It’s time to wrap yourself up in the overcoats, as the winter has arrived with the onset of festive season in London. The skies will sparkle with lights and the city will indulge in cheerful celebrations, with a host of events lined up for December 2017. Check out some of the most exciting ones, and make use of London coach hire for a convenient commute.
Greenwich Winter Time Festival
It’s time to move on from the Winter Wonderland and experience something new in town, with the Greenwich Winter Time Festival taking place at the Old Royal Naval College, in a vibrant setting. The massive space facing the riverside building will have a Christmas market filled with art and craft stalls, along with mulled wine and food stalls as well. You can stroll across the event for a 3-hour session, or even opt for ice skating at an extra cost. The ambiance is quite festive this time of the year, and it’s a great opportunity to go turbo.
BUST Christmas Craftacular
This December, BUST is coming back to action with another comprehensive edition full of DIY craft workshops, DJs and shopping on offer. Grab some quality goodies from the likes of London Loom, Craftivist Collective and Rob Ryan in the market, while also checking out items that range from kids clothes and woven wall hangings, to jewellery and screen printed cushions. There are plenty of masterclasses available for you to learn making boob baubles with CoppaFeel and Christmas card with Collage Club.
Satanic Flea Market – Anti Christmas Fayre
The festive fayre of Krampus is returning this year on the 10th of December, 2017 at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club for another great season on cards. Are you sort of allergic to good will and tinsel? The Satanic Flea Market may just be the market place you had been looking for. Shop for films, toys, books, zines, prints and a lot more on offer. Also go for tarot readings, while you enjoy glasses of mulled wine.
ABBA: Super Troupers
This immersive exhibition at the Southbank Centre will be charting ABBA’s musical influence and creative lyrics, bringing together objects from ABBA The Museum in Stockholm and private archives, including photography, album artwork, musical instruments, handwritten notes, sketches, original costumes and unseen archive materials. The entire setup has been staged against a background of Britain in the 1970s, scanning how ABBA inserted the popular awareness during a crisis situation, when there were only 3-day working week and a wave of strikes.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic
Some inventive relations in the world have the ability to overwhelm a majority of readers over countless generations. A relationship between a children’s illustrator and writer is one of them, and this was the case with AA Milne, who created the EH Shephard and Winnie-The Pooh. With the shows starting 16th of December, the V&A will be drawing from its own assortment of manuscripts, photographs, letters and drawings to tell the incredibly successful story of the world famous resident of Hundred Acre Wood. It’s going to be a captivating and engaging performance for everyone to watch.
Winters are usually the best time to visit London, especially when you have festivals like Winterville, featuring skating, eating, drinking, dancing and laughing. The Wasted Chic Christmas Market, Plonk Golf, Backyard Cinema and Street Feast will be popping up for the main event. It will also be playing host to Spiegeltent, packed with party animals like Sink The Pink, South London Soul Train, Ultimate Power and Norman Jay. There is a dedicated indoor playing area for kids, including roller disco, a fairground and Santa’s workshop.
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
It’s time to bid adieu to the year 2017, and graciously welcome 2018 with open arms. New Year’s Eve in London is all about magnificent display of fireworks, showering the River Thames with vibrant lights. As many as 12000 fireworks will be blown into ashes for a striking exhibition. The famous bongs of the Big Ben clock will sound for this special event. Given the popularity of this fire show, the crowd at the riverbank has gone out of control over the years. If you want to have a good view, you will have to book your space in advance.