Stuck on what to do during the festival period? Well, here’s what I’m going to be crossing off my list this Christmas.
Christmas Markets – Visit one of the Christmas Markets and enjoy all the food and drinks. It has traditionally nothing to do with Christmas, but getting poffertjes (the Dutch mini pancakes) and mulled wine has become my own tradition.
Enjoy Empty London – I love walking around the central neighborhoods when they’re empty on Christmas Morning. There is just something about taking my time and not rushing. Though central London has been quite empty in the last 20 or so months, there is something about empty decorated streets that just really does it for me.
Check out the Christmas Food Menus – Everyone from Pret to the Biltmore have dedicated Christmas delicacies on the menu (or in the fridges) and I’m hoping to try them all.
More Ice-Skating – I’ve already let out my inner ice-queen and kicked off the month with a skate session at Somerset House, but I’m trying to book a slot at the Natural History Museum, especially as it’s the last year it’s going to be there due to redevelopment.
See a Pantomime – I haven’t had the chance to go to a pantomime show during my time in the UK, so I need to make that happen. For anyone who doesn’t know, Pantomime is a playful type of theatre, with songs, slapstick and audience interaction, that UK theatres put on during the festive period.
Christmas at Kew – It’s about time to venture through Kew’s enchanted Christmas lights trail. Tickets are, as always, hard to get, but I’ve called in a few favours. Fingers crossed.
Do you have anything on your festive must-do list?