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December in the City … (1st – 14th)


Dec.1 Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lights
Get down to Trafalgar Square to watch the gift from Norway have its Christmas
lights, this event really represents the start of Christmas for people in

The AEGON Masters Tennis
The AEGON Masters Tennis is the perfect combination of competitive and
entertaining tennis in one of the UK’s most loved venues, the Royal Albert Hall,
where you and your guests will enjoy inspiring tennis from some of the greatest
legends on the ATP Champions Tour.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
From November 19th until January part of Hyde Park is transformed into a Winter
Wonderland for all the young visitors across London. There’s a time-honoured
German Christmas Market featuring incredible fairground rides, a massive Ferris
wheel and ice skating – everything designed for you to enter into the Christmas

Rihanna, O2.
Book tickets now to see sexy R&B performer –  don’t miss the chance to see her
perform your favourite songs.

Dec.2 – 4   Taste of Christmas Festival
On 2-4thDecember 2011, Taste of Christmas celebrates end of year
festivities with three days of gourmet inspiration. A feast of great restaurant,
world-class chef and cheese, wine and chocolate tastings, Taste of Christmas
launches the holiday season with style.

Dec.2-7              The Clothes Show Live, Birmingham NEC
The UK’s largest and most talked about beauty and fashion event of this year.
The ultimate day out with over 500 shopping brands, celebrity presenters,
performances, cat walk shows and hair & beauty demonstrations.

Dec.6-7              Design your Future
Design your future 2011 in London Olympia is an exceptional opportunity to gain
knowledge of the possibilities in art and design


Dec.7-8                 The Vaccines, Brixton Academy

The Vaccines are currently on their biggest UK tour yet, the up and coming band
will headline the 4900 capacity venue, having already played Glastonbury, T in
The Park and the Isle Of Wight Festival.

Dec.8                  Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement
Admire Degas’ famous ballet paintings and sculptures at the Royal Academy of
Arts in London from September to 11thDecember

Dec.9                  The Sleeping Beauty
The Royal Ballet presents a magical production of The Sleeping Beauty at The
Royal Opera House.

Dickens and London
Visit our major new exhibition ‘Dickens and London’ after-hours with live music
from the London Gay Men’s Chorus and a paying bar serving festive food and
drinks. Ticket price includes entrance to the exhibition.

ColdPlay, O2 Arena
Alternative and Indie

Example, Brixton Academy
Secure tickets to see Example, this is not one to miss!

The Chocolate Festival
At the Southbank Centre Square from 9-11th,

Dec.10                John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration in London
John Rutter’s Christmas Celebration in London brings seasonal enchantment to the
Royal Albert Hall in London.

Dec.11      T4 Stars of 2011
Earls Court, London.

Birmingham International Christmas Tattoo
The Birmingham International Christmas Tattoo promises a rousing start to the
festive season as 1,000 military musicians and other performers march into
Birmingham for the spectacular annual event, 10-11thDecember.

Dec.12      German Christmas Market
Traditional German style Christmas Market between the Southbank Centre and the
London Eye. 18thNovember – 24thDecember.

Duran Duran, London O2 Arena
Get the chance to see 80’s band live in London, in support of their new album,

Dec.13                Olympia – The London International Horse Show
Olympia is a fantastic Equestrian Christmas Party and is host to the UK’s only
Show Jumping and Dressage FEI World Cup™ Qualifiers, only from the 13-19th.

Dec.14                Kasabian, O2 Arena
Promoting the hugely successful album ‘Velociraptor’, Kasabian at The O2 Arena
in London is the last performance of Kasabian’s 10 date arena tour. 14th–15thDecember.