A First-Time Visitor Guide to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park has become a festive mainstay over the past few years, providing plenty of amazing attractions to keep everyone entertained. With everything from Christmas markets to bars, grottos to circus acts, it’s a one-of-a-kind venue which never disappoints.

What is Winter Wonderland?

Winter Wonderland is London’s biggest and best Christmas festival. Including a wide array of new activities, each year is larger and more diverse than ever before, with new attractions joining established favourites to the delight of audiences of all ages. Winter Wonderland is open until 6th January 2019, and from around 10am until 10pm each day except Christmas Day.

Where is Winter Wonderland?

The venue each year is London’s own Hyde Park, a grand communal space located close to plenty of great transport links including Tube stations of Marble Arch and Hyde Park Corner. Transforming the space into a wintry paradise for visitors, the park takes on a new life until January with everything from a giant observation wheel to immersive digital experiences.

Top attractions at Winter Wonderland

Planning your visit while making the most of our romantic packages in London is a great way to make sure you enjoy all this festive treat has to offer. London’s Winter Wonderland experience is comprised of some of the best Christmas entertainment the city has to offer.  Here’s a few of our top picks for first-time visitors:

Santa Land

The chance to see Santa in his grotto is one of the major attractions at Winter Wonderland, with a special winter-themed path leading all the way to the grotto. Nearby, Santa’s Toy Factory shows Santa and his elves hard at work creating gifts. Souvenir photos are available to help the memories last long after Christmas!

Zippos Christmas Circus

This circus is great for daytime visits, and can be followed by a trip back to your hotel for an indulgent Indian afternoon tea. The ideal entertainment for all the family, at just 45 minutes it’s also the right length for younger visitors. To see the acrobats, clowns and magical illusions, head to the Circus Megadome.

The Bavarian Village

Picturesque and filled with wooden chalets, the Bavarian Village provides a great space for friends and couples during their trip to Winter Wonderland. Whether you’re travelling solo or in the city because of one of our romantic packages in London hotels, this is where you’ll find plentiful Bavarian-style treats with live music, dancing and DJs.


There’s more than one rollercoaster at Winter Wonderland 2018, and each has its own personality! The Munich Looping is the world’s largest portable rollercoaster, while Ice Mountain recreates the northern lights complete with polar bears and penguins to give a high-octane feeling of zooming through the Arctic.


The traditional funfair at Winter Wonderland is fun for all the family, with a helter skelter, carousel and Victorian-style rides sure to thrill all ages. There’s rides specifically for younger children too, so everyone can enjoy this unique festive space.