Great Christmas Pudding Race  

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 3RD DECEMBER 2016

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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
 
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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar Plum Fairy herself officially switches on the Covent Garden Christmas Lights on Tuesday 15th November 2016. The covered market and surrounding area are filled with Tchaikovsky's notable score to The Nutcracker as the decorations - inc2016-12-07T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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DATES  15th November 2016 to 2nd January 2017
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The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar Plum Fairy herself officially switches on the Covent Garden Christmas Lights on Tuesday 15th November 2016. The covered market and surrounding area are filled with Tchaikovsky's notable score to The Nutcracker as the decorations - inc... More about this event
 
 

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Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from Great Christmas Pudding Race

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St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
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St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from Great Christmas Pudding Race

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