There’s ‘snow’ place like Battersea Power Station at Christmas time! From our trail of festive installations to the return of Glide and series of Christmas Markets and pop-ups, discover our round-up of all things Christmas at Battersea Power Station. Stay tuned for plenty more festive announcements coming soon!
The majority of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues inside the Power Station will be open in line with the below:
• Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve): 11am – 5pm
• Monday 25th December (Christmas Day): Closed
• Tuesday 26th December (Boxing Day) – Saturday 30th December: 10am – 9pm
• Sunday 31st December (New Year’s Eve): 11am – 5pm
• Monday 1st January 2024 (New Year’s Day): 10am – 8pm
We advise checking with individual shops, restaurants and entertainment venues before you visit as opening hours may differ over the festive period.
World-renowned artist David Hockney has sprinkled some Christmas magic over Battersea Power Station with a bespoke new piece of art! Drawn on iPad, Hockney’s 10-minute animation, ‘Bigger Christmas Trees’ will be here until the 25th December, transforming our iconic façade into two magical Christmas trees overlooking the River Thames. The animation will run every night from 5pm to 10.30pm between 1st – 25th December 2023.
Get ready to skate – Glide is back! Open seven days a week from 10th November 2023 – 7th January 2024, Jo Malone London presents Glide at Battersea Power Station is London’s only riverside ice rink set against a backdrop of the iconic Power Station. Enjoy unrivalled views of the Thames as you spin around three interconnecting rinks surrounded by twinkling lights and a spectacular 30ft Christmas tree.
Whether you’re planning a picture-perfect date night, eager to test your blades with fellow skating enthusiasts, or enjoying a family outing with little ones supported by penguin skate aids, the rink caters to all, promising an unforgettable festive experience. Off the ice, the excitement continues with The Glass House bar, an array of vintage-style fairground rides, live entertainment, and captivating photo booths to capture precious moments.
Shop, Shop, Shop!
With over 140 shops, restaurants bars and entertainment venues now open, Battersea Power Station is London’s ultimate festive destination and the perfect place for a spot of Christmas shopping.
With the perfect mix of British and international brands, from LEGO® and Nike to Mulberry, Massimo Dutti, Le Labo, Aesop, ME+EM and more, as well as small independents including the Battersea Bookshop and Curated Makers, we’ll soon be rounding up some of the best gift options to suit every budget at Battersea Power Station. Full Gift Guide coming soon!
Who says you have to wait ’til Christmas Day to treat yourself or a loved one? Countdown to the big 2-5 with Battersea Power Station’s edit of advent calendars to suit all pockets and preferences. From chocolate-lovers to skincare gurus, there is something for everyone and they can all be found at Battersea Power Station!
‘Tis the season to indulge and there’s no better place for loosening the belt buckle than at Battersea Power Station. With over almost 50 different eateries to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice this Christmas at Battersea Power Station.
Fancy getting crafty this Christmas? We’re hosting festive workshops inside the Power Station from Tuesday 21st November until Friday 22nd December. Taking place on weekday evenings, the workshops are the perfect way to get into the festive spirit, get crafty and catch up with friends. From floral table setting to Christmas cracker making, macrame wreath making and more, click below to book.
Santa is coming to town! Returning to the Power Station this Christmas with his little helper, come and meet Santa on Upper Ground Floor, Turbine Hall B, Battersea Power Station, and take your own photos with the big man himself.
Santa will be here on the below dates between 11am – 5pm:
• Saturday 9th – Sunday 10th December
• Saturday 16th – Sunday 24th December
*Please note, Santa’s hours will be shorter on Sunday 24th December.
Treat yo’elf this Christmas and book onto one of our fantastic workshops we have to offer. From making reindeer food and writing your letter to Santa Claus to creating your own snow globe and Christmas tree decorations. There is something for the whole family to take part in this holiday season.
• Saturday 9th – Sunday 31st December: Power of Place, Boiler House North, Ground Floor
Throughout November and December 2023, Battersea Power Station will be home to a series of Christmas Markets. Tick off all your Christmas shopping in one (or two!) visits with hundreds of independent makers. Many products will have been handmade in London, from beautiful festive gifts, Christmas cards, personalised baubles, hand-painted ceramics, homeware, jewellery, sweet treats, children’s clothes and so much more.
Dates for your diary:
• Saturday 9th – Friday 22nd December – Curated Makers Christmas Market
Prepare to ignite your curiosity, immerse your senses and elevate your perspective at Battersea Power Station’s chimney lift experience, Lift 109, located on Level 1 inside Turbine Hall A. Explore the immersive history exhibit before stepping inside the glass elevator and making a thrilling ascent 109 metres to the top of the north-west chimney where you will take in stunning 360 degree views of London’s skyline.
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