Free entry. Shows and Santa's Grotto are ticketed, from £8.50.
About the event
Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the centre of bustling London into a wonderland including traditional Christmas markets with hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks, a Santa's Grotto where children can meet the man himself, plus a whole host of fantastic shows in the beautiful surrounds of a traditional 1920s spiegeltent.
Briefs: Close Encounters
Having glitter-bombed the globe with their iconic and hilarious brand of circus, drag, burlesque and comedy, the BRIEFS boys are taking London back to the third dimension this winter.
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to Santa... A chance for children to meet the man in red in person, and tell him their dearest wish. Come and hear a festive fairytale, meet Father Christmas's and his helpers, and receive a wee gift.
Brat Kids Carnival
A high-energy super fun afternoon show for all ages – from tots to teenagers and their mums and dads - brought to you by the finest team of circus artists and mischief makers behind international touring sensation Briefs. This show has been created specially to get youngsters excited about expressing themselves, watching top notch circus superstars and getting on stage to have a boogie. Hula hoops at top speed, acrobatics at alarming heights and seriously cheeky clowning antics, put on your party outfit and join the Brat Kids Carnival!
The Burlesque Carol Concert
House of Burlesque presents a Christmas Carol Concert of the fabulous, fierce and festive. Raise your voices and your glasses as Tempest Rose and the stars of the UK's top burlesque production house raise hem-lines and pulses. Come sing your hearts out to all your favourite alternative Christmas songs, with pop up performances, and all the traditional carol concert trimmings...done showgirl style. Christmas jumpers welcome.
Gingzilla’s Gingerbread Haus
After a sell-out season at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the award winning international GLAMONSTER returns to London at Christmas in Leicester Square, with a Cabaret Christmas Carol to rock your socks off. Enter into GINGZILLA's GINGERBREAD HAUS where sweet tunes of yesteryear fill the air, through the songs and stories of a modern year. Taste the velvety smooth sensations of GINGZILLA's delectable voice with songs made famous by Frank Sinatra & Bill Crosby. Help GINGZILLA find out what we love and what we have lost about Christmas in a jam packed show full of fun festivities and song.
See the official website for the full programme.
Official Link: http://www.christmasinleicestersquare.com