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Great Christmas Pudding Race  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 7TH DECEMBER 2019

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FREE to watch | Registration fee £60 (per team until 22 Oct), £75 (per team from 23 Oct)
 
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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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Covent Garden Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
6 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
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Covent Garden Piazza events

 
Christmas in Covent GardenChristmas in Covent GardenChristmas in Covent GardenLast Christmas actress Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Director Paul Feig officially switch on the Covent Garden Christmas lights on Tuesday 12th November, along with the West End cast of The Snowman at a festive evening hosted by Ronan Keating and Harriett Scott. Following the 'switch on' moment, the covered market at Covent Garden and the surrou2019-12-11T00:00:00+00002020-01-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Covent Garden Piazza,   Covent Garden      WC2E 9DD
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event > Seasonal > Christmas | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th November 2019 to 1st January 2020
VENUE  Covent Garden Piazza 
Last Christmas actress Emilia Clarke, Emma Thompson and Director Paul Feig officially switch on the Covent Garden Christmas lights on Tuesday 12th November, along with the West End cast of The Snowman at a festive evening hosted by Ronan Keating and Harriett Scott. Following the 'switch on' moment, the covered market at Covent Garden and the surrou... More about this event
 
 

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