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 10 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.


Winter Wonderland offers a dazzling array of activities and entertainment. Enjoy skating around the UK’s largest open-air ice rink, have an arctic adventure in the Magical Ice Kingdom, see jaw-dropping circus shows, world-class ice dancing in The Nutcracker on Ice and see stunning views across London in the Giant Observation Wheel. There’s over 100 spectacular festive rides and attractions, London’s largest German-style Christmas Markets, plus a wealth of delicious food and mulled wine aplenty!


Ice Rink
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 10.00-22.00, 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.


The Magical Ice Kingdom
Look out for icebergs, a shipwreck trapped in an arctic ice floe and explore a lost island in search of the Palace of the Polar Bears. On your way, go fishing with the Inuits, take refuge in an igloo, and have your photo taken with a giant polar bear.


Created from over 500 tonnes of ice and snow, The Magical Ice Kingdom is filled to the brim with awe-inspiring snow and ice sculptures.


Nutcracker on Ice
Following sold-out seasons at the Royal Albert Hall and several world tours, The Imperial Ice Stars, will bring their dazzling production of The Nutcracker on Ice to the UK’s no.1 Christmas destination.


In a show especially created for Winter Wonderland, get ready to experience 60 minutes of pure joy and ice magic. As midnight strikes on Christmas Eve, a young girl’s Christmas present comes to life, sweeping her to a world of enchantment and wonder where she meets many colourful characters including the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy.


Zippos Christmas Circus
The show is fun-packed from start to finish and, at approximately 45 minutes, is the perfect length for the little ones.


There will be laughs and gasps aplenty in the Mega Dome, the biggest circus venue in the UK standing. Snuggle up from the cold in the heated tent and why not enjoy some popcorn, candy floss or a marshmallow-topped hot chocolate from the treats in the foyer?


Cirque Berserk
Be amazed by this daredevil show with off-the-scale stunts and acrobatic agility that will leave you gasping.  With its full-throttle energy it’s a show you won’t forget!


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!


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


Bar Ice
This year there will be two bars, stunningly sculpted out of ice. Included in the price is a complimentary cocktail, served in your own ice glass.  Choose from a delicious range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks from the Festive Cocktails Menu. Additional cocktails can be purchased at the bar.


On arrival you’ll be handed a cosy winter cloak and gloves to keep you warm, as you enter the sub-zero environment. Whatever the occasion, Bar Ice provides a unique setting for enjoying the festive season.


The Sooty Christmas Show
Joining the nation’s favourite bear at Winter Wonderland, will be Sweep, Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief. A spectacular mix of magic, music and mess. Guaranteed giggles for Sooty fans old and new!


You will find some of the newest and most exciting thrill rides at Winter Wonderland for those who like to feel the adrenalin. Plus the best funhouses, ghost rides, and delightful children’s rides.


For thrill-seekers everywhere. Get your adrenaline rising with some of the most daring rides around, including Air, The Hangover and Star Flyer.


Santa Land & Visit Santa!
See your little ones’ faces light up as they enter the home of Santa.  With plenty of eateries, rides for the little ones and Santa in his grotto it is a magical place for the children. 


Visit Santa’s Toy Factory fun house where Santa & his elves are making gifts ready for the big day!


Christmas Markets
You’ll be sure to find all you need for the festive season at our Christmas Markets. With over 200 fairy-lit Bavarian style wooden chalets,  you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of gift ideas for friends and family, or even a treat for yourself.


Feel inspired with an array of beautiful jewellery, accessories, clothing, handmade crafts, traditional Christmas decorations and more!

Venue Details

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Winter Wonderland 
Hyde Park

Box Office
020 8233 5400

Nearest tube
Hyde Park Corner

More info

18 November 2016 -
2 January 2017

18 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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