Hyde Park, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London, W2 2UH
Daily: 10.00 - 22.00
Christmas is just around the corner again and from mid-November to early January a part of Hyde Park close to Hyde Park Corner is turned into a Winter Wonderland for the benefit of London's younger visitors.
Get fully into the swing for Christmas with a visit to Santa and his assistants at his grotto at the bandstand in Hyde Park to request the presents you would like to receive.
With over 1.5 million visitors to date, Winter Wonderland introduces even more rides, attractions & games never before seen in the UK, spread across Hyde Park’s historic parkland. Once again the event features London’s largest Ice Rink, and the iconic 50m Observation Wheel, with 40 heated pods offering truly spectacular views across the city. Winter Wonderland also boasts the most atmospheric German Xmas Market in the country, with over 60 individual Tyrolean-style chalets selling unique & quirky gifts, overlooked by central London’s only Rollercoaster.
New for 2009, visitors can enjoy Zippo’s Christmas Circus in its very own heated big top with a show especially created for Winter Wonderland. Our free Father Christmas which Time Out named ‘Best Outdoor Experience’ will be welcoming children with a surprise gift. Winter Wonderland has also been nominated for ‘Consumer Event of the Year’ at the Visit London Awards 2009.
Fantastic food and drink contributes to making Winter Wonderland such a phenomenal success. Bratwurst sausages & continental beer, steaks & Gluwein are amongst the offerings in the Bavarian Village, the House of St Nicholas and the two-storey Café Grell. Amongst the other heated cafes and bars are culinary delights closer to home by way of hog-roasts, pies, hot cider & real ale. And Winter Wonderland would not be complete without beautifully themed ‘Candy Castles’ selling gingerbread hearts, roasted nuts, crepes & Christmas stollen…