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Panto at The Lyric – Aladdin

November 19, 2021January 2, 2022

This Christmas, all of your wishes shall be granted and you'll be sat with your loved ones singing 'Glory, Glory, Hammersmith' once again. Join Aladdin, the Genie and their friends and go on a magical carpet ride. This festive family adventure follows Aladdin on his quest for true love, fortune and (maskless) hugs with his nearest and dearest. Expect the usual Lyric twist on all of your favourite characters as well as live music, magic lamps, plenty of laughs and…

Little Lyric – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas

November 24December 24

Join Santa as he awakes from a dream of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year: Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares for his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night. Back for the show’s 10th anniversary year, Christmas isn’t Christmas without this Lyric family favourite, co-produced with the Olivier Award-nominated Pins & Needles Productions. Each performance will last 60 minutes, with a variety of showtimes.…

Father Christmas at Gunnersbury

December 4December 19

Pay a very special visit to Gunnersbury Park's Victorian Father Christmas, dressed in his traditional green robes, in their Historic Kitchens. Help their kitchen maid make decorations to take home with you and then visit Father Christmas in his festive Study. Children will receive a traditional wooden toy as a gift. The initial ticket price secures your timeslot but is for one child only. Any additional children must be paid for on the day at a price of £10 per…

Christmas at Kew
November 17 – January 9

December 8 @ 4:00 pm10:00 pm GMT
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Join Kew Gardens as their winter trail lights up the evening skies for 2021. Enjoy their annual after-dark festivities with family and friends, as you discover sparkling tunnels of light, dancing waterside reflections, and trees drenched in jewel-like colour on your way to the panoramic Palm House light display. Journey through the flickering flames in the Fire Garden, spot larger-than-life illuminations and say hello to Father Christmas along the way. Along the route, their independent street food vendors will offer…

Magic at Chiswick Playhouse – Mark James

December 8 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Mark James combines expert sleight of hand magic with comedy, juggling and other vaudevillian variety skills to create a unique and amazing show. Mark regularly performs at The World Famous Magic Castle Hollywood, House Of Cards Nashville and Chicago Magic Lounge in the USA. He’s also provided magic on board the world renowned Orient Express. Modern Magic is the classically styled magic show brought into the 21st centrury. It fuses sleight of hand magic with comedy and audience participation. Mark will perform…

St Michael’s Players – Aladdin
December 7 – December 11

December 8 @ 7:45 pm9:30 pm GMT
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One event on December 11, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Chiswick's long established amateur theatre group, the St Michael's Players, proudly present Aladdin this Christmas. Always guaranteed a good laugh, St Michael's pantomimes are 100% child friendly. The Copper Cow on Fauconberg Rd is also offering a special deal on show nights: an easy two plate pre-theatre menu for £15.00 per head, exclusive of drinks, from 5.00 pm. (Needs to be booked ahead). Tuesday 7th December 2021 - Saturday 11th December 2021  7.45pm - 9.30pm Saturday 11th December  4pm -…

Chiswick House – Winter Notes

December 9

A multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House Join Tasha Marks, award-winning artist and founder of AVM Curiosities, for a unique festive concert at Chiswick House & Gardens. Winter Notes is a multi-sensory exploration of Chiswick House, pairing three musicians with three bespoke fragrances – each designed to complement their performances. Using scent as a storyteller, this event will blend together music, spoken word, and historical narratives, to create a one-off experience that draws on the history of Chiswick House and the flora…

Introduction to Christmas Baking

December 10 @ 10:00 am GMT

Join Hen Corner this festive season to make a selection of Christmas Bakes including their Special Stollen, the traditional German sweet bread encasing a rich almond filling, that is folded to represent the infant Christ in his swaddling clothes... Sara Ward will welcome you to Hen Corner with fresh coffee and homemade treats. After an introduction to our time together you will have opportunity to stroll around the garden visiting the chickens and bees, then off to the conservatory and…

Chiswick Playhouse – Songs by the Fire

December 11 @ 8:00 am5:00 pm GMT
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Chiswick Playhouse are thrilled to present the return of one of the highlights of Chiswick’s social calendar - their Christmas Concerts. Back for a 3rd year after 2 sell out runs. With an all star cast of West End performers you are not going to want to miss out on a cozy Christmas evening of festive songs as well as musical theatre hits. And what’s more they're handing out free mulled wine. Tickets £19.50 Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven.co All events in…

Children’s Christmas Fair

December 11 @ 10:00 am11:30 am GMT

The William Morris Society and Emery Walker House have teamed up with friends from across the heritage world to bring a range of fun festive craft ideas to you this December! Create paper wreaths and Christmas cards with Benjamin Franklin House. Make your own angel decorations with Arts & Crafts Hammersmith (William Morris Society and Emery Walker House) and construct a snow globe with Newington Green Meeting House. There'll be festive snacks and we'll also play some Christmas tunes on the glass armonica,…

Time Travel Club: Festive Feasting (8-11 years)

