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It's almost time to visit London's biggest ever light festival - Lumiere. 

From King's Cross to Mayfair, the famous (and free) festival will take over the capital for the first time, taking centre stage from 14th to 17th January.

Central London will be lit up each evening, with iconic buildings being transformed into mesmerising installations with floating fish, neon dogs, and 3D projected elephants.

Produced by Artichoke, Lumiere has previously dazzled Durham and Derry.

Read more about the unmissable festival here and tell us if you'll be visiting.

To kick off the first week of December, our Friday Five is dedicated to some of the best Christmas events in London:

1. Barbican Christmas Market
Today is the day: Barbican Christmas Market is open and raring to go. Visit the festivities for some culture and vintage shopping - with, of course, some mulled wine and mince pies.

2. Christmas in Belgravia
This weekend sees Christmas reach the streets of Belgravia. From the farmers market and boutique stalls to live entertainment and music, this event is not one to miss.

3. A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol will be showcased at the Rose Theatre Kingston until 3rd January, breathing life into the familiar tale.

4. Skate at Somerset House
Why not skate under the stars this winter? Somerset House courtyard boasts an incredible 900 square metre outdoor ice skating rink, with added extras such as Fortnum’s Lodge and The Christmas Arcade.

5. Winter Wonderland
A modern Christmas staple, Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland is perfect for family and friends, and always gets everyone in the festive spirit.

Attending another great event this winter? Let us know, or take a look at our advent calendar for more inspiration.

If you haven’t already seen, we’re bringing some festive cheer to The Think Tank with our new online Advent Calendar.

Each day throughout December, you can open a new window and discover a new post. We have a handful of festive news to share with you; from Christmassy and quirky experiences in London, to exploring some of the best seasonal adverts of 2015.

The Think Tank Advent Calendar can be located on The Think Tank website within our blog page.

You can also expect a new tweet each day linking you to a new post…so keep those eyes peeled.

Take a look here to find out what today’s window has to offer.