As the temperature drops and the festive spirit takes over, head to The Winter Forest at Broadgate Circle on Saturday 24 November for a day filled with twinkling lights, crafting, a visit from Santa himself, festive live music, really good food and mulled drinks. (We also guarantee no heaving crowds and public meltdowns - we mean yours not the kids…).
Explore The Winter Forest
Popping up from 6 November-24 December, The Winter Forest is an incredible wonderland of fairy lights, 300 snow-covered Christmas trees and wood cabins in the heart of Broadgate Circle. Open seven days a week (Monday-Saturday 12-11pm and Sunday 12-7pm).
With cosy throws and a warm welcome, you can order food and drinks from our acclaimed restaurants on the Circle (including Franco Manca, The Botanist and Comptoir Libanais to name a few) plus Mrs Fogg’s special Winter Terrace will be serving Hot Chai Toddys, Mrs Fogg’s Mulled Wine, cocktails, wine and beer.
Meet Father Christmas
From 11am-3pm, we’ve heard the rumour that someone rather special will be visiting to find out who’s been naughty or nice. Come along for the chance to meet Santa Claus (sadly the reindeers are staying home to conserve their energy for the 24th December…).
Get Christmas card crafting
From 12.30pm-1.30pm, Homemade London will be hosting a drop-in Christmas card-making session in The Winter Forest. Let your children’s imaginations soar with our craft materials and inspiration. Click here to find out more about our weekly crafts events.
Enjoy some excellent food and drink
Broadgate Circle is famous for its eclectic and beloved bars and restaurants and you’ll be able to order everything from sourdough pizza from Franco Manca, Mediterranean mezze from Comptoir, ramen from Shoryu or eat in at Jose Pizarro, Aubaine, Yauatcha City, Mrs Fogg's and more. Plus, our new gin emporium will be hosting Mrs Fogg’s Winter Terrace with lovingly mixed drinks for adults.
Hear some festive tunes
From 3pm-5pm, the brilliant Jenem will be performing a live set of festive tunes - it will literally be impossible to resist the Christmas spirit. For a full list of our Christmas performers and Mrs Fogg’s Christmas Carol Singalong every Wednesday, click here.
See some bright and beautiful winter art and lights
Finsbury Avenue Square is covered in Christmas lights while Exchange Square and beyond is playing home to bright and beautiful artwork by artist Kevin Killen entitled Senses of Light. Inspired by the local neighbourhood and turned into kinetic sculptures of neon, they’re a beautiful sight against the dark light.
Head home tired but happy…
To find The Winter Forest - read our helpful guide here.
For the second year running, Broadgate will also work closely with Centrepoint, the charity which provides housing and support for young people, with donations from The Winter Forest funding their important work this Christmas.
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