Growing up my parents would take us to London every Christmas. We would go one evening and see Father Christmas in Selfridges, look at the windows, and see the lights.
It was beyond exciting, I can remember it so well. The cold, the excitement, the crowds. It was just magical.
And it is a tradition that I really want to carry on with my own children, so last night we did just that!
We picked the children up from school, drove to the train station and off we went.
We headed straight to Regent Street and went to Hamleys, I have to admit that it was rammed and from a parents point of view probably not as enjoyable as it was for the children.
But they loved it! The staff there are fantastic and really do put on a show for the children, there are lots of demonstrations and excitement.
We walked to Carnaby Street and had dinner and then to Selfridges and looked at their Christmas windows, sadly they don't have a Grotto anymore. So this part of the tradition I will have to re-live elsewhere!
We had such a fabulous evening and the children are now well and truly ready for Christmas.
Do you have any traditions from your childhood that you want to carry on with your own children? Or perhaps you have some new traditions?