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Covent Garden is the West End’s most magical destination at Christmas. The neighbourhood’s 60 foot tree shimmers with 50,000 red LED lights and the Market Building glows with mirror balls turning in the vaulted ceilings. The pedestrianised cobbles are ideal for strolling and soaking up the festive atmosphere picking up treats from the Real Food Market or taking time to pat the live reindeer in residence each Saturday from 12 - 4pm on the Piazza.
In addition to the traditional loveliness that is a Covent Garden Christmas, the area will be hosting a brand new event this year and teaming up with LEGO to create the first advent calendar made entirely of bricks. The advent calendar will launch on the 1 December and each day at 4pm a door will open to reveal a bespoke LEGO surprise in the run up to Christmas.
Wednesday 7th November 2012 to Tuesday 1st January 2013
Just in time for Christmas, the chocolate festival at Southbank Centre is a must for lovers of all the wonderful products derived from the cocoa bean. Free to attend and with a dizzying range of chocolatey products on offer, the festival should give you some fresh ideas on how to celebrate Christmas 2012.
Friday 7th December 2012 to Sunday 9th December 2012
11am-8pm Fri-Sat 11am-6pm Sun
Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road SE1 8XX
Solo exhibition of selected works by the culturally influential and innovative American artist and author. The exhibition will feature Burroughs’ paintings drawings and a selection of his ‘talismanic’ art objects’.
October Gallery is pleased to present All out of time and into space, an exhibition of the art of William S. Burroughs. October Gallery’s long association with William Burroughs began in 1988 with his second solo exhibition, which was his premiere exhibition in the UK.
Thursday 6th December 2012 - Saturday 16th February 2013
Tuesday - Saturday: 12.30 - 17.30
The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London