Christmas, a magical time of the year and what better way to celebrate than at the all new Winterville in Victoria Park. Opening on 2nd December it has something for the whole family, there is a covered outdoor ice rink, a roller disco with London’s well known DJs and vintage motorcycles performing in the original Wall of Death. The younger visitors will love the House of Fairy tales, fairground rides, panto and of course Santa’s grotto.
Couples of all ages can rekindle their romance with horse-drawn carriage rides through the park before taking a stroll through the various stalls offering the best of East London cuisine and liquid refreshments. Sunday’s provide an alternative cabaret with a Gay Bingo Christmas show on 7th December. More information can be found at the Winterville dedicated website.
For those of you still to complete your Christmas shopping there are lots of markets taking place throughout London. Taking place on 13th December in Hackney, Dusty Fingers German Winter Wunderland hosts a wide range of vintage stalls offering arts and crafts. Scrooge makes an appearance amongst the projected film images and snow, and there are plenty of German specialities available to buy including famous German Bratwurst brought to you by Herman ze German. Kensington is host to Hyper Japan Christmas market, where you can immerse yourself in everything oriental from martial arts displays to Taiko Drumming and live J-pop music.
Between 8th and 21st December, More London Riverside will be hosting their annual Christmas market with gorgeous handmade crafts and food items to purchase, local choirs will be performing carols and Santa’s reindeers can be visited in his grotto. And don’t miss the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival, on until 11th January; there is an abundance of festive ideas brought to you from decorative wooden chalets by the river.
For the perfect end to your packed festive day, The Rembrandt is offering traditional dinners from now until 31st January. For only £37 per person you can enjoy a glass of bubbly, three course carvery with coffee and mince pies, dinner is served until 10:00 pm and we can also offer a special unlimited drinks package, for more information about this and other fantastic offers visit our special offers pages.
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