The What, Where, When: 14 December
Wear a Christmas Jumper and raise money to save children's lives. Dogs included!
WHEN: 14 December
WHAT: Mayor's Christmas Carol Service
Members of the public join Greater London Authority (GLA) staff and representatives from different businesses, community organisations and faith groups for festive carol service.
WHERE: Southwark Cathedral, London, SE1 9DA
WHEN: 17 December
WHAT: Christmas Tree Sessions
Live music event hosted by Lauren Laverne, featuring Spiritualized, Band of Skulls, Fyfe Dangerfield and more.
WHERE: The Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD
WHEN: 14 December
WHAT: An Evening of 'High Tease'
The launch of London's most delicious provocative monthly event: a champagne evening tea accompanied by performances by award-winning burlesque dancer Bettsie Bon Bon.
WHERE: Grosvenor Hotel, 101 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0SJ
WHEN: 20 December
WHAT: Dick Whittington Pantomime
A traditional part of the Festive Season in Plymouth.
www.theatreroyal.com or call 01752 267222
WHERE: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2TR
WHEN: Until 19 January 2013
WHAT: Zoo-Nique Christmas Gifts and Festive Fun
Festive line up of activities including breakfast with Santa and meeting the reindeers or the chance to be an animal trainer for the day.
WHERE: Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8PP
WHEN: 15 – 16 December
WHAT: Free entry to Kew Gardens
For twelve days this Christmas Kew Gardens are open to the public free of charge. Book a ticket online before you go.
WHERE: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB
WHEN: 22 December – 4 January 2013
WHAT: Secret Emporium Christmas Market
Fashion event showcasing the best of British independent designers. Also features live music curated by The Secret Garden Party
WHERE: Factory, 7-11 Hearne Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3LS
WHEN: 15 – 16 December
WHAT: Inn the Park Christmas Market
A chance to pick up some Christmas essentials from producers who supply some of London's top restaurants. Stall holders include Mrs Tee's Wild Mushrooms, Greg the Pumpkin Man, Celtic Fish and Game, and Lush. Peyton and Byrne Christmas treats will also be available. 0207 451 9999
WHERE: St James' Park, London, SW1A 2BJ
WHEN: 16 December
WHAT: Christmas Afternoon Tea
A festive take on a British Afternoon tea, including Yule treats of home-made mince pies, marshmallows and a chocolate Yule log.
WHERE: All Peyton and Byrne restaurants cafe's and bakeries.
WHEN: From 3 December
WHAT: Winter Lights Festival
Winter Garden, Woodland and Riverside Walks will be illuminated at night, with music, woodland characters and traditional entertainers for visitors to enjoy.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/angleseyabbey or call 0844 249 1895
WHERE: Anglesey Abbey, Quy Road, Lode, Cambridge, Cambridgeshore CB25 9EJ
WHEN: 15-16 December
WHAT: London International Horse Show
One of the World's largest horse shows with lots to be seen; from the Shetland Pony Grand National to Dog Agility and top level Dressage and Show Jumping, this is one you won't want to miss. www.olympiahorseshow.com/
WHERE: Olympia, London, W14 8UX
WHEN: 17 – 23 December
WHAT: 'Best in Show': A Celebration of Animals & Birds in Art
The exhibition includes paintings by Susan Bower; drawings by Valerie David; etchings by Sarah Dunnett and metal sculptures by Mick Kirkby-Geddes.
www.kentmerehouse.co.uk or call 01904 656507
WHERE: Kentmere House Gallery, 53 Scarcroft Hill, York, YO24 1DF
WHEN: Until 6 January 2013
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