Winter Wonderland returns to Hyde Park for Christmas on November 22.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is back for 2018, and this news means that the Christmas thing is well and truly in swing. This year it promises to be even bigger and even better, so are you ready to layer up and fill your boots with copious amounts of mulled wine? I said, “ARE YOU READY?!?!”
Winter Wonderland is the human infested one-stop shop for Christmas cheer; with a 150-vendor-strong market, festive food stalls, a fairground with a huge observation wheel boasting stunning views of the illuminated park and the city, the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink (which is actually set to be even bigger this year), an ice bar, shows and family-friendly performances, and even Santa himself.
2018 will see some new additions to Hyde Park’s festive mania, including: a 45 metre ice slide inside the new Secret Forest-themed Magical Ice Kingdom; Backyard Cinema’s The Snowman™ Experience; Winter Wonderland Comedy Club; Peter Pan on Ice; and ice sculpting workshops. Also new to 2018 is the introduction of contactless payments throughout the park (for food, rides, etc), as well as an exclusive family entrance, where families can enter straight into Santa Land.
Many of Winter Wonderland’s signature features are set to return, including the ice rink and the cosy, après ski-inspired ‘village’ at Bar Hütte. The heated hüttes will, again, be kitted out with festive lights, rustic wooden décor, and the all-important karaoke machine – complete with all the classics, including all the very best Christmas hits. So, all you scumbags and maggots, best get practicing your Pogues impression…
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland opens on November 22 until January 6 2019, from 10am to 10pm each day (except Christmas Day). Entry is free but you can buy tickets for all the extra fun here. Nearest stations: Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Paddington and Victoria.
❄️ For more cosy, wintery fun, check out these igloos popping up along the Thames ❄️
[Feature Image: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland]