Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 2nd November 2012 to 6th January 2013. What a lovely way to take in one of London’s iconic buildings in South Kensington to give you a stylish winter experience!  Open all week, this is great family fun and if you’re not a dab hand on the ice, there are tasty nibbles available including some seasonal specials, such as mulled wine to give you that cosy festive warmth. Cologne Christmas Market at Southbank Centre – 16th November 2012 to 24th December 2012: Spend the perfect day or early evening at this exceedingly festive market near to the London Eye and Thames Riverbank.  Browse such delights as food, drink, crafted gifts and unusual Christmas presents all housed in as many as 60 beautiful wooden chalets. Santa’s Grotto at Canary Wharf –23 November 2012 to 24 December 2012 A magical theme this year at Santa’s Grotto in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee Place! Excited children can meet Santa and his little helpers in his Grotto.  This is open every weekend in the run-up to Christmas to get all adults and children grinning alike. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – 23 November 2012 to 6 January 2013 This fair in Hyde Park is bound to get you feeling festive. It features the UK’s largest ice rink, a huge observation wheel and plenty of cheerful treats.  Savor delightful food and warming drinks such as festive mulled wine and wait for it… wander through the cool new for 2012 Magical Ice Kingdom made from over 200 tons of ice and full of character!