See Hyde Park transformed into a magical Winter Wonderland!
...take an icy night stroll through the Magical Ice Kingdom with real snow, icebergs, a shipwreck on top of an arctic ice floe and the Palace of the Polar Bears!
...whizz around the UK's largest outdoor ice rink around a picturesque Victorian Bandstand. And if you want to see how the professionals do it then buy yourself a ticket for Peter Pan on Ice starring The Imperial Ice Stars.
Zippo's Circus is back with world-class aerial acts, jugglers and clowns, and Santa Land is where your little kids can meet Father Christmas. You can also take them to see The Snowman Experience and Teletubbies Christmas Show. Adults will prefer the Cirque Berserk and Winter Wonderland Comedy Club.
If you don't fancy the fast rollercoaster rides then how about watching the action from above in a Giant Observation Wheel? There will also be more than 200 Swiss-style chalets selling everything from wooden toys and arts and crafts, to colourful ceramics, candles, nativity scenes and Christmas tree decorations.
A traditional Bavarian Village will be serving up everything from bratwurst and mulled wine to hot chocolate and beer... or you can just sit back and soak up the atmosphere in the big beer hall.
Craig has written a review of the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland on his blog and included plenty of pictures so you can see what it's like inside.
Craig’s review – “Hyde Park Winter Wonderland pops up every year in the eastern half of the park. It always reminds me of a big prison camp, all bordered off behind big metal fences with gates and checkpoints and security searches. When you walk up to it you can see giant candy canes poking over the top, like guard towers, and huge Ferris wheels and fluttering flags and funfair rides j… continued”
Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum – 25 Oct 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Natural History Museum has one of London's prettiest ice rinks, decorated with a huge tree and fairground carousel.
Skate around Canary Wharf’s ice rink – 2 Nov 2018 to 16 Feb 2019 – This ice rink sits in the shadow of the Canary Wharf skyscrapers, with an icy perimeter path made of fir trees and fairy lights.
Skate! — Christmas ice rink at Somerset House – 14 Nov 2018 to 13 Jan 2019 – Somerset House has got the prettiest rink in London, with a huge Christmas tree and festive shopping arcade
Outdoor ice rink at Hampton Court Palace – 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The outdoor ice-rink at Hampton Court has a spectacular backdrop in front of Henry VIII's 500-year-old Tudor Palace.
Outdoor ice rink in the Tower of London’s moat – 23 Nov 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Tower of London's outdoor ice rink is back again for another year in the dry moat outside the castle walls.
Get a closer look at the Albert Memorial – First Sun of the month (Mar to Dec only) – Go inside the Albert Memorial's railings and see one of London's finest looking monuments from up close
Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner – Every Sun (around noon) – If you visit Speakers' Corner at Sunday lunchtime you can listen to an orator stand up and discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.
We’ve got plenty more Christmas events in London
London has a few Christmas ice skating rinks that are worth visiting
If you enjoy Hyde Park then you might like to visit Green Park (walk it in 18 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Green Park), Kensington Gardens (walk it in 16 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to Queensway), Regent’s Park (catch the train from Marble Arch to Regents Park) and St. James’s Park (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Marble Arch to St Jamess Park)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans