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London events in December

Your guide to the best activities, events and fun stuff happening in London throughout December 2021

By Time Out London Things To Do, Angela Hui and Rosie Hewitson

Can you hear those sleigh bells jingling? Yes, it’s December, and Christmas in London has begun. See the city skies sparkling with glimmering Christmas lights, fill your ears with Christmas songs, scoff down an indulgent Christmas sandwich, get luxurious festive treats delivered from London restaurants putting together DIY meal kits and liven up a winter walk with some takeaway mulled wine

Read our guide for the lowdown on the events, parties, cultural happenings, and things to do taking place in London in December 2020.

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Our December 2021 highlights

Christmas in London

Things to do

London at Christmas time is pretty darn magical. Discover ideas for fun family outings throughout the Christmas period, plus fun things to do on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in the capital. 

Christmas lights in London

Things to do

Dazzle your eyes be taking a peek at London's twinkling Christmas lights. The illuminations give London an instant festive makeover. Plan a wintry outing with our guide to all the main lights in London. 

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