Mince Pies and Reindeer in Covent Garden this Weekend

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ReindeerDown at Covent Garden, we’ve dusted off the “Traditional Christmas Rule Book” and, by golly, we’re sticking to it. If there’s a more festive scene this side of Lapland, we’ll eat our Santa hats!

Check out the Covent Garden Real Food Market tonight  from 12pm,  for a dizzying array of Christmas treats. Everything  from home-made Christmas puddings and gingerbread men to delicious stews and pies to warm you up are available  from the UK’s best traders.

This weekend is all about the kids. The fun continues on Saturday with the first Christmas Craft Workshop taking place in the North Hall, as well as live reindeer petting on the East Piazza.

Join craft experts from 11am-1pm. You’ll learn to make your own Christmas decorations, including snowflakes, paper chains and tree angels. And you can take your creations home to enjoy – all for free!

The East Piazza will see Covent Garden’s very own Rudolph and friends appear from 12pm-5pm, where you can get up close to Santa’s helpers for live reindeer petting.

Come back to Covent Garden on Sunday for children’s storytelling by candlelight. Professional storyteller Chloe Davis is in the North Hall from 1pm-3pm, captivating children with tales of Christmas fun and adventure! We find a few glugs of mulled wine really brings the stories to life (DISCLAIMER: Covent Garden promotes responsible reading!)


  1. John Moore says:

    Mince Pies and Reindeer in Covent Garden this Weekend?
    well that’s cool. Something different.