London Family Christmas Events

Dec 21, 2012 by

Family Events Saturday 22nd December:

Chelsea Theatre: The Way Back Home.  Come join the Big Wooden Horse children’s theatre company for this adaptation of Oliver Jeffers cherished book.  This is aimed for children 7 and under.   December 18th-23rd.  Tickets still available, £8

Kids Club, Saturdays at Gate Picturehouse: The Muppet Christmas Carol From 10am Saturdays they have activities, then watch the flick at 10:30.  £4 to join the Kids Club, but then tickets are £1 after, popcorn and juice for the kids £2.  Read more about the day out here.

Electric Cinema, Kid’s Club: The Muppet Christmas Carol, 10am.  Check out the newly refurbished Electric Cinema with its plush, red velvet beds, sofas and armchairs.  Looks like a great way for Dad to occupy the kids on a Saturday morning.  Tickets £8 per person

Saatchi Gallery Family Art Workshops: Russian Baubles.  Bring the kids to look at the current exhibit, and make your own Russian Bauble.  Saturday from 10-1pm, £5 per bauble.

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Family Carol Service, Saturday 22nd, 1pm.  Bring the kids down to St. Paul’s for  carol service.

V and A Victorian Family Christmas Party: join in an interactive performance and learn about Victorian Christmas, from cards, to trees, food and other fun.  11am, 1pm and 3pm.  Free, drop in

Shutter and Sketch: London’s Only Bespoke Children’s Portrait Artist.  I could not give Shutter and Sketch a higher recommendation or be more pleased with my son’s portrait created entirely in pencil strokes, check out Lucy SM Johnston’s fabulously affordable and beautiful results.  Lucy offers vouchers, if you are stuck not sure what to get someone (or what to ask for yourself).  Get in touch with

Family Events Sunday 23rd December

Camden Arts Centre, Winter Holiday Family Days.  Artist Raine Smith and Michelle Williams Gamaker will lead a workshop exploring the Film in Space. 2-4:30pm  Free, drop-in.

Saatchi Gallery Family Art Workshops: Russian Baubles.  Bring the kids to look at the current exhibit, and make your own Russian Bauble.  Sunday from 10-5pm, £5 per bauble.

V and A Drop-in Design: Splendour and Sparkle.  Walk through the museum paying particular attention to the jewels and other sparkly ornaments to create your own bejewelled crowns, sceptres, brooches and other trinkets.   Free, drop in, all ages


And on to the upcoming week:

Next week …

Crib Service at Westminster Abbey Monday, 24th December, noon.  Bring the kids to the Crib Service at the Abbey.  Free

Mini Maestro Concert at St. Martin in the Field Thursday, 27th December.  Come here the tales of the animals with Prokefiev’s Peter and the Wolf, and Saint-Saens Carnival of the Animals followed by Christmas carols.  Take a stroll around Covent Garden afterwards or head over to the museums, to take in the ambiance at Somerset House.  £6.50 for adults, £4.50 for under 16s (one hour piano recital with narrator)

V and A Nutcracker Ballet: Saturday, 29th December.  Come and see the Nutcracker in the V and A’s Lecture Theatre.  11aam, 1pm and 3pm.  Free, drop in, all ages


Royal Opera House Welcome Performance of the Nutcracker:  See the magical ballet for £5 and take part in some hands-in events before the performance.

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