Full newsletter archive f   i   t  
Discover South Kensington The home of science, arts and inspiration
  WHAT'S ON PLACES TO EAT TAKE A TOUR  
 
  The Christmas season has landed in South Kensington  
 

Make this year’s festive season an unforgettable one with our guide to the Christmas period in South Kensington! From Christmas Carols to a cozy Christmas film at Kensington Palace, there are plenty of festive events to get you in the Christmas spirit. Enjoy the return of Christmas classics, like Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, or come and visit the V&A's Couture Christmas tree. 

We are also giving you the opportunity to win range of brilliant prizes this winter with some great competitions! Make sure to sign up for a chance to a skate around the largest outdoor Ice Rink in London at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, sing-along to some Christmas Carols, step out onto the red carpet at Cirque du Soleil's premiere at the Royal Albert Hall or journey to the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy at The Nutcracker.

South Kensington is the place to be this winter so wrap up warm and head out to enjoy a season of festive, family friendly events. We have also put together some great free events, galleries and exhibitions to explore this Christmas.

 
 
  What's on  
 
 
 
Christmas in South Kensington
 

 
The festive season is upon us, and South Kensington is full of Christmas treats to get you in the spirit. Discover a range of fun, festive activities to get involved with this December.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Avatar: The Way of Water
 
Science Museum
From 16th Dec Times vary
 
Witness the second part of James Cameron’s sci-fi epic in 3D, on one of biggest screens in the UK. Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, Avatar: The Way of Water begins to tell the story of the Sully family, the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall
 
Royal Albert Hall
December Times vary
 
The Royal Albert Hall has been the home of Christmas in London for 150 years. They open their doors again this December to share the magic of our favourite season.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Guy Barker’s Big Band Christmas
 
Royal Albert Hall
9th Dec 7.30pm
 
The annual tradition returns to the Hall in 2022 for its seventh year. Along with special guests, Guy Barker will deliver a swinging, soulful celebration of big band music with a Christmas twist, mixing jazz classics with festive tunes.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Injecting Hope: The Race for a Covid 19 Vaccine
 
Science Museum
30th Nov - 7th Jan 24 10am - 6pm
 
A new free exhibition explores the worldwide effort to develop vaccines at pandemic speed. See how scientists and researchers adapted to the various challenges of this massive programme.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Home Alone in Concert
 
Royal Albert Hall
10th Dec 2:30pm & 7:30pm
 
Home Alone in Concert returns to the Hall as renowned composer John Williams’ score is performed live to picture by a symphony orchestra. Nominated for for Best Original Score and Best Original Song, Home Alone has become a seasonal classic.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
The Nutcracker
 
Royal Albert Hall
28th -31st Dec Times vary
 
Experience the true magic of Christmas, as Clara’s toys come to life at the stroke of midnight. Take a journey through a fantastical winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes to the kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Kamala Ibrahim Ishag
 
Serpentine
On til 29th Jan 10am-5:30pm
 
Last chance to see pioneering Sudanese artist Kamala Ibrahim Ishag, whose work intertwines the earthly and the spiritual through an understanding of our connections with the natural world.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
The Luna Winter Cinema
 
Kensington Palace
10th-23rd Dec Times vary
 
Cosy up and experience the magic of cinema this Christmas. The Luna Cinema's winter season returns to the Kensington Palace Pavilion, and it's packed full of feel-good festive favourites.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Lunchtime Lecture: The Christmas Story in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art
 
V&A
1st Dec 1pm-2pm
 
This lecture tells the Christmas story through a selection of well-loved paintings by Italian and Flemish artists, including Botticelli, Fra Angelico and Jan van Eyck. Join Paula Nuttall to explore the rich symbolism of Christmas imagery, and some unfamiliar aspects of the story.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Christmas Specials at Institut français
 
Institut français
December Times vary
 
Get into the spirit of Christmas with an enchanting programme of films and musicals at Institut français this December!
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Imperial Lates: Look Up
 
Imperial College London
8th Dec 6pm-9pm
 
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the last human footstep on the moon this festive season and explore the science above our heads at our next free Imperial Lates.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
The Lost Rhino – an Art Installation with Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
 
Natural History Museum
From 16th Dec 9am-5pm
 
The Lost Rhino is a free display that explores extinction, conservation and technology. Focused around four depictions of a rhino, each of them imperfect in their own way, the display examines our relationship with endangered species.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Matilda The Musical
 
Institut français
Dates vary Times vary
 
A new and vibrant take on Roald Dahl’s classic novel, Matilda tells the story of a little girl with big curiosity, a sharp mind and a vivid imagination and the worst parents in the world. After meeting her inspirational teacher, Miss Honey, Matilda begins conjuring her own fantastical tales.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
New Year's Eve: Jurassic Party
 
Natural History Museum
31st Dec- 1st Jan 2023 8pm-1:30pm
 
The Natural History Museum's iconic New Year's Eve event is back, giving you the chance to disco with dinos and party it up Jurassic style. Get ready to throw some shapes beside a Diplodocus, roar at their silent disco and marvel at the Jurassic-themed performers. Assemble your friends for a night you won't forget!
read more
 
 
  Discover more  
 
 
 
National Education Nature Park & Climate Action Award Scheme

The Natural History Museum have announced that they have been chosen as the lead partner by The Department of Education to deliver a new National Education Nature Park and Climate Action Award Scheme. 

read more
 
 
  Competitions  
 
 
 
Win Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022 Tickets
 
Hyde Park
 
Discover South Kensington has 4 tickets for 3 attractions to give away for London’s spectacular Christmas destination - Hyde Park Winter Wonderland.
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Win 2 tickets to the premiere of Cirque du Soleil's Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities
 
Royal Albert Hall
18th Jan
 
This winter sees the return of Cirque du Soleil at the Royal Albert Hall. and we have 2 tickets to giveaway to attend the spectacular European premier of Kurios: Cabinet of Curiosities. But hurry, closing soon!
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Win 4 Tickets to The Nutcracker at The Royal Albert Hall
 
Royal Albert Hall
 
It’s not the wintertime in London without The Nutcracker! And this year, Discover South Kensington have four tickets to giveaway to one lucky winner to see the magic unfold - but closing soon!
read more
 
 
 
 
 
Win 2 Tickets to the Christmas Carols at the Royal Albert Hall
 
Royal Albert Hall
 
‘Tis the season in South Kensington and this year, Discover South Kensington have 2x tickets to the Royal Albert Hall’s Christmas Carols this Christmas eve! Last chance to enter!
read more
 
 
 
 
Discover South Kensington is an initiative of the Exhibition Road Cultural Group, a partnership of the cultural and educational organisations in and around Exhibition Road, South Kensington.

Our partners include:
 
The Design Museum
Goethe-Institut
Imperial College London
Institut franҫais
The Ismaili Centre
Kensington Palace
Natural History Museum
Royal Albert Hall
South Kensington Estates
Royal College of Art
Cromwell Place
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Royal College of Music
Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
The Royal Parks
Serpentine Galleries
The Science Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum
The Royal Society of Sculptors
Japan House
Westminster City Council
 
Not subscribed? Click Here

You are receiving this message as you opted in at our website, either through our sign-up form or by entering a competition.
Just unsubscribe if you no longer want to receive this email.

View our Privacy Policy
 
 
Copyright © 2023 Discover South Kensington. All rights reserved.
 
f i t