The festive winter season again brings the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland – an extravagant event held in the heart of London every year. Each year, the Hyde Park in London, UK, is decorated to look like a bustling wonderland of lively festivities.
This year, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland began on 18th November, 2016 and will run till 2nd January, 2017, with a break on Christmas Day. The 2016-17 event marks the 10th anniversary of this fantastic celebratory fair.
Probably one of the most popular attractions of the event is the open air ice rink at Winter Wonderland. Skate to your heart’s content alone or with that special someone or with family and friends at the largest open air ice rink across the UK right here. Skaters can enjoy skating around the Victorian bandstand of the Hyde Park under glittering lights during night or glide around the ice under the glistening afternoon sun. It is the perfect winter activity for locals and tourists alike.
The Magical Ice Kingdom
Celebrating its 10th year in 2016, the Winter Wonderland has introduced this new attraction – the Magical Ice Kingdom. Visitors can enjoy exploring this walk-through attraction full of ice and snow sculptures at their own leisure for around 30 minutes. Moving around a frozen island full of icebergs and a shipwreck in the middle of an arctic ice floe feels like as if you have become part of an Arctic adventure. The attraction offers plenty of photo opportunities as well.
The Nutcracker on Ice
Enjoy a world-class ice show, the Nutcracker on Ice, at this amazing winter destination. The ice theatre showcases stunning ice dancing and is a pleasure for visitors of all ages. The ice-dancing show is around 60 minutes long and includes world-class skating, stunning projected scenery, beautiful costumes, thrilling flying sequences, acrobatics, and fire shows.
Operated in association with Smirnoff, it’s a fun place to be. Visitors get an exciting opportunity to sample fantastic cocktails in a thrilling Arctic ambience with sub-zero temperatures. This year, two ice bars have been sculpted to offer double fun to visitors, who will be further thrilled by the complimentary cocktail in ice glass that comes with the ticket price. The bar also offers an extensive array of non-alcoholic drinks.
Zippos Christmas Circus
The Hyde Park Winter Wonderland boasts of being the biggest circus tent across the UK. Apart from this, the circus acts performed here will truly take your breath away. The shows are held during daytime and feature awe-inspiring aerial acts, colourful clowns, and brilliant jugglers. The show is also suited for kids as it runs for just about 45 minutes.