Top 10 Things to do in Wembley Park this Christmas – Discover Xmasbox
1. Get down to Wembley Park!
London’s newest cultural destination – just a 20-minute Tube ride from the West End – is getting into the festive spirit, as Xmasbox lights up the dark nights with spectacular illuminations across Wembley Park from 21 November-5 January. From contemporary art installations to vintage markets – not to mention an abundance of fabulous restaurants and ravishing retailers – Wembley Park is the perfect Christmas day out for all the family.
2. Lose yourself in a maze of light
Market Square is transformed into a kaleidoscope of colour in this mesmerising installation from Spanish design studio Brut Deluxe. Never before seen in London, The Light Maze is an Instagrammer’s paradise – so make sure you snap a selfie as you wander through the dazzling, colour-shifting walls of this labyrinth of light.
3. Feel the love
Wembley’s famous Spanish Steps have been given a festive makeover by international design journal Disegno. Its artists have created a stunning 3D trompe-l’oeil, bearing the legend ‘LOVE LOVE LOVE’ in giant illuminated letters, set against a brilliant gold background.
4. Go see Fata Morgana
We’ve commissioned a Christmas tree for the 21st century, confined within the dimensions of an international shipping container – in a nod to the units used to construct our all new Boxpark Wembley. Consisting of 160 tightly strung green ribbons and towering 20ft above Arena Square, this stunning contemporary Nordic forest is simply unmissable.
5. Party at Boxpark
After months of anticipation, Boxpark Wembley is throwing open its doors at last – just in time for the festive season. It all kicks off with a massive launch party on Saturday 8 December, hosted by Rinse FM and showcasing some of the UK’s finest urban and bass music talent.
6. Step back in time
For all things retro, visit the So Last Century Vintage Christmas Fair on Sunday 16 December at Boxpark Wembley. Vintage homewares, fashions and decorations are all on offer, giving you the perfect opportunity to pick up some unusual (and fabulous) last-minute gift ideas.
7. Support our local artists
Always wondered what goes on behind the closed doors of an artist’s studio? Now’s your chance to sneak a peek. On the 1 and 2 December, the talented individuals of Second Floor Studios will be opening their creative spaces to the public, allowing you to view and purchase original works of art, craft and design – or just have a good nose around.
8. Say hello to our new community space
Housed within Wembley Library, The Corner @ Wembley Library is a new space for creativity, learning and development that offers an exciting programme of workshops and courses, from film-making to creative writing. It’s a place to learn new skills and meet new people – and, best of all, it’s completely free!
9. Grab a bargain at the LDO
The sales are on all year round at London Designer Outlet, but from 23-26 November Black Friday deals will offer up to 87% off recommended retail prices from brands including Adidas, Nike, Jack Wills, Villeroy & Boch, and Hamleys. It’s the perfect place to get your Christmas shopping finished early without breaking the bank.
10. Hark! The Wembley angels sing
In keeping with our fine musical tradition, we’re adding some festive tunes to get you into the Christmas spirit. Voices of Wembley Park will perform in various locations throughout December! Our iconic music venue, the 12,500 capacity The SSE Arena, Wembley plays host to a line-up of globally renowned artists including Ms. Lauren Hill, Andre Rieu and Def Leppard.