THE FESTIVE COUNTDOWN TO HYDE PARK WINTER WONDERLAND 2018 BEGINS
Get into the Christmas spirit as Winter Wonderland returns to London's Hyde Park. The UK's most enchanting festive event returns from 22nd November with a glittering array of new and exclusive attractions.
This free-to-enter family event features a host of festive fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, circus shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.
New and exclusive for Hyde Park Winter Wonderland this year…
The Magical Ice Kingdom returns for 2018 with a brand new theme – ‘The Secret Forest.’ Discover a magical world complete with woodland animals and mythical creatures, created from more than 500 tonnes of ice and snow in -10C temperatures. 2018 also sees the introduction of exciting Ice Sculpting Workshops. Christmas crafters can learn tips from expert ice sculptors and create their very own masterpiece in a bespoke sculpting studio.
Take a journey to Neverland with the exclusive new showing of Peter Pan On Ice as the childhood hero returns to his spiritual home at The Royal Parks. Performed by the internationally acclaimed Imperial Ice Stars, J M Barrie’s well-loved story takes to the ice with breath-taking skating, flying and special effects including state-of-the-art animated scenery, dazzling costumes, fire-on-ice and original music and songs.
Meanwhile, the popular Teletubbies Live Show will be heading to the MegaDome every morning at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland with a special Christmas adaption, meaning fun for even the tiniest tots as they join Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po on a magical journey through Tellytubbyland.
For those looking for laughs this festive season, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will be hosting a schedule of stand-up comedy acts, every night from 9pm. Held in the Circus MegaDome and specially curated by GetComedy, expect familiar faces from Live at the Apollo, Russell Howard’s Good News and Comedy Roadshow in what is guaranteed to be a sizzling set of seasonal shows. Confirmed acts include Luisa Omielan, Terry Alderton, Glenn Wool and Raymond & Mr Timpkins. 16+.
Let’s not forget the classics…
Polish up those skates as the UK’s biggest outdoor ice rink returns…but this year, it just got even bigger! Perfect for families, couples, friends or colleagues, test out skating skills on Hyde Park Winter Wonderland’s most iconic attraction.
Celebrating 250 years of circus, everybody’s favourite live show, Zippos Christmas Circus, will return to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Performing in the Circus MegaDome, the largest circus tent in the UK, festive punters will be wowed by the acrobatic and comical Christmas routines, along with the return of family favourites the dancing Snow Bears! Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will also be the home of fast-paced, jaw-dropping performances by Cirque Berserk, with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action and contemporary-cirque artistry from this astoundingly talented international troupe of over thirty jugglers, acrobats, aerialists and daredevil stuntmen. This year will also see the return of the world’s most dangerous circus act; the legendary Globe of Death motorbike show.
The perfect party destination, Bar Hütte will this year be offering Christmas Karaoke booths to kick-start the season with pop classics and festive favourites. Ideal for festive get-togethers, booths are available for groups of up to 20 to cosy up in a private alpine-style hütte with food and drinks served by a dedicated host.
For the most romantic wintery destination in London this year, head to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland’s adored Giant Observation Wheel. Built over 60 metres high, see beyond Hyde Park’s tree tops to enjoy panoramic views of the capital.