Christmas is coming and the calendar is filled with festivities for all the family. From Carols to crafts, we’ve picked out the best events to go to so you can make this Christmas one to remember…
West Hampstead Christmas Market, 10 Dec
West End Green
Now in it’s seventh year, the annual Christmas market flourishes with festivities. Taste delicious food on the green, pick up some hand-crafted gifts made by the local community or watching Carol singers with a hot mulled wine in hand.
BBC Good Food Festive Fayre, 9 – 11 Dec
Hampton Court Palace
Feast your eyes on a huge range of festive delights whilst exploring the historic royal palace this winter. Shop artisan food and drink, listen to live music or watch live cookery demonstrations in the palace’s magnificent Tudor Kitchen.
Home Sweet Home Art Sale, 7 – 18 Dec
Burgh House & Hampstead Museum
If you’re looking for special gifts this Christmas, then a visit to Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is a must. From delicate watercolours to detailed oil paintings, you’ll be able to discover a wide range of affordable art by great Modern British artists.
Tate Modern Christmas Market, until 23 Dec
Get in the festive spirit as the Christmas Market returns for a third year. Pick up a bag of roasted chestnuts or a warm cup of traditional glühwein as you walk around the stalls. Kids have fun on the fairground rides, including a wonderful Victorian carousel.
Father Christmas The Hall, 6 – 24 Dec
Royal Albert Hall
A day of festive fun, arts and crafts that the whole family can enjoy. Let your little ones explore the musical venue on a magical interactive adventure, leading to Father Christmas’s grotto. Those on the nice list will even receive a special present at the end!
Christmas in Hampstead, throughout Dec
The Hampstead Butcher & Providore
From wine tasting nights to sausage making sessions, there is much fun to be had this Christmas with family and friends as senior staff share their expertise. Traditional treats are also on offer, and gift hampers and vouchers make for perfect presents.
Skate at JW3 Ice Rink, until 8 Jan
Piazza at JW3
Skate under the stars this winter as the outdoor ice rink returns to JW3. It’s perfect activity for for everyone – whether you want to show off your skills or simply sit back and watch with a warm refreshment from the Zest café.
Wild Honey, 2 Dec – 21 Jan
Michael Frayn returns to Hampstead with his award-winning comedic adaptation of an untitled play by Anton Chekov. Wild Honey is a tale of Russian schoolmaster, Platonov, who thinks he has it all – but his disillusionment makes for a hilarious and theatrical performance.