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Santa's Grotto online: Santa at Home is the official online Santa's Grotto by Underbelly

Santa’s Grottos in London: Where to Meet Santa this Christmas

With London due to enter Tier 2 post lockdown, it looks like families can take a trip to visit Santa after all! The Resident picks out some of the best Santa’s grottos in London…

Carols at the Old Royal Naval College will take place in 2020

London Carol Concerts 2020: Live Events & Online Sing-alongs

Christmas carol concerts have taken a bit of a knock this year, but plenty of venues are hosting online carol services, while others are bravely ploughing ahead with Covid-secure versions of events

Shard Lights switch on date 2020

Europe’s Highest Light Display to Beam Message of Thanks to NHS

Europe’s highest seasonal light display returns to brighten up the London skyline this week, while beaming a message of thanks to NHS workers

Wreath making classes in London: McQueen Flowers x Perrier Jouet workshop in Mayfair

London’s Best Wreath Making Classes & Workshops

What better way to while away a dark winter’s evening under lockdown than making your own Christmas wreath? From online workshops and at-home kits to in-person masterclasses, here are some of the best…

Santa's Grotto online: Santa at Home is the official online Santa's Grotto by Underbelly

Santa at Home Saves Christmas with Official Online Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s grottos have been hanging in the balance this year, so to create a grotto that can definitely go ahead, Covid or no Covid, Mr & Mrs Santa Claus have turned to the internet

Cockpit Arts Makers Market (photo: Lucy McGrath working in her studio, by James Winspear)

Online Art Fairs: #ShopLocal During Lockdown

Art fairs are a great place to hunt out really special Christmas gifts, but with lockdown 2.0 in full swing, hunting out beautiful watercolours, prints, etchings and more is a little tricky. Thankfully, these popular art fairs and open studios have pivoted to with an online offering this year

Covent Garden Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights in London: Where to See the Best

London enjoys some of the country’s most spectacular Christmas lights. While things have been scaled back somewhat this year, with no big celebrity switch-on events, London’s Christmas lights looks better than ever. Here’s where to see the best…

Canary Wharf Winter Lights 2020: Hawthorn will have two light installations on Canary Wharf this winter, Newfound Reflections and Neon Tree

Canary Wharf to Launch Covid-Secure Winter Lights Event

With the annual Winter Lights festival postponed this year due to coronavirus, Canary Wharf is launching a scaled-back, more Covid-secure version of the luminous event called Connected by Light.

Diwali in London: Canary Wharf launches floating floral installation

Diwali in London: Floating Floral Display Lights up Canary Wharf

An illuminated display of floating floral garlands launches in Canary Wharf in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Light

Online Christmas markets supporting independent traders

Online Christmas Markets: #ShopLocal During Lockdown

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and support local businesses and makers through lockdown with these online Christmas Markets