As the song states, it’s the most wonderful time of the year and there is so much to do in December around Heathrow. Ranging from a mere few miles away to a plane ride away, these events will ensure that your diary is jam-packed for the entire month. So peruse the hotels near London Heathrow, book your stay and enjoy the delights that December has in store for you.
Minutes away from Heathrow, Hounslow is hosting some classic Christmas time treats, including the family tradition, the pantomime. Aladdin is being performed at the Paul Robeson Theatre at the Treaty Centre and, with tickets available at £5, it is the perfect family treat that everyone can enjoy.
On Wednesday 17th December, get into the Christmas spirit at the Paul Robeson Theatre with the classic tale ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ The story of George Bailey and the angel Clarence has delighted families for decades and, with free admission, you are guaranteed to get into the Christmas spirit. Doors open at 11.30am and the film begins promptly at 12pm, so get yourself some treats and nestle down to watch the greatest Christmas film of all time.
There is no need to embark on a flight to Finland this year to enjoy the delights of Lapland because it is coming to the UK. From the end of November until Christmas eve, LaplandUK will be gracing Whitmoor Forest in Ascot for children of all ages to come and enjoy with magical events such as Father Christmas and his toy factory, Mother Christmas’ kitchen where the children will help to make delicious gingerbread, story time, ice skating, meeting Rudolph and his friends and finally, meeting Father Christmas himself inside his winter wonderland home. Children for the past 8 years have been enthralled by LaplandUK and it doesn’t fail to invoke the spirit of Christmas in the young and old.
Follow the Magical Elf Trail around the beautiful Savill Garden this December and enjoy the treats and festivities that it holds for you and your family. Filled with magical activity, the children will enjoy the secret world of the elves while you marvel at the beauty of The Savill Garden. Available throughout December.
A Christmas treat for the adults aboard the party boat. Each boat is richly decorated and themed and offers a scrumptious Christmas dinner, a fully licensed bar and an after dinner disco to show off your groovy moves. It’s fantastic for your work Christmas party or to simply gather your friends and dance the night away, so head to the Runneymede Boathouse but don’t forget to book as there are only 5 dates available: 12th, 13th,14th, 18th and 20th of December.
As Heathrow is a mere 30 minutes from the centre of London, why not enjoy your Christmas in the capital city. With a plethora of events to choose from, such as ice skating in Winter Wonderland and outside the Natural History museum, or a trip to the ballet to watch the delightful production of The Nutcracker, you will be filled with the Christmas spirit and excitement of the season. If you need to get your last minute gifts, head to Oxford Street that is decorated with exquisite snowflake inspired lights and hosting many deals for the Yuletide.
The Riverside Heathrow is holding the event of the year – a New Year’s Eve dinner and dance. The Riverside comprises of two levels which are lavishly decorated for the occasion with mood lighting and large television screens that will link to Big Ben at the all important count down just before midnight. The entertainment lineup is vast with performances from Navin Kundra, Rio Dance UK, DJ Dips a Paragon Roadshow and Tropicalia, the Latin Brazilian show, as well as the classic disco with music from all genres including Bollywood, RnB and Old Skool.
This experience is all topped with a delicious 4 course Indian dinner with an offer of meat and vegetarian options. There are canapés and drinks on arrival to welcome you and you are treated to a professional photographer who will capture the memories of the last night of 2014 perfectly. All that is left to do is to peruse the hotels near London Heathrow, dress glamorously and celebrate your new year in style.
As you’re in the vicinity of Heathrow airport, why not take a trip to New York and bring in 2015 in a way that you will never forget. Times Square is one of the most famous areas of New York and, on the 31st December, the square is packed with people from all over the world to usher in the New Year. Booking a deal will not only save you money and give you exclusive offers, such as free entry to the Rockefeller Center, the Empire State building and other iconic landmarks, it will also allow you to book your hotel within the NYPD Times Square Lock-down Zone; this means that you will be in the heart of the action and part of the festivities. This celebration has been taken place for over 100 years and continues to grow year on year, so take a trip and be part of history in the beautiful city of New York.