Winter Wonderland 2022: When is it, what’s new and how to get tickets?

Tickets for Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park are already on sale. (Getty Images)
Tickets for Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park are already on sale. (Getty Images)

Winter fans can rejoice as Winter Wonderland has launched tickets for their Christmas 2022 season.

The festive event, home to the UK’s largest outdoor ice rink, will be celebrating 15 years this year. With old favourites returning and special new additions, the family fun event promises to be the “most magical one yet”.

Christmas might still be months away but why not get a head start and book tickets to London’s biggest festive extravaganza of the year?

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is Winter Wonderland 2022?

This year’s event begins on November 18, 2022, and ends on January 2, 2023.

It will open daily from 10am until 10pm.

How to buy tickets for Winter Wonderland?

You have to buy tickets for Winter Wonderland online before attending. Like the previous year, you can only book for certain time slots, in order to adhere to previous Covid guidelines that may be reintroduced during the winter months.

Ticket prices will remain the same as in previous years, entry during off-peak periods will be free and once you’re in, you’re allowed to stay for as long as you like.

During peak hours, tickets start from £5. You can expect increased prices in the run-up to Christmas.

If you spend more than £25 on pre-booking games, rides and attractions in the same transaction, your ticket will be free.

What’s new at Winter Wonderland?

Six new attractions are added to this year’s event, which includes a new obstacle course called the Edelweiss Funhouse. The VR experience Dr Archibald from 2019 is also making a return.

There will also be new street-food stalls across Hyde Park, so you can dine and snack on all sorts of cuisines. Santa Land has added a new family value package, which allows you to enjoy four Santa Land rides for £10.

Winter Wonderland hasn’t forgotten about the old favourites. The ice rink, ice bar, Zippos Christmas Circus, Cirque Berserk shows and the Giant Wheel will be making a return.

Another popular attraction, the Real Ice Slide, is also getting a new lane this year to allow shorter waiting times