Best events in London 24th Dec, Christmas Eve

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Best events in London on Christmas Eve, Sat 24th December

Our guide to the best events in London on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 2016.

 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Midnight Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral

St. Paul’s Cathedral Begin your Christmas with an atmospheric midnight mass on Christmas Eve at St Paul's Cathedral, bathed in candlelight.
 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
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Christmas Carol Service at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Cathedral Enjoy a traditional Christmas carol service at St Paul's Cathedral, on the 23rd and 24th December — for free!
 
Disney On Ice Frozen at O2 Arena, London
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Disney On Ice — Frozen — at the O2 Arena

to O2 Arena Disney on Ice's new skating show brings "Frozen" to The O2, with all your favourite characters and songs from the movie.
Million Dollar Quartet at Royal Festival Hall, London
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Million Dollar Quartet: Elvis, Jerry, Carl and Cash

to Royal Festival Hall "Million Dollar Quartet" tells the true story of a jam session between Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis.
 
 at Royal Albert Hall, London
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Carols by candlelight, in full 18th-century costume

Royal Albert Hall "Carols by Candlelight" features seasonal readings and Christmas carols performed in an evocative candlelit setting.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum, London
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The Nutcracker — English National Ballet

to London Coliseum The English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" at the London Coliseum.
 
Cinderella Panto at London Palladium, London
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Cinderella — with Paul O’Grady, Amanda Holden

to London Palladium Amanda Holden, Paul O'Grady and Julian Clary will be starring in the Christmas panto "Cinderella" at the London Palladium. Cinderella Panto will be in London on Saturday December 24th, during its run at the London Palladium.
 at Trafalgar Square, London
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Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

to Trafalgar Square Have you ever taken the time to see the switching-on ceremony for the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree, with carols?
 
Frozen at Prince Charles Cinema, London
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Sing-A-Long with the movie “Frozen”

Prince Charles Cinema Disney's animated classic "Frozen" is coming to the Prince Charles Cinema, in a special sing-a-long version for kids.
 at Hampton Court Palace, London
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Outdoor ice rink, at Henry VIII’s Hampton Court

to Hampton Court Palace The Christmas ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop — the front wing of Henry VIII's Tudor Palace.
 
Snowman at Peacock Theatre, London
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Raymond Briggs’ “The Snowman”

to Peacock Theatre Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
Nutcracker at Royal Opera House, London
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Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet

to Royal Opera House Watch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker" over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.
 
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park, London
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Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

to Hyde Park Hyde Park will once again become a magical Winter Wonderland with ice skating and rides, a circus, and a Christmas market.
Museum exhibition in London at Star Wars at O2 Arena

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to O2 Arena 'Star Wars Identities' is a huge new exhibition at The O2 with 200 props, models, costumes and artworks from the movies.
 at Regent Street, London
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Christmas lights in Regent Street

to Regent Street Regent Street always has some of the best Christmas lights in London, stretching from Oxford Street to Waterloo Place.
 at Somerset House, London
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Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House

to Somerset House Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a Christmas shopping arcade and decorated with a huge Christmas tree.
 
 at Tower of London, London
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Outdoor ice rink, in the Tower of London’s moat

to Tower of London The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year, set in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
Southbank

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to Southbank This popular chalet-style Christmas market sells some great gifts and lots of festive food and drink in the pop-up bars.
 
Photography exhibition at Tate Modern

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to Tate Modern The Tate Modern will be putting on an exhibition of Modernist Photography, drawn from Elton John's private collection.
 at Oxford Street, London
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Christmas lights in Oxford Street

to Oxford Street The Oxford Street switch-on ceremony is always one of the biggest, and this year they're shutting the street to traffic.
 
Free event in London at Sky Garden

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Sky Garden The Sky Garden is a three-story garden that spans the top three floors of 20 Fenchurch Street (aka the Walkie Scorchie).
Childrens event in London at Canary Wharf

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to Canary Wharf An outdoor ice rink in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with a perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
 
 at Queen’s Gallery, London
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Portrait of the Artist — at the Queen’s Gallery

to Queen’s Gallery See over 150 portraits of artists taken from the Royal Collection, by the likes of Rembrandt, Rubens and Hockney.
 at Harrods, London
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Meet Santa at the Harrods Christmas Grotto

Harrods Take you kids to see the toy factory at Harrods, and then meet Santa in his Winter Cabin inside the Christmas Grotto.
 
Childrens event in London at BFI IMAX Cinema

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BFI IMAX Cinema Go and watch a 3D-movie at the BFI IMAX with state-of-the-art surround sound, and the largest cinema screen in the UK.
Free event in London at St. Paul’s Cathedral

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St. Paul’s Cathedral If you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul's Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.
 
Art exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

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to Royal Academy of Arts The Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.
 at Natural History Museum, London
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Winter Ice Rink, at the Natural History Museum

to Natural History Museum The Natural History Museum always has one of the best outdoor ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairy lights.
 
 at Tate Britain, London
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Turner Prize 2016 — at Tate Britain

to Tate Britain Whether you love it or loathe it, the Turner Prize is certainly one of Britain's most prestigious contemporary art prizes.
 at Royal Academy of Arts, London
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Abstract Expressionism — Royal Academy of Arts

to Royal Academy of Arts "Abstract Expressionism" will feature works by celebrated artists like Kline, Pollock, Rothko, Newman, Still and de Kooning.
 
Free event in London at Covent Garden

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Covent Garden Enjoy some free street entertainment in Covent Garden -- everything from buskers, acrobats and clowns to opera singers.
Free event in London at Tower of London

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Tower of London The Ceremony of the Keys is over 700 years old, and represents the traditional locking up of the Tower of London at night.
 
Theatre show in London: Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

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to Palace Theatre Palace Theatre has snapped up the rights to "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" -- a brand-new story by JK Rowling.
Museum exhibition in London at Museum of London

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to Museum of London This year is the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, and the Museum of London will be putting on a special exhibition.
 
 at The Shard, London
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The Shard — for fantastic views of London

The Shard Enjoy the stunning views from the top of The Shard -- London's tallest skyscraper -- more than 1000-feet above the city.
 at Monument, London
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Climb to the top of The Monument

Monument The Monument to the Great Fire of London has a balcony at the top, which gives tourists some decent views of The City.
 
 
 
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