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Discover over 30 of the top festive experiences in the City

Christmas in the City is here. Get ready for lots of fun with friends and family!

From exploring enchanting Christmas markets and magical light installations, to carol services tucked away in historic churches, these activities are sure to get you in the Christmas mood.

There’s plenty to enjoy and do this festive season in the City of London.

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Christmas in the City
15.11.2023 01.01.2024

Christmas in the City

From enchanting Christmas markets, glorious carolling, and festive feasts, the City of London has something for everyone this season.
Christmas at St Paul’s Cathedral
Experience Advent and Christmas through words, silence, and music at Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece, St Paul's Cathedral.
Christmas at Leadenhall Market
Enjoy Christmas lights at City of London’s magical Leadenhall Market, including a giant real Christmas tree, and a twinkling light tunnel.
Treasures of Gold and Silver Wire – Exhibition
EXTENDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND: Step into the extraordinary world of exquisite craftsmanship and historical significance at this new exhibition by the Worshipful Company of Gold and Silver Wyre Drawers.
Billingsgate Roman House and Baths
Book now for the final public tours of 2023. Roman London Revealed: Uncover everyday Roman life. See a rich Roman history surviving 2,000 years of building, fires and bombings.
Christmas at the Barbican Centre
It's the most wonderful time of the year, with fun festive events at the Barbican Centre this Christmas season.

7 of the top family-friendly festive experiences in the City

Find a treasure trove of family-friendly activities in the City this Christmas.

There are so many things to do for families over the festive season, including taking part in a Roman Saturnalia-inspired workshop, marvelling at a vibrant lantern parade, capturing special moments in an immersive inflatable snow globe, and coming together for Christmas classics singalongs and much more.

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