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Great Christmas Pudding RaceYou're familiar with the egg and spoon race. Well how about the Christmas Pudding Race? Covent Garden Piazza swells with spectators as about 150 contestants in teams of six don fancy dress and race around a course strewn with flour-filled balloons, foam jets and other obstacles - all while trying to balance a Christmas pudding on a flimsy plate! The race has been going on every year since 1980 and it raises money for Cancer Research. At this time of year Covent Garden is a great place to be, with shops full of Christmas decorations and street entertainers putting on some diverting shows before and after the main event. The perfect way to break up a day of Christmas shopping in Covent Garden's collection of stylish stores.

 

About Covent Garden Piazza

This is where Covent Garden Market takes place but there's also an open-air cobbled area where miming and juggling acts can often be found. The 40ish market stalls sell a variety of quality goods: antiques, craft items, pictures and handmade clothing so it's a great place to find gifts. More about Covent Garden Piazza

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Christmas in Covent GardenChristmas in Covent GardenChristmas in Covent GardenThe covered market at Covent Garden and the surrounding area is filled with 115,000 lights, a 55 foot Christmas tree, decorated with over 30,000 lights, and new light installations for 2018. Celebrations start with the Christmas lights 'switch on' on Tuesday 13th November led by The Kingdom Choir who performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry a2018-11-14T00:00:00+00002019-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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DATES  13th November 2018 to 1st January 2019
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
The covered market at Covent Garden and the surrounding area is filled with 115,000 lights, a 55 foot Christmas tree, decorated with over 30,000 lights, and new light installations for 2018. Celebrations start with the Christmas lights 'switch on' on Tuesday 13th November led by The Kingdom Choir who performed at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry a... More about this event
 
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Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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PRICING  Free to watch | Registration fee £60 (per team until 22 Oct), £75 (per team from 23 Oct)
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