I’m pretty confident Bing Crosby wasn’t singing about Covent Garden all those years ago, but here in 2023, you can be sure we’ll be singing about Covent Garden all season long. The piazza is already home to an incredible twinkling light display, an enormous hand-picked Christmas tree, and giant Christmas decorations. But clearly, that’s not enough. In a bid to make Christmas even more magical, Covent Garden will now find itself dusted with snow throughout the Christmas season – starting December 1!
We’ve been watching the weather forecasts recently, and to be honest we can’t make head or tail of it. Will it snow? Won’t it? Who can tell? But at least in Covent Garden, the snowfall is guaranteed – and sure to make your festive snaps even more wintry. Best of all, the snow has been created to be entirely sustainable.
When to see the Covent Garden snow?
All through December, visitors will be treated to the snow-y flurries in front of the iconic Christmas tree between the hours of 12-9pm. But that doesn’t mean the snow will just constantly fall throughout the day. Instead, the flurries will take place on an hourly basis.
Mesmerising as snowfall in Central London is, it’s far from the only enchanting thing to see at Covent Garden this year. Quite aside from all of Covent Garden’s decorations, you’ll also have access to a plethora of tasty food options around the area, from Din Tai Fung to Balthazar, SUSHISAMBA, and everywhere in between. And let’s not forget about the gloriously over-the-top Christmas cocktail bar, Miracle at Henrietta! Covent Garden will even soon have life-sized gingerbread huts for guests to sip on festive tipples in truly Christmassy surroundings.
As if that wasn’t enough, the Christmas Sandwich festival is set to make a return for 2023. Having debuted in 2021, the festival has proven to be a hit, with visitors thronging to try the offerings across many of Covent Garden’s beloved restaurants. Head on down between December 7-17, and chow down on sandos galore!
Really, we can’t think of a better way of enjoying a white Christmas while remaining in the capital!
The Covent Garden snow returns from December 1, but keep your eyes fixed on the Covent Garden website for even more info.
Also published on Medium.