Christmas by the River, is back this year with its delicious German Christmas foods, gifts and an excellent display of hand painted snowman by various artists. The theme this year is snow and ski, with huts adorned with a variety of decorations and twinkling fairy lights.
The market goes all through the Queen’s Walk from London Bridge Pier to The Scoop at More London.
There are many food stalls and bars around serving Christmas drinks like mulled wine or even a beer if you fancy. You can enjoy that whilst gazing over at the lovely view of Tower of London, Tower Bridge or even the London Skyline by the river. You can even pop into ‘The Scoop’, a ski themed bar to enjoy a drink.
They also have 66 independent traders, huts adorned and full of gifts ensuring you are definitely going to find the perfect gift for that special someone.
Thousands of people brave the cold winter each each year to take a look at the Christmas markets and enjoy a fun day out with friends/family.
One visitor tells JLDN they loved the ‘hot chocolate, Churros and all sorts of great yummy things’ while another said ‘as you walk around everyone is enjoying themselves, there are a lot of yummy treats and cute things’. One other person said, ‘I think it smells fantastic, it has that really lovely Christmas cinnamon and spicy smell’. All three agreed they were all things to help get you in the mood for the Christmas time.
Whilst being a great place to relax and chill you can also get involved in some activities. There are chances to make your own wreath, decorate a Christmas jumper and many activates that support the Save the Children’s charity.
Whilst there, enjoy the music performances by upcoming artists or even go listen to someone read a book with a cup of warm hot chocolate and some Churros.
An important element to the Christmas by the River market has to be the 12 snowman that are inspired by the book ‘The Snowman’, by Raymond Briggs. Also, the designs represent the 12 days of Christmas song and are all hand adorned by various artists. The art trail is represented by a company called Wild N Art.
Wild N Art are a marketable organisation, whom employ a team through out the North and South of England along with a variety of freelancers across the UK and overseas. Their experts have been taking part in huge art events all over the globe for over ten years.
The company’s founder Charlie Langhorne explains, “(We want) to provide a really fun free activity for families to come down to see all the snowman to count them all off (and have a great experience by the market)”. Mr Langhorne says the art works are so popular with adults as well as children, “Three city gents here all dressed up for work having a snowman selfie by the snowman.”
Christmas by the River is open until 5th January 2020.
Christmas Eve: 10:00-17:00
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: 10:00-20:00
Closet Tube Station: London Bridge