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Ding Dong Merrily On High – There’ll Be Carol Singers At The Top Of The O2 Next Month

Have you braved the climb at Up At The O2 yet? No? Well, there’ll be no better time to ascend the London landmark than on Saturday, December 3, for a rather special, festive edition of the exhilarating activity. For one night only, you’ll be able to enjoy the panoramic views of London’s skyline as you enjoy a festive treat and listen to a live Christmas choir perform much loved carols.

The year-round Up At The O2 experience encourages Londoners and visitors to strap up and scale the iconic white roof of the O2 Arena across 90 minutes. You can choose from daytime, twilight or sunset climbs throughout the day; this festive iteration will take place during the Saturday’s twilight time slots.

The O2 Arena has suffered damage during Storm Eunice.

Highest outdoor Christmas carol concert

If, like me, you have a fear of heights, you may not wish to know that the highest point of the climb reaches 52 metres above street level. However, if also like me, you can be persuaded by hot chocolate and carol singers to make the climb, then you’ll be in for a treat. Choir Vocal Dimension Chorus will entertain climbers with renditions of traditional carols and Christmas hits once they reach the summit, while you’ll be able to warm yourself up from any brisk winter winds with a complimentary Nescafe & Go Aero Hot Chocolate.

From December, climbers will have their route to the top illuminated by a brand-new installation of over 1,000 twinkling lights, creating the ideal colourful backdrop for any selfies. Dan Hurst, Head of Attractions at Up At The O2 said: “Christmas is such a magical time of year and nothing says Christmas like carol singing, so we’re thrilled to offer our customers a unique experience that they won’t get anywhere else this year.”

To partake in a Christmas climb at Up At The O2, book one of the following time slots: Saturday, December 3, 4.15pm, 4.30pm, 4.45pm, 5pm, 5.45pm, 6.15pm or 6.30pm. The climbs are priced at £41pp – same as a standard twilight climb – and you can upgrade for £8pp if you fancy a glass of Champagne Lanson at the summit too.