Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Has Been Cancelled This Year
Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland will not go ahead this year, it has been confirmed.
In an emotional statement on their Facebook page, organisers explained the ongoing coronavirus pandemic had prevented the much-loved event from taking place.
It read: "Dear Hyde Park Winter Wonderland family, It is with a heavy heart we share that Hyde Park Winter Wonderland will not be taking place this year.
"Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has always been about bringing friends and family together in a fun, safe and interactive environment to celebrate the festive season.
"Our team has worked tirelessly, exploring every possible option in the hopes of being able to move forward with the event in a responsible manner and provide London with some much-needed festive cheer.
"However, in light of ongoing health concerns, travel restrictions and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and considering the size and scale of this event, we just couldn't find a way to do that without compromising the magical attractions, shows, rides, bars and experiences that make Hyde Park Winter Wonderland so special."
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They added: "We know how disappointing this news will be for the millions of people we usually welcome each season. And we can assure you we share your disappointment, having put a lot of work, sweat and even some tears into trying to make this year's event possible.
"Thank you so much for your ongoing support and please stay safe. We cannot wait to bring friends and family back together to celebrate the festive season at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in 2021."
And loyal Winter Wonderland fans are gutted at the news, with thousands commenting on the post.
One wrote: "I'm absolutely gutted. My favourite time of the year and place, I respect the decision in order to keep everyone safe. I can not wait to see you next year. Thank you for the amazing memories you have given me so far and making Winter Wonderland my happiest place."
While another said: "Christmas is cancelled."
This festive season will not be the same!
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