What’s happening this Christmas…
Fri-Sun: 1-12, 17-19, 24-26 Nov
Walk through Syon Park’s beautiful illuminated woodland trail before Christmas.
Tickets £10 adult, £5child. Bookings: 5-6.30pm or 6.30-8pm. enchantedwoodland.com
22 Nov – 1 Jan
Over one million twinkling lights illuminate trees and buildings throughout the gardens. Look out for laser beam shows, giant baubles and Santa and his elves in the North Pole grotto, alongside a traditional fairground.
Tickets: £16 adult, £10 child. kew.org
Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
24 Nov – 7 Jan
The rink has been enlarged this year, making this seasonal event even more fun for the family, in the grounds of the spectacularly-lit palace.
Tickets: £14 adult, £10-£12 child. hamptoncourtpalaceicerink.co.uk
Aladdin – Panto
9 Dec – 14 Jan
Christopher Biggins stars as Widow Twankey as Aladdin sets off on his magic carpet for show of adventure and laughter.
Tickets: £12-£46.50, Richmond Theatre. atgtickets.com
Wetland Centre Santa Weekend
Find Father Christmas in his grotto set in the pine forest and help the elves in their workshop to make decorations and gifts, before going on a husky sledge ride.
Tickets for general admission from £11 adult, £6 child. Limited tickets to see Santa, £8, and must be booked in advance at 020 8409 4400. wwt.org.uk