Winter Festival

Returning at the end of 2024

image of the Southbank Christmas market full of customers at stalls
Adam Luszniak

Our annual Winter Festival sprinkles seasonal magic across the Southbank Centre

Get all the festive feelings, by joining us as the nights draw in for luminous art, spellbinding shows and warming food and drink.

Each winter we help you fight the urge to hibernate with attractions for all ages, whether you want to see a show or feast on festive food.

Take a stroll along the river under twinkling lights and enjoy the sights, tastes and smells of our Winter Market. Here we’ve a host of stalls offering seasonal street food, warming drinks and Christmas gifts. And whilst you’re outside you can take in our free outdoor art exhibition, Winter Light, which features light-inspired artworks dotted about our buildings.

Inside the Southbank Centre expect shows for all ages, with children’s favourites brought to life on our stages, plus cabaret and comedy for the grown-ups. We’ve free dance events throughout the holidays to help you shake off the cold, as well as Christmas concerts with choirs and orchestras performing your festive favourites.