Whether you are the lucky recipient of a London Theatre Break as a Christmas present or you are coming down to London to do your own Christmas shopping, there is lots to do in town this winter. With a host of special seasonal shows and events London is promising to be almost as exciting a destination this winter as it was this summer!
Here are just some of the packages available
Decorations, drink, food, presents, fashion and beauty – if it has a place in your home this Christmas then expect to find it at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas, alongside all the usual experts and suppliers to help you with your DIY jobs – seasonal or otherwise.
If your family is anything like mine the International Horse Show at Olympia is part of Christmas – from cheering on Harvey Smith (yes I know how much that ages me) to laughing at the dogs agility. Well why not see it live this year. Combine it with a Christmas shopping trip and you know you will be starting off the celebrations in style!
The O2 will be getting festive this winter, with the return of Lily Savage as Widow Twankey in Aladdin – A Wish Come True – a traditional tale with a modern day spin as a young peasant boy who falls in love with the Sultans daughter, the princess. In a tale of love and romance, heartbreak and disaster and lamps nd genies, this will be theatrical spectacular to highlight anyone’s Christmas break. Performances are from 7th December 2012 to 5th January 2013 but we have special packages available for only a few weekend dates so book as soon as possible.
Tchaicovsky’s The Nutcracker ballet fills the stage of the Royal Opera House in London with wonder, magical adventures and theatrical illusion: see Christmas trees grow before your eyes and toy soldiers come to life as the heroine Clara is whisked off in a golden sleigh. And look out for the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Of course in addition to what is on and the events that take place, London itself takes on a festive sparkle with the famous street lights and even some special shopping days on Regent Street, Carnaby Street and Covent Garden throughout Autumn on the lead-up to Christmas.
As the schools break up for Christmas the business meetings trade also dries up for London hotels as companies relax for the New Year. In fact it is not until mid February do things really get going in Business Travel World, so this means many hotels are keen for some additional business which means that the leisure market (for that is what we are in industry-speak here in Theatre Breaks Land) receives some great deals – you can tell be just comparing many December and January prices with those in November!
So what ever you are planning, do consider one of our Christmas Breaks in London and keep an eye out for our special New Year breaks too!