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. But hurry quick – it’s only here until 19th December!
3. Feel the love
Wembley’s famous Spanish Steps have been given a festive makeover by international design journal Disegno. Its artists, Committee studio, 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. Our Xmas Tree: 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. Designed by Designo Journal and Silas studio, this installation consists of 160 tightly strung green ribbons and towering 20ft above Arena Square, this stunning contemporary Nordic forest is simply unmissable.
5. Party at Boxpark
It’s time to Eat, Drink, Play at Wembley Park!
After months of anticipation, Boxpark Wembley has opened in Wembley Park – just in time for the festive season. It kicked off with a massive launch party weekend and is now open to the public for Christmas Movies and Football screenings and of course Vintage Fairs. Open from 11am-11pm Mon – Sat & 11am-10pm Sun.
6. Shop Vintage
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. Catch a Christmas classic
We are all prone to re-watching the ultimate Christmas movies every year to get us into the spirit, so why not try it on a big screen with your mates and delicious choices of food? Head to Boxpark Wembley on Monday 17 December (8:00-11:00 PM) where you can enjoy the ultimate guilty pleasure film, Love Actually. This is followed on Tuesday 18th December (also 8:00-11:00 PM) by another Christmas favourite, Home Alone.
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. Shop 'til you Drop(it) at LDO
Imagine going shopping and having to carry none of it on the packed tube home (yes, this is a real thing)? DropIt has launched in London Designer Outlet this Christmas to make your shopping experience that little bit easier. Simply download the app, drop your items off at any shop and select the time slot you want it to be delivered – ta dah! Click here for full details.
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. Lauryn Hill, Andre Rieu and Def Leppard.