Christmas in Leicester Square guide

Catch Mr. Claus and his trademark twinkles at Christmas in Leicester Square 2017

© David Jensen

Santa called – he’s added another date to his schedule: Christmas in Leicester Square, the capital’s latest Crimbo destination for 2017. It's back for the second year running, so expect sacks of festive fun and a twinkly, goodtime atmosphere. 'The ‘square’ in Leicester Square is home to a grotto, traditional Christmas market, featuring more than 25 food, drink and christmas gift stalls, and a vintage Spiegeltent – a velvety, wooden venue home to a stocked programme of Christmas shows brought to you from the Underbelly team. Events include performances from Fascinating Aida, Cabaret at Christmas, Al Murray, The Showtoppers Christmas a Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall for the under fives and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine show. 

When is Christmas in Leicester Square 2017?

Christmas in Leicester Square is back for the second year in 2017. It'll run from Friday November 10 2017 to Saturday January 6 2018.

Where is Christmas in Leicester Square?

Smack in the middle of central London's Leicester Square. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, the nearest rail station is Charing Cross.

Is there an entry fee? 

Entry to Christmas in Leicester Square is free, but tickets must be bought for selected events, including Santa's Grotto and some performances. 

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Comments

3 comments
Wei B

Hi, I would like to join the Leicester Square Market, and sell my Christmas 3D cards, could you advise me a bit on how to apply for a market  position please?


Many thanks!


Molly


(my email is wbai@live.com) Many thanks :) 

Heena N

I visited this grotto yesterday with my daughter. I'm really dissapointed. It wasn't fun or exciting. The santa wasn't even loud or warm to the kids. My daughter got distracted jus playing with her fingers thats how boring it was. The picture quality for the professional photos wasn't worth the money either. I've been to quite a few grottos and i always buy the professional photos and never have a complaint or regret paying for them but this time i do. Not worth the money at all.

Balaj A

Where did you go and Liked it? I wanna go with my baby, thank you