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Christmas in Covent Garden

Christmas 2022 has arrived in Covent Garden and it's set to be the most magical yet.

Lights live everyday from 11am - midnight until 3rd January

This year sees the return of our iconic decorations, legendary Christmas tree, festive markets, many mulled wine varieties and of course, everything you need to create the most magical experience yet. 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.

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NEW for 2022, Christmas Sleigh

📍 West Piazza South Hall, Covent Garden 
🗓 November 8th 

New for 2022, take a seat in the Covent Garden Christmas Sleigh, providing the ultimate festive photo moment. The traditionally decorated Sleigh, located in the South Hall of the Market Building, will be a sustainably sourced, reconditioned 1884 carriage hand painted by British artist James Gemmill.

*Please note no reindeer or Santa himself will be visiting with the Covent Garden sleigh. From 9pm - 9am the sleigh will be roped off.

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Must-do experiences

Let it Snow

Spreading joy with our surprise and delight moments, have yourself a white Christmas with our daily snow showers. Adding to the Covent Garden family fun, this FREE experience is a sprinkling of festive fun to your visit. Starting from 1st December from midday until 9pm, expect hourly flurries! Ends 31st December

Festive Dining

Home to some of London's best eateries, indulge in seasonal dishes to get you in the holiday spirit. Stay tuned for our guides on the best restaurants and bars to enjoy a festive tipple or Christmas lunch.

Exclusive Pop Ups

Experience limited time pop ups on our Piazza and across the estate from your favourite brands throughout November and December this year. With BIG names and boutique favourites, we're bringing you heaps of shopping moments you won't be able to experience elsewhere.

What to expect...

Festive Thursdays

Grab your secret santa or stocking fillers during our festive Thursdays with late night shopping evenings every week throughout the festive season. With special events, Christmas markets and magical festive moments, Covent Garden is your shopping destination.

Christmas Lights

The famous Covent Garden Christmas Decorations will be twinkling daily from 11am - midnight from 8th November - 3rd January 2023.

The Wonder Wood

Magical photo moments will be popping up around the Piazza this year for Christmas in Covent Garden, including our enchanting Wonder Wood. Find beautifully decorated trees and a charity donation point. Stay tuned for more information.

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The Winter Warmer Festival

From November 8th - 20th

It wouldn't be Christmas without it! This year Covent Garden will have over 40 varieties of mulled wine being served across our estate. From Piazza pop ups to in-store experiences serving tipples to keep you feeling cosy this winter.

Stay toastie this November with hot chocolates, mulled wine, cocktails with a twist and hot sweet treat desserts.

Visit Central Avenue for the Mulled Wine cart or the East Piazza for pop up vendors.

→ The Winter Warmer Festival
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Christmas 2022 is set to be our most festive yet, plan your visit to experience the magic ahead of the rush.

Gift Guide: Beauty

A look back at 2021. Take a walk through our Christmas decorations and see our beautiful tree from last year.

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Brrr.. Stay warm this winter with heated al fresco dining

With over 50 locations and 1,000+ seats, Covent Garden is still the ultimate al fresco dining destination this winter. With heated dining areas, enjoy the Piazza views at some of your favourite eateries this festive season.

→ Al fresco in Covent Garden
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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.