Get into the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park.
This free-to-enter family event includes a host of festive fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.
Find things to do in Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland 2018 below, and take a look at our top tips for visiting Winter Wonderland in London to make the most of your visit.
Top activities at Winter Wonderland Hyde Park
Winter Wonderland activities in 2017 included the chance to:
- Skate to live music on the Winter Wonderland ice rink, the UK's largest outdoor rink which circles Hyde Park's Victorian bandstand.
- Go on a deep sea adventure past mystical water creatures made from ice and snow in the Magical Ice Kingdom.
- Watch The Imperial Ice Stars' world and national championship-level skaters perform a thrilling interpretation of Cinderella on Ice.
- Enjoy acrobatic wonders at Zippos Circus' family daytime Christmas show or evening Cirque Berserk spectacular.
- Take a seat on the iconic Giant Observation Wheel for a flight 60m (200ft) above Hyde Park, offering stunning views of London's skyline.
- Enjoy a ride on a traditional carousel or try out the world's largest transportable rollercoaster, the Munich Looping, at the fairground.
Winter Wonderland's Christmas markets
- Browse the traditional German Christmas market which houses more than 200 charming chalets overflowing with festive goods.
- Explore the 150 chalets of the Angels Christmas Market, to shop for unusual and unique items, including arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.
Winter Wonderland family adventures
Winter Wonderland family activities in 2017 included:
- Letting the kids have a go on the carousel, helter skelter and run around funhouses at the traditional fairground. Older children could enjoy the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Wonderland rollercoaster rides. Tokens for these activities can usually be purchased at dedicated token booths.
- Taking the little ones to see a magical daytime show, such as Zippos Christmas Circus or The Sooty Christmas Show. Tickets could be booked in advance.
- Stepping into Santa Land to meet Father Christmas and his elves for free in the Winter Wonderland Santa's grotto, which is usually open every day (except Christmas Day).
Food and drink at Winter Wonderland
- Head to the various restaurants, bars and food stalls for churros, mulled wine or warming hot chocolate.
- Try festive German fare, such as German sausage and glühwein in the Bavarian Village, and enjoy sing-alongs and dancing to the oompah bands well into the evening.
- Relax with a cocktail at Bar Ice, which features tables, walls and sculptures crafted from ice. Booking tickets ahead is essential.
Winter Wonderland tickets
Winter Wonderland is free to enter, but some activities require a paid-for ticket. Paid-for attractions in 2017 included:
- Ice skating
- Giant Observation Wheel
- The Imperial Ice Stars' Cinderella on Ice
- Magical Ice Kingdom
- Zippos Circus' Zippos Christmas Circus and Cirque Berserk
- Bar Ice
- The Sooty Christmas Show
Winter Wonderland opening times
London's Winter Wonderland is usually daily except Christmas Day.
For more festive things to do in London, take a look at our guide to Christmas in London.