Nearest station: Kensington Olympia. For tickets, visit the Olympia Horse Show website.
- 15 December : Georgian Christmas Late @ Sir John Soane’s Museum
Special Christmas late-night candlelit opening of the former home of architect and collector Sir John Soane. Food historian Tasha Marks will be hosting interactive talks in the kitchen, Regency guests will perform readings of Jane Austen’s Emma and a harpist will play carols. Cocktail and mince pies will also be on offer. 6pm-9pm. Tickets: £30. Sir John’s Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, WC2A 3BP. Nearest station: Holborn. For booking, visit the Sir John Soane Museum’s website.
- 15 – 17 December : Moomin Winter Weekend
A weekend of Moomin-themed fun to celebrate the Tove Jansson exhibition. Including an adults-only evening opening with talks, performances, activities, food and drink and entertainment and activities for families during the daytime. Tickets free to £26. Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich, SE21 7AD. Nearest station: West Dulwich or North Dulwich. For more information, visit the Dulwich Picture Gallery website.
- Now until 16 December : Curses! By Bompas & Parr
An installation exploring curses from Bompas & Parr and the Petrie Museum. Guests will explore the museum with a headset and map and see cursed objects, stories and mysteries. Tickets: £6. Petrie Museum of Egyptology, Malet Place, Bloomsbury, WC1E 6BT. Nearest station: Euston Square or Warren Street. For more information, visit the UCL website.
- 16 – 17 December : ProseccoFest
Two day celebration of Prosecco featuring cocktails, fine wines and street food. Tickets from £25. Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk, Wapping, E1W 2SF. Nearest station: Wapping or Shadwell. For tickets, visit the ProseccoFest website.
- Now until 17 December : Flavour Gallery
Smith & Sinclair’s multisensorial experience The Flavour Gallery invites the public to consume art in a completely different way, before heading to the cocktail bar for innovative concotions. Open daily 5pm-11pm. Tickets from £15. The Hoxton Basement, 12-18 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, N1 6NG. Nearest stations: Hoxton or Old Street. For more information, visit the Smith & Sinclair website.
- Now until 17 December : Christmess
Slap Ya Papa and Marbles & Ware have created a festive pop-up near Borough Market. St Nicky’s Imaginarium will features lavish supper clubs, absinthe bars, live music, Nicky’s little grotto, and artisanal markets. Tickets: £55 (includes dinner and entertainment). The Imaginarium, Hunter Penrose, 32 Southwark Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TU. Nearest station: London Bridge. For tickets, visit the Christmess website. For more information, read Metro Girl’s blog post.
- 20 – 30 December : Disney On Ice – Passport To Adventure
Some of your favourite Disney characters take to the ice for a show for all the family. Show times vary. Tickets from £27. The O2, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 0DX. Nearest station: North Greenwich. For more information, visit the Disney UK website.
- Now until 22 December : Winterland
A pop-up winter experience in West London, featuring winter lodges, igloos, curling, mini golf, ping pong, Prosecco pong, hot toddie, fondue, two bars, heated pergola and more. Adults only. BYOB on Thur, Fri and Sun. Open Thur-Fri: 6pm-11pm, Sat: 12pm-11pm and Sun: 12pm-8pm. Entry: £5pp. Winterland, 364 Wandsworth Bridge Road, Fulham, SW6 2TY. Nearest station: Wandsworth Town. For booking, visit Design My Night.
- Now until 22 December : Vauxhall Winter Village
Festive pop-up returns to Vauxhall, featuring apres-ski style food, drink and entertainment in a cosy, covered heated space. Open Mon-Fri only (and selected weekends) from 11.30am-10pm. Free entry. Vauxhall Winter Village, South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, SW8 1SP. Nearest station: Vauxhall. For more information, visit the Vauxhall Winter Village website. Read Metro Girl’s blog post to find out more.
- Now until 23 December : The Ethicurean at The Gardening Society
Festive pop-up on the roof of John Lewis in Oxford Street, featuring food from the award-winning Ethicurean restaurant, an immersive theatrical dining experience ‘The Poisoned Garden’, bookable lodges and Christmas cocktails. Open Sun-Wed 12pm-9pm, Thu-Sat 12pm-11pm. Free entry, booking advised for the restaurant or lodges. John Lewis, 300 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1C 1DX. Nearest station: Bond Street or Oxford Circus. For more information, visit the John Lewis website.
- 27 – 28 December : A Christmas Carol @ Museum Of London
Enjoy a family-friendly performance of Charles Dickens’ classic. For children aged 5 and over. Performance is 1 hour. Free tickets, allocated on arrival. Museum of London, 150 London Wall, City of London, EC2Y 5HN. Nearest station: Barbican or Moorgate. For more information, visit the Museum Of London website.
- Now until 1 January 2018 : Winter Wonderland
The south east corner of Hyde Park is transformed into a Christmas fair with rides, food and drink stalls, ice rink, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk, The Sooty Christmas Show, The Magical Ice Kingdom and more. Open 10am-10pm daily. Free to enter. Nearest station: Hyde Park Corner, Victoria, Knightsbridge or Marble Arch. For more information, visit the Winter Wonderland website.
