There are lots of fun things to do in Wembley Park all year round, but things are extra special during the holiday season.
This Christmas, Wembley Park is the place to be, with tons of outdoor and indoor seasonal activities for the whole family
Enjoy London’s tallest tree
What’s better than admiring London’s tallest Christmas tree? Going inside London’s tallest Christmas tree, of course. Wembley Park is home to London’s tallest LED tree, bedecked in mesmerising patterns and lights. Best of all, you can actually step inside, twirl around, and take one of the best 360-degree videos possible, perfect for your Instagram or Tik Tok.
Take the perfect selfie with the installations
We may not be able to travel abroad, but you can still snap some awe-inspiring (and like-inspiring) photos right here in London. Wembley Park is home to dazzling Christmas light installations and thousands of twinkling lights. We’ve set up festive selfie-spots around the district, including:
- Thank You heart - A 3-metre-tall heart sculpture that helps you send a message of thanks to whoever has helped you get through this year
- Star Box – A massive gift-box shaped cube, aglow with golden lights and shimmering sequins, located on Zig-a-zag Allee.
- Bauble – You can step inside this immersive illuminated Christmas bauble, located on Weaver Walk.
- Angel Wings – Pose with illuminated angel wings, located outside the new Wembley Park Market Emporium, on Market Square.
This is one of the most fun things to do in Wembley Park – and London at large - this Christmas. You can read more about our lights here.
Finish your Christmas shopping (and treat yourself)
When it comes to shopping, Wembley Park is one of London’s premier retail destinations. With an eclectic mix of high street shops, big brand outlets, and independent traders and makers.
Spend a few hours browsing for great bargains at the London Designer Outlet, home to more than 60 world-class brands offering discounts of up to 70% off. Shop for new trainers at Nike, Adidas, and Puma, stock up on athleisure wear at Calvin Klein, Superdry, and Police, and satisfy your sweet tooth at Lindt.
If you are looking for indie gifts and want something unique, local, and ethical, head to the Wembley Park Market. Celebrating the historical market heritage of the area, this vibrant market is home to a wide variety of vendors selling handcrafted goods and artisan food. Pick up some gourmet popcorn from Joe & Seph’s, admire local art at Tomarticus, and select verdant houseplants from London House Plants.
If you're still scratching your head about what to buy your loved ones (or yourself, no shame), check out our Wembley Park gift guide here for a little inspo.
Dine on delicious seasonal treats
There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Wembley Park – you’ll find restaurants, street food, coffee shops, and pubs in the London Designer Outlet and BOXPARK. Check out our festive food guide to learn more about what’s on offer this month. Make sure you pick up some award-winning doughnuts from Bread Ahead, try a festive set menu at Zizzi, and stop and have a drink and snacks at the White Horse Pub.
Of course, street food knows no season. Head to BOXPARK Wembley Park, where you’ll find some of the best street food vendors in London. Tuck into a filled Taiwanese bao bun, Caribbean soul food, killer wings, Italian sandwiches, and so much more. We may not be able to travel this year, but our tastebuds can still go on a global journey.
Check out our festive food guide here for seasonal classics and Christmas goodies across the neighbourhood.
Grab a festive drink at a coffee shop
Are you ready for a cup of Christmas cheer? Wembley Park is home to some of the country’s best independent coffee shops, including Black Sheep Coffee, Bread Ahead, and Boki, as well as all of your favourite high street chains: Starbucks, Costa, and Caffe Nero. It just doesn’t feel like the festive season until you’ve strolled the streets with a paper cup of caffeinated or chocolate goodness. Seasonal offerings include Peppermint Mochas, Gingerbread Lattes, Orange Hot Chocolate, and Eggnog Lattes. It may be cold outside, but try mixing things up with a frappe or iced version of these Christmas classics. Check out all the festive drinks you can get in Wembley Park here.
Learn to bake at Bread Ahead
You’ve been to Wembley Park, and now you can’t stop thinking about the gorgeous doughnuts, tangy sourdough, and delicate quiche from award-winning Bread Ahead. Thankfully, you can now recreate these delicious baked goods in the comfort of your own kitchen. Bread Ahead’s acclaimed baking school has moved online, allowing you to master Christmas goodies, bread, pizza dough, and bagels without leaving the house.
Play some wild games on a fun day out
There’s always something fun happening at Wembley Park. If you want to step outside of the box (without leaving BOXPARK), head to MeetspaceVR for immersive virtual reality games for groups up to six players. Want something more hands-on? It’s time to throw an axe – literally. Bad Axe is the largest urban axe-throwing centre in the world, allowing you to pick up a brand new hobby or hone your existing skills.
Pamper yourself to get ready for the holidays
We may not be celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve in quite the same ways this year, but the holidays are still the perfect excuse to pamper yourself. Go for a haircut, get your nails done, and relax with a soothing massage.
Book in at Chop Chop for a fresh new hairdo – their master stylists take just 20 minutes and charge only £20 for a haircut. Bhavi Beauty, located in the London Designer Outlet, is known for exquisite manicures, revitalising massages, and expert brows.
This Christmas, Wembley Park is the place to be. With fun games, delicious dining, tasty drinks, great shopping, and stunning Christmas lights, Wembley Park combines all of your favourite holiday traditions.