Thaw your frozen heart this January with these fantastic events that range from competitive Nerf battles to New Years festivities! Banish the chill and embrace all that the wintry UK has to offer.
Not to be Missed: London’s New Year's Day Parade
1 January 2020
This huge celebration of the New Year will take place on - you guessed it - the New Year. With over 10,000 participants from all across the globe, the parade will entertain 500,000 people on the street and a TV audience of millions! Music groups, floats, high school marching bands, orchestras, skaters and more will be performing on Piccadilly to delight your senses and start out this January with a bang. Come out at noon for a celebration of wild proportions, and welcome 2020 with excitement.
Children: Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Until 12 January 2020
Welcome the pantomime circus fiasco this winter as Goldilocks is revamped and stuffed full of comedy, daring stunts and special effects to daze and amaze. With the help of a strange and talented crew, Goldilocks must find a way to save her Big Top circus from a rival circus owner before it is too late! Join us at The London Palladium this January for a show that is spectacularly just right. Book tickets online while they last.
Theatre: Shackleton and his Stowaway
8 January-1 February 2020
Park Theatre will be hosting Shackleton and his Stowaway for a short time only this January after a sold-out run in Edinburgh in 2018. By Stolen Elephant Theatre, this performance is inspired by real life events that took place on an expedition to Antarctica when a young man stowed away onboard ship. The adventure is not all that it seems, and ruin is in the making as these seafarers venture further and further from land. Come out this month for a shivering performance you will never forget.
Good Cause: Modern Slavery Training for Multi-Agency Professionals
22 January 2020
If you are a professional working in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham, consider signing up for this training on modern slavery and its effects in the present day. By the end of the training, attendees will be able to define modern slavery, identify potential victims and respond to victims in need. This training is free and only a few hours long, so sign up online to learn how to identify modern slavery on the spot and possibly save a life.
Art: Exceptional Modern & Contemporary Art
22-26 January 2020
The London Art Fair will showcase the best of international contemporary art from all over the world as well as prints to satisfy every level of collector. Talks, tours, screenings and curated spaces will also be offered to attendees as they peruse the variety of prints, paintings, photography, sculpture, film, digital work and installation on display. Many different types of tickets are available depending on your preference, so show up for this amazing event that will celebrate artists from over 130 galleries around the world.
Sport: London Kilt Run 10k
25 January 2020
The second annual Scottish themed 10k social run will start and finish at the Robert Burns Statue opposite the Embankment Cafe in Victoria Embankment Gardens. Kilts are not necessary but are encouraged as there will be a prize for the best interpretation of Scottish themed! If you feel like getting up off the couch and seeing some Scottish sites, the London Kilt Run 10k is the event for you.
Festival: Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square
26 January 2020
Join the hundreds of thousands of people who will be at Trafalgar Square this January to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The year of the rat is starting soon, and the colourful parade, free stage performances and traditional Chinese food might even soften you to the annoying pests. More stages can be found on Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road, and both Chinatown and Leicester Square will feature more entertainment. Celebrate with us this January for a day full of dance, music and martial arts.
Music: London Remixed Festival
31 January-1 February 2020
A blowout of rising music stars, the London Remix Festival will offer music like you’ve never heard it before. Vintage-Remix, Urban Roots, Afrobeats, Reggae-Dub, Desert Remix and more will sound off during this two day festival stretched across four stages. And don’t worry; the festival is indoors so you can enjoy the music of the year without wetting your frozen toes. Held in the heart of Shoreditch, this festival will be a sight to behold and an excellent cap to January 2020.
Dance: Sadler’s Wells Sampled
31 January-1 February 2020