5 festive family activities this winter

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With the excitement of the holiday season approaching, families will be eager to make this festive break even more special – from enchanting theater performances to immersive craft markets.

Skate at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon

ohn favorite London family experiences in winter, Skate at Somerset House with Moët & Chandon features pop-up restaurants and stalls, all centered around the beautiful ice rink. Adults can enjoy a range of menus at Jimmy Garcia’s Alpine-themed Chalet Barragiste restaurant while the kids skate to the latest pop anthems dominated by a beautifully decorated 40-foot Christmas tree and surrounded by general good humor. The event runs from November 17, 2021 to January 16, 2022, with tickets starting at £ 11, and there are exclusive sessions on Sundays for American Express® cardholders. Conditions apply.1

Gorgeous and Magical: Somerset House is a picture perfect this time of year

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Christmas in Kenwood

The expansive grounds of Kenwood House are enchanting any time of the year. But during the holiday season, this idyllic corner of Hampstead becomes a multisensory trail of light, fire and sound. Children will be captivated by the dazzling festive displays and light sculptures as you stroll through the large illuminated gardens. And to spice you up, craft stalls, street food, and a licensed bar selling hot drinks await you at the end of the trail. Opt for a Twilight Viewing ticket to discover the Christmas trail in a dedicated time slot with exclusive access to the Terrace VIP bar.

Head to Hampstead Heath: Immerse yourself in the magical wonderland of Kenwood House

Hex at the National Theater

Hex is a dark and mysterious musical that reimagines the story of Sleeping Beauty. The classic fairy tale tale is turned upside down, at the Bad, featuring the fairy who places the curse as a misunderstood character whose intentions were good from the start. Bursting with sparkling magic and haunting costumes and sets, Hex suitable for over eight years old and will definitely be a family favorite this winter. American Express will be hosting Family Days in January for American Express cardholders, which will include a pre-show workshop where kids can make a witch’s cape and broom, then enter the show dressed as a witch. Guests enter a magical world through the iconic National Theater stage door (for VIPs only) to be escorted to a backstage pre-show evening with themed food and drink. a royal banquet. There will also be the opportunity to capture the experience in a photo booth and experience a range of fun activities with actors from the National Theater. Conditions apply.2

Hex: get lost in a spectacular fairy tale at the National Theater

Christmas under the canopy

For an afternoon of spectacular seasonal entertainment, Christmas Under the Canopy at Kings Cross offers a warm and boutique experience filled with talented jazz musicians, vocal singers and independent, ethical and sustainable food producers. The market offers a series of daily masterclasses, workshops and tastings, with different weekends focusing on different activities: ceramics one weekend, beer and brewing the next. Create a festive garland with the children, compose your own song using artificial intelligence or just take a walk soaking up the festive atmosphere; between november 29 and december 22, 2021, you have the choice.

Shop until you drop: tick some things off your shopping list with a Christmas canopy trip to Kings Cross

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Ron was wrong

With dedicated TV channels now showing seasonal movies 24 hours a day from September through January, a trip to the movies to see something non-Christmas could provide the tonic you didn’t know you needed. This lovely animated flick delivers what we’ve come to expect from big-budget entertainment: lots of laughs, heart-wrenching moments, and thinly veiled taunts about aspects of modern society – in this case, social media and data collection. . The film premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, to rave reviews, and is sure to entertain adults and delight children despite the glaring lack of elves, snow and snow. round bearded men carrying gifts.

Head to the cinema: grab a box of popcorn and sit down to watch Ron’s Gone Wrong

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Surprise and delight

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terms and conditions

1. Tickets are valid for the date and time specified. It is your responsibility to check your tickets as errors cannot always be rectified. Tickets are neither exchangeable nor refundable. There is no readmission to an event. Maximum 20 tickets per holder. Tickets must not be resold for profit or commercial purposes. Failure to comply will result in the invalidity of this ticket. Somerset House reserves the right to refuse admission or participation to any visitor. Admission of latecomers cannot be guaranteed, although offered where possible. Somerset House reserves the right to make changes to an advertised event. When an event is canceled, ticket holders will be offered either tickets for a rescheduled date (subject to availability) up to the face value of the original tickets, or if the ticket holder is not in. able to attend the rescheduled event, a refund of the ticket price value. By attending this event, ticket holders consent to be photographed or filmed by Somerset House. This can then be used for marketing and advertising purposes. All visitors should adhere to Somerset House Safe Space policy and respect other visitors. Selected Sunday sessions are November 28, December 5, December 12 and December 19.

2. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. Maximum of nine tickets per holder. Tickets must be purchased with your American Express card. Visit nationaltheatre.org.uk/amex for full terms and conditions.

Promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited is headquartered at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales under company number 1833139 and authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.


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