The ultimate family
day out this Christmas
Festive fun, shopping, selfies, Santa, Christmas Market, music and more
Discover an enchanted season at Ealing Broadway this Christmas. You’ll be able to meet Santa in our friendly Grotto, explore our magical Christmas Market, twirl in falling snow, sing along to live Yuletide music, see family movies at The Ealing Project and eat delicious food at Comptoir Libanais, Turtle Bay, wagamama and Castano Lounge.
Meet Santa at Ealing Broadway’s Christmas Grotto
Saturday 18th November-Sunday 24th December
This Christmas, Santa Claus and his trusty elf helpers are flying all the way from the North Pole to Ealing Broadway, and they’re so excited to meet you in Santa’s enchanted grotto.
Make a wish with Santa and he might even have a special gift, just for you. Make sure you’re on his good list though, as he’s bound to be checking it twice. You can even take home a photo souvenir as a special memory of your visit with Santa. Choose from key rings, baubles, snow globes and printed photos. Pick your keepsake on the day or pre-order it when you book your visit.
Remember, visits to the big man are very popular at this time of year, so visits must be prebooked. Book now, tickets cost £7.00 per child plus a £1.50 booking fee per family.
(Quiet Grotto sessions, designed to take the anxiety out of Santa visits for children with autism or additional needs are available to book on Sundays 11am-11.30am; group discounts are available to special needs schools, follow this link to find out more.)Book now
Ealing Broadway Christmas Market in the Town Square
Saturday 18th November-Sunday 24th December
You’ll be able to wander the fantastically festive stalls and shop gorgeous handmade gifts, crafts and decorations. Don’t miss the delicious, festive flavours on offer, from warming mulled wine and traditional bratwurst sausages to sugared donuts, sweet waffles and luxury giftable cheese hampers.
Sing along with festive music and spread goodwill to all
We’re bringing live music stage back to Town Square. Live musicians will be belting out your favourite Christmas hits every Saturday from 12.30pm-5.30pm throughout the festive season. Want to wow the crowds? Budding Bublés and marvellous Mariahs will be invited to take the stage on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Find out how you can step into the spotlight here.
The live music is free to watch but we welcome your donations to our amazing Giving Box charities for the Ealing Food Bank and Young Ealing Foundation who work so hard in our communities, particularly at this time of year.
Let it snow!
Saturday 18th November-New Year’s Day
To add to the enchanted atmosphere, we’ll be making it snow in Town Square, with festive flurries every day at 4pm. So, remember to bring along your cosiest Christmas jumper to take a super, snowy selfie!
Eat, drink and be merry
Image provided by Comptoir Libonais
Ealing Broadway has incredible restaurants serving up delicious food, drinks and desserts that kids (and adults) will love. For festive feasts, Comptoir Libanais is a joyful place where kids can try out chicken wraps, falafel, fries and hummus with drinks and ice cream for £6.75. Castano Lounge are embracing the season with kids’ breakfast, pancakes, burgers, pizza and warm chocolate brownies.
For inspired menus, head to Turtle Bay for Little Turtles menus featuring Mini Kingston Grill Down breakfast, chicken burgers served with fries or coconut rice and peas for £5.70 and ice cream and wagamama for warming bowl of noodles, stir fry and curry. Or enjoy some tasty street food on the go at itsu, Mama Mia and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen.
Family days out at The Ealing Project
Image provided by The Ealing Project
The Ealing Project’s Christmas season is the perfect way to spend a special day together. With comfy seats, tasty snacks and seasonal movies, book now for The Marvels on 10th November, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes on 17th and Wonka on 8th December. They’ll also be showing Christmas favourites and hosting fun evenings of Board Games and Make & Mend (check for special event screenings right here).
Find toys for their wishlists and gorgeous gifts for under the tree
Image provided by Marks & Spencer
Ealing Broadway is the most wonderful place to find gifts for everyone you love. With independent stores including Greenka, The Massage Company for vouchers and Nuts’n’Stuff as well as Waterstones, you’ll easily find something original. Don’t miss Flying Tiger and Smiggle for kids’ toys and stocking fillers too.
H&M, Primark, Accessorize, Marks & Spencer, Pandora and River Island have all the most-wanted fashion and accessories; Decathlon and Footlocker have sneakers and athleisure plus there’s Boots, The Body Shop and Superdrug for essential beauty finds. Oh, and for Santa’s Christmas Eve treats, there’s Leonidas’ chocolate. Happy shopping!
From 27th November, enjoy late-night shopping at Ealing Broadway with stores open Monday to Saturday 9am-8pm and Sunday 11am-5pm.