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London during Christmas is breathtaking—we all know that, whether we visit often or not.

The winter's melancholy is broken by the glow of lights cast over regal streets and famous structures as the temperature falls. 

There are tons of amazing things to do in London all year long. But London has an unparalleled excitement around Christmas.

Hear the Christmas carols humming on the streets of your neighbourhood. Take in an incredible hall Christmas concert. Explore magnificent squares illuminated by enchanting lights. Try the seasonal delicacies served at pop-up igloos and street food stands at the famous London Christmas markets!

Perhaps a spot of festive karaoke in a private karaoke room? As Buddy the Elf said 'the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.'

Take a look at our ultimate guide for the best things to do in London at Christmas as we welcome the festive season! Merry Christmas!

Why should you visit London at Christmas?

If you celebrate Christmas, visiting London during that season can be quite spectacular. November is usually when the celebrations begin, and they last until shortly after New Year's Day.

Regent Street, Oxford Street, Marylebone Village, Covent Gardens, Seven Dials, Bond Street, and Chelsea as a whole have some of the most outstanding London Christmas lights and displays in the city. In truth, though, the entire city gets into the mood.

Every year, Trafalgar Square hosts a tree lighting ceremony where the 80-foot-tall Christmas tree, the focal point of central London, is illuminated. This custom dates back to 1947, when Norway gave London the tall Norwegian spruce as a thank you gift for British assistance during World War II. Typically, the tree is adorned in a traditional Norwegian manner.

If you love Christmas traditions as well as unique Christmas activities, and most importantly a tipple or two of mulled wine, London is the place to be!

8 of the best things to do in London at Christmas

Are you ready to spread some festive cheer? We've got all the best Christmas activities to keep you entertained all the way up to Christmas Eve! It's snow joke!

Lucky Voice Christmas karaoke

All we want for Christmas is for you to sing your heart out! With a state-of-the-art touch screen karaoke interface and our famous "Thirsty" button for room service featured in every one, our private karaoke rooms can accommodate four to thirty singers. 

Select from more than 11,000 songs and a variety of unique holiday playlists for a truly remarkable Christmas Karaoke Experience.

Alternatively, how about a Christmas Cocktail Masterclass? Available at our Soho, Holborn, Liverpool Street and Islington venues, with our magical head bar elves who love nothing more than Christmas and cocktails!

Along with creating and sampling a variety of festive cocktails (and, of course, some mince pies to go with them), the silver or gold packages also include karaoke afterward. We bet you'll be wishing it was Chrsitmas everyday after a festive visit to Lucky Voice!

Why not book your work Christmas party with us as well? Nothing says office Christmas party than Dave from HR doing his best Christmas Elvis Presley impression.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Market

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is without a doubt the most popular Christmas attraction in London. This yearly festival transforms a sizable portion of Hyde Park with its own Bavarian Village and other seasonal attractions into a world of Christmas delight.

For those seeking extreme fun, there are roller coasters and rides such as the 70-metre-tall Giant Wheel, which offers passengers unparalleled views of London's magnificent skyline and Winter Wonderland. 

Enjoy a spin around the biggest outdoor rink in the UK, or browse the many restaurants, bars, and traditional Christmas market.

Ice Skating

Get cosy for an ice skating session at one of the city's ice rinks to really embrace the Christmas spirit and have some wintertime fun in London. In winter, beautiful ice skating venues can be found in popular destinations including Canary Wharf, Hyde Park, Battersea Power Station, and Somerset House.

Christmas Shopping

Make sure you're ready for Christmas Day by getting all your shopping done on time, nobody wants to be on the naughty list!

You can find something for the most difficult people to shop for, from enormous department stores to pop-up markets. Christmas shopping in London is a tourist experience in and of itself, with stores like Harrods, Selfridges, and Fortnum & Mason and of course the famous Covent Garden featuring spectacular indoor and outdoor seasonal décor and sparkling Christmas displays.

Santa's Grottos

Visit one of London's many Santa's grottos to meet the big man himself. Before Christmas, the well-known red-bearded man will temporarily set up his shop at several sites. If the kids have been good, they can talk to him and get a little present! Harrods, Hamleys, Winter Wonderland, ZSL London Zoo, Selfridges, Kew Gardens, and other places are among the locations. Reservations need to be booked in advance.

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Having afternoon tea with a festive theme is one of the nicest things to do in London during the Christmas season. Additionally, a long list of locations provides this experience.

Most afternoon tea establishments serve a variety of sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and little cakes and sweets. Naturally, this is served with tea, but you can also order a cocktail or a glass of champagne.

Christmas at Kew Gardens

Located to the west of the centre of London lies the vast botanical garden known as Kew Gardens.

Seeing one of London's best Christmas light displays is well worth the few extra days on your agenda. Each year, the installations are different, but the gardens are lit up in a brilliant show of Christmas lights that takes many hours to see all of.

Gingerbread City

This is yet another extremely distinctive Christmastime activity in London. A delicious, fanciful village constructed entirely of gingerbread is on show. Together, more than a hundred designers, architects, artists, and engineers craft an urban Christmas hamlet out of sweets, frosting, and gingerbread.

A visit to the Gingerbread City is quick, taking about a half an hour or less. It is located in Belgravia at 6-7 Motcomb Street.

Ready for a festive karaoke session in London?

We hope this guide has got you into the festive spirit and you're excited to explore all the wonderful Christmas events this city has to offer!

If you're ready to release your inner Mariah Carey with some Christmas cocktails then get yourself down to Lucky Voice this Christmas!

We can cater to many events with our handy drinks packages and fantastic private karaoke rooms, including, hen nights, birthdays, corporate team building and of course Christmas parties!

Walk in, dance out. Book now for a truly magical Christmas party!