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    Some of the best events in Canary Wharf in December

    Get the tinsel up, pop the baubles anywhere you like and get Shakin Stevens on shuffle. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas once calendars flip over to December in Canary Wharf, and what a great time of year to visit London

    Staying in this part of the city in the lead up to Christmas, and New Year’s too makes for a great location to call home for a few days. Guests at Fraser Place Canary Wharf are so close to so many amazing events this month that we thought it’d only be right to mention our picks of what to do in Canary Wharf in December.

    From seeing world-class comedians at the o2 to enjoying the fireworks extravaganza by the Thames, here are some the must-see events taking place in the area. 

    Top events in Canary Wharf in December 2019: 

    • Ice Skating - Throughout the month
    • Jim Jeffries at the o2 – 3rd December
    • Jimmy Carr at indigo at the o2 – 5th & 15th December
    • An evening with Michael Bublé at the o2 – 9th and 10th December
    • Fun Lovin' Criminals Christmas Party at indigo at the o2 – 12th December
    • Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics at the o2 – 13th & 14th December
    • Jack Whitehall at the o2 – 15th December
    • Rod Stewart at the o2 – 17th to 20th December
    • The Overtones at indigo at the o2 – 18th December
    • Alter Bridge at the o2 – 21st December
    • Peter Pan Cup at Hyde Park Lake – Christmas Day
    • Disney on Ice at the o2 – 26th December to 5th January 2020
    • NYE Fireworks at Victoria Embankment – 31st December
    • NYE Dinner and firework cruise at The Sipping Room – 31st December
    • NYE at Boisdale of Canary Wharf – 31st December 

    More information on some of the events in Canary Wharf in December:

    Ice Skating

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    • Date: All month long
    • Venue: Canada Square Park

    It wouldn’t be winter without the ice rank in Canada Square Park. It usually opens in November and stays until February, giving everyone the chance to pop on their skates and see if they’re as good as skating as they think.

    Times and prices are available on the official Ice Rink Canary Wharf website.

    Jim Jeffries

    • Date: 3rd December
    • Venue: the o2

    Having filmed his most recent special at the Hammersmith Apollo, Jim Jeffries is back in town for one night only at the o2. Expect some very controversial opinions and his views on the world as it stands.

    Jimmy Carr

    • Date: 5th & 15th December
    • Venue: indigo at the o2

    Make sure to do your jaw stretches before going to see Jimmy Carr. You’re always guaranteed to walk away, having laughed more than your daily recommended allowance. 

    An evening with Michael Bublé


    • Date: 9th and 10th December
    • Venue: The o2

    We think it’s must be a legal requirement for Mr Bublé to be played as soon as someone mentions Christmas, and we can’t think of a better way to get in the festive mood than spending an evening with the Canadian crooner. 

    Expect many Christmas classics throughout the event with an added dollop of charm.

    Fun Lovin’ Criminals Christmas Party

    • Date: 12th December
    • Venue: indigo at the o2 

    We don’t know what to expect from a Christmas party held by the Fun Lovin’ Criminals in the slightest. If they’re swapping mince pies for Scooby snacks, then it’s sure to be some night out. 

    Pete Tong presents Ibiza Classics

    • Date: 13th & 14th December
    • Venue: the o2 

    Who says you can’t bring the Balearics to London on a cold December night? Pete Tong brings a whole orchestra with him to turn The o2 into one big rave.

    Jack Whitehall

    • Date: 15th December
    • Venue: The o2

    Squeezed into a hectic week at the o2 after this November show sold out, this is Jack’s comeback tour after taking a little time to star in movies like The Nutcracker, The Queen’s Corgi and Jungle Cruise (with The Rock no less).

    Rod Stewart

    • Date: 17th to 20th December
    • Venue: The o2

    In what was one night only that quickly became three sell-out shows, Rod is back in London to run through his extensive back catalogue, get everyone in a massive sing-along and possibly kick a few footballs while he’s at it.

    The Overtones


    • Date: 18th December
    • Venue: indigo at the o2

    A little bit of crooning, some harmonies and then a little Christmas threw in for good measure. If it all sounds like an ideal evening out for you, then The Overtones is exactly what you’re looking for.

    Alter Bridge

    • Date: 21st December
    • Venue: The o2 

    One of the last chances to rock out before Christmas, American rockers Alter Bridge come back to London for what promises to be another loud night out.

    Peter Pan Cup

    • Date: 25th December
    • Venue: Hyde Park Lake 

    Staying in London on Christmas Day and looking for something truly unique to do? Grab your swimming shorts and head over to Hyde Park, where a tradition that started in 1964 is still going strong.

    Join in with members of the Serpentine Swimming Club as they go for the very short 91m race in the lake in water that averages just 4°C.

    Disney on Ice

    • Date: 26th December t 5th January 2020
    • Venue: The o2

    Not but 24 hours removed from opening presents, and we’re going to have families descending upon the o2 for another few hours of singing along to Disney classics.

    Anytime Disney on Ice comes to town it always you’re guaranteed a jam-packed atmosphere at the o2. This year the theme is focussed on 100 years of Disney with characters from the entire Disney vault making an appearance. 

    NYE Fireworks


    • Date: 31st December
    • Venue: Victoria Embankment 

    Now you can get a lovely view of the surrounding area from your cosy room, but for those brave enough to venture out on a cold night in London, the fireworks are the big event of the evening. 

    The main place that thousands flock to is down by Victoria Embankment, where the big show is happening. You’ll need tickets to go, and they cost £10 per person. Demand is high, and you need to register in advance on the website. 

    NYE Dinner & Firework Cruise

    • Date: 31st December
    • Venue: The Sipping Room

    Like the idea of seeing the fireworks but dread the thought of spending all night feeling so cold? Then how does a fancy meal at The Sipping Room followed by sipping champagne on a cruise boat as you watch the fireworks right in the middle of the Thames sound?

    It’s a long old evening with dinner starting at half seven, but the cruise is one of the more unique ways to spend NYE. 

    One Night in Vegas

    • Date: 31st December
    • Venue: Boisdale of Canary Wharf

    Offering something a little different as a way to bring in the new year, the One Night in Vegas at Boisdale sees the king himself take the stage and transport you right back to the heyday of Las Vegas in 1976.

    There will be a big band feeling and feather girl dancers for that original Vegas feeling.

    Where to stay in Canary Wharf in December?

    Now that you know everything taking place this month, you’ll want to know where to stay, and at a good price too. 

    Get the best rates on serviced accommodation in Canary Wharf when you book directly with us on site. You’ll be able to go to one of the big events at the o2, or go on a  Christmas shopping spree and come back to the added luxury of staying in a one-bedroom serviced apartment overlooking the docklands.

    If you are coming to this part of London for NYE, treat yourself and your friends to an extra special NYE party spot by staying on one of our three-bedroom serviced penthouse apartments. They have incredible views and come with their own private balcony area where you can bring in the new year. 

    And if you already know what dates you’ll be in London, see if you can get an unbeatable deal with our advanced stay offers that can see you save up to 20%.