When it comes to London, the likelihood of a white Christmas is a pretty low one. Whilst snow sometimes shows up in January or February, it’s unusual for it to actually start falling on 25th December. However, if you go to Covent Garden this year, you’ll see there’s a temporary solution to this festive failure.

The London district will be getting covered in fake snow every day over the Christmas period. Covent Garden’s piazza is already going to be decorated with London’s largest Christmas tree as well as 115,000 lights, so this will fit right in. This special winter event also happened last year, and whilst there’s no specific date for the snowfall to start this time around, it started in early November in 2020.

Elsewhere in Covent Garden, on the 9th November the Christmas lights on the 60 ft high tree will be turned on, with some 30,000 bulbs illuminated. It’s also adorned with a large tag and bow. There’ll also be 45 mistletoe chandeliers decorating the market building, ranging from 2.5 to 3.5 metres in size.

There'll also be 45 mistletoe chandeliers decorating the market building...

Further, if you’re in the mood for some Christmas entertainment, two different productions of The Nutcracker will be playing at the London Coliseum, performed by English National Ballet from 16th December 2021 -8th January 2022, and the Royal Opera House performed by the Royal Ballet from 23rd November 2021 – 8th January 2022

If you're in the mood for some Christmas entertainment, two different productions of The Nutcracker will be playing at the London Coliseum...

So, with a huge Christmas tree and a massive array of lights, snow falling every day, and entertainment provided by some of London’s best venues, plus all of Covent Garden’s other treats on offer, you should definitely pop to the famed West End district over the coming winter, especially after the doom and gloom of the last two years.

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