December 11 @ 10:30 am GMT

From pig heads to pineapples, journey back in time to explore the wild and wonderful treats people have enjoyed at Christmas time throughout history, and design your own Christmas plate to feast on at home! The event is suitable for children age 8-11 years. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Tickets are available to book for families/bubbles of up to 6 people including adults and children. All groups will be charged a flat rate of £7.50 per group no matter…

Cabinet of Living Cinema presents ‘The Snowman’

December 11 @ 2:30 pm4:00 pm GMT

This Yuletide, be utterly charmed by a unique live score to the 1982 animation of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman featuring contributions from your good elves...sorry, selves! Join renowned live cinema performers - Cabinet of Living Cinema – for a short rehearsal and live sound effects workshop. Use these to contribute to the 26-minute performance of a festive classic. And don’t forget to brush down your vocal chords for the unforgettable Walking in the Air chorus. Tickets £10 Book tickets: visitgunnersbury.org…

Hogarth Singers – Songs for Christmas

December 11 @ 6:00 pm GMT

Hogarth Singers are delighted to be joined by the choir of Belmont Primary School for their annual carols concert, Songs for Christmas, on Saturday 11 December at 6pm, at their usual concert venue, St Michael and All Angels, Bath Road, London W4 1TT. The programme includes a range of popular and less well known carols and there will be plenty of opportunity to join in your favourite carols! Tickets include refreshments, and children's admission is free. Tickets £10 Book tickets:…

Richmond Park Christmas 10K & 5k

December 12 @ 10:00 am1:00 pm GMT

This undulating course covers the tracks, trails and footpaths within Richmond Park and is suitable for runners of all abilities, with beginners particularly welcome. The race features chip timing - plus a festive Medal and Christmas Goodies for all finishers. Why not dress to impress Santa with a special prize on offer for the best dressed? Prizes are generously sponsored by Sporting Feet, who have stores in Putney and Richmond. Please visit their website here. Special spot prize with a £20…

Christmas Concert with Richard Hills

December 12 @ 3:00 pm5:00 pm GMT

The Musical Museum is looking forward to their new resident organist, Richard Hills, playing in his first Christmas Concert at the venue. The annual concerts are highly popular events setting the festive theme for the weeks ahead, with a varied selection of favourite pieces played on the Mighty Wurlitzer to a backdrop of seasonal images on the big screen and atmospheric lighting. Richard Hills Resident Organist at the Musical Museum The Museum was delighted when Richard Hills accepted the post…

Kew Sinfonia Christmas Concert

December 12 @ 4:00 pm6:00 pm GMT

Kew Sifonia are hosting a special Christmas concert to support their Christian partners in the Middle East as they work to transform lives of the most marginalised in their communities Daniel Hogan - Conductor; Catherine Schofield - Leader; Katie Mazur - Soloist; Rosie Timpson - MC A selection of festive and popular favourites including Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Strauss - Die Fledermaus Massenet - Méditation from Thaïs Prokofiev - Troika Dvorak - Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Carol Singing…

Carols at St Alban’s Acton Green

December 12 @ 6:00 pm GMT
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One event on December 25, 2021 at 10:00 am

On Sunday 12 December at 6.00pm, St Alban's Acton Green will be gathering for an evening of contemporary Christmas carols, a 'Narnian' Christmas experience with stalls and hot food. On Christmas Day there will be a short, informal and interactive family service for all ages, beginning at 10.00am All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily.…

Celebrating Christmas with Flanders and Swann and Tom Lehrer

December 16 @ 7:30 pm11:00 pm GMT
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Come and see the gnu, the hippopotamus and poison some pigeons in the park. Join opera stars Graeme Danby and Valerie Reid, accompanied by Tim Jasper, as they take you on a journey through Flanders and Swan, and Tom Lehrer. A seasonal evening that will warm your heart! Tickets  £17.50 Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven.co All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with…

A Chiswick Christmas

December 17 @ 10:00 amDecember 20 @ 3:00 pm GMT
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One event on December 17, 2021 at 10:00 am

Join Chiswick House this December for two long weekends of Christmas shopping and festive cheer. With artisan markets, workshops and Christmas carols. Shop local and support independent artists and makers at Duck Pond Christmas Market.  From jewellery to wooden toys, prints and sweet treats, the Market has a wide range of Christmas gifts you won’t find anywhere else. A festive open-air alternative to online shopping and the busy high street. Their very own Chiswick House Christmas Shop will also be…

Drag at Chiswick Playhouse – We Three Queens

December 17 @ 9:30 pm GMT

Join Orla Nothin’ and her favourite friends for Chiswick Playhouse's Drag Cabaret! Featuring singing, dancing and plenty of glamour, We 3 Queens is full to the brim of the very best drag artists Chiswick has to offer. Tickets  £20 Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven.co All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We are editorially independent. Please support…

Christmas Workshop – ‘Do you want to make a snowman?’

