Children’s events in London 31st Dec, New Year’s Eve

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Childrens events in London on New Year’s Eve, Sat 31st December

Our guide to childrens events in London on New Year’s Eve, Saturday 31 December 2016.

Peppa Pig at Phoenix Theatre, London
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Peppa Pig’s Surprise! — at the Phoenix Theatre

to Phoenix Theatre Take your little kids to see "Peppa Pig's Surprise" and enjoy a lovely day with Peppa, George, and all their friends.
Mr Poppers Penguins at Criterion Theatre, London
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Mr Popper’s Penguins — family puppet musical

Criterion Theatre Mr and Mrs Popper are bringing their amazing family of puppet penguins to the Criterion Theatre for two weeks over Christmas.
 
Potted Panto at Garrick Theatre, London
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Potted Panto — seven pantomimes in one show!

to Garrick Theatre Dan and Jeff are back with seven shows in one -- managing to shoe-horn seven pantomimes into a single show!
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.
 
 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?
 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.
 at Royal Botanic Gardens, London
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Night-time Christmas trail at Kew Gardens

to Royal Botanic Gardens Kew Garden's Christmas trail includes a tunnel of lights, a scented fire garden, and a North Pole village for Santa and his elves.
 
Aladdin Panto at Lyric Hammersmith, London
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Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith — Aladdin

to Lyric Hammersmith This year's Christmas panto at the Lyric Hammersmith will be have magical carpet ride to the mystical east, in "Aladdin".
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.
 
 at Bond Street, London
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Christmas lights in Bond Street

Bond Street Bond Street is one of the poshest shopping streets in in London, and they always have some of the poshest decorations too!
 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.
 at Canary Wharf, London
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Skate around Canary Wharf’s outdoor ice rink

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 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 Museum of Childhood, London
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Game Plan — Old board games, re-discovered

to Museum of Childhood The Museum of Childhood's new exhibition and explore the history of more than 100 board games, both old and new.
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.
 

That’s all the events for children, but there are plenty more 31 December events in London, including:

Intrigue — James Ensor (curated by Luc Tuymans)31 DecemberThe Royal Academy of Arts have invited artist Luc Tuymans to curate an exhibition of works by James Ensor.

The Nutcracker — English National Ballet31 DecemberThe English National Ballet will be putting on a performance of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at the London Coliseum.

Evensong Mass at St. Paul’s Cathedral31 DecemberIf you attend a choral Evensong service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, you can wander around and see part of the Cathedral for free.

RAM New Year’s Eve party, at the Brixton Academy31 DecemberBrixton Academy will be holding a big New Year’s Eve party night to help you see in 2017.

Viennese New Year’s Eve Gala — Barbican Hall31 DecemberSee in the New Year with some Viennese waltzes performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Johan Strauss Dancers.

Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ — Royal Ballet31 DecemberWatch the Royal Ballet performing Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” over Christmas, at the Royal Opera House.

Christmas lights in Carnaby Street31 DecemberCarnaby Street will be kicking off its Christmas season with a big switch-on ceremony on the 10th November.

Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity31 DecemberThe National Maritime Museum’s new exhibition will tell the story of Admiral Nelson’s controversial lover, Emma Hamilton.

Jo Caulfield, at the Comedy Store31 DecemberJo Caulfield is one of the best female comedians around, and is a regular performer at London’s Comedy Store.

 
 
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