The London Eye would like to wish you a Merr-EYE Christmas as a number of celebrations come to this iconic landmark throughout the festive season.

Christmas Lights

Get ready to RAZZLE, DAZZLE & SPARKLE …Christmas is coming to The London Eye this year! 

For the twelve days of Christmas - from 14th to 25th December, from 4pm each day – The London Eye’s magical display will send out a message of festive celebration across London. 

The design brings to life Christmas in a shower of colour, encapsulating typical festive motifs: blue sparkle for a starry night; red and white depicting Santa; green and red reflecting the colours of holly; a multi-coloured twinkle for the Christmas tree; and white sparkle for a snowscape.

The London Eye will also be filled with the festive spirit with a special sprinkling of Christmas activities this December – further information to be announced.

Panto Pod

It’s showtime in the sky!

Take a fun-filled flight in our new Pantomime Pod this Christmas. From the 14-18th of December, Dick Whittington and his cat are taking over the London Eye to bring you a fantastic musical adventure during your ride!

Your ticket to Panto includes:
•    A lively, family-friendly performance in our new theatre Pod, decked out with velvet seats, spotlights and mini stage
•    Dedicated fast-track entry to skip the queues
•    A picture opportunity with our West End cast
With wacky characters, all your favourite pop songs and plenty of laughs, this is one misadventure you won't want to miss.
There's so many ways to experience the magic of Christmas at the London Eye. Whether you're enjoying our festive light-ups and snow machines or exploring our Christmas markets along the Southbank, we're always the place to be at the most wonderful time of the year. 

New Years Eve

London’s New Year’s Eve celebrations return to the banks of the Thames after three years with first tickets on sale next Friday
 .    More than 100,000 ticket-holders will again be able to gather to watch London welcome in the new year
 .    Annual spectacular has only been available to watch on BBC One and iPlayer for the last two years due to COVID restrictions
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced that London’s spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations will return to the banks of the River Thames for the first time since 2019, with the first tickets on sale next Friday.
The annual fireworks celebration will again take place near the iconic London Eye, allowing more than 100,000 ticket-holders to unite to welcome in the new year.
For the last two years, the capital has welcomed in the new year with a multi-site spectacular show only available to watch on TV due to the impact of COVID restrictions.
This year ticket holders will again be able to able to watch the fireworks in person, while a global television audience tunes in to see the celebrations and hear the traditional sounds of Big Ben’s chimes marking the start of the new year.
Tickets must be bought in advance and cost £15 – with every penny used to pay for the costs associated with the ticketing scheme. There are two ticket releases ahead of the event, but they are likely to sell out very quickly so it is important to book early as visitors from around the world travel to London to watch the fireworks.
Those without a ticket are encouraged to watch the display live on BBC One or via BBC iPlayer alongside millions of viewers or to celebrate the new year at the capital’s fantastic range of bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
City Hall is working with a wide range of partner agencies including the Met Police, TfL, local authorities and the emergency services to safely deliver the event.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “I’m delighted that our fireworks are back and Londoners and visitors to our capital will again be able to join together on the banks of the Thames to welcome in the new year. The celebrations are one of the biggest nights of the year for our capital’s hospitality industry and an unforgettable moment when the eyes of the world turn to our city. This year will be the best ever! To watch the fireworks in person you have to buy a ticket in advance, so I urge anyone wanting to attend to book their ticket as early as possible.”
Imran Tauqir, General Manager of The London Eye, said: “London’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are renowned as the world’s most iconic New Year’s Eve celebrations and we are delighted to partner with the Mayor of London to bring this incredible show back to The London Eye. As a long established feature of the capital’s famous skyline we’ve been part of these famous celebrations since the Eye’s inception in 1999 so it’s an honour that the fireworks will once again inspire visitors from around the world to visit our great capital.  A dazzling display of colour and sound awaits, against the backdrop of our world famous landmark, for both those here in London and for TV audiences across the globe welcoming in 2023 with their families and friends.”

Listen to what Brett Harris & Connor Moseley got up to during their visit to the London Eye on Christmas in the Capital.

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