Winter Wonderland Returns To Hyde Park This Winter, And Tickets Are On Sale Now.
It’s finally back! One of London’s festive favourites, Winter Wonderland, returns to Hyde Park for a triumphant fifteenth anniversary lasting six yule-tide filled weeks. Bigger and better than ever, this Christmas you can expect gift-filled huts, fairground rides, and the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink to central London.
The main date for the diary is November 18th, the day that the gates open to this fantastical festive experience. Tickets went on sale on July 28th and are expected to sell out quick, so purchasing Winter Wonderland Hyde Park tickets for the event early is highly recommended.
With over 200 rides, attractions, games and food & drink offerings; Winter Wonderland really is the one-stop shop for all things Christmas. There will be timed entry tickets during the festival to help manage visitor numbers and to give all attendees the best experience possible. Once inside Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022, you will be able to stay for as long as you wish – but be aware that you will have to be there for your set entry time, ticket prices range from free (off-peak tickets) to £7.50 (peak entry). However, if you spend £25 on attractions, food, drinks, rides, or games in advance, your entry ticket will be free, regardless of timing.
Now as the technical information is over with, we can get down to the fun bits. Returning in all its glory this year is Winter Wonderland’s enchanting ice rink, which also happens to be the largest outdoor rink in the UK and is situated around the infamous Victorian bandstand which will have a singer to serenade you as you whizz round to all the classic Christmas songs.
The Magical Ice Kingdom is back with a new theme, where you’ll be able to find five hundred tonnes of ice sculptures filling an awe-inspiring Ice Palace. For the adrenaline junkies out there, the impressive ice slide returns and it’s been made even bigger for 2022’s instalment. Elsewhere, guests will be able to embark on the festival’s 70-metre Giant Wheel which offers outstanding views of the park and the city beyond.
For the adults, Bar Ice is back and this year the theme is 70’s disco and takes its inspiration from the glamourous celebrations of old New York. The fully immersive bar will include more ice sculptures that you can imagine; from tables, chairs, glasses and even the bar itself will be made purely of ice. There is a wide selection of drinks available including a shot list that will really get the party started. Tickets to Bar Ice gets you a complimentary cocktail upon arrival. Don’t be surprised, if it’s chilled to absolute perfection, just like everything you will experience in the bar.
This year’s instalment of Winter Wonderland Hyde Park 2022 is bigger and better than ever. Spectators can expect to find activities like ice sculpting workshops, family-friendly workshops delivered by Zippo’s Christmas Circus and for the more daring guests there is a wilder fare at Cirque Berserk. New to this year’s festival is the Edelweiss Funhouse, where you can expect thrills and chills beyond your wildest dreams.
In terms of entertainment, there will be live music at The Fire Pit which will provide your more upbeat tempo dance tunes and Explorer’s Rest with a more chilled offering for those who want a more relaxed vibe. It’s also the perfect place to make a start on your festive shopping with a lovely stroll around the stalls to get you into the Christmas spirit.
Overall, it’s looking to be a spectacular celebration, which after the last few years, is something that we all need. Suzy Griffiths, the Winter Wonderland Event Director for IMG says “This year we want to bring people together to celebrate the amazing memories we have made over the last 15 years, and make new magical memories to last a lifetime. That’s what the festive season is all about and Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is a fun-filled family tradition that guests love to mark down in their calendars as far ahead as July!”.
Winter Wonderland has become a staple celebration in London over the last fifteen years and offers one of the most magical Christmas experiences in London. Some would say it doesn’t feel like Christmas until they’ve stepped foot on the hollowed ground of Hyde Park in all its Winter glory and we would tend to agree.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2022 is open from November 18 to January 2, 2023, from 10am to 10pm each day (except Christmas Day). You’ll need a pre-booked timed ticket to get in – you can find them here. Nearest stations are Bond Street, Green Park, Knightsbridge, Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Paddington and Victoria.
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