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From whimsical lights and lovely Christmas trees, to glorious carolling and  family-friendly activities, there's plenty of free activities to enjoy in the City this season.

Get together with family or colleagues and soak up the enchanting Christmas spirit as you discover light installations, tree trails, markets in historic locations and much more.

Discover the magic of the Christmas Trees in the City

The City of London is one of the most photogenic destinations in the capital and the perfect place for that Instagram Christmas backdrop. Check out our rundown of City of London's Christmas tree displays at picture-perfect locations.

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Follow the twinkling lights across the City of London

Wander through the City of London to discover the whimsical lights that bring colour and sparkle to the City this Christmas, and enjoy the perfect festive winter evening with your loved ones. More details coming up soon.

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Step into festive magic at the City's markets this Christmas

Step into a world of seasonal delights at charming outdoor Christmas markets by Paternoster Square and St Paul's Cathedral (from 27 Nov), find unique gifts at one-off markets (selected dates) admire the gigantic real Christmas tree and stunning decorations around Leadenhall Market.

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The Snowman Trail

From 21 November

Explore the magical trail "Walking with The Snowman™" that pays homage to the animation and the original picture book by the late Raymond Briggs. Discover 12 decorated Snowman sculptures throughout Fleet Street Quarter each individually painted and designed by British artists.

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Enjoy a Christmas Special Museum Late at the Bank of England

Thursday 21 December / From 5 to 8pm / Free

Deck the halls with the Bank of England Museum, who are hosting a free evening event including shredded banknote baubles, Christmas music and festive refreshments.

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Make your Victorian style Christmas decorations at Guildhall Art Gallery

9 December / Free - drop in

Get into the festive spirit by joining Guildhall Art Gallery in making beautiful Victorian style Christmas decorations, just like the ones adorning their 12ft tree. Entry is free but booking is recommended.

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Get in the Christmas spirit with a singalong to festive classics

6 to 25 December / Free - £

Check our round-up of the best (and mostly free) Christmas carols and concerts in the City of London this season.

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Immersive inflatable snow globe

6 to 8 December / Free

Capture a gorgeous, Insta-worthy picture moment in this giant inflatable Winter Wonderland snow globe at Fenchurch Street Station.

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Make a Roman Saturnalia-inspired mosaic

22 December 2023 to 7 January 2024 (excluding 25 & 26 December and 1 & 2 January) / Free - drop in

This holiday season, make your very own mosaic masterpiece at London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE. During the day, the whole family will be able to participate in making a colourful mosaic, perhaps inspired by the Roman’s love of a party at Saturnalia.

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