- Now until 1 January 2018 : Christmas at Kew
A one mile glittering trail which weaves its way through Kew Gardens with stunning sights lit up upon the way. There will also be Santa at the North Pole Village, a Tunnel of Light, vintage rides, festive food and drinks. 5-10pm. Tickets (advance): Adults £16, Children £10. Kew Gardens (Royal Botanic Gardens), Kew, Richmond, TW9 3AB. Nearest station: Kew Gardens. For more information, visit the Kew Gardens website.
- Now until 1 January 2018 : South Pole Saloon @ Brixton Rooftop
Brixton Rooftop has had a festive makeover, with plenty of bars, street food, live music, DJs and entertainment to keep you occupied. Opening Hours: Thur: 5pm-12am, Fri: 5pm-2am, Sat: 4pm-2am. South Pole Saloon @ Brixton Rooftop, Pope’s Road, Brixton, SW9 8JH. Nearest station: Brixton. For more information, visit the Brixton Rooftop website. For Metro Girl’s review, click here.
- Now until 1 January 2018 : Magical Lantern Festival
Go on an immersive journey through a sea of lights. Over 50 life-sized sculpted lanterns will be dotted through the gardens with light depictions of animals and nature. Open 5pm-10pm daily (except Xmas Eve, Xmas Day and Boxing Day). Tickets: Adults £16.50, Child £10. Chiswick House Gardens, Chiswick, W4 2QN. Nearest stations: Turnham Green and Gunnersbury. For tickets, visit the Magical Lantern Festival website. For photos of a previous year’s festival, click here.
- Now until 1 January 2018 : South Pole Saloon @ Brixton Rooftop
Brixton Rooftop has had a festive makeover, with street food market, bars serving regular booze and Christmas cocktails, live music, DJs, entertainment and more. Opening Hours: Thur: 5pm-12am, Fri: 5pm-2am, Sat: 4pm-2am. South Pole Saloon @ Brixton Rooftop, Pope’s Road, Brixton, SW9 8JH. Nearest station: Brixton. For more information, visit the Brixton Rooftop website.
- Now until 1 January 2018 : Winterville
An alternative festive wonderland in south London, featuring Christmas markets, ice rink, roller disco, cinema, plonk golf, fairground, spiegeltent and more. Free entry (except Fri and Sat nights). Clapham Common, SW4 9DE. Nearest station: Clapham Common. For more information, visit the Winterville website.
- Now until 4 January 2018 : Beauty And The Feast
Go on an underground dining immersive theatrical experience, featuring pantomime, performers, cocktails, food and fabulous fun. For 16+. Show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets from £35 (includes dinner, dessert and DJs). The Vaults (entrance via Leake Street tunnel), Launcelot Street, Waterloo, SE1 7AD. Nearest station: Waterloo. For booking, visit The Vaults website. For Metro Girl’s review, click here.
- Now until 7 January 2018 : Christmas in Leicester Square
The West End’s famous square will feature a Christmas market and Santa’s Grotto. A Spiegeltent will play host shows including A Christmas Carol, Al Murray: The Pub Landlord, Austentatious, Black Cat Cabaret, Fascinating Aida, House of Burlesque 2.0 and more. Free entry to Leicester Square, but tickets required for Santa’s Grotto and the Spiegeltent. Leicester Square, WC2H. Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square. For more information, visit the Christmas In Leicester Square website.
- Now until 8 January 2018 : Winter Forest
New winter installation comes to Exchange Square, featuring food and drink stalls, Tipi cinema, market and art exhibitions. Open Mon-Fri 9am-11pm, Sat 11am-11pm, Sun closed. Free entry. Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2. Nearest station: Liverpool Street. For more information, visit The Winter Forest website.
- Now until 28 January 2018 : Hogwarts In The Snow
A must for all Harry Potter fans. The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has been given a festive makeover. Featuring Christmas-themed gifts and costumes from the film franchise. Tickets: Adults £37/£39, Children £39/£31. Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, Studio Tour Drive, Leavesden, Hertfordshire, WD25 7LR. Nearest station: Watford (then a shuttle bus to studios). For more information, visit the Warner Bros Studio Tour website.
- Now until 4 February 2018 : Take A View exhibition
Exhibition of the winning and shortlisted images from this year’s Landscape Photographer Of The Year are on display on the balcony at Waterloo station. Open during station hours. Free. Mezzanine level, Waterloo Station, SE1 8SW. Nearest station: Waterloo. For more information, visit the Take A View website.
- Now until 25 February 2018 : No Turning Back: Seven Migration Moments that Changed Britain
Exhibition at the Migration Museum focusing on seven turning points in Britain’s history which have changed its people and communities. Open Wed-Sun 11am-5pm (late opening on last Thursday of the month until 9pm. Free admission. Migration Museum @ The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, Lambeth, SE1 7AG. Nearest station: Vauxhall, Westminster or Lambeth North. For more information, visit the Migration Museum website. Read Metro Girl’s blog on the exhibition here.
