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Christmas in Covent Garden

From warming Christmas markets to exciting festive performances and luxury designer shopping, there are lots of magical festive things to do nearby.


Here's a guide to our local Covent Garden area this Christmas time.


The Nutcracker at The Royal Opera House

3 minute walk

A magical festive experience for all the family, The Nutcracker is the perfect outing over the Christmas period. A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.  From the sound of the orchestra tuning up, to the final bows and cheers, a trip to The Royal Ballet’s Nutcracker is an unforgettable Christmas experience.


The Snowman at Peacock Theatre

5 minute walk

Embark on a twinkling festive adventure with a magical family favourite, The Snowman. Be transported into the wintery world of a boy and his enchanting snowman though a mix of dance, spectacle, storytelling, wonderful sets and music performed by a live orchestra. 

Festive Film & Fizz

Join us for a Christmas celebration with our screenings of seasonal classics during November and December as part of Festive Film & Fizz. Take your seat in One Aldwych's cosy 30-seat cinema with a glass of Lallier Champagne to watch a festive favourite followed by a three-course dinner in Indigo.

Christmas Tree at One Aldwych

Be greeted by a dazzling Snow Dome Christmas Tree in The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych to celebrate the festivities.  Featuring 130 snow domes among natural birch twigs and twinkly lights, the towering white 25-foot tree will be sure to amaze. Each snow dome contains charming miniature yuletide scenes meticulously hand-made by the hotel’s resident florist Mark Siredzuk.

Skate at Somerset House

2 minute walk

Glide your way around London’s most beautiful ice rink in the heart of the capital and enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. Skate on the 18th Century neoclassical courtyard, day or night with family and friends as Somerset House transforms into London’s most vibrant festive setting with a Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade and Lodge in partnership with Fortnum & Mason.

Luxury Shopping in Covent Garden

2 minute walk

There’s no need for a last minute shopping rush this Christmas. With the finest luxury shops in Covent Garden, choose from a diverse mix of designer labels, independent boutiques and high-street brands to find the ideal presents for loved ones. 

Christmas Carols in Trafalgar Square

10 minute walk

Bring your singing voice along and celebrate 40 carol groups in the iconic Trafalgar Square as they sing well-known Christmas carols under the world-famous Christmas tree to raise money for charitable organisations.

Southbank Centre Market

12 minute walk

The Southbank Centre is being transformed into a magical Nordic-inspired Christmas wonderland.  Enjoy a packed programme of free and ticketed events, including a Christmas market,festive shows and family entertainment.

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