Christmas Activities & Events in London 2017

Are you in the Christmas spirit yet? All over the capital, Christmas lights have been switched on and Christmas gift shopping is in full swing! Check out my Christmas Gift guides here and if you are doing Secret Santa this year, head over here for some inspiration! Some houses even have their Christmas décor out so its safe to say Christmas 2017 is here- only 32 days to go!

If you want to head out and discover new places or events this Christmas, then this post is perfect for you! I have compiled a list of events, activities and markets happening in the capital over Christmas and most of them are even free!

Here is your Christmas Activity Guide 2017 for catch ups, late nights and date nights or solo adventure!

Winter Wonderland

Free entry

Is only proper I start off with Winter Wonderland! This activity has sort of become a must visit for a lot of people including myself, over the Christmas period! Based in Hyde Park its easy o get to, free t entry and perfect for catching up with friends. You only pay for food or rides when you go and it family friendly too!

Open until 1st Jan 2018

 

Winterville

Free entry expect Friday and Saturday nights

Expect food, cinema, ice skating and much more at Winterville in Clapham Common. This is new to new and I am hoping to visit it very soon- it’s been hailed as London’s alternative festive experience. I trust it would be amazing as the food is provided by Street Feast which is always good- I been to all of them!

Open until 1st January

 

Christmas at Kew Gardens

Adult tickets from £16

The gardens will light up after dark this Christmas with over 1 million lights and am illuminated path! This I think is very much like Syon Park’s Enchanted Woodland( which unfortunately is over but was so beautiful, see some pictures below :() I reckon it will be quite nice for date night walking in the dark with the soft lights awwww lol but wrap up warm and get your walking boots out!

Open until 1st Jan

 

Skylight Rooftop Tobacco Dock

Free entry

No, it’s not a tobacco shop, its winter fest on a rooftop! If you love ice skating then what’s better than ice skating on a rooftop?! Yasmine will kill me if she knew I was talking about this lol- I am never going ice skating and embarrassing myself LOL but I will visit here for the nice view and good food PLUS ttheyhave a chocolate fondue!!!!!. Ice skating is not free though (obviously) but it starts from £10

 

Wintertime at South Bank

Free

Southbank is always bustling with activities but over the Christmas period, it gets bigger and better! The Christmas market is always a good place to start: cheap bites, gift shopping and all those pretty Christmas lights can easily warm you up! As if that wasn’t enough, they have shows and a rooftop sauna!

 

There are also lots more Christmas markets around the capital and even further a field! All these events are on for a limited period and most of them end on 1st Jan 2018 and closed Christmas Day! Over the coming weekends try to hit these events you will can easily cross them all off before the new year- at least that’s what I will be doing!

Catch you soon

Sarah!

Secret Santa Gifts Ideas For Her

Christmas means one thing- secret Santa’s! Whether its girl friends at work or your squad, my pick of gift ideas will help you choose the perfect gift for her- bestie/mum/sister/colleague etc. if you’re looking for an extra special stocking filler too, these gifts could work. Or just grab them for yourself. Price range is varied so there is something for everyone and these are easily accessible. These are not your average secret santa gifts btw, these are M&S secret Santa gifts ( you get the joke if you ever seen a M&S food ad lol)

Makeup Gifts

No7 Forever Flawless Travel Set £12.50

How cute is this brush set?! Limited edition colourway and metallic green handles make these mini brushes the perfect tools for a Christmas getaway or touch-ups on the go! I remember seeing these at the Boots Christmas Press launch and I immediately fell in love with that glittery pouch. Totally insta worthy! You get 4 min brushes- foundation, powder, angled eye liner and eyeshadow and the glitter pouch. The bristles are so soft and so far I haven’t had any issues with shedding with them. It’s a no brainer!

Secret Santa Gifts Ideas For Her

PR Sample

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Limited Edition Mini Liquid Lipstick Set £25

If she’s a makeup lover, she’s probably heard of ABH and their liquid sticks. Great news, ABH has a UK and it has all the fab products over in the US, including this limited edition mini liquid lipstick set! Featuring the sell-out shade Dazed and two limited edition colours. A gift I am picking up for myself and something I know my girl Ghis will love!

Secret Santa Gifts Ideas For Her

 

Becca Glow Kits- £20

Every girl knows Becca is one of the go to brands for a popping highlight. Every girl also knows Becca highlighters aint cheap, they are worth it but it’s not cheap! So I recently discovered their glow kits which feature some of their popular shimmering skin perfectors in mini sizes! I picked up the Lit From Within which features the Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal and the Backlight Priming Filter. Opal is SO pretty and I love it as much as Topaz! These are perfect to introduce them to Becca and budget friendly. They are mini sizes that they will last you a long time!

Secret Santa Gifts Ideas For Her

All kits are priced at £20 and include-

Rose Gold Glow on the Go– Rose Gold Shimmering Skin Perfector in pressed and liquid form

Jet, Set Glow. Pre, & Prime Kit– First Light Priming Filter, Backlight Priming Filter and Under eye corrector

Blush & Glow– Opal Shimmering Skin Perfector & Flowerchild blush

 

SSmashboxPrimer Authority- £19

They say Smashbox have some of the best primers and while I am yet o test that out, the reviews are abundant on YT! This kit (which will be on my wish list!) is the perfect try it kit ft some of their popular primers! She will love it and will love you for it!

 

Skincare Gifts

Glam Glow Super Mud Gift Set £42

Glam glow masks are some of the best face masks in the market period! At £42 a pop they are pricey that’s why I love buying their giftsets! You are getting one full size plus 3 travel sizes for the price of one! They’re travel sizes actually last a while too, I still have my Supermud travel mask from a Youth Mud set I got LAST year and trust me I have used it more than 5 times! It’s worth it! (Wish list updated- this gift set I am getting, I was actually looking forward to this!)

 

Estée Lauder – ‘Repair + Hydrate Get Started Now’ skincare gift set- £24

Estee Lauder screams luxury so when they have trial sizes of their products for only £24 you don’t walk you run to get them before they sell out! Perfect for travel and perfect for testing out before investing in a full size! They have 2 more gift sets priced at £24 with slight variations so check and add to cart, now!

 

BodyShop Vitamin E Skincare Collection – £20

One of the best-selling skincare collection from the BodyShop, the Vitamin E collection is loved by many! It provides hydration and has a pleasant scent AND it’s suitable for most skintype! This 3 piece set wroth £28 is beautifully presented in a pink gift box and perfect for introducing someone to skincare! I think the only thing missing is the Vitamin E face mist but throw that in their stocking!

 

That’s all folks! I hope you found some inspiration from my Secret Santa gift guide! I only picked out gifts I ‘believed’ in lol- in other words once I would happily purchase for myself for friends! I am working on another gift guide featuring Black British Brands so please stay tuned for that!

Can you believe Christmas 2017 is almost here?!

 

Looking for some product reviews?

BodyShop Vitamin C Daily Moisturiser

No7 Micellar Water

Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Cleanser & Mask