We want businesses to get involved in the festive season. We’ll be running a seasonal campaign to promote the destination encompassing PR, digital channels, influencer activity, TimeOut partnership and out-of-home adversting.

We have a contra-marketing agreement in place with Unberbelly’s Christmas Market in Leicester Square event to further amplify our destination marketing activity.

Simply let us know what you have planned for the festive season, so we can amplify your messaging. Shared information will be include in our upcoming press releases and digital activity.

Ways in which you can get involved in festivities include:

  • Create a festive-themed cocktail / meal that could be added to menus
  • Showing festive-themed movies in your cinema
  • Offering festive-themed pick & mix treats
  • A bespoke festive-themed afternoon tea
  • Offer a “Festive Night In” package which could include a night’s stay in the hotel with a complimentary dinner, when paired with a La Clique ticket.

If you have any queries or if you would like to send your festive activity, please contact the marketing team on: marketing@heartoflondonbid.co.uk. Or, contact Ellie directly on: eleanor.blake@heartoflondonbid.co.uk.

Christmas returns to Leicester Square from 8 November – 5 January 2019. Surrounding streets will be beautifully adorned with sparkling street lights, lighting the way to the traditional Christmas Market filled with authentic Bavarian-style wooden huts. Visitors will be able to sample the finest in seasonal treats and surprises, hand-picked for their unique charm.

This year, brings an exciting return of the multi-award winning La Clique. A decade on from winning the Best Entertainment Olivier Award for its season at Leicester Square’s Hippodrome Casino, this trailblazing Spiegeltent cabaret show has gone on to tour the globe. But, it’s back offering show-stopping performances inside Leicester Square’s Spiegeltent with a magnificent collection of extraordinary new artists and unmissable favourites.

Below are the key dates for the Christmas Market in Leicester Square. Further operational details will be provided in the coming weeks.

Key dates

Build starts: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Site open Friday 8 November 2019 – Sunday 5 January 2020
Site clear Sunday 12 January 2020

Market opening times

Stalls and refreshment area: Weekdays 12pm to 10pm, Weekends 10am to 10pm
Grotto: Weekdays 12pm to 7:30pm, Weekends 10am to 7:30pm

Grotto: Weekdays 12pm to 7:30pm, Weekends 10am to 7:30pm