What’s on in London for December 2014

SightseeingChristmas is a coming. Less than 4 weeks to go, the London Xmas lights have now been switched on and the capital is in full swing for the special day. This month there lots of music and top sporting events, so take a look below and now if you are coming to London this month and want tickets for these events let us know we may be able to help you purchase them, we have tied up with some special ticket suppliers who say they can get passes for anything. So if you want our help for tickets look on the Harmony Cars web site and send us a note and we will see if we can help.

To all our clients and followers of our blog have a great Christmas and a very Happy New Year from everyone at Harmony Cars, see you in 2015.

No 1. 3rd December “Barclays Premier League: Chelsea Vs Tottenham Hotspur” at Stamford Bridge.

A real London derby. Chelsea are flying at the moment, top of the Premiership. Spurs on the other hand are still trying to find there form, could this be the day that Tottenham get it right and get some points from the leaders or are Chelsea going to continue to murder the opposition and get another win. Tickets from £45.00

No 2. 4th December “Christmas Tree Lighting” at Trafalgar Square.

Join the countdown to the lighting of the famous Christmas tree on Trafalgar Square to mark the start of the Christmas season. A gift from the people of Norway to London every year since 1947 in recognition of Britain’s support during WWII, the Norwegian Spruce rises majestically in the square over the festive period. This lighting ceremony will start at 6pm and will be accompanied with carol recitals from The Salvation Army and St Martin-in-the-Fields choir.

No. 3. 6th to 7th December “Capital’s Jingle Bell Ball 2014” at The O2.

For two days of chart-topping pop anthems from the world’s biggest performers. Saturday’s festive line-up includes OneRepublic, Take That, Olly Murs, The Script, Ella Henderson, The Vamps, Union J, and Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne. Pop heavyweight Taylor Swift takes to the hallowed Jingle Bell Ball stage on Sunday along with, Ed Sheeran, Sigma, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Fuse ODG, Jessie J, Rixton and Sam Smith. Adult Tickets: £34.00 to £58.00

No.4. 7th December “Ralph McTell’s 70th Birthday” at the Theatre Royal, Drury lane. Famous for his international hit (and busker’s favourite) “Streets of London”, Ralph McTell is celebrating his 70th birthday at Drury Lane in concert.

No.5. 8th December “Christmas Carols 2014” in Trafalgar Square FREE.

The season gets thoroughly jolly as the sound of Christmas carol favourites ring out across Trafalgar Square. Resembling something of a winter wonderland with the world-famous Christmas tree in place (an annual gift from Norway since 1947), the scene is set for an atmospheric recital of classics from the carol book. From Deck the Halls and Good King Wenceslas to Ding Dong Merrily on High and The Holly and the Ivy, various tuneful groups sing their Christmas socks off to raise much needed cash for charity. With warming refreshments to be found nearby, all the ingredients are in place for the perfect countdown to Christmas.

No.6.   12th December “Lily Allen” at O2 Academy Brixton.

As the provocative pop star continues her triumphant comeback after a period away from the music industry. Defying both the critics and those who doubted her longevity, Allen let her inventive music do the talking when she released the highly acclaimed Sheezus earlier in the year. Featuring a cunning blend of deceptively simple, catchy pop tunes, trademark lyrics and party anthems, the album showed the world that there were no signs of her creativity waning. Always captivating and compelling, Lily’s live shows are guaranteed to create an uplifting buzz, with the likes of the aptly named Smile certain to have the crowd singing along. Adult Ticket: From £35.00.

No.7.   16th to 20th December “The London International Horse Show”.

The world’s biggest equestrian Christmas party comes to the capital, with a brand new line-up showcasing the very best horsemanship from around the world. Now in its 107th year, the hugely popular event is the climax of the equestrian sports calendar. Olympia, The London International Horse Show hosts FEI World Cup competitions in Show Jumping, Dressage and Extreme Carriage Driving, as well as a feast of breath taking equestrian displays throughout the week-long event.

This year’s headline acts include the world famous Ukrainian Cossack Stunt Team and the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police with their fabulous Activity Ride. In addition, all the old favourites which make this London’s premier horse show, such as the Shetland Pony Grand National, the Kennel Club Dog Agility and the nail-biting Alltech Christmas Puissance competition, will be back once again. Away from the horses there is a shopping village with more than 200 shops, selling a unique range of goods from all things equestrian to gifts and fine art.

Olympia attracts some of the best riders in the world; giving UK equestrian fans a rare treat to witness the very best professional horsemen and women. Last year, World No.1 and London 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist, Charlotte Dujardin smashed the world record in Dressage and she is expected to return to London’s famous venue this year to have another attempt at breaking her own world record. Suitable for all ages, performances run twice a day during the week-long show, in the afternoons and evenings with an international equestrian competition included in each session.

No. 8.   20th December “Chris Rea” at Eventim Apollo. This well-established singer-songwriter, guitarist (famous for “Road to Hell”) will perform music from his current and back catalogue of well-known rock compositions. Ticket Prices: From £43.25.

No.9.   28th December “Barclays Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur Vs Manchester United” at White Hart Lane.

Manchester will be in London for this important game. Both teams are not doing that well at present so both will be looking for the win. Tickets from £48.00

No.10.   31st December “Mayor of London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display”.

London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks display at the London Eye is famous around the world. At midnight, Big Ben’s famous “bongs” will ring out, followed by the UK’s largest annual fireworks display. Book tickets to this year’s display at www.london.gov.uk/nye

London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display is hugely popular, with hundreds of thousands of people going to see the display each year. This year’s fireworks event is ticketed. This will ensure the event stays safe and fun for everyone, and that all those with a ticket will get a great view. Tickets priced at £10 each, are available from www.london.gov.uk/nye. You may book up to four tickets per person. If you do get a ticket to the fireworks, you will be able to watch the incredible display from the ticketed viewing areas. Once the fireworks come to an end, join together with friends and strangers alike for a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne. If you miss out on a ticket, you can still enjoy the full show broadcast live on TV on BBC One. The celebrations carry on until 12.45 am with a live DJ set. Stay to the end and you’ll find it easier to get out of the ticketed area and make your journey home. There are also lots of other celebrations happening in bars, restaurants and clubs across London, but plan ahead, as many will also be ticketed or need to be booked in advance.

 

 

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