Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City announce calendar of Christmas events and experiences, including new outdoor ice rink.
Start your 2022 Christmas countdown with Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, as London’s most stylish shopping and leisure destinations east and west of the capital announce two months’ worth of family-friendly events, new store openings and musical performances.
To kick off the festivities, both centres will be switching on their Christmas lights on 17th November. Shop under Insta-worthy garlands of glittering Christmas lights.
New to Westfield this year is a 1000m2 outdoor ice rink, launching at Westfield London’s Winter Village, and a FREE Meet Santa walk-up experience, alongside an exciting schedule of festive events including Breakfast with Santa family experience and choir performances from local schools.
Head to Westfield London over the Black Friday weekend (25-28 November) to enjoy live music in between shopping the sales, with special performances by Go Gospel, Barbershop Quest, the Elle Belles, Singer Louise, Swing Ninjas, Christmas Stars of Uke and many more.
Katie Wyle, General Manager at Westfield London, says:
Westfield has Christmas 2022 all wrapped-up and we’re especially excited to announce the launch of the Ice Rink at Westfield London’s Winter Village to offer Londoners and visitors from further afield the full festive experience. In addition, we’re proud to be offering visitors a range of free Christmas activities to take part in this this year to ensure a cost-effective and memorable family day out.
HAMLEY’S OPENS NEW STORE
Opens late November
Hamleys, the world’s oldest and most iconic toy store, is set to bring the magic of Christmas to Westfield London, with a brand-new 11,000 sq ft. store opening just in time for Christmas. Offering the brand’s signature fun and immersive store experience, get ready for festive entertainment, exclusive experiences and even a special appearance from the legendary Hamley Bear himself. It wouldn’t be Christmas without a trip to Hamleys!
ICE RINK AT WINTER VILLAGE
18 November 2022 – 8 January 2023 (except Christmas Day)
Glide into the festive season at Westfield London’s brand-new 1,000m² outdoor ice rink located in its iconic Winter Village on Westfield Square. The rink boasts an impressive Insta-worthy backdrop, with Europe’s tallest Christmas tree to feature on an ice rink and spectacular illuminations, providing skaters with the ultimate festive experience. Visitors can also expect to enjoy an array of festive food from some of the most popular restaurants surrounding the rink on Westfield Square, including, All Star Lanes, Bindas Eatery and Westwood Sports Pub & Kitchen.
Ice Rink tickets are on sale now at: icerinkatwestfieldlondon.co.uk.
10-24 December | 12.30pm-6.30pm, daily
Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City
Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City will be offering families the chance to meet and greet Santa FREE of charge this Christmas. A new walk-up experience where families can take a photo with Santa and receive a small gift. No pre-booking required.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA & BOWLING WITH ELVES AT ALL STAR LANES
10-24 December | 9am-10am and 10.30am-11.30am
Santa will be hosting pre-bookable breakfast mornings where up to 25 children can join him for a scrumptious festive breakfast and the opportunity to bowl with elves at All Stars Lanes.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA WITH ARTS & CRAFTS
10-24 December | 9am-10am and 10.30am-11.30am
Westfield Stratford City
Santa will host pre-bookable breakfast mornings where up to 40 children can join him for a scrumptious festive breakfast with festive arts and crafts. Located in the Arena.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR COMPETITION
Children from across London are warming up their voices as they gear-up for Westfield’s exciting annual school Christmas choir competition at Westfield London. More than 50 west London primary schools will battle it out over three days, by singing a host of traditional carols with the aim of being crowned the most melodious school choirs this Christmas. The competition will be judged by key local politicians, residents, and retailers, with one winning school walking away with a trophy for the school cabinet – plus a £1,000 cash prize.
ELF WORKSHOP ARTS & CRAFTS
14-17 December 2022
Kids aged 4 to 12 years can indulge their creative side for FREE with festive arts and crafts workshops between 14-17 December and create Christmas cards and decorations. Each session will be led by a team of crafty Elves. No pre-booking is required.
More information on Christmas 2022 at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, including services and opening hours visit Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.