Top 10 Christmas events in Camden

The festive season is upon us once more, and we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s nowhere quite like London at Christmas. Be sure to make the most of this joyful season by checking out our top Christmas picks below!

1. Skate at JW3’s Ice Rink 

JW3 Ice Rink

Because it wouldn’t be Christmas without attempting to look graceful on ice… Open from 4 December this 200m square rink will be accompanied with lively music, hot chocolate, mulled wine and doughnuts. For the more wobbly ice-skaters among us there will be friendly penguin stabilisers on hand. Even open on Christmas day!

2. Feel festive at the Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum

Step back in time to a Victorian Christmas at the Charles Dickens Museum, which is back open 30 November complete with Christmas decorations galore! Discover a wide range of Christmas events, including evening openings, immersive theatre and costumed Christmas walks.

3. Sing-a-long to the Muppets Christmas Carol, 11 & 12 December

Muppets Xmas tour

Back by popular demand at Camden People’s Theatre, come support Michael Caine as he does some ‘acting’! This is sure to be a hilarious and lively evening.

4. Eat, drink and be merry at the Skip Garden Fire Feast, 9 December

Skip Garden Pit Fire

Live music, disco beats, fires and cosy candle-lit areas makes this a night not to be missed. Tickets (£18) includes three portions of food and a cup of rum chai.

5. Dine with mulled wine at the Wellcome Kitchen, 15 December

Get Festive

Accompanied with the Wellcome Trust Choir, this late night opening at the Wellcome Collection is a great chance to pick up some unusual gifts, alongside some tasty food and tipples. Two courses and a glass of prosecco for £22.

6. Buy a Christmas Tree! 12 - 17 December

Christmas trees

We can’t think of anything more festive than buying a Christmas tree, and this year you can choose yours at the Hygge Christmas Market, Kings’ Cross, and support children’s charity Coram whilst you’re at it. The tree forest is organised by King’s Cross restaurant The Lighterman, who will also deliver your chosen fir to your home or office at no extra charge.

7. Listen to Festive music at the British Museum, 16 December  

British Museum

This concert with British Library singers celebrates festive music from a variety of different cultures amidst the beautiful architecture of the British Museum.

8. Enjoy a Christmas magic show at the British Library, 9 & 10 December 

Magic Show British Library

Bring a touch of magic to your Christmas with this classic magic show for all the family, including illusions, tricks and a ventriloquist.

9. Visit Santa! (Children only!)


Tickets are selling quick to visit ‘one of London’s top five Santas’ (Time Out)! Santa has squeezed time into his busy-Christmas schedule to meet and treat the children of North London at the beautiful Keats House. 

10. Finish off your Christmas shopping at Camden Christmas Market, Thursdays only, 17 November - 22 December

Camden Christmas market

With a different theme each week, this pop up market brings together the best gifts from across London, plus live music, festive food and – a Christmas shopping essential – mulled wine.


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