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Christmas in Covent Garden

Christmas 2023

Christmas 2023 is set to be the biggest and brightest we've ever had. From the beginning of November until January, the magic takes over our iconic Piazza, Market Building, Neal's Yard, Seven Dials and surrounding streets! Stay tuned for what's on this year and bookmark this page to plan your festive visit...

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Our Christmas Sleigh Returns

📍 West Piazza South Hall, Covent Garden 
🗓 November 2023

Back by popular demand, the most magical photo moment returns to Covent Garden, courtesy of Santa Claus himself. The traditionally decorated sleigh is reconditioned 1884 carriage hand painted by British artist James Gemmill.

Our sleigh is a free photo opportunity. *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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What's On

Experience the magic of Christmas in London with a visit to Covent Garden. Here's a flavour of what to expect:

This November...
  • The Winter Warmer Festival launches Christmas in Covent Garden with endless mulled wine pouring throughout November.
  • Our beautiful Wonder Wood display returns. Capture that family Christmas Card selfie in front of our magical Wonder Wood, discover on your stroll down James Street until the beginning of January.
  • Discover the ultimate festive moment as the Covent Garden Sleigh returns on the West Piazza until the beginning of January.
  • Festive Thursdays are back throughout November & December to bring you the best of Christmas retail experiences. Enjoy late night shopping, discounts, festive happy hours, surprise and delight performances and more...
This December...
  • The Christmas Sandwich Festival - As participating restaurants take on their Christmas Sandwich with a twist, stay tuned for more information coming soon.

Get ready for even more announcements coming your way from October 2023. 

Choosing Keeping

Choosing Keeping Christmas Event

Thursday 16th November 2023, 3pm - 8pm 

21 Tower Street, Covent Garden 

Join Choosing Keeping for an evening of Christmas fun with 10% off all Christmas items and discover this year's ornament selection with over 100 designs.

Experience glassblowing demonstrations for how Christmas decorations are produced in the German tradition using antique molds from the Black Valley. Personalise a Victorian ornament and be the first to see the new Christmas window featuring mischievous snow babies in Santa's ornament workshop.

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Christmas 2023 is set to be our most festive yet, plan your visit to experience the magic ahead of the rush. Uncover our famous markets for handmade or antique stocking fillers, shop big name brands in our globally famous shopping destination and drink and dine after all that festive thirsty work!
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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.

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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.

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