Covent Garden Christmas 2020 (15)

Christmas in Covent Garden

It isn't Christmas without a visit
Christmas has started in Covent Garden and it is set to be the most magical yet.

This year sees the return of our iconic decorations, legendary Christmas tree, an immersive LEGO installation, many mulled wine varieties and of course, the daily snowfall. New for this festive season is a Frozen takeover, a traditional Christmas Village complete with bauble dining domes, a shopping weekend and much more. All this can be found in our open air, pedestrianised Piazza and surrounding streets which are filled to the brim with great brands, heated terraces and the best dining in the West End.

Disney's Frozen Samantha Barks (Elsa) Photo By Johan Persson © Disney

Disney’s Frozen in Covent Garden

  • 9th November - 3rd January 
  • Free - No booking required

Covent Garden has become London’s very own Arendelle thanks to Frozen, currently playing in West End at Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

So whether you want to build a snowman, finish someone’s sandwiches or find out why reindeers are better than people then you need to visit Covent Garden from November 9th to feel the magic.

→ Frozen in Covent Garden
GIFT FOR GOOD 2021

Gift for Good

25th-28th November

Following last year's success raising £15,000, Covent Garden will once again be running the Gift for Good online charity auction. Proceeds go to the charity Only A Pavement Away, which works alongside Crisis on their mission to end homelessness. Covent Garden will auction off money-can’t-buy prizes, including a handbag and limited edition experience from Mulberry, a personal shopping experience and a £250 voucher from Paul Smith as well as a one night stay at the new NoMad London with a guided tour of the Bow Street Police Museum & Magistrates’ Court.

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Dates for the diary

LEGO®

LEGO® return to Covent Garden with another immersive adventure.

1st December - 3rd January

Let it Snow

Feel the magic of Christmas in Covent Garden with our daily snow moments on the West and North Piazza

9th November - 27th December

Hourly from 12pm until 7pm

Christmas Lights

The Covent Garden Christmas Decorations will be on from 7am until 11pm every day

9th November - 3rd January 

Gift Guide: Beauty

EAST PIAZZA CHRISTMAS

Christmas Village

Covent Garden will be serving up traditional Christmas Market magic on the Piazza. From November 15th a new Covent Garden Christmas Village will open its doors with a snowy traditional winter town popping up including and a Christmas tree forest featuring eight luxury bauble themed dining domes in partnership with Ramsbury Single Estate Gin, offering bookable banquet experiences.

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Royal Opera House, New Exterior ©2018 ROH. Photograph By Luke Hayes (2)

What's On this Christmas at Royal Opera House

This Christmas, step into a magical winter wonderland at the Royal Opera House and enjoy a range of festive activities.

Treat your children to Nutcracker biscuit decorating in the ROH Café, guided by our own in-house patisserie team. Visit the Piazza Winter Terrace Bar this December for a delicious range of Winter cocktails designed in partnership with Grey Goose vodka. Pick and choose between exquisite festive treats in the ROH Café — all inspired by The Nutcracker and the magic of Christmas, and available throughout the day at the café counter.

→ Royal Opera House

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Covent Garden Gifts Back

9th-12th December

Covent Garden's shopping weekend will see over 20 Covent Garden stores the ultimate gifts while you shop. Enjoy discounts and offers at a variety of stores including Agnes B, GANNI, KICKGAME, NARS, Moleskin and Lulu Guinness as well as free gifts from the likes of Penhaligon’s and Strathberry.

Stay tuned to find out more!

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Frozen Forest

Feel like you're in Arendelle and let it snow surrounded by the frozen trees.

North Piazza

Under the Mistletoe

Covent Garden’s famous Market Building is adorned with 45 mistletoe chandeliers - each ranging from 2.5 to 3.5m in size with 700 glistening berries.

Market Building

Snow at the Christmas Tree

The most magical shot of them all, snow falling over London's biggest Christmas tree.

West Piazza

LEGO Xmas2021 Event Visual V5

LEGO® x Covent Garden

  • 1st December – 3rd January
  • Free - No booking required

LEGO® is set to return to Covent Garden with another immersive adventure.

The 2021 concept for the legendary brick makers is a ‘Christmas Carousel of Creativity’ which is inspired by the 2021 LEGO Holiday TV advert.

There will also be a LEGO pop up shop!

→ LEGO® x Covent Garden

Dates for the diary

Fujifim Friday

Every Friday in December

A Fujifim expert from the Fujifilm House of Photography will be on hand with their Instax camera to capture instant snaps that you can take away.

Winter Warmer

10th - 24th December

For a glass of festive mulled wine or a hot toddy throughout December, visitors should look no further than Covent Garden, with over 25 varieties served across the neighbourhood

Christmas Sandwich Festival

15th-24th November

We challenged our world class eateries to create new takes on the classic Christmas sarnie.

Take a walk through our Christmas decorations and see our beautiful tree.

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The Winter Warmer

10th - 24th December

It wouldn't be Christmas without it! This year Covent Garden will have over 25 varieties of mulled wine being served including treats from Ladurée, Darjeeling Express, Frenchie, Mariage Freres, Mrs Riot and more.

For a tipple to take-away, head to Dirty Martini x Diageo’s pop up bar on the West Piazza to enjoy hot spiced-gin punch, hot chocolate, mulled wine and more. When you shop VASHI, ARKET and Paul Smith this weekend they will also be serving festive tipples in-store.

→ The Winter Warmer Fortnight

Where to get the Insta' snap

Nutcrackers at Royal Opera House

Look out for the giant nutcrackers standing guard of the Royal Opera House

Festive Apple Market

Step through the stunning Maison de Fleurs festive floral archway on your way to the Apple Market, home to British crafts and Christmas gifts.

Santa's Sleigh

As part of the Covent Garden Christmas village, hop onboard Santa's sleigh for the traditional family snap.

Covent Garden Christmas 2020 (15)

Covent Garden’s iconic 60-foot British grown handpicked Christmas tree is decorated with over 30,000 lights and wrapped up with a picture perfect tag and bow.

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