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Covent Garden Christmas

  • Things to do, Markets and fairs
  1. Covent Garden Christmas Tree
    Photograph: Joe Pepler/PinPepThe Covent Garden Christmas lights.
  2. A ballet dancer from the Royal Opera House dances in the snow
    Photograph: Paul GroverMariana Tsembenhoi Royal Ballet dances in the snow
  3. Covent Garden Market at Christmas
    Photograph: PinPeP

Time Out says

There’s arguably nowhere in London Christmassier than Covent Garden Piazza in December. Alongside the giant baubles and mistletoe-shaped decorations hanging from the marketplace roof, its famous 60ft Christmas tree will also be bathing the cobbles with 30,000 twinkling lights. From December 1, there’ll also be daily flurries of ‘snow’ and live performances from Royal Opera House ballet dancers. Pick up posh foodies bits and stocking fillers at Italian fashion house Dolce&Gabbana’s pop-up Italian food market, take a picture on Santa’s sleigh, watch the cast from ELF the musical have a singsong (Dec 14), join the Mulled Wine or the Christmas sandwich festival or wind your way through the ‘Wonder Wood’ a collection of festive trees decorated by Covent Garden’s horticultural. So. Much. Christmas. 


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