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Shrek's Adventure! London at Christmas

  • Saturday December 9th 2023


Experience the magic of Christmas with Shrek's Adventure in London! Join Shrek and friends on a festive adventure for all the family this Christmas.

Shrek’s Adventure! London at Christmas!

  1. A look inside Shrek’s Adventure! London at Christmas
  2. Southbank at Christmas time
  3. Host your Christmas party Far, Far Away
  4. FAQs for Shrek’s Adventure! London at Christmas


A look inside Shrek’s Adventure! London at Christmas

Enjoy the full Shrek’s Adventure! London experience

Step into the magical world of Far, Far Away and embark on a brilliantly bonkers immersive experience with Shrek and his DreamWorks pals. Discover 9 actor-led live shows featuring, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and the Muffin Man – all with a dose of Donkey cheekiness along the way!


Meet and greet Shrek santa himself

Christmas in London with kids is not complete without meeting the jolly green ogre himself! For a limited time only, guests can swap the North Pole for the Swamp and bring in the festive season at their Christmas grotto inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s beloved Christmas special, Shrek the Halls! Meet Shrek santa today and post for a photo to mark the special occasion! Guests will also be gifted with a Christmas card – included in the standard ticket price!

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Southbank at Christmas time

Experience the bright lights of Southbank’s winter festival

Bring in the spirit of the season at the Southbank Centre’s winter festival! Christmas for kids is not complete without a healthy dose of festive family fun. Stroll along the Thames and enjoy an array of spellbinding shows and twinkling lights along with a variety of art, exhibitions, and market pop-ups.

Featured events include:

  • The Nutcracker – a reinvention of the festive classic
  • Christmas Actually – a festive show hosted by Sanjeev Bhaskar & Jayde Adams
  • Southbank Centre youth voices: Winter in song – a cheerful choir comprised of young singers to help ring in the holiday season



Explore Southbank’s Christmas markets

When planning Christmas days out with kids – Southbank’s Christmas market is a must-see! The market is free and is running from the 3rd of November – the 26th of December from 11am on Queen’s Walk. The festive market features wintery pop-up bars and street food stalls sure to leave you full to the brim! Enjoy an array of savoury treats including truffle burgers, lobster rolls, or moreish cheese toasties. Those with a sweet tooth can also enjoy a selection of goodies including roasted marshmallows and Dutch pancakes.


Catch a classical Christmas concert at the Southbank Centre

Christmas for kids is not complete without bringing the whole family down to belt out the Christmas classics at the Southbank Centre’s Christmas concert! Sing along to your favourite classics with Yolanda Brown, your host for the night. Prepare for Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Rockin’ around the Christmas tree, and loads more festive tunes to jam out with the whole family.


See all of London’s Christmas lights from the London Eye

Discover the glittering landscape of lights on the London Eye, see London come alive at night-time, and enjoy the city’s best Christmas lights 135m high in the sky! Here you can see London’s most iconic landscapes including Big Bean, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and the Shard.

See the London Eye decorated like never before with dazzling lights and twinkly garlands – the perfect selfie spot this Christmas.


Host your Christmas party Far, Far Away

Bring out your inner child this Christmas at Shrek’s Adventure! London

Birthday parties:

Have an adventure-filled birthday at Shrek’s Adventure! London from only £29.99 per child. Enjoy an immersive adventure and meet your favourite Shrek characters including Donkey, Fiona, and the big green ogre himself!

Upon your return from Far Far Away, celebrate a unique birthday in Shrek’s swamp with loads of Shrek-themed party games.

The birthday package includes:

  • Entry and full tour at Shrek’s Adventure! London
  • Exclusive hire of a Shrek’s Swamp themed private birthday room
  • Dedicated birth host to look after your whole group
  • Shrek party games
  • Two adults go for free!
  • Birthday party E-invites

The package is a for a minimum of 10 children and ideal for kids aged 4-10 years old.

For more information, visit our website:

Christmas parties:

Step into a world of festive enchantment as we invite you to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Shrek's Adventure London's Christmas Party! Whether you're planning an office party, a family gathering, or a friends' reunion, our dedicated events team is here to make your Christmas celebration truly unforgettable.

Email the guest experience team for more information:



FAQs for Shrek’s Adventure! London at Christmas


  • Is Shrek’s Adventure! London open at Christmas?

Shrek’s Adventure! London is closed on Christmas Day but re-opens at 11am on Boxing Day

For all opening times, please visit our website here.


  • Does Shrek’s Adventure! London have Christmas activities?

Searching for ‘Christmas activities near me’? Well, look no further – guests who visit Shrek’s Adventure! London between December 2nd and December 24th, 2023 will get the chance to meet our very own Shrek santa and post for a picture to mark the special occasion.

Kids and their grown-ups can also enjoy the gifted Christmas card included in the standard ticket price.

  • What days is Shrek’s Christmas open?

The Shrek the Halls experience will be available on the below dates throughout December:

  • 2nd – 3rd Dec
  • 9th – 10th Dec
  • 16 – 24th Dec
  • What is there to do at Southbank over Christmas?

Southbank has a tonne of Christmas events for kids on offer!

Head on over to SEA LIFE London Aquarium and embark on an underwater journey with their festive scavenger hunt! As you explore the different exhibits, keep your eyes peeled for hidden presents that Santa's little helpers need your help finding. A festive treat that combines the magic of the season with the wonders of marine life. But that's not all – your efforts won't go unrewarded! Complete the scavenger hunt, and you'll have the chance to win fin-tastic prizes that will make your Christmas even merrier.


For more information on Christmas in Southbank, see here.