There is a lot to be said for having all of your Christmas fun and entertainment in one place and the winter wonderland that is Winterville is going to be a fantastic place to visit this year. The event was previously held in Victoria Park but it is making its way to Clapham Common for 2017 and whatever you like, you’ll find it here.
There will be plenty of food and drink on offer to keep you warm, there will be an indoor area for kids to play and of course, there will be a Santa’s Workshop to enjoy. With a fairground and a roller disco also lined up, Winterville is looking like a place where you can spend an entire day. There will also be the Spiegeltent which will play host to a range of DJs, ensuring you stay on your feet!
The event gets underway on the 23rd of November and runs through to the 1st of January 2018.
For many people, the festive feeling begins with the turning of the Christmas lights and there are some places in the heart of London, on the West side, that draw people in their thousands. One of the most famous light celebrations in London is found on Oxford Street and there will be more than 1,700 decorations and over 750,000 LED lightbulbs brightening the winter sky in 2017. The switch on date is scheduled for the 7th of November and organisers are expecting more than one million to come along and see the lights.
If you fancy some great lights, but perhaps want a slightly less busy affair, the Carnaby Christmas Lights are always worth checking out. These lights are always regarded amongst the best you will find in the capital and they stay illuminated into the New Year, so you will have plenty of opportunity to check them out.
Syon Park has played host to the Enchanted Woodland for over a decade now and this is a stunning light display that is well worth checking out. There is a range of installations and interactive elements along the way, so take your time and check out the full route. Walking quickly will see you completing the Enchanted Woodland in half an hour but there is so much to take in that you should plan to spend a few hours here. The event gets underway on Friday the 10th of November and runs through to Sunday 26th of November.
This is also the time of year when people love to embrace ice skating and one of the most popular pop-up ice rinks in London can be found at the Natural History Museum. The rink should be in place from late October and given that it will be present until the New Year, you will have plenty of time to enjoy the fun and action. Whether you skate or you head to Hotel Chocolat to enjoy a warm and tasty drink while others participate, you should find that you get your festive charm on with a minimum of fuss or effort.
Whether you need encouragement to make the most of Christmas, you’ll find that West London has plenty to offer in 2017.