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Things to do this weekend in London

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 December 2017
Are you looking for ideas for what to do in London this weekend? Check out our pick of the best things to do in London this weekend.

Christmas carols in Trafalgar Square

Whether you want to see a hot new show, catch the latest exhibition or spend a fun family day out in the capital, discover what’s on in London this weekend with our guide.

Things to do on Friday 

Christmas Carol Singing at Trafalgar Square

Listen to classic festive songs as Trafalgar Square hosts special Christmas carol performances. Gather beneath the dazzling Christmas tree and watch the carol singers perform classics such as Ding Dong Merrily on High, and Deck the Halls from 4pm to 8pm (also this Sunday from 2pm to 6pm). Read more 

Nativity! The Musical at Eventim Apollo

Nativity! The Musical at Eventim Apollo

Take the kids to see the family-friendly Nativity! The Musical at the Eventim Apollo. Follow a group of primary school students in their hilarious attempt to stage a nativity. The show is based on the celebrated Nativity! film series, and features many of its popular songs, including Nazareth, and Sparkle and Shine. Read more

Things to do on Saturday

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show at Ambassadors Theatre

See Eric Carle’s best-loved creations come to life on the Ambassadors Theatre’s stage with The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. Be amazed as more than 75 puppets, guided by master puppeteers, recreate the American author and illustrator’s famous children’s stories. Read more

Enchanted Eltham Palace

Enchanted Eltham Palace

Explore the gardens of the historic Eltham Palace after dark as they’re lit up with magical installations and festive decorations during Enchanted Eltham Palace. Travel back to medieval times with light trails exploring the themes of hunting and feasting, and reward yourself with mince pies and mulled wine on your return. Read more

Showstoppers' Christmas Kids Show! at Leicester Square

Catch an award-winning group of comedians as they take the Showstoppers’ Christmas Kids Show! to the stage of The Paradiso Speigeltent in Leicester Square. These masters of improvisation create an amusing musical based on ideas from children in the audience. Read more

Things to do on Sunday

Christmas Festival at Royal Albert Hall

Jingle Bell Christmas

Get into the party spirit with Christmas songs and dazzling dance during Jingle Bell Christmas, part of the Christmas Festival at the Royal Albert Hall. The Jingle Belles and the London Concert Orchestra join West End stars and Capital voices to bring festive favourites, such as Santa Claus is Coming to Town and White Christmas, to this spectacular London venue. Read more

Menorah at Trafalgar Square

Join in the celebrations for Chanukah, the Jewish festival of lights, as Trafalgar Square’s giant menorah is lit over a period of eight days (starting on 12 December). A tradition that dates back almost 2,500 years, Chanukah is marked by the lighting of a candle on each night of the festival. Read more

ABBA: Super Troupers at Southbank Centre

ABBA: Super Troupers at Southbank Centre

Retrace the extraordinary career of the record-breaking Swedish pop band with ABBA: Super Troupers at the Southbank Centre. Get a close look at original stage costumes, musical instruments and album artwork as you explore the immersive exhibition narrated by Jarvis Cocker. Read more

This week's hot tickets

London's top Christmas shows and events

Celebrate the beginning of the festive season in London with a host of fabulous Christmas shows and events throughout the capital. From Disney on Ice to the Nutcracker, Big Fish The Musical to Wilde Creatures, it’s easy keep the whole family entertained. Book now