One of London’s most highly anticipated festive extravaganza’s, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland returns this year featuring the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink, a spectacular Christmas circus, ice bar, Magical Ice Kingdom and the beloved German-style Christmas market.
Finesse your skating skills at the scenic skating rink, encompassing the park’s beautiful Victorian bandstand, in which live music will be performed establishing a merry and magical setting. New for this year, Paddington On Ice will also be taking to the rink in its UK debut, a joyous show for all the family to see.
It doesn’t get much more festive than perusing the wonderland’s plethora of Bavarian-esque wooden chalets, feasting on hot chocolate and gingerbread, and buying bespoke gifts and decorations for loved ones. Once you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, head to Bar Hütte Karaoke for a dose of yule-tide tunes – and all the karaoke classics of course – alongside delicious stone-baked pizzas, situated within an adorable alpine-inspired village.
Brand new for this year is the Winter Wonderland Comedy Club, which takes place every Thursday to Saturday from 9pm, featuring a star-studded line-up of comedy wizards including Milton Jones and Lee Ridley (Britain’s Got Talent). There is also a brand-new world record-breaking 70m tall Giant Observation Wheel, in which spectacular sky-high views of the city can be enjoyed.
The Magical Ice Kingdom is also returning to the park this year, bringing Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to life through a stunning array of snow and ice sculptures, while Zippos Christmas Circus will also be returning, with awe-inspiring aerial acrobatics shows filled with fun and laughter.
The park has also unveiled a new tap ‘n’ ride access pass – think a Winter Wonderland-style oyster card – which an be easily ‘topped up’ using your phone, making ride entry – and budgeting! – much simpler throughout your visit.
21 November 2019 – 5 January 2020
Hyde Park, London
Entry to Winter Wonderland is free. Visit hydeparkwinterwonderland.com to book attraction tickets.