Wednesday 21 November 2018 – Media Release
Step Into Canary Wharf This Christmas
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Canary Wharf, with a series of events that it’d be Rude-olph to miss out on this December.
Make a list of activities, check it twice and take advantage of the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of The Snowman and Everyman Cinema screenings of festive family favourites.
You also better watch out for Canary Wharf’s Ice Rink, which is giving visitors the chance to get their skates on and create their own Manhattan-esque moments beneath one of the Capital’s most iconic skylines.
All of this combined with over 300 shops, bars and restaurants makes Canary Wharf a must-visit destination for families this winter.
Take to the ice
Now open in Canada Square Park, Ice Rink Canary Wharf will light up the Estate for 15 weeks, giving visitors the chance to skate beneath a canopy of flickering, fairy-lit trees. Open to all the family, the ice rink is the perfect opportunity for everyone to show off their moves (or cautiously inch their way around the edge!).
New for the ice rink this year is a supersize digital screen, displaying magical seasonal backdrops and providing the perfect Christmas setting for skaters to enjoy whilst honing their skills or taking a break at The Grandstand Bar.
Until Saturday 15 February 2019, Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf
Tickets (times and prices vary) www.icerinkcanarywharf.com
The London Philharmonic Orchestra live performance of The Snowman
The all-time family favourite ‘The Snowman’ will be filling the East Wintergarden with festive cheer as the story about a magical friendship between a young boy and the snowman he creates is brought to life. Accompanied by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, visitors will be ‘walking in the air’ as the Orchestra plays the original, much-loved score while the film is shown on a big screen.
Sunday 2 December – 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm
East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, E14
Adults £4 / Children under 16 £2 / Under 2s free www.seetickets.com
All proceeds to Tommy’s baby charity
Catch a holiday classic at Everyman Cinema
Gather the family and enjoy festive favourites in the cosy Everyman Cinema at Canary Wharf. Get Santa-mental watching the ‘The Santa Clause’ or rediscover the Christmas spirit with Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street.
On Saturday 15 December there will be a special sensory friendly screening of Miracle on 34th street designed to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for people with sensory sensitivities.
Miracle on 34th Street – Saturdays 1, 8, 15 December, Sunday 9 December and Thursday 20 December
The Santa Clause – Saturday 8, 22, December, Sundays 2, 9, 16, 23 December and Monday 24 December
Everyman Cinema, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf
Tickets £2 / Under 2s free (www.seetickets.com)
All proceeds donated to Richard House Children’s Hospice
There are over 180 bars and restaurants throughout Canary Wharf, offering an array of dining escapes from turkey and stuffing. Choose from family favourites such as Franco Manca, Wahaca, Wagamama and Big Easy or maybe treat yourself at The Ivy in the Park, Canary Wharf’s newest restaurant offering?
For more information, please visit: www.canarywharf.com
Enjoy 3 hours’ free** parking in any of our public car parks when you spend £10 at any of our shops, cafés, bars or restaurants. Simply ask for your ticket to be validated at point of purchase and use in the pay on foot machines before returning to your car.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
Notes to Editors:
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16.5m sq ft of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq ft across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens.
It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.