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Christmas in Leicester Square guide

Catch Mr. Claus and his trademark twinkles at Christmas in Leicester Square 2016

© David Jensen

Santa called – he’s added another date to his schedule: Christmas in Leicester Square, the capital’s latest Crimbo destination for 2016. 'The ‘square’ in Leicester Square is home to a grotto, traditional Christmas market and a vintage Spiegeltent – a velvety, wooden venue home to a stocked programme of Christmas shows brought to you from the Underbelly team, including Ursula Martinez, The English Gents, Hamish McCann’s pole act, Denis Lock’s bubble act and the world famous La Soirée circus. 

When is Christmas in Leicester Square 2016?

New for this year, Christmas in Leicester Square runs from Friday November 11 2016 to Sunday January 8 2017.

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 La Soirée performances. 

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Comments

2 comments
Heena N
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
Balaj A

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