Festive Fun

1 December 2017 until 5 January 2018

All aboard for Festive Fun

Families can visit Santa’s Secret Hideaway – a cosy place full of toys and books from Santa’s workshop. Or track him down in one of the Museum’s historic vehicles, as well as enjoy storytelling sessions and make simple origami Christmas tree decorations to take home. The lucky children who meet Santa will receive a free Christmas badge.

For adults there’s a chance to enjoy a display of Christmas themed posters from our fabulous poster collection or join our Museum Makers craft workshop to create bespoke Christmas crackers based on the patterns of the iconic moquette fabric patterns.

Family Activities

From 1 December 2017 to 1 January 2018

Term time

From 1 December to 20 December, drop in every day

  • Discover as a family how patterned paper can be transformed into tree decorations using origami!
  • Winter Under 5s - Join us for stories, singing, dancing, jumping and cosy cuddles to find out how people (and Santa!) get around the city at Christmas time.

School Holidays

From 21 to 23 December and 27 December 2017 to 1 January 2018, drop in everyday

Visitors can also visit the Museum's new family friendly exhibition Poster Girls - A Century of Art and Design which includes special interactive displays for young children.

Christmas lights vintage bus tours

21 December and 22 December 14:45, 16:00, 17:15 and 18:30
Tickets from £10 (concessions £5)

See the fabulous West End Christmas lights from a vintage bus and listen to a tale of Santa’s adventures in the city.

Book tickets to Christmas lights vintage bus tours

Museum Makers: Moquette Christmas Cracker workshop for adults

7 December, 19:00 to 21:00
Tickets £35 (concessions £30)

Create bespoke Christmas crackers inspired by the patterns of the moquette fabrics used on London's trains, buses and trams. All materials and tuition plus a sparkly Christmas cocktail are included.

Christmas Poster Display

1 December 2017 to 5 January 2018
Free with admission ticket

Enjoy a display of Christmas themed posters from the Museum’s iconic archive collection

Eat, drink and be merry

Hot chocolate bar

Weekends – 2 and 3 December; 9 and 10 December; 16 and 17 December, and daily from 20 December to 5 January

Visitors can create bespoke hot chocolate drinks in the Museum's Lower Deck ice cream café

Exclusive Christmas gifts

Late night Christmas shopping - week nights from 13 to 22 December from 18:00 to 20:00

Exclusive Christmas gifts inspired by the Museum’s collection of posters, artworks and London heritage

Complimentary rum and gin cocktails with mini mince pie on shop orders of £20 and over.