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Things to do
CHRISTMAS IN LONDON: If you don't want the festivities to end, take a look at our Christmas in London page where we've gathered all the information you need to make the most of the festive season in London.
ICE SKATING: Burn off those excess calories, by taking to the ice at one of London's seasonal skating rinks. Various prices and dates, booking recommended.
GEFFRYE: The Geffrye Museum in Hoxton closes on 7 January for two years — why not take the opportunity to visit while you can, and see the Christmas Past exhibition while you're there. Free entry, just turn up, until 7 January
DICKENS WALK: Make that festive spirit last a little longer with this guided walk, led by the Charles Dickens Museum. Visit the alleyways and streets of the City of London that inspired Dickens when he was writing A Christmas Carol. £10, book ahead, 11am (and other dates)
HANNUKAH: Learn about the origins of the Hannukah story, and design cards to celebrate the Jewish festival of light at Museum of London. Age 5+. Free, just turn up, 12.30pm/2.30pm, 30 December and 1 January
FROST FAIR: Relive the frost fairs that used to grace the River Thames each winter, at Museum of London. The storytelling session is for ages 5+. Free, just turn up, 1pm/2pm/3pm, 30-31 December
ORCHESTRA: It's all about the wartime song and 1940s hits as the Glenn Miller Orchestra takes over Barbican for an evening. Expect plenty of big band oomph, and tunes including American Patrol and Moonlight Serenade. £16.50-£32.50, book ahead, 2.30pm
ZIMMER VS WILLIAMS: Film lovers gather. Barbican presents an evening of film themes and scores from two of the industry's best-loved composers; Hans Zimmer and John Williams. Listen out for tunes from Harry Potter, Superman, Gladiator, Man of Steel and plenty more. £16.50-£42.50, book ahead, 7.30pm
Not got your New Year's Eve plans sorted yet? Take a look at our guide to what's on in London, and get planning, pronto.