Christmas has come to Alexandra Palace, bringing with it presents galore.
Have just wowed the punters with another memorably fireworks display, Alexandra Palace’s encore will be another seasonal treat. They’ve announced news of their first winter carnival, to celebrate the re-opening of their East Court and Victorian theatre, and it looks set to be stuffed full of festive favourites.
The re-opening of the theatre alone is enough cause to celebrate, given that it last hosted a show 80 years ago. One £18.8 million restoration later, they’re preparing for their first season since the 1930s. To kick things off, they’ll host the BBC Christmas Family Orchestra (December 1st) and the Haringey Music Service (December 2nd), filling this stunning Victorian space with music and life once more.
On the opening weekend, they’ll also welcome Santa’s grotto and a Christmas market featuring local makers and producers. Meanwhile a funfair and their in-house ice rink will round off the spectacular Christmas celebration. That’s not the end of the festivities, though. The Christmas market will also run on the weekends of December 8th-9th and 15th-16th, with the StrEATlife craft beer and food festival running Fridays-Sundays through December. Panto magic comes from the enchanting Aladdin on Ice, whilst the lovely Luna Cinema rock up on December 10th for screenings of Elf and Love Actually. A royally good Christmas season, if you ask me!
See all of Alexandra Palace’s Christmas events by visiting their website.