London, November, 2018 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Canary Wharf, with a series of events that it’d be Rude-oplh to miss out on this December.
Make a list of activities, check it twice and take advantage of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of The Snowman and Everyman Cinema screenings of festive family-favourites.
You also better watch out for Canary Wharf’s Ice Rink, which is giving visitors the chance to get their skates on and create their own Manhattan-esque moments beneath one of the Capital’s most iconic skylines.
All of this combined with over 300 shops, bars and restaurants makes Canary Wharf a must-visit destination for families this winter.
Take to the ice
Now open in Canada Square Park, Ice Rink Canary Wharf will light up the Estate for 15 weeks, giving visitors the chance to skate beneath a canopy of flickering, fairy-lit trees. Open to all the family, the Ice Rink is the perfect opportunity for everyone to show off their moves (or cautiously inch their way around the edge!).
New for the Ice Rink this year is a supersize digital screen, displaying magical seasonal backdrops and providing the perfect Christmas setting for skaters to enjoy whilst honing their skills or taking a break at the Grandstand Bar.
When: Until Saturday 15th February 2019
Where: Canada Square Park
Price: Tickets (times and prices vary) icerinkcanarywharf.com
The London Philharmonic Orchestra live performance of The Snowman
The all-time family favourite ‘The Snowman’ will be filling the East Wintergarden with festive cheer as the story about a magical friendship between a young boy and the snowman he creates is brought to life. Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, visitors will be ‘walking in the air’ as the Orchestra plays the original, much-loved score while the film is shown on a big screen.
When: Sunday 2nd December - 12:30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm
Where: East Wintergarden
Price: Adults £4 / Children under 16 £2 / Under 2s free seetickets.com
Catch a holiday classic at Everyman Cinema
Gather the family and enjoy festive favourites in the cosy Everyman Cinema at Canary Wharf. Get Santa-mental watching the ‘The Santa Clause’ or rediscover the Christmas spirit with Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.
On Saturday 15 December there will be a special sensory friendly screening of Miracle on 34th street designed to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for people with sensory sensitivities.
When: Miracle on 34th Street
Saturday 1st, 8th, 15th December
Sunday 9th December
Thursday 20th December
The Santa Clause
Saturday 8th, 22nd December
Sunday 2nd, 9th, 16th. 23rd December
Monday 24th December
Where: Everyman Cinema, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf
Price: Tickets £2 / Under 2s free (seetickets.com)
There are over 180 bars and restaurants throughout Canary Wharf, offering an array of dining escapes from turkey and stuffing. Choose from family favourites such as Franco Manca, Wahaca, Wagamama and Big Easy or maybe treat yourself at The Ivy in the Park, Canary Wharf’s newest restaurant offering?
Where: Throughout Canary Wharf