Events in London – 23 December 2016

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Music, comedy & film

All the music concerts and comedy gigs in London on Friday 23rd December

Eventim Apollo
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Chic, featuring Nile Rodgers - Eventim Apollo

Chic featuring Nile Rodgers will be coming to London in December and playing one night at the Hammersmith Apollo.
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Nik Kershaw and Go West - together at the Indigo

Re-live the 1980s when Go West and Nik Kershaw perform together at the Indigo in December.

Theatre shows

Watch a play on Friday 23 December, or one of London’s musicals

Hackney Empire
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Aladdin - Panto at the Hackney Empire

Come with Aladdin to the mystical world of Hackney, as he rubs a magic lamp and gets granted three wishes from a purple genie.
SSE Arena Wembley
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Best Ever Christmas Show & The Story Of Jack Frost

Help Jack Frost get Christmastown ready for Santa's arrival in 'The Best Ever Christmas Show', at Wembley Arena.

Family & Kid’s events

Take your kids to London on the 23 December for one of these family events

Bank of England Museum
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Crafty Christmas for kids, at the Bank of England

Take your kids to the Bank of England Museum this December and enjoy an afternoon of Christmas arts and crafts.
O2 Arena
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Disney On Ice - Frozen - at the O2 Arena

Disney on Ice's new skating show brings "Frozen" to The O2, with all your favourite characters and songs from the movie.

Art & Museums

Visit an art gallery or museum on Friday 23rd December and see an exhibition

National Gallery
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Australia’s Impressionists - National Gallery

The National Gallery will be putting on an exhibition of forty works which explore Australia's Impressionist movement.
Tate Modern
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Robert Rauschenberg exhibition, at the Tate Modern

The Tate Modern will be putting on a retrospective exhibition of works by American artist Robert Rauschenberg.

Royal & Religious

Why not try one of these religious services or Royal events on 23 December?

St. Paul’s Cathedral
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Christmas Carol Service at St. Pauls

Enjoy a traditional Christmas carol service at St Paul's Cathedral, on the 23rd and 24th December — for free!

Political & Military

Parades are always popular with tourists – here’s some on the 23 December

Garrick Theatre
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This House - at the Garrick Theatre

'This House' takes us behind the scenes in Parliament, when the whips do all they can to coerce the MPs into voting the right way.
Imperial War Museum
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Mahwish Chishty: Spy drones and Pakistani folk art

Mahwish Chishty's exhibition of art at the Imperial War Museum combines Pakistani folk art with unmanned spy drones.

Sightseeing tours

Sightseeing buses, boat tours and guided walks on Friday 23rd December

The City
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A Christmas walk around Charles Dickens London

Enjoy a walk around the Victorian streets where Charles Dickens found inspiration for Oliver Twist and the Artful Dodger.

Classical music

How about watching an opera, ballet, or listening to some classical music?

Barbican Hall
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Christmas with Aled Jones, at Barbican Hall

Aled Jones will be presenting an evening of seasonal music and Christmas carols at the Barbican Hall.
Royal Opera House
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Royal Ballet - The Sleeping Beauty

The Royal Ballet will be performing Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Sleeping Beauty" at the Royal Opera House.

Free events

There are lots of free events happening in London on the 23 December

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Trafalgar Square
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Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?

Other London events

Don’t forget these other good events in London on Friday 23rd December

St. Martin-in-the-Fields
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Jazzy Christmas Carols, by Candlelight

St Martin-in-the-Fields will be putting on another carol concert, but this time done in a jazzy style with the Will Todd Ensemble.
Hampton Court Palace
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Christmas carols in the grounds of Hampton Court

Spend an atmospheric evening strolling through Hampton Court's courtyards, singing Christmas carols as you go.
Royal Albert Hall
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Christmas Carol Singalong, with Jonathan Cohen

Jonathan Cohen will lead the audience through an evening of Christmas carols and seasonal hits at the Royal Albert Hall.
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