The Winter Festival, Southbank

Last updated 14th June 2017

Southbank Centre has been transformed into The Winter Festival (until 10 January 2014). The festive fun land has activities for all ages, including the Chocolate Festival, Slava’s Snowshow, White and The Snowman, and Little Red Riding Hood.


Get your tickets now for the ‘wonderful world of White.’ This popular performance will be held in the Spirit Level at the Royal Festival Hall and is perfect for children aged two to four. There will be music, stories, surprises and a lot of visuals for very young children. Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for children. White will take place from 18 December to 4 January 2014.

The Snowman

Join narrator Samuel West with the Orchestra of St Paul’s for festive entertainment for the whole family. Little Red Riding Hood will be brought to life and the film The Snowman will be shown on the big screen with the Orchestra of St Paul’s playing Howard Blake’s score. There will be two performances on Saturday 21 December at 2:30 pm and 5:00 pm. Tickets range from £15 to £30. 

Slava’s Snowshow

Held in the Royal Festival Hall, Slava’s Snowshow is a classic family show both comedic and thrilling. Slava is called “the best clown in the world” and is known for his bizarre pantomimes. The show is very interactive and will keep everyone on their edge of their seats.  It is best suited to over eights and tickets range from £20 to £65. Slava’s Snowshow will take place from 17 December to 6 January 2014.

The Chocolate Festival

This is a chocolate lover’s dream come true – young and old. Situated outdoors with brilliant views of the Thames, there will be plenty of delicious chocolates from the likes of L’Artisan du Chocolat, Rococo and Duffy’s Red Star Chocolate. Mix it up and try brownies, chocolate cakes and churros, or stock up on Christmas-themed chocolate gifts. Make it a learning experience and attend a Masters of Chocolate Masterclass or watch demonstrations and take part in a quiz. The Chocolate Festival will take place from 13 to 15 December.