Covent Garden got Christmas off to a festively early start with the big tree lighting on November 4th! Some may say this is too early to start celebrating, but let’s be real–when do we ever get to appreciate the holidays anymore with our hectic and busy schedules? What a change of pace it is to be encouraged to slow down and take in the Christmas spirit early as a little reminder that the holidays are right around the corner and if we don’t appreciate it now, it will be over before we know it.
And besides, with London turning from day to night at the early hour of 3pm in the winter time, it is nice to have some Christmas lights brightening up the cold, dark city for a full 2 months!
The lighting event was complete with a childrens choir singing carols, snow to accompany the turning on of the lights, mulled wine, and FREE donuts from Crosstown Doughnuts!
Visit the Covent Garden Piazza through January 6, 2015 and enjoy the beautiful lights surrounding the market while splurging a bit at the shops! BONUS!– Every Saturday from noon-4pm, there will be a LIVE reindeer to take pictures with and feed a few nibbles!
Want even more fun?? On Saturday, December 6th, Covent Garden will host the 34th Great Pudding Race! Proceeds go towards Cancer Research UK so round up that team of yours, suit up with matching costumes, and let the games begin!
Merry December 1st!