December 18 @ 10:30 am11:30 am GMT

Join Chiswick House in this fun family workshop to make a cute little sock snow person of your own. Elaine Gordon will show you how to use simple techniques (no sewing required) to make your own individual and unique snow person to take home with you. These little characters would make a lovely gift for a family member or a keepsake to love for years to come. You’ll also have time to decorate a Christmas card featuring your snow person.…

Christmas River Run – Pub Crawl

December 18 @ 11:00 am2:30 pm GMT

Come and celebrate Christmas with Wild Trail Runners on their festive pub crawl run! They will start off at Richmond Station and finish at a pub in Hammersmith, stopping at pubs along away! Feel free to join them for a shorter run or at any of the pubs. They will be posting the route and map on our social media channels a few day prior to the run. Do not forget your Christmas outfit! Meeting point: Richmond Train Station. Start…

Christmas Workshop – The Snow Queen Storytelling Session

December 18 @ 1:30 pm2:30 pm GMT

Gerda’s best friend Kai has been stolen by the terrifying Snow Queen. How can she find him? Children aged 5-11 are invited to join storyteller Vanessa Woolf on Gerda’s exciting adventures, featuring cruel mirrors, icy windows, reindeer, witches, demons and a glorious happy ending. This story time session involves multisensory participation and is suitable for children over five. Vanessa performs internationally and her playful, inclusive method of storytelling makes the audience feel like they are helping her to create the…

Headliners Christmas Special

December 18 @ 8:00 pm GMT

After a strong comeback this year, Headliners is wrapping up 2021 with four great acts (TBC) with Cheesy Music and Dancing after the show This event is exclusively for those aged 18 and over Tickets £22 Book tickets: wegottickets.com All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We are editorially independent. Please support us by buying…

Carols at Chiswick Baptist Church

December 19 @ 10:00 am GMT

Join Chiswick Baptist Church for a special service with Christmas Carols taking the place of their usual worship songs. ​You may also see them carolling on the streets around Christmas time - don't be afraid to say hi or join in! All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We are editorially independent. Please support us…

Christmas Lights Ride

December 19 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm GMT

A ride to visit the sights and lights of Central London lit up for Christmas Join Hounslow Cycling's ride to visit some of the main areas in central London lit up for Christmas. They will be starting from Brentford Market Place at 3pm. The ride there and back will be about 20 miles. They should be back for 7.00 pm. Lights on your bike are essential. It may be cold so please dress warmly. The ride will be using some…

Carols at Christ Church Turnham Green

December 19 @ 6:00 pm GMT
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On Sunday 19 December Christ Church Turnham Green will be gathering for an evening of traditional Christmas carols, candles and and traditional readings. Following this, they will be meeting at 4.00pm on Friday 24 December for Carols on Turnham Green. Guests are encouraged to wear warm clothing for this occassion. There will be a midnight communion beginning at 11.15pm and finally a traditional service on Christmas day beginning at 11.15am. All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The…

Theatre at Riverside Studios – Great Expectations
December 20 – 22

December 20 @ 8:00 pm GMT
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Eddie Izzard invites you to a preview of her solo performance of Charles Dickens’ classic epic Great Expectations. A tale of convicts, mystery, friendship, rivalry, unrequited love, revenge and redemption. Actor and comedian – Eddie’s career spans both of these with record-breaking comedy tours and critically acclaimed film, TV and theatre performances. This preview show offers the chance to see Eddie as she follows in Dickens’ footsteps with her live performance of the master storyteller’s much-loved classic. The production will…

Christmas Crafternoons at Gunnersbury Park

December 23December 30

Get crafty over the Christmas holidays Join Gunnersbury Park Museum for their free family drop in activities and take something festive home. Drop in between 12:30 – 15:30. Tickets Suggested donation £2 per child, adults free. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. No booking required but space will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. All events in Chiswick See our events listings for all events in Chiswick: whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The…

Carols at St Peter’s Church

December 23 @ 8:00 pm GMT

On Thursday 23 December St Peters Church will be showcasing an evening of Christmas carols. This will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update the website with local news and information daily. We are editorially independent. Please support us by buying us the equivalent of a monthly cup of coffee (or more, if you insist).…

Comedy at Chiswick Playhouse – Christmas Special

December 30 @ 7:30 pm GMT

Fancy some Christmas cheer? Join Chiswick Playhouse for a triple bill of up and coming comedians. Featuring Bella Hull (2019 Yellow Comedy Young Comedian of the Year), Naz Osmanoglu (Plebs, Live at the Electric, Drunk Histories) and headliner Luke Kempner (The Last Leg, Love Island Aftersun, ITV2’s Stand Up Sketch Show). Tickets  £15 Book tickets: chiswickplayhouse.nliven.co All events in Chiswick: chiswickcalendar.co.uk/whats-on-in-chiswick Support The Chiswick Calendar The Chiswick Calendar CIC is a community resource. We publish a weekly newsletter and update…

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