Covent Garden At Christmas

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Covent Garden at Christmas

This post has been written by Cindy Eve from 3 DAYS IN LONDON

Covent Garden at Christmas time in London is abuzz with things to do! An historical site in London, Covent Garden is a mecca for tourists and Londoner's alike at any time of the year and especially at Christmas. 

This year besides the usual events like The Great Xmas Pudding Race, we have the UK's biggest LEGO Advent Calendar. It has been good fun to pop by and see what's in the next box; a delightful selection of scenes. Built by Duncan Titmarsh, the UK's only certified LEGO professional, the advent calendar which measures 5m wide, 3m high and 1 m in depth is made with over 600,000 LEGO bricks, features 30 different coloured bricks, has 24 windows and took 7 weeks to build. A new window opens each day at 4pm to reveal a 3D LEGO surprise. :) Pop along between now and the 24th to see what each window holds.

Besides the lovely advent calendar we have a massive reindeer out front; the erstwhile Rudolph I well as a Christmas tree with a difference; the Jack Daniels first ever barrel festive tree: a 26ft, nine-tier monolith stands proudly in the courtyard until the first week of January 2013. It glitters with gold towering above the festive shoppers and revellers.

In the courtyard near St Paul's Church at Covent Garden is an ever so beautiful, towering Christmas tree decked out in bright sparkly baubles and balls and in the Apple Market, the stalls are outshadowed by the huge red balls that hang precariously from the ceiling vying with the glitter balls to be brightest of all. 

Be sure to include Covent Garden in your itinerary this Christmas. Have a wonderful day from Cindy Eve of 3 Days in London.

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