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London December 2013

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What's On in London in December 2013?

Event of the Month

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland (23 November - 5 January 2014)

London's wintertime festivities return, as Hyde Park is transformed into a festive, shimmery Winter Wonderland. Skate on the UK's largest outdoor Ice Rink, featuring over 100,000 lights set to illuminate the rink and create the perfect magical setting. The Giant Observation Wheel will let you experience Winter Wonderland from 60 metres in the air, providing stunning views of Hyde Park and beyond. Help make a child's dream come alive and let Santa and his elves greet you in his grotto or choose to shop, drink and dine in the Christmas Markets. Enjoy the thrills of gentle carousels, roller coasters or spooky ghost rides - with over 100 rides and attractions, there is something for everyone. Experience the Magical Ice Kingdom and be amazed by the beauty of the delicate sculptures and crystal-like characters. Fashioned from over 200 tons of ice and snow over, this mysterious attraction will let you lose yourself in the magical land of snow and ice! There’s something for everyone at Winter Wonderland and is one festive activity not to be missed.

Location: Hyde Park, London, SW1 7LY


The Royal Ballet: The Nutcracker (10 December - 16 January 2014)

You know Christmas has arrived when the production of E.T.A. Hoffman's 'The Nutcracker' returns to the Royal Opera House, located just a 10 min walk from Apex Temple Court Hotel. It's difficult to picture a production more extravagant than Peter Wright's restaging of Lev Ivanov's choreography to Tchaikovsky's iconic play. Every ballet step of the way, this is one performance not to be missed this Christmas.

Location: Royal Opera House, London, EC2E 9DD


Spitalfields Winter Festival (6 - 17 December 2013)

Located just a short walk from Apex London Wall Hotel, Spitalfield's end of year musical festival returns from several locations. The Winter Festival discovers east London's hidden gems, bringing together global and local artists. Old Spitalsfields Market will host an off the cuff musical performance, whilst the dramatic 18th century Hawskmoor - designed Christ Church opens its door to host classical concerts.

Location: Christ Church Spitalfields, London, E1 6LY


Midnight Mass at St Paul's Cathedral (24 December 2013)

Sir Christopher Wren's stunning St Paul's Cathedral is located just a short walk from the Apex Temple Court and Apex London Wall Hotel and is a magical place to be on the night before Christmas. The cathedral's legendary dome will echo the elevated sounds of the St Paul's Cathedral Choi, whilst candles create a majestic atmosphere that is not to be missed.

Location: St Paul's Cathedral, London, EC4M 8AD


New Year's Eve Fireworks (31 December 2013)

Celebrate an amazing year and watch the annual Mayor’s fireworks display, launched from the London Eye and rafts on the Thames. The world renowned fireworks are visible throughout central London and captivate audience members for a whole hour! Bring in 2014 with a bang and watch the celebrated display take place on the doorstep of our Apex Temple Court Hotel.

Location: London Eye, London, SE1 7PB


Dino Snores - Sleep over at the Natural History Museum (7 December 2013)

This is your chance to find out what really stalks the corridors of the Natural History Museum when the sun goes down. Dino Snore is great family event which includes exhilarating activities, a torch-lit tour and a hearty breakfast in the morning. Get ready to nestle down under the shadow of Diplodocus in the central hall.

Location: Natural History Museum, London


Disney on Ice - Dare to Dream (26-30 December and 3-5 January)

The new Disney on Ice performance 'Dare to Dream' comes to the O2 this December giving you the chance to see all your favourite Disney characters come to life. Make sure to catch the spectacular finale as all the Disney Princesses come together (for the first time on ice!). Dare to dream is full of amazing skating and special effects - creating a lifetime of memories.

Location: O2 Arena, London, SE10 0DX


Christmas Spectacular (27 - 29 December 2013)

For the first time this year, the Royal Albert Hall and Raymond Gubbay come together to launch the Christmas Spectacular keeping you entertained with classic after classic. Get ready for a Christmas movie medley including songs from Mary Poppins, the Wizard of Oz and The Sound of Music. Keep your Christmas spirits elevated and enjoy the astounding combination of much-loved music, dazzling dance, breathtaking lasers and an incredible indoor finale!

Location: : Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP


Handmade Christmas (13 - 15 December 2013)

Hobbies and craft has been revived over the past few years in the UK and what better way to celebrate than the handmade Christmas show at the O2. Spread over one weekend, Britain's best and dazzling crafters, designers and hobbyists merchants will congregate to showcase their talents. Say good bye to the power of the high street and get ready to find your perfect, seasonal gift.

Location: The O2, London, E210 0DX


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