The Southbank Centre, synonymous with cultural diversity has once again drawn on its heritage as a festive site to promote the arts in all its forms. The annual festival is home to live music, acrobatic performances and many other captivating events to entertain the spectators. In addition to this, it offers a packed programme of free ticketed events as well as family activities for all members to partake in. This winter festival, against the backdrop of London's most iconic landmarks guarantees to set the tone for a joyous celebration.
Festive Drinks, Food and Shopping.
The popular Christmas market returns this year boasting an array of affordable gifts, food stalls and festive drinks. At the two-storey Rekorderlig lodge, you can find seasonal mulled wine, hot spiced plum cider and lagers that can be savoured around a traditional fire pit in authentic Swedish fashion. 11 Nov - 22 Jan
If however you consider yourself more of a foodie, then head to the food market and sample a wide-range of culinary dishes
that range from German sausages and wood-fired pizzas to South American arepas, Thai curries and much more. 11 Nov - 8 Jan
Once satiated and warmed up, it's well worth paying the Charity Shop Emporium a visit to bag yourself a quirky and original gift whilst also contributing to a noble cause. 10-11 Dec
The NoFit State circus is coming to Southbank's big top tent this winter presenting Bianco, to showcase some of the best contemporary circus performances in the business. The overhead entertainment, accompanied by a live band's soundtrack will be performed from all corners of the tent placing you at the centre of the action. 23 Nov-22 Jan
The music doesn't stop there, the big top tent will also present the unique Rock n Roll musical 'Million Dollar Quartet' which features tunes from music legends; Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Karl Perkins. 17 Dec – 2 Jan
More Festival Activities
Get your skates on and roll back the years with the BUMP
Rollerdisco where you can glide to both retro and contemporary beats mixed by special DJ's. The club nights interspersed with roller skate performances are definitely amongst the festival events that you won't want to miss. 11 Nov – 22 Jan
To top it all off, scale the dizzying heights of the 60m high fairground ride Starflyer which offers peerless views of London's rooftops
and skyline.11 Nov – 8 Jan