Great Christmas Pudding Race

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 6TH DECEMBER 2014

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Dates:
6th December 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
11am
 
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FREE to watch | £25 registration fee for teams
 
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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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Covent Garden Piazza events

 
LEGO SleighLEGO SleighLEGO SleighSanta has landed on the North East side of Covent Garden Piazza, pulled along by 9 reindeer, with Rudolph leading the charge, and they're all made out of LEGO! This playful installation has been designed and built by the UK's only LEGO certified professional, Duncan Titmarsh, who gets to play with LEGO all day. He has left an empty seat next to S20th December 2014Monday 29th December 2014 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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Free EventNow On
LEGO Sleigh
event > Seasonal > Christmas | PRICING  Free  
DATES  27th November to 29th December 2014
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
Santa has landed on the North East side of Covent Garden Piazza, pulled along by 9 reindeer, with Rudolph leading the charge, and they're all made out of LEGO! This playful installation has been designed and built by the UK's only LEGO certified professional, Duncan Titmarsh, who gets to play with LEGO all day. He has left an empty seat next to S... More about this event
 
Covent Garden ChristmasCovent Garden ChristmasCovent Garden ChristmasNotorious for its festive lighting extravaganzas, Covent Garden is one of London's most magical areas at Christmas. From 4th November the area is decorated with 150,000 sparkling pealights, and - a new arrival for 2014 - a giant 22-feet tall silver reindeer. The London Youth Choir marks the switch-on moment with a free, open-air performance featuri20th December 2014Friday 2nd January 2015 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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event > Seasonal > Christmas
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