- Now until 14 March 2018 : Snow Kingdom – Backyard Cinema
Backyard Cinema have created a wintry immersive cinematic experience in the foodie surrounds of Mercato Metropolitano. Travel through an ice cave and across a frozen lake to watch new and classic films in the atmospheric Snow Kingdom. Tickets from £17. Backyard Cinema, 42 Newington Causeway, Elephant & Castle, SE1 6DR. Nearest station: Elephant & Castle. For booking, visit the Backyard Cinema website. For Metro Girl’s review, click here.
- Now until June 2018 : Sculpture In The City 2017/2018
Free public art exhibition, bringing contemporary pieces to the streets and spaces of the City of London. At various sites around the Square Mile. Nearest stations: Fenchurch Street, Monument or Liverpool Street. For more information and a map of the artworks, visit the City Of London’s official website. Check out Metro Girl’s gallery of this year’s exhibition.
- Now until September 2018 : Painted Hall Ceiling Tours
The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College is undergoing a huge restoration. For a limited time only, visitors will be able to ascend 60ft to see the painted ceiling up close. Times vary. Tickets: Adults £10, Children £5. Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, SE10 9NN. Nearest station: Greenwich, Maze Hill or Cutty Sark (DLR). To book, visit the Old Royal Naval College website. Read Metro Girl’s review of the tour here.
- 2 – 31 December : Snow White And The Seven Dwarves (Bromley)
Churchill Theatre, High Street, Bromley, BR1 1HA. Nearest station: Bromley South or Bromley North. For tickets, visit the Churchill Theatre website.
- 9 – 30 December : Jack And The Beanstalk (Euston)
Shaw Theatre, 100-110 Euston Road, Somers Town, NW1 2AJ. Nearest station: Euston and Kings Cross St Pancras. For tickets, visit the Shaw Theatre website.
- 9 – 31 December : Aladdin (Hayes)
The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2UE. Nearest station: Hayes & Harlington. For tickets, visit the Beck Theatre website.
- 9 December – 14 January 2018 : Dick Whittington (West End)
Palladium, 8 Argyll Street, Soho, W1F 7TE. Nearest station: Oxford Circus. For tickets, visit the Really Useful Theatre website.
- 9 December – 14 January 2018 : Aladdin (Richmond)
Richmond Theatre, The Green, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1QJ. Nearest station: Richmond. For tickets, visit the ATG website.
- 9 December – 14 January 2018 : Jack And The Beanstalk (Wimbledon)
New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1QG. Nearest station: Wimbledon. For tickets, visit the ATG website.
- Now until 31 December : Cinderella (Hackney)
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 1EJ. Nearest station: Hackney Central. For tickets, visit the Hackney Empire website.
- Now until 4 January 2018 : Goosed (Vauxhall)
A saucy panto for adults-only. Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5HY. Nearest station: Vauxhall. For more information, visit the Tavern’s website.
- Now until 6 January 2018 : Jack And The Beanstalk (Hammersmith)
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0QL. Nearest station: Hammersmith. For tickets, visit the Lyric website.
- Now until 7 January 2018 : Cinderella (Greenwich)
Greenwich Theatre, Croom’s Hill, Greenwich, SE10 8ES. Nearest station: Greenwich or Cutty Sark (DLR) . For tickets, visit the Greenwich Theatre website.
- Now until 13 January 2018 : Rapunzel (Stratford)
Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, Stratford, E15 1BN. Nearest station: Stratford. For tickets, visit the Stratford East website.
- 5 December – 10 January 2018 : The Nutcracker
Peter Wright’s production of the classic ballet returns to the ROH. Tickets from £6-£125. Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 9DD. Nearest station: Embankment. For tickets, visit the Royal Opera House website.
- 9 December – 27 January 2018 : Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
Matthew Bourne’s production of Cinderella is set in London during World War II. Tickets: £12-£69. Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4TN. Nearest station: Angel. For booking, visit the Sadler’s Wells website.
- 13 – 24 December : The Little Match Girl
Arthur Pita brings his production of The Little Match Girl back to Sadler’s Wells. Tickets: Adults £18, Children £12. Lilian Baylis Theatre @ Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, EC1R 4TN. Nearest station: Angel. For booking, visit the Sadler’s Wells website.
- 28 – 31 December : The Nutcracker
The Royal Albert Hall and Birmingham Royal Ballet present The Nutcracker. Matinee and evening performances. Tickets: £35-£85. Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP. Nearest stations: South Kensington, Knightsbridge or High Street Kensington. For tickets, visit the Royal Albert Hall website.
- Now until 31 December : The Snowman
The Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s ballet production of The Snowman comes to the Peacock Theatre. Tickets: £15-£36. Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2A 2HT. Nearest station: Temple or Holborn. For booking, visit the Sadlers Wells website.