The plethora of Christmas activities lined up at Canary Wharf this year recognises that Canary Wharf is developing a whole new personality. From ice rinks, winter lights and Santa’s Grotto to Gospel in the Mall and Carols and Candles, this East London business district is no longer an empty, noiseless space after 6pm but a rumbling, hub of activity in the evening fit for all.
We scoured the internet to find out the who, what, where, when and how much this December at Canary Wharf. Hopefully you’ll find something that suits!
Soul Christmas at Boisdale Canary Wharf
When - Monday 19 December 2016 - Friday 23 December 2016
How much - From £5 per adult ticket
VisitLondon recommends getting your funk on at this out of the ordinary celebration of soul music with a Christmassy twist. Leading act Reuben Richards sings hits from Motown to James Brown to get you in Christmas vibes. So after what feels like a soul destroying day at work, nurture it back with an enriching evening of soul at Boisdale Canary Wharf.
Night Market Christmas Fayre – Taking the stress away from Christmas shopping
When - 10am-6pm
How much - Free!
The Crafty Fox Night Market brings a hand-picked selection of 60+ designers to showcase handmade products sold directly by the makers themselves. This is an excellent after work activity to bring friends and colleagues together to a comfortable shopping environment with chilled music and festive drinks. There is even a workshop for those willing to make their own gifts. But perhaps have a backup in case something goes wrong!
Everyman - Magical Musical Christmas
When - Monday to Sunday 10am till late
How much - Adult £14.50, Concession £12.50 Everyman Cinema presents a list of Christmas classics to whet your appetite for the home movie marathon. Anyone who’s seen their favourite movie in a cinema knows it looks a whole lot better on a big screen. And with a coffee or wine in hand you’ll be loving life. See classics including It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, The Sound of Music and Bugsy Malone showing across the Christmas period.
Oh yes, the kids … what about them?
Canary Wharf is really trying to bring the family into its social offering this year. And when we researched activities we found a whole host of things. Here’s what we recommend with a few handy dates:
Gospel in the Mall - Gospel Choirs performing in Canada Place
When - 16, 17, 18, 22, 23 & 24 December
Ice rink – Led lights, 16 million colours, Luminocity Bar … Canada Square Park has it all
When - Friday 4 November - Saturday 25 February
Winter Lights – Light installations and interactive art
When - Monday 16 - Friday 27 January
When - Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 December and Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 December
Find out more about our developments near Canary Wharf
Rathbone Market - 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 2.9km to Canary Wharf Station
Traders’ Quarter - Shared Ownership homes, 2.8km to Canary Wharf Station**
Royal Albert Wharf - 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, 7.6km to Canary Wharf Station (19 minutes from Gallions Reach Station)
*Distances taken from Google Maps
**Postcode to be confirmed, distance taken from Pontoon Dock
Image credit to Greenzowle via Flickr