HO HO HO! Welcome to Winter Wonderland, the place where all your inner childish dreams come true! Once you cross the Gate Doors of Hyde Park, that’ll open on the 17th November at 5pm by the way, you’re stepping in the most winterish and enchanted place you’ll ever imagined could be real!
Winter Wonderland has been delighting children and adults for more than 10 years with its amazing outdoor Christmas activitiesand every year, it takes place inHyde Park. This year, you’ll be riding the magical sigh to attend more than 100 attractions, bars and markets and we assure you, it’s impossible to see a non smiling face while you’re there!
You’re probably wondering how much of a fortune must this winterish event costs but that’s when the Christmas spiritinvades the room, attending the Winter Wonderland is free! You will, however, need a ticket to attend the Ice Bar, Cinderella on Ice, The Ice Rink, and .. oh we’re not spoiling it already!
If you want to know what this incredible event has to offer you’ll have to scroll down and see it for yourself! Put your gloves and elf ear on, we’re about to enter a super magical ride!
The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Winter Wonderland, besides tons of candy, happiness and loads of Christmas spirit, is the Giant Wheel. There’s no amusement fair if there’s isn’t a giant wheel involved, this is just like the laws of physic! One of the most amazing things to do when in Winter Wonderland, of course this is after you had stuffed your face with popsicles and chocolate bars, is to ride the magical Giant Wheel.
You’ll probably get one of THE best views in all London, although you’ll have to buy a ticket for this one, and this might seem a lot like the London Eye but lets face it, the whole atmosphere surrounding you, being able to see the whole park lighten up by the Christmas lights, this will fill your heart in a way the view of the Big Ben never could!
This is the perfect “things to do in London” choice for a romantic date, if you know how to skate, please don’t take anyone in your first date to the ice ring if you don’t plan on performing some impressive spins! If you’re no professional but you don’t care, you just want to have a good time, then fly my little bird, hopefully you won’t break one of those amazing wings of yours.
Just kidding, I’m sure you’ll be fine and after all, it’s Christmas, people won’t be mean to due to Christmas Spirit, what a luck!
Now that you’ve ran out of energy after doing such a good job in the ice skating, I think it might be time to enjoy a real Disney moment, you know how much everyone loves that! Winter Wonderland 2017 is bringing you a real life Cinderella on Ice show! Can you imagine? This will impress your better half and will definitely keep your kids entertained while you enjoy a nice time!
We need to work on keeping the sparkle alive, every single day, and what better time than Christmas? I’m sensing some break-up’s will be magically solved!
What would Christmas and Winter Wonderland be like without a Santa’s Land? Nothing, I tell you! If there is anything that we can associate to the happiest time of the year is definitely Santa, even if this is only due to Coca Cola’s advertisement campaign!Everyone’s loves Santa and I believe that, in the inner part of our souls, we truly believe in his existence, even if we can’t admit, this might be feeding our souls and making our hearts lighter, you know?
So, to ensure you won’t turn into Grinch and try to ruin Christmas for your own pleasure, Winter Wonderland 2017brings you a real Santa’s Land, that was supposed to be ideal for kids, but if you’re 50 and want to go, that’s okay, we won’t mock you!
If you though only renders and elves were the creatures that characterized Christmas, Winter Wonderlandhas stepped up to prove you wrong! What could be winterish than an under water experience where you’ll see tons of ice sculptures? My answer is nothing! Take our advice on this one and if you have any kids in your family, take them to experience this incredible activity and you’ll be their hero forever!
Fortunately, not all things in Winter Wonderlandneed a ticket, actually the majority of them doesn’t need one! If you’re more keen on riding on a rollercoasteror doing some far more radical than seeing ice walruses with your nephews, don’t worry, you’ve come to the right place! Besides having tons of Christmas related activities to improve and spread the Christmas spiritall over the place, Winter Wonderland 2017 also offers you a variety of rollercoastersand other radical experiences to freeze the stomach of the fearless Londoners.
So as mentioned, Winter Wonderlandmight be the real life paradise for kids, but it can be super amusing for adults too! From now on, we’re focusing on keeping you occupied while you’re kids are running around like crazy and amazed by the Winter Wonderlandattractions! First, we can offer you several Christmas Gamesand Markets where you’ll be able to revive your childhood and actually spend a good time with your friends and better half!
If you’re a little behind on your Christmas shopping, then you can enjoy this time to shop some tradicional and unique items in the Christmas markets. I’m sure they’ll turn out to be better presents than those you’d be buying in a rush last minute!
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Freeze Your Throat While Having A Drink In The Ice Bar
As promised, now we’re focusing on every outdoor Christmas activities that can delight you and not only your kids! Have you ever though about having a drink in an ice bar? I don’t mean a bar with a winterish decor, I mean a real ice bar, where the temperature reaches the -10º Celsius! This year similarly to the previous one, The Ice Bar in Winter Wonderland partnered with Smirnoff to bring you some of the best cocktails and a full list of winter inspired exciting shots!
Unfortunately, for this attraction you’ll have to buy a ticket but the good part is, with your ticket you’ll have the chance to have a complementary drink, so not all is lost!
To finish this Winter Wonderland 2017 guide, we bring you a sort of alpine retreat right in the middle of the event, where you’ll be able to gather your friends and enjoy some food and drinks, alpine style! If you ever went skiing or snowboarding in your life, you’ve probably meet some pretty cool aprés ski villages, and this was what Winter Wonderlandtried to recreate! An alpine ski village in the middle of Winter Wonderlandwith a Bar Hütteserving delicious comfort food and nice cocktails and the best part, to give that Christmas spirit, this bar has a Carol-oke machine.
If you decide to visit this attraction, you’ll be able to sing along some of the Christmas classic hits while having a cocktail and spending incredible time with your friends and peers! Christmas can’t get any better than this!