Last weekend we headed to Hyde Park in London for the annual Christmas fair, Winter Wonderland.
The intention had been to go the previous day but despite it being mild weather it rained hard all day. I’m so glad we waited because the weather was lovely the following day and even though it was colder, the sun shone brightly!
When we arrived at Hyde Park the line to get into Winter Wonderland was huge, but we walked a little further down the path to a different gate, and walked right in (pro tip!)
We headed to the Bavarian Village section first, because that’s where the best food is, and I was hungry! Every year I get the same thing. German sausage, potato dumpling with gravy and hot spiced red cabbage. It took a little while to find it this time around as they’d extended the Bavarian Village section massively, but I followed my nose and found the correct stall.
The food was yummy as always, and after eating we had a little further look around the area. I was pleased to see the inside tent still there, with live singers on stage performing Christmas hits.
I got some mulled wine too 🙂
The village wasn’t too busy at this point but it was getting more and more packed by the minute! For some reason they felt it important to correctly sign post EVERYTHING!
The fairground rides this year were awesome. There was a fantastic looking rollercoaster, big wheel and haunted house.
Gary grabbed some sweetcorn to munch on which looked amazing.
We had a little look around some of the craft stalls and then headed out of Hyde Park.
We wanted to see the Christmas lights on Oxford Street and I had to nip into some of the shops. If I hadn’t already been in London I wouldn’t have dreamt of going to Oxford Street at Christmas time. It was PACKED. But I’m really glad we did. We headed to Liberty and just as we walked in a choir started singing ‘Carol of the Bells’ which is one of my favourite carols. I’m so pleased we went in when we did!
Heading home, shattered, but happy, the sunset was awesome and it was a lovely end to a perfectly festive day!
I also vlogged this trip so make sure you check out the video, even if it’s just to see the sunset at the end!