Yes, I know it is FAR TOO EARLY to start thinking about Christmas. However, quite a few of the Christmas events are already getting booked up. The Harrods Christmas Grotto bookings have been available from 14 September and are now completely fully booked but you might get lucky and get a cancellation. This sort of thing rather concentrates the mind.
So far, I’ve booked the Santa Special at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway (which includes a train ride and Santa’s Grotto) and Jack and the Beanstalk at the Hackney Empire. We’ll also go to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park which, thankfully, you don’t need tickets to get into but perhaps we will need to book tickets for the Magical Ice Kingdom because that was amazing last year (if rather chilly).