Turn on the Christmas lights kicks off magical festive celebrations at London’s Leadenhall Market

The iconic Victorian splendor of the City of London’s Leadenhall Market will sparkle with light when its giant Christmas tree, decorations and beautiful garlands are unveiled on Friday 19 November. As part of the much-loved annual ceremony, the Lord Mayor of London will turn on the lights at. 18.00, accompanied by fireworks fountains to kickstart Christmas.

Wednesday, December 8, follows a fun festive evening with shopping late at night and Christmas workshops – from wreath tasting to whiskey tasting – with Leadenhall Markets talented tenants.

On November 19, the free to join-evening starts a festive sing-a-long and live music from interactive party starters The Super Tenants from kl. 17.15, before the countdown begins for the Lord Mayor’s speech and Christmas lights are lit at. 18.00 More music – including a Christmas mash-up – follows the soundtrack, the opportunity to browse Leadenhall Markets boutique shops, eat delicious food and toast for the start of the festivities at its selection of wine bars or traditional pub, The Lamb Tavern.

The Lord Mayor will appropriately arrive at Whittington Avenue – named after Dick Whittington, who created the former stone structure at Leadenhall Market in the 15th century. This was replaced in 1881 with Leadenhall Market’s current stunning wrought iron and glass structure – including a magnificent central dome showing a starry night sky.

On December 8, the cobbled streets and airy alleys of the Victorian market will come alive again with Christmas cheer. Visitors will enjoy an evening of festive fun with live music, a selection of interactive workshops, late night shopping in Markets boutique stores ¹, a photobooth and Markets famous shoe polish team will all continue through the evening until 6 p.m. 20.00.

Workshops will take place throughout the evening at different times². Whether it’s making your very own Christmas wreath at Windsor Flowers, pampering yourself with cheese and port wine tasting with cheese in Leadenhall, discovering the best wine and charcuterie products with Amathus Drinks, or sipping whiskey and learning to wrap your Christmas shopping as a gift at The Lam, there are plenty of offerings to help people prepare for this year’s festivities. Tickets must be ordered in advance for the workshops to avoid disappointment in the evening. To make a reservation, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/leadenhall-market-christmas-workshops-tickets-198151425247

For those who just want to enjoy the atmosphere with family, friends or colleagues, in one of London’s most beautiful surroundings – made even more magical with its Christmas decorations – the market’s 35 boutique retailers, bars, restaurants and cafés will be open as usual.

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