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What’s on this Christmas

Let the festivities begin! Because at c2c we’re here to courier you to cocktail night, deliver you to magical family day trips, or ship you to the most scenic skating rinks in town. Browse our Christmas activity guides below and discover fun festive things to do within easy reach of our stations. You’ll find everything from the best winter pop ups to top places for winter tipples. And with adult off-peak tickets from London to Southend costing from only £11.75 return, and kids for £2, you’ll have more left for those wonder-full days out.

Dates for your diary

Taste of London: The festive edition at Tobacco Dock, November 15-18

Kick off the Christmas season in style as London’s latest, greatest and most exciting restaurants serve up taster size signature dishes, fit for the festive season. Hosted at East London’s stunning Tobacco, experience a foodie wonderland brimming with tasty food, festive tipples, a fantastic chef line-up, loads of masterclasses to get involved with and all the shopping you need to get set for the Christmas season. Tickets are from £15 and can be bought via their website here

Floating Christmas Cinema at St Katherine Docks, December 3-9

Back by popular demand, this festive floating cinema is running some real Christmas classics; Elf, Home Alone, The Muppet Christmas Carol, and Miracle on 34th Street to name a few. Tickets are from £15 and you can choose to sit in deckchairs, or cosy up on a couple of bean bags with your mate. It's only bobbing by for a couple of days so catch it quick. Find out more 

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, 23 November – 6 January

It’s not hard to see why Winter Wonderland has been nicknamed ‘London’s spectacular Christmas destination’. You can feel the festive spirit in the air from the entrance. With over 200 wooden chalets selling the best Christmas themed products, you’ll struggle to run out of things to do and eat!It opens daily from 10am to 10pm, apart from the first night when it opens from 5pm. It is closed on Christmas Day. Find out more

Winter at Southbank Centre, 9 November – 6 January

Come and enjoy the Southbank this winter as it’s transformed into a fantastical destination for all friends and family. There’s plenty to eat, drink and watch by the river, keeping you warm and entertained all through the night! Find out more 

Winter Solstice, 21 December

The shortest day of the year marks the official start of winter, but on the plus side it means the days start to get lighter again. Make the most of the darker nights by filling them with dazzling Christmas lights and colourful displays. Find out more

Ready to make your moment?

Great days out filled with magic memories are waiting for you. Select the best ticket offer that suits you and get ready to go. We'd love to hear about your moments, so feel free to share your pictures and anecdotes with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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