What’s On: This Christmas Season

Christmas carols will be sung from the top of the O2 this festive season.

This December, Up at The O2 will host a selection of Christmas Carol Climbs – featuring 12 different choirs, mulled wine and Aero hot chocolate. ~

Choirs taking part in the Christmas Carol Climbs include the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir, who were finalists in Gareth Malone’s BBC Two show Sing While You Work, X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent performers ProVoc.

Joining them will be a host of London’s top choirs with styles ranging from gospel to traditional carols.

During the Christmas Carol Climbs, climbers will get 15 minutes on the viewing platform on top of the O2, to enjoy the choir performances with friends and family when they reach the top – taking in the views across London’s skyline.

Climb guides will be on hand as well.

The exclusive Christmas Carol Climbs will take place all day from December 14 to 16 and 21 to 23.


Horniman Christmas Market
Friday, November 30, 5.30-9.30pm December 1 and 2, 10am-5.30pm

Join us for some festive Christmas shopping as the museum is filled with stalls and products by independent sellers, local designers and makers.

If you are joining us on Friday evening for our special late night opening there will be mulled wine and music too. Free entry

Horniman Kids Sleepover
Saturday, December 8, 7pm-10am

Join us after hours for the Horniman’s first family sleepover. Come to the Museum once the public have left, and the Walrus is tucked up in bed, to explore the Horniman by night.

Roll out your sleeping bag and camp out in the galleries, next to a dodo, or even a tiger. The evening will be full of fun activities and exciting exploration such as storytelling, crafts and trails.

Please bear in mind that this will be a very exciting experience and be prepared that you may not get much sleep on the night. A light breakfast is included in the morning, plus hot drinks for adults. Horniman staff will be on site throughout the event.

All children must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of two adults per child booking. Please see the website for full information.

Ticket prices: Child ticket £60. Adult ticket £60. Every adult and child requires a ticket. 


Xingu Village
December 15 and 16 10am-5.30pm

Visit an immersive installation about the daily life of the Kuikuro people of the Xingu, an indigenous community of around 400 people from the very heart of the Brazilian Amazon region.

This exciting experimental experience brings together the most advanced augmented reality and video mapping technologies with the ancestral rituals of the Xingu territories. Free.

www.horniman.ac.uk for updated booking details.


Rainbow Halo installation on Greenwich Peninsula
on Saturday, December 1.

Jewellery designer Tatty Devine will be unveiling the Rainbow Halo installation on Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday, December 1.

The Rainbow Halo installation will be an illuminated and jewelled starry archway providing a festive welcome to Peninsula Square.

The archway is sprinkled with jewelled stars, each one representing themes that are often celebrated at this time of year: love, peace, unity, luck, magic and joy.

At the end of the festive season, the installation will be sold with all proceeds going to Tatty Devine’s chosen charity, The Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

Rainbow Halo installation on Greenwich Peninsula on Saturday, December 1.


Celebrate Christmas with a Christmas Carol concert at the historic Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich.

Sing along to Christmas carols and enjoy the soothing sounds of the world-class Trinity Laban Choir, at the Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice Christmas Carol Concert.

The carol concert will also include readings which retell the Christmas story, and feature a special lantern procession by the 3rd Greenwich Park Girl Guides.

For more information visit www.communityhospice.org.uk or call 020 8319 9230.

Greenwich Christmas Carol Concert Friday, December 7, 7pm-8.30pm, £20 per person (includes a festive drink, a mince pie and a free programme) Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk


Free hot chocolate and mince pies are on offer at the Thamesmead Christmas Sparkle on Friday.

The event will take place from 4pm to 7pm at the Clocktower, Joyce Dawson Way.

It also features live stage music, street performers, food and craft stalls and a children’s fairground for the under 8s.

The theme is A Recycled Christmas at the Woolwich Winter Warmer on Saturday, December 1 and there will be a lantern lit parade.

The daytime event takes place from noon to 6pm in General Gordon Square and Royal Arsenal with live stage music, including a performance from The Worldbeaters drumming band.

A lantern-making workshop takes place at Woolwich Library on the day of the Woolwich Winter Warmer, from 11.30am to 2.30pm.

The lantern-lit parade will lead to the Christmas tree lighting ceremony and then the firework finale at Royal Arsenal.

The RARE Christmas event also takes place on December 1 from 4pm-8pm at Artillery Square and No.1 Street Royal Arsenal Riverside.

For more information or updates go to: www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/christmas


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