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In photos: nine festive things to find at Christmas in Leicester Square

London’s latest all-in-one Christmas destination has been lighting up Leicester Square since November. Here are nine festive pics to get you feeling merry

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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Festive cheer

The city’s latest all-inclusive Crimbo destination opened last month and is set to bring lights, tinsel and forced merriment to Leicester Square until Sunday January 8 2017.
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Christmas in Leicester Square
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A Cabaret

The Olivier Award-winning theatrical phenomenon ‘La Soirée’ is back for its seventh season in London and making Leicester Square’s Spiegeltent its circus tent this Christmas.

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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Santa

Never one to miss out on a party, Father Christmas has been sitting beardily in his grotto since November. Better get there before he runs out of presents, though – he’s had over 4,000 visits already. 

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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Christmas pressies

A fully fledged Christmas market of 20 different stalls sells everything from handmade earmuffs and wooden crafts to as much festive tat as you can handle.
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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Warming food

Six different food stalls will keep you happy and well fed with the likes of French cheese, charcuterie boards, barbecued meat and mini-pancakes.

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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Liquid chocolate

…and an obligatory Belgian chocolate fountain.
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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Booze

We probably should have mentioned this earlier but, yes, don’t worry, there is a bar to help get you in the merry spirit.

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Christmas in Leicester Square
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Art

Underbelly and Westminster City Council have also teamed up to create ‘Winter Windows’ – a project giving 20 local schoolchildren the chance to exhibit their artwork on the north side of the square.
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