What’s On

Visiting Covent Garden? Check out the special events below happening in and around the local area! Look out for the ‘Kids Collection’ stamp. This shows you which events are either for children, or that children are welcome to attend. Please check individual companies for exact age suitability.

November 2022

6th Nov – 26th Feb

Family Sundays

Royal Opera House

Discover opera, ballet and the Royal Opera House with fun-packed creative activities for all the family.

7th Nov – 31st Dec

Benjamin Pollock’s Toyshop

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Delight in a wonderfully festive Afternoon Tea that draws on the whimsical world of Benjamin Pollock’s.

8th Nov – 3rd Jan

Christmas Light Switch on

Covent Garden Piazza

This year sees the return of the iconic decoration and legendary Christmas tree. Come and enjoy a warm drink in on of the heated terraces and the best dining in the West End.

9th Nov – 8th Jan

Christmas in

Leicester Square

The beautiful Spiegeltent in Leicester Square will be once again be surrounded by a festive Christmas market in the heart of the West End.

Every Monday!

Monday Movie Night

Bow Street Tavern

Settle in at the Bow Street Tavern for their Monday Movie Night. Each ticket includes a hot G&T and unlimited popcorn, all for £10.

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12th November

Lord Mayors Show

Circular Route

This annual event celebrates the City’s ancient past and modern outlook. It’ll be busy, but for a quieter spot, watch the return procession between 1.15 and 2.30 in the Embankment area.

Now – 24th Dec

Charity Christmas Card Shop

St Paul’s Church

Cards for Good Causes pop up shop sells charity Christmas cards that support a host of charities up and down the country and is run by volunteers.

16th Nov

Quiz Time at Joshua’s Tavern The Londoner Hotel

TV & Radio presenter Gavin Inskip returns to Joshua’s Tavern. The fun continues, full of weird, funny and content-heavy rounds, GavQuiz is the perfect antidote to the mid week blues.

17th Nov

Winter Warm Up

Seven Dials

Warming our seven streets with live music, festive activities, seasonal menus & discounted shopping up to 20%, in the heart of London’s West End.

17th Nov

Beaujoalis Nouveau Day

Le Garrick

Beaujolais Nouveau is coming! Book your table at this family friendly restaurant for their special lunch or dinner menu on November 17th and try some of this years wine harvest. It’s always one of the best days in the Le Garrick calendar!

16th Nov – 17th Jan

SKATE

Somerset House

Skate at Somerset House signals the start of the festive period with unrivalled skating, contemporary music, and delicious food and drink.

Skate lessons are also available, so there’s no excuse!

19th Nov – 18th Dec

Breakfast with Santas

Jungle Cave

Santa and the Jungle Cave mascot will come around to each table and greet all guests for an immersive experience. Ending the experience will be a photo opportunity with Santa and all children will leave with an amazing goody bag.

20th Nov & 31st Dec

Fly Kid Parties

Oxford Circus

Join the best family party! Expect all the 90’s and 00’s hip-hop and R&B tunes!

They will even throw in some newer jams and pop songs for the kids too. There’s also a NYE special!

24th Nov

A Christmas Carol

The Actors Church

Kick off your Christmas with Black Dog Theatre Creation’s production of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dicken’s classic tale of magic, redemption and seasonal stories. 

25th Nov

Thanksgiving at Brasserie Max, Covent Garden Hotel

Now is the time to celebrate being together. Enjoy an indulgent lunch or dinner with a seasonal Thanksgiving menu, available at Brasserie Max.

25th Nov & 23rd Dec

Meet Santa

London Transport Museum

Kids can meet Santa and his Elf in a twinkling winter wonderland and climb aboard a Routemaster-inspired interactive sleigh for a festive selfie. Families can also get creative as they make a jolly pop-up Christmas card and follow a wintery trail.

26th Nov – 23rd Dec

Picture Perfect Christmas

National Gallery

In a National Gallery first, join as the larger-than-life characters step out of a masterpiece and embark on a magical Christmas adventure. A tale of friendship, mystery and festive spirit set in the 1600s.

30th Nov – 1st Jan

The Smartest Giant in Town

St Martins Theatre

Based on the bestselling book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, this is a heart-warming tale about friendship and helping those in need is brought to life in a musical, puppet-filled adventure.

Every Saturday!

Boogie Shoes Silent Disco Walking Party Tours

Boogie Roo and her Boogie Shoes team will take you on a Silent Disco Walking-Party through London’s West End. 

Uplifting tunes from the 70s 90s 90s 00s and 20s, classic singalongs the occasional flash mob and hilarious live commentary.

Various Dates!

Tea and Crafting

In person and online classes

We are your craft room away from home! Our London craft venue in based in Covent Garden and we offer the widest range of craft workshops in London.

Various Dates!

The Smartest Giant in Town

St Martins Theatre

Showcasing the best international stand up comedy in London, it’s uncompromisingly funny and outrageously hilarious.

December 2022

3rd – 24th December

Father Christmas Needs A Wee! The Arts Theatre

Father Christmas is on his rounds… and he needs a WEE!

At every house Father Christmas eats and drinks the tasty treats that have been left for him. But when he reaches number ten he realises that he’s forgotten to do something rather important and he really, really, really needs a WEE!

3rd and 4th December

The Nightmare Before Christmas at the Garden Cinema

Come along to the family film screening of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Weekend screenings.

6th December

Baby Gospel

St Paul’s Church

Baby Gospel is an uplifting family concert of soul, Motown and gospel music, featuring the astonishing vocal talents of London’s CK Gospel Choir.

Join them for the Christmas special!

7th Dec – 8th Jan

Blippi the Musical

Lyric Theatre

Blippi The Musical encourages learning for children from the ages of 2 to 7 years old through doing, playing and exploring – inspiring a child’s natural curiosity about the world around them.

Plus, post-show Meet and Greet photo experience with Blippi!

9th December

Christmas Baroque by Candlelight at St Martin in the Fields

St Martin’s Voices, St Martin’s Fellows and St Martin’s Chamber Ensemble, directed by Olivia Tait, perform a selection of festive Baroque favourites.

10th December

Carols in the Courtyard

St Paul’s Church

The Choir of St Paul’s Church Covent Garden will return to sing in Covent Garden Market again this year. Join us in a pause in your Christmas shopping for carol!

10th & 11th December

Home Alone

The Garden Cinema

Come along to the family film screening of Home Alone.

Pay what you can pricing applies to all Family Weekend screenings.

14th and 21st Dec

Baby Broadway

St Paul’s Church

Baby Broadway delivers interactive family concerts full of songs from musicals & films, with West End singers.

Join them for the Christmas specials!

23rd December

The Snowman Concert

St Paul’s Church

Join this interactive performance of The Snowman for the final performance of its Christmas tour.  Children are invited to send in a photo of any snowman artwork they would like to submit for display during the performance up on the big screen which will stand alongside the performers. Children are also invited to join in with the music where cued should they wish.

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