London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a spectacular festive event in the heart of the capital, celebrating 11 years. For six weeks, London’s famous Hyde Park is transformed into a magical wonderland of winter festivities.


It’s free to enter so you can walk around at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere.


Get the full festive experience with one of our pre-bookable attractions where there’s something for all ages and occasions. Tickets to the attractions sell out quickly so be sure to book ahead and enjoy a magical day out!


Come down to Winter Wonderland and see a show. Sit back and be entertained in one of our heated, theatre-style venues. This year the fantastic Winter Palace Theatre is back with a new show, the enchanting fairytale Cinderella on Ice, plus jaw-dropping antics in the Circus Megadome!


Rides and Games
You’re truly spoilt for choice with over 100 rides that will make you spin, fly and drop from a great height to get the heart pumping! Or if you prefer a slower pace there are plenty of gentle rides, fun houses and games to test your skills.


Santa Land
Explore the land of Santa, see his workshop, meet the elves or ride on the Santa Express. An enchanting experience with children’s rides, games, eateries and all the magic of Christmas!


Christmas Markets
Our beautiful Christmas Markets, sparkling with fairy lights, provide a truly unique and festive shopping experience.


Food and Drink
No matter what time of day you’re visiting there’s a variety of delicious food on offer and you’ll never be far away from a hot mulled wine!


Ice Skating
Our ice rink is the largest open air ice rink in the UK, set around Hyde Park’s Victorian bandstand under a canopy of sparkling lights.


Open from 10am – 10pm, stretch out and practise your skating moves during a crisp morning skate. Enjoy the afternoon sun as it glistens on the ice, soak up the romantic atmosphere at twilight, or skate after dark under the stars.


Start the coming winter season with some festive skating. Come along for a spin with your friends or bring that special someone for a romantic date and glide hand-in-hand around the ice. It’s a great family activity which the kids will love and ideal for all ages and abilities, whether you’re a complete beginner or are looking to improve your skills on the ice!


Live music from the bandstand provides a backdrop to your skate throughout the day. Or if skating’s not your thing, enjoy a hot chocolate or festive drink from the spectator’s platform.


Bar Hütte
Gather your friends and family at this brand new attraction for karaoke and cocktails. Experience a unique take on ‘Alpine Après Ski’ within a mini alpine-style village including its own bar and restaurant. Huddle up in your own private hütte where you’ll be served drinks and food by one of our friendly hosts.


Every Hütte is decked out with rustic wooden décor that provides a snug and cosy atmosphere for your group. Attended to by your own host, you can order stone-baked pizzas and custom drinks exclusive to Bar Hütte guests. Also for those who have a sweet tooth, the chocolate calzone makes for a delicious desert.


Make your party extra special by purchasing a champagne upgrade and enjoy a bottle of bubbly on arrival in your Hütte.


No Christmas party is complete without music! Each hütte includes a karaoke machine (or ‘Carol-oke’ since it’s Christmas!) so you can grab the mic and sing-a-long to all the Christmas classics in style with a cocktail in hand.


The Magical Ice Kingdom
In the new Deep Sea Adventure, you’ll be transported into the depths of the ocean. You’ll discover a mermaid grotto and come face-to-face with an octopus battle. Take shelter in the temple of Neptune and meet mythical creatures along the way. You’ll be amazed by the lifelike and colourful ice sculptures.


There are plenty of opportunities for selfies in the Magical Ice Kingdom, strike a pose behind the bubble wall or sit in Neptune’s grand throne. Don’t forget your camera for this attraction!


With a setting of -10 C, be sure to dress warm with winter coat, hats and gloves.


Cinderella on Ice
New to Winter Wonderland this year, Cinderella on Ice combines powerful storytelling and world-class ice skating.


In this modern twist of the classic fairytale, Cinderella captivates the handsome Lord Mayor’s son, the most eligible bachelor in town, with her graceful performance. Despite rival attempts by her stepsisters to steal his heart, the kindly Watchmaker and Gypsy Fortune Teller ensure that true love triumphs.


Cinderella on Ice is one the of newest attractions to Winter Wonderland. You’ll be amazed by the elegant choreography, the state-of-the-art projection and special effects such as rain, fire and flying. With a cast of 18 World, European and National Championship level skaters, the performance will encompass high-speed throws, incredible lifts and jump sequences.


Bar Ice
This year Bar Ice is not only bigger, but newly designed in the style of a classical temple, inspired by the ancient Greeks. In this super cool setting, you’ll be surrounded by beautifully carved ice columns and sculptures, and even the bar, tables, chairs and glasses are made of ice!


A complimentary drink is included in the ticket, so you can choose from a delicious range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails. Additional cocktails can be purchased at the bar. You’ll be provided with a winter cloak and gloves on arrival, so we’ll keep you warm and cosy in the arctic temperatures of -10 C degrees!


Take a selfie or two in Medusa’s head or Arion’s wings ice sculptures.


Zippos Christmas Circus
See jaw-dropping acrobats, knockabout clowns, feats of incredible strength and stunning illusion. At approximately 45 minutes, is the perfect length for the little ones.


The Circus Megadome is the largest tented structure in the UK. With comfortable theatre-style seating, snuggle up from the cold in the heated tent, and enjoy popcorn, candy floss or a marshmallow-topped hot chocolate from the treats in the foyer.


Hear what families had to say about seeing last years Zippo’s Christmas Show!


Cirque Beserk
This year’s all-new show Rebellion brings the best and most incredible daredevil acts from around the world. Expect dazzling trapeze, mind-blowing contortion and jaw-dropping acrobatics. Watch a motorbike take to the high wire, and back by popular demand, the incredible Globe of Death, this year with 5 motorcyclists in a splitting cage!


Performed in the largest circus tent in the UK, the Megadome offers theatre-style comfort and a heated environment to keep you warm while you enjoy the show!


The Sooty Christmas Show
Joining the nation’s favourite bear at Winter Wonderland, will be Sweep, Sooty and TV’s Richard Cadell in the new Sooty’s Christmas Show. In this show, the gang are putting on a variety show for the holidays and Sooty gets up to a little bit of mischief backstage. A spectacular mix of magic, music and mess. Guaranteed giggles for Sooty fans old and new!


Giant Observation Wheel
Take an early morning flight and see for miles, or come for an evening treat and see Winter Wonderland illuminated with thousands of twinkly lights below! Take time out to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or special occasion. This gentle ride is perfect for celebrating with all the family, while enjoying a bird’s eye view over Winter Wonderland.


Fast Tracks are the latest upgrades to the Giant Observation Wheel for 2017. With a Fast Track pass, you can skip the queues and enter the pods from an exclusive entrance. With limited Fast Track passes every hour, you’re guaranteed a speedy entry to the Giant Observation Wheel.

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Venue Details

Winter Wonderland 
Hyde Park

Box Office
020 8233 5400

Nearest tube
Hyde Park Corner


More info

17-30 November, 1-24, 26-31 December 2017, 1 January 2018

17 November 17.00-22.00
Then 10.00-22.00
Closed Christmas Day

Winter Wonderland is FREE to enter, so enjoy the festive atmosphere. However you will need to purchase toekns for the activities listed

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