Christmas in LondonBy Rob Hawkins

Spending Christmas and New Years in London can be a family holiday no one will forget. All of England has great holiday traditions and London is no exception. The large cosmopolitan area offers a wider variety of experiences allowing the visitor to create a vacation that fits the family’s desires.

 

See the Lights

Several neighbourhoods in London offer extensive displays of Christmas lights each season. Most begin the displays in early November and continue through the end of the year. Some areas of note include Trafalgar Square and Carnaby Street. The city of Oslo, Norway, donates a Christmas tree each year for display at Trafalgar Square. This tree is the centerpiece of a number of traditional holiday activities in the square. Carnaby Street strives to offer unique and colorful holiday lighting. The festive lighting along the street provides the backdrop for the great holiday shopping in the many stores and shops, many of which offer fantastic Christmas gifts for men and women.

Have a Dickens of a Good Time

Where better to see some of the Charles Dickens classics than in his home city. Productions of a Christmas Carol and many of the other classics are performed every holiday season. If the classics don’t fit your family’s idea of great fun, check out some of the alternative concerts and parties in London. Many of the venues feature major performers either with holiday intense programs or with other types of entertainment.

Traditional Christmas

Expect to see Father Christmas visiting London while you are there. Many of the great attractions in London feature a holiday presentation. Princess of Wales Conservatory plays host to St. Nicholas throughout the season. Some sites such as Canterbury, Buckingham Palace and Stonehenge offer holiday tour packages.

New Years in London

London on New Year’s Eve is a party town. Most, if not all, pubs will host celebrations of the end of one year and the start of the new. In addition, a fireworks display above the Thames sets the tone for a colorful night of revelry. River cruises are particularly popular offering great views of the fireworks and city. Reservations are suggested for any of the popular venues. Use public transportation to move about the city and be prepared for large crowds and some delays in travel.

Plan Ahead

London is a popular destination for the end-of-the-year holidays. Reservations in advance for transportation and lodging are an absolute necessity. To make the most of your trip make sure you book your bus to London early. Some tours and special events book up a year in advance.

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