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Christmas In London | Kingston Christmas Market, The Prettiest Of Them All.

November 22, 2016
Christmas Lights in Kingston

My love for Kingston is growing more and more each day that I spend here. Up until now, 3 months since we’ve moved here, I still can’t believe that this is now my new neighborhood. It just looks so perfect and for someone who has not lived in such a pretty place before, this is just too much for me to handle. Lol.

I’ve been waiting for the Christmas lights and the Kingston Christmas Market to be up and running as soon as they’ve announced the date for it. On the day that they were about to turn it on, I dragged my colleagues who were visiting from Dubai to go with me to the Ancient Market to witness it. I know that it’s going to be festive but I didn’t know that it’s going to be THAT festive.

Christmas Lights in Kingston

The whole place was packed as everyone waited for the lights to be turned on. As we arrived, the countdown started and as soon as we counted down to 1 – delighted adults and kids alike beamed as we all looked up and admired the pretty lights twinkling over our heads. It may not be as extravagant as that of Oxford Street or Regent Street but it sure is just as marvelous.

Christmas Lights in Kingston

As the crowd lessened, we walked around in what I think is the prettiest Christmas Market I’ve seen so far here in London. Unlike the ones I’ve visited in the city, Kingston Christmas Market has a unique charm with its small square and timbered buildings all around you. Kingston itself is already beautiful as it is, add a Christmassy atmosphere in it and you’d feel like you’ve walked in a fairytale land.

Christmas Lights in Kingston

What to expect in Kingston Christmas Market?

Over 100 wooden chalets with unique giftwares, many of which can’t be bought on the high street.
Two large outdoor bar areas.
Festive food stalls.
Street entertainment from Thursday to Saturday.
Meet and greet Father Christmas for free at Bentall’s toy department (from December 1st to Christmas eve)
A HUGE Christmas tree.

Christmas Lights in Kingston

I wasn’t able to take much photos as it was quite crowded while I was there but I do plan on going back within the week to have a drink in one of their outdoor bar areas and probably some shopping too. This is definitely the most charming and the prettiest Christmas market I’ve been to here in London and I do encourage everyone to visit it for a very festive Christmas atmosphere.

Plan your visit to Kingston Christmas Market:

Kingston Christmas Market is generally open from 9am to 10pm from 19 November to 30 December. You can check Kingston Online website as it’s closed at 5pm on some days.
It will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s day.
Nearest train station is Kingston, Zone 6.

Check out my very short snapchat video when the lights were turned at the Kingston Christmas Market last week:

For more Christmas in London festivities, do visit the below posts:

Christmas Ice Rinks in London
Natural History Museum
Skate at Somerset House

Street Christmas Lights in London
Oxford Street
Bond Street
Carnaby Street
Covent Garden
Seven Dials
Regent Street

Christmas Markets in London
Christmas in Leicester Square
Southbank Centre Winter Festival
Kingston Christmas Market
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Christmas Walking Tours
Christmas Walking Tour Part 1
Christmas Walking Tour Part 2

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9 Comments

  • Reply Getting ready for the festive season - Christmas Spirit | XOXO Collective December 11, 2016 at 16:43

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  • Reply April Nunez November 23, 2016 at 04:20

    OMG!! So ganda naman! I love your photos. πŸ˜‰

    April.

  • Reply Photo Cache November 22, 2016 at 16:54

    I’m a bit jealous. Being an anglophile, I really feel you.
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  • Reply PINAYSKATTEBASSE November 22, 2016 at 13:04

    wow! ang ganda. I want to visit it too. πŸ˜€

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 22, 2016 at 18:47

      Suuuuper ganda! πŸ™‚ LEt me know when you plan to visit. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Tanja (the Red phone box travels) November 22, 2016 at 12:51

    pretty! love the Xmas tree:)
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