A Christmas Carol is Dickens' classic tale of greed, grief and the redemptive power of Christmas.
Everyone knows how this story begins... the bitter old miser Ebenezer Scrooge is sitting alone in his stone cold room when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner, Jacob Marley... but what makes this telling a bit special is that it will be told by Charles Dickens' very own great grandson, Gerald Dickens.
You'll travel with Scrooge on his life-changing night as he is visited by three mysterious ghosts from the past, present and future. But will he be willing to change his selfish ways?
Meet Father Christmas at Kenwood House – 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 and 23 Dec 2018 – Take your kids to meet the real Father Christmas at Kenwood House and hear him tell some festive tales about the North Pole.
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Natural History Museum has one of London's prettiest ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel.
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
A Tudor Christmas, with Alison Weir and Siobhan Clarke – 19 Nov 2018 – Historical author Alison Weir will be talking with Siobhan Clarke about how the Tudors celebrated Christmas.
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas – 21 Nov to 30 Dec 2018 – Raymond Briggs' classic children's book Father Christmas has been turned into a theatre show at the Lyric Hammersmith
Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman – 22 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Fly through the sky with the magical snowman, as the much-loved children's book "The Snowman" comes to the Peacock.
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If you enjoy Kenwood House then you might like to visit Carlyle’s House (catch the train from Highgate to Sloane Square), Hampstead Heath, Keats’ House (walk it in 22 mins or catch the tube from Highgate to Hampstead), Leighton House Museum (catch the train from Highgate to Kensington Olympia) and 18 Stafford Terrace (catch the train from Highgate to High Street Kensington)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans