Get into the festive spirit as Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland returns to London for the 10th year. This free-to-enter family event includes a host of Christmas-themed fun and activities, including Winter Wonderland ice skating, big top shows, an observation wheel and a huge Christmas market.
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
- Skate around the stunning ice rink, the UK's largest outdoor rink which circles the Victorian bandstand.
- Watch world and national championship-level ice skaters perform dazzling acrobatics on a frozen stage with The Imperial Ice Stars' The Nutcracker on Ice (new for Winter Wonderland 2016). Book Now
- Go on An Arctic Adventure (new for Winter Wonderland 2016) past icebergs and ice sculptures to a lost island in the Magical Ice Kingdom.
- Enjoy acrobatic wonders at Cirque Beserk, an evening showcase of astonishing skills and daredevil stunts.
- Take a seat on the Giant Observation Wheel for a flight 60m above London, offering stunning views of the city's skyline.
Winter Wonderland's Christmas Markets
- Enjoy perusing the traditional German Christmas market which houses more than 200 charming chalets overflowing with festive goods.
- Explore the Angels Christmas Market and Fairies Market, to shop for unusual and unique items, including arts and crafts, trinkets, jewellery and decorations.
Winter Wonderland Family Fun
- Catch the popular family daytime show Zippos Christmas Circus, featuring amazing acrobats, jugglers and clowns in the Mega Dome.
- Take the little ones to The Sooty Christmas Show (new for Winter Wonderland 2016) as Children ITV's Sooty, Sweep and Soo take to the stage each day at 11am, for magic, music and giggles.
- Let the kids have a go on the carousel, helter skelter and run around funhouses at the Traditional Fairground. Older children will love the adrenaline-fuelled Winter Wonderland rides. Tokens can be purchased at dedicated token booths.
- Step into Santa Land, where you'll meet Father Christmas and his Elves for free in the Winter Wonderland Santa's Grotto, every day until 6pm.
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 Oom-pah bands well into the evening.
- Relax with a cocktail at Bar Ice, which has 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, including popular attractions such as:
- Ice skating
- The Imperial Ice Stars' The Nutcracker on Ice
- Giant Observation Wheel
- Zippos Circus
- Cirque Beserk
- Magical Ice Kingdom
- Bar Ice
Winter Wonderland Opening Times
London's Winter Wonderland is open daily from 10am to 10pm (except Friday 18 November when it opens at 5pm). Winter Wonderland is closed on Christmas Day.
Hotels Near Winter Wonderland
If you're staying in London and want to be close to Winter Wonderland, take a look at our pick of hotels close to Winter Wonderland.
For more festive things to do in London, take a look at our guide to Christmas in London.