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Spectacular Winter Wonderland Opens in Hyde Park

Nov. 14th, 2011 | Comments 0 | Make a Comment   
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Londonís most spectacular Winter Wonderland is returning to Hyde Park for the fifth year running. With beautifully decorated attractions set out across 20 acres of historic parkland, the event offers seven weeks of festive fun, and there's free entry.

Celebrity fans including Prince Harry, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Chris Martin, Tom Cruise, and Liz Hurley have all been spotted enjoying festivities. At night the ice rink will be transformed, with 108,000 pea-lights illuminating the area, creating a magical atmosphere for skaters. The iconic Giant Observation Wheel and the beautiful Angels Christmas Market are making a return.


One hundred wooden chalets will be offering unusual and handmade gifts, including ceramics, candles, glass-work, jewelry, clothing and beauty products. This year, there are even more bars, cafes, restaurants and eateries. Highlights include the new Carousel Bar, which rotates gently whilst you sip your mulled wine and the Bavarian Village where youíll find Bratwurst, bars and live music.

In addition, there will also be the authentic Spiegel Saloon situated within a stunning ballroom, with its cozy booths, tables and chairs and cabaret acts you can shut out the crisp winter air and enjoy a fantastic range of warming meals. For thrill-seekers, Cirque Extreme is a jaw-dropping, daredevil show which combines some of the most exciting and dangerous acts the world of circus has to offer.†Top of the bill is the Motorbike Globe of Death, a thrilling spectacle starring three extraordinary Brazilians riding together at up to 60mph in an small steel globe.†


Also on show will be perilous aerial work on the high wire and trapeze, death-defying antics on the rapidly rotating steel Wheel of Death, reckless chainsaw juggling, sensational fire acts and electrifying break dancing. There will also be three new, exhilarating rides in the Alpine Adventure area alongside the ever popular Power Tower, Christmas Coaster, Avalanche and Ski Jump Swing, as well as more traditional rides.

With 500,000 Bratwursts on order and 330,000 cups of mulled wine ready to be served, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is set to be a fantastic day out for all. For more details, visit HydeParkWinterWonderland.com.


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