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The Magic of Christmas at Canary Wharf: A Guide to Christmas Entertainment

Winter is always a magical time of year on the Wharf.

When the festive season arrives, Canary Wharf is adorned with glittering decorations and glinting Christmas lights that brighten up community spaces and parks, and E14’s 300+ stores, restaurants, cafés and bars.

The Magic of Christmas at Canary Wharf: A Guide to Christmas Entertainment

Vertus residents can also look forward to a range of thrilling attractions and family events this Christmas season. The Ice Rink in Canada Park Square never fails to delight skaters of all ages. Visitors can look forward to twirling under a giant disco ball, watching the snow fall through the rink’s transparent roof, and indulging in tempting meals, sweet treats, and sumptuous hot chocolates at one of Canary Wharf’s many nearby cafés and eateries.

Another of Canary Wharf’s most beloved seasonal traditions is the Winter Lights Festival, which is one to mark in your diaries for a post=Christmas treat in January . The Wharf will soon be transformed into a spectacular outdoor light show, illuminated by custom-designed Canary Wharf lights that attract thousands of spectators each year. This interactive experience can also be enhanced with a post-exhibit dinner or drinks with friends to make the most of the Winter Lights extravaganza


Things to Do in Canary Wharf at Christmas


Make Christmas at Canary Wharf one to remember with the incredible selection of seasonal activities, competitions, shopping opportunities and more.


Dining and Entertainment



Tantalise your taste buds this festive season with Canary Wharf’s premium eateries, bars, and restaurants. Many of the Estate’s finest restaurants offer excellent international cuisine and themed menus, allowing you to indulge in genuine festive fare while enjoying a whimsical ambience and world-class service.

The Ivy in the Park, Hawksmoor, Roka, Six by Nico, Mallow, and Fish Game are all renowned for their seasonal menus and exceptional ingredients. If you’re in the mood for a few warming winter drinks, be sure to check out Electric Shuffle, The Alchemist, Rocket, and Humble Grape for beverages that are sure to lift your spirits.

Transform your evenings out into unforgettable memories by exploring some of Canary Wharf’s incredible entertainment spots. Whether you’re looking for soulful live music, vibrant discos, punchy funk and house nights, or awe-inspiring performances, establishments like The Boathouse, Boisdale, Pergola on the Wharf, Feels Like June, Qube East, and The Cocktail Club all offer fantastic Christmas entertainment.


Shopping and Gifting



Canary Wharf is packed with unique shopping and gifting opportunities to please every special person in your life – including you! For festive décor, explore John Lewis & Partners, The White Company, Flying Tiger Copenhagen, and Flowers & Plants Co for seasonal homeware, accessories, and blooms.

Christmas at Canary Wharf also comes early for anyone who wants to get a head start with their shopping. Exclusive Black Friday sales and offers run from Wednesday, 22 November to Saturday, 25 November, 2023. Enjoy awesome reductions on all your favourite brands, as well as unique gifts, homeware, loungewear, and fashion.

Plus, you stand the chance to win a £500 Gift Card in the Win Your Winter Wardrobe Promotion by following the official Canary Wharf Instagram page and sharing your favourite local store, or win 12 seasonal gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas Promotion. As a Vertus resident, you will have the convenience of five world-class shopping malls on your doorstep, offering exclusive fashion, jewellery, gifts, and lifestyle shopping opportunities.


Family-Friendly Activities



There are plenty of things to do in Canary Wharf at Christmas that are family friendly. The Skate, Eat, Play Promotion runs until 30 November 2023, and you stand a chance to win tickets for you and five people to skate at the Ice Rink Canary Wharf, as well as a £500 Gift Card for food and drinks at selected eateries.

Race your family members and friends at the UK’s fastest indoor go-karting track at Capital Karts to get your adrenaline pumping, enjoy an energetic game of indoor padel at Padium, or experience high-tech interactive target shooting at Clays for unique fun that people of all ages will love. Everyman Cinema also offers exceptional entertainment in a cosy environment, complete with food and drinks, and Winter Lights will be providing great photo opportunities and a whimsical atmosphere that kids, teens, and adults will never forget!


Living at Canary Wharf with Vertus



When you choose to lease a luxury apartment with Vertus, you gain access to all the magical festive events and tempting entertainment opportunities a Canary Wharf Christmas has to offer. Our exclusive apartments at 10 George Street, 8 Water Street, and Newfoundland provide exceptional convenience during the winter season, including close proximity to all your favourite stores for festive shopping, and premium access to the wealth of seasonal events and competitions that E14 provides.

Additionally, if you’re eager to spend Christmas at Canary Wharf relaxing at home with family and friends, Vertus+ has private dining rooms for hire and a 24/7 concierge service, allowing you to host as many loved ones as you’d like for intimate seasonal get-togethers.

Enquire about our apartments for rent today and transform the way you celebrate Christmas with Vertus.

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