“Christmas waves a magic wand over the world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”
On a whim, I decided that a cold and dreary looking Wednesday night would be the perfect time to make my way across town to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Ok, actually I was once again procrastinating (this seems to be a running theme this semester…), but at least I got some cool pictures out of it! This place definitely put me in the Christmassy mood!
With all the Christmas-themed activities, food, music, and snowmen everywhere you turn, this place understands me. I think I found my happy place!
What an entrance! I’ve said it before in my other posts, but I think I need to say it again: no one does Christmas lights like London.
The sky was a bit ominous, but luckily the rain held off.
I really felt like I was walking through a Bavarian village with all of the decorations and food choices.
This ginormous giant and his little bird kept me entertained with stories while I drank my mulled wine.
I absolutely love these! My family had a miniature one for the holidays that we always brought out. Although it’s broken and falling apart (it is 20+ years old), I still love it. I’ve never seen one this big before!
I definitely felt like I was at a Christmas Carnival. There were so many rides (all Christmas themed, of course) and cute little shops. I had only meant to pass through and spend about an hour at the park, but I ended up staying almost four hours, just wandering around.
There was a Frozen-style ice display.
I also spent some time watching people ice skate. I have never tried it, so I will have to come back and do it next time.
This has probably been my favorite Christmas-themed activity I have done in London so far! I will definitely be heading back again. This time, I need to go on some of the rides!
And my last picture, since I have this obsession with ferris wheels: