Published: 05 Oct 2023

Feeling festive? Here's a rundown of some of the best 2023 Christmas activities and events going on along the Hull Trains route. Book your train tickets direct today on the Hull Trains website or app for great value fares!

For more inspiration, why not read our Christmas in London blogs > Lights & Attractions, Shopping & Markets.


1. Christmas at Kew Gardens

15th November 2023 to 7th January 2024
Take a trip to Kew Gardens and experience a magical winter trail through tunnels of light and beautiful illuminations. Find independent food and drink stalls along the way. Book your tickets.

2. ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre

15th November 2023 to 6th January 2024
Why not take a trip to see a show this Christmas? ELF The Musical is set to entertain all ages with comedy and festive cheer. Book your theatre tickets today.

3. Covent Garden

From 7th November 2023
If there’s anything that will get you into the Christmas spirit, it’s seeing flurries of snow fall on Covent Garden’s West and North Piazza. Enjoy the iconic decorations and giant Christmas tree, along with popular restaurants, bars and pop ups! Make sure you stop by Covent Garden on your trip to London this Christmas.

4. Winter Wonderland

17th November 2023 to 1st January 2024 
A staple for any Christmas trip to the capital, Winter Wonderland is the largest festive attraction in London each year. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, from the ice bar and ice skating, to 100 Christmas market stalls and rides. This year, you must pre-book a ticket to enter. Off peak tickets are free but peak tickets will cost £5 or £7.50. Book Winter Wonderland tickets here.

Winter Wonderland Hull Trains
5. Harry Potter - Hogwarts in the Snow

11th November 2023 to 14th January 2024
Returning again for 2023, Hogwarts in the Snow is a sensational festive attraction for any Harry Potter fan. This year, the Great Hall will be transformed into the famous Yule Ball scene from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. You’ll also see Diagon Alley, Hagrid’s Hut and the Hogwarts model castle festively dressed. Find out more and book your tickets

6. Christmas at Kenwood

1st December 2023 to 1st January 2024
Set in the grounds of Kenwood House, the former 17th century stately home will transform into a mesmerising light trail of illuminations and installations. Offering fun for all the family, the trail is around 1 mile long. Book here

7. Kingdom of Winter at ExCel London

8th December 2023 to 7th January 2024
Kingdom of Winter is a brilliant indoor festive experience in London offering a winter themed circus and plenty of activities and entertainment for the family. There's an alpine-style Christmas market with festive food and drink options. It opens from 10am every day and tickets must be purchased in advance and under 2s go free! Book yours here.

Hull & Beverley

1. Hull Christmas Lights Switch On 

Thursday 16th November 2023
Hull city centre's festive transformation will begin on 16th November 2023 with the action taking place in Queen Victoria Square. 

Other local light switch ons include:
Beverley Flemingate on 17th November 2023 from 5pm with special guest Nadine Coyle from Girls Aloud.
Hessle Square on 24th November 2023 from 5pm.

2. Christmas on Humber Street

This area of Hull is known for its creativity and community, making it a brilliant place for festive activity. There are usually plenty of things going on around Humber Street at Christmas time! A date will be confirmed soon.

3. Hull Minster Victorian Christmas Market

25th November 2023
From 10am until 4pm, experience a Victorian themed Christmas market at Hull Minster with plenty of activities to enjoy. There will be traditional stalls, music, trails in the Minster and the Old Town and even a land train running between Hull Minster and the Museum Quarter. You can also see the Lord Mayor's Christmas Tree Exhibition.

4. Beverley Festival of Christmas

10th December 2023
Festive markets are taking place in Beverley this December. Fitting for the traditional market town, Beverley will see Christmas themed markets providing a variety of goods, food, drink and festive spirit. The 
Beverley Festival of Christmas happens on Sunday 10th December 2023, 10am - 4pm, head to the website for more details.  

Book your Hull Trains tickets today - great value fares start from just £29 when you book in advance!





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