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  • Writer's pictureJenna Cockburn

REVIEW: Hyde Park Winter Wonderland | Christmas in London

"It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and it’s back!"

Located in Hyde Park, London’s most iconic Christmas event, Winter Wonderland, is back and in full swing.

Celebrating their 15th edition of the ultimate Christmas party, and with a wide variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, drinks and so much more, Winter Wonderland guarantees a lot of festive fun and something for everyone!

Running until Monday 2nd January 2023, Hyde Park is bursting with Christmas Markets (yes, plural), a huge fairground with kids rides and rollercoasters, a circus, an ice rink, a Christmas Haunted Mansion, and The Giant Wheel – at 70 metres high, it is the world’s tallest transportable wheel.

Refreshments at Winter Wonderland are plentiful yet pricey. With countless food and drinks stands, think of it as a mini festival. We got two 12” wood-fired pizzas that cost £30. Tasty but expensive.

Booze hounds are well catered for with a variety of bars and watering holes. Bar Ice serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails in -10°c surroundings. The open-air Fire Pit bar is more rustic, with live music sets, and cocktails inspired by the bar's sponsor, Pepsi Max. A Carousel Bar, Arctic Lodge, and Scandi-style Thor's Tipi Bar are just some of your other options for liquid refreshment... and that's before we get to the beer-based options of the Bavarian Village.

Something Different

It’s a wee bit chilly in the Ice Kingdom. Be sure to wrap up warm as you enter the magical and mythical palace of lifelike sculptures - crafted using more than 500 tonnes of snow and ice, and kept at a frosty -10°c.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is jam-packed with festive fun, and it’s no wonder why it is the ultimate Christmas destination in London, or dare I say, the whole of the UK.


📸🎥 Images & Reel by Jenna's Jamboree



Located in London’s iconic Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland is the world’s ultimate destination for festive fun. Running for six magical weeks from 17th November 2023 to 1st January 2024, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland offers a variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, drinks, and so much more.

From high adrenaline rides to family-friendly performances, classic festive treats to the newest in London’s street food scene, and cosy fire pit bars to mythical ice kingdoms – we guarantee there’s something for everyone. Make the most of your festive season in true Winter Wonderland style!

The event will be open from 10:00am to 10:00pm daily, excluding Christmas Day. Mornings are great for families, where you can explore Winter Wonderland at a leisurely pace. When the evening comes around, Hyde Park is transformed by thousands of sparkling lights – so grab your mulled wine, hot chocolate, or stein of Bavarian beer and get ready to join in the festive fun.


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