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5 festive things to do in Kensington

Christmas is a magical time no matter where you are, but in Kensington we really do the festive season in style. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Kensington over Christmas or to see in the New Year, there’s plenty on offer to entertain the whole family. Why not try one of our Yuletide suggestions this festive season to give your Christmas that added touch of sparkle?

1. NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL

With two lavish events on the schedule there will be something to suit every taste to ensure that 2016 is welcomed with a bang. Experience the Gala Dinner at Park Terrace with a luxurious three-course meal, flowing champagne and a live band playing until 2am. Or for a an Oriental experience like no other – book the stunning Chinese banquet at Min Jiang, with the chance to enjoy the firework spectacle along the River Thames. To book either of these incredible experiences or for more information, click here.

2. WINTER WONDERLAND

London’s biggest and best Christmas market is smack bang in the middle of Kensington in iconic Hyde Park. With a huge range of attractions including the Ice Rink, Zippo’s Cirque Berserk and the Giant Observation Wheel there’s enough to keep the whole family entertained for hours. Rides, stalls, live music and an incredible range of delicious food and drink ensure that Winter Wonderland has something for everyone. Whether you’re planning a Christmas night out with friends or entertaining the kids on a Saturday morning, Winter Wonderland is the perfect choice. And just moments from the Royal Garden Hotel, it’s the ideal activity to enhance your stay in the capital. For tickets, click here.

3. CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Add a little musical magic to the festive period with a visit to the Royal Albert Hall. With a spectacular range of musical events suitable for all ages, the Christmas Festival is a perfect accompaniment to a festive visit to London. Why not finish off a day of Christmas shopping with the wildly entertaining Christmas Carol Singalong? Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and sing your heart out with your most-loved carols and all-time Christmas hits.

4. CHRISTMAS AT KENSINGTON PALACE

Celebrate Christmas in regal surroundings at Kensington Palace, located just moments from the Royal Garden Hotel. The Palace will be dressed for Christmas and there will be plenty of fun festive things for you to see and do. Delight in the smells, sounds and tastes of a traditional Victorian Christmas. With Victorian inspired Christmas decorations, Christmas Dinner Delights and festive music from The Prince Regent’s Band; it’s perfect for kids and adults alike. For more information, click here.

5. NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE ROOF GARDENS

Kensington Roof Gardens hold a New Year’s Eve party every year and it never disappoints. If you’re looking for a glamorous night in one of London’s hottest nightspots then the Roof Gardens are perfect for you. This year is the opulent circus theme to ring in 2017. You’ll be transported to a world of wonder as our Ringmaster takes you on a journey of acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers and a spectacular firework display at the stroke of midnight.

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