1.See the giant Slugs on Tate Britain's façade
This year's Tate Britain Winter Commission by Monster Chetwynd has transformed the iconic façade into a surreal wonderland. Two giant leopard slugs have slithered around the main entrance. Come and see their bodies and trails glimmer with blue and white lights.
2. (Don't) Climb the Liverpool Mountain
Head to the Royal Albert Dock in Liverpool to see Liverpool Mountain by Ugo Rondinone. This 10-metre high sculpture is inspired by naturally occurring Hoodoos (spires or pyramids of rock) and the art of meditative rock balancing.
3. Get Creative with the Kids
There's plenty for all ages to enjoy at Tate during the holidays. Kids can explore Tate Liverpool's Constellation display with their Rocket Backpacks or design their own moving patterns in our make and create station.
Kids can also eat for free in the Tate Liverpool Café when an accompanying adult buys a main course from our seasonal menu.
4. Get dizzy looking at stunning patterns
Wander in the beautiful world of Anni Albers at Tate modern. A long overdue retrospective of the artist who combined ancient weaving methods with the language of modern art.
5. Get something special for your loved one
Want to give your loved ones something different this Christmas? Perhaps have a look at the Christmas gifts at our shop. How about wrapping it in a paper designed by yourself? Take some inspiration from Sir Terry Frost. Follow this guide on how to make your own wrapping papers.
6. Share stories with others
Bring the kids and read together in Tate Exchange. Discover lots of new books and exciting stories celebrating voices of colour. Blast off stories! is our storytelling oasis for families of all ages, inspired by BLAST OFF – the 1973 pioneering children’s book about a young black girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
7. Take a journey through otherworldly imagery
In the stunning Edward Burne-Jones exhibition, step into the world of medival myths and legends.
8. Explore London's lively market life
There is often a market to visit in London, especially at Christmas time. Marketa Luskacovas took photographs of the market scene and everyday life in London over a couple of decades. Visit the spotlight display at Tate Britain.
9. Write a poem of your own
10. Find your winter wonderland
How will you get yourself in the mood for the festive season this year? Go on a wintery adventure and make art together in our Festive Art Zone at Tate St Ives.
11. Step into a dream land
Learn about art that encourges dreaming with our Art of Dreaming podcast, the perfect companion for a wander on those crisp Christmas afternoons.
12. Enjoy sky-high sightseeing
Watch Santa doing his rounds 63 metres above ground from the Tate Modern viewing level. If you don't spot him, there's still the 360° view of London to keep you entertained. Head down to Level 9 restaurant afterwards to try our special Christmas menu.