Winter Wonderland

The Magical Ice Kingdom

Our team here at Hamilton Ice Sculptors has conceptualised and created the Magical Ice Kingdom – the centrepiece of Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park for five years now. With over 3 million visitors, it’s the biggest ice exhibition of its kind anywhere in the world and requires over 50 ice artists to begin work as early as July for a November opening.

In order to create this awe-inspiring fantasy world at minus 10 degrees, 250 tonnes of snow and 100 tonnes of ice are used to hand carve over 100 intricately designed sculptures. Castles, knights, dragons, trolls and a whole host of mythical creatures and legendary characters are re-imagined, not only to wow the kids, but also to get the grown-ups in the Christmas spirit.


Watch Jamie explain the concept behind 2016’s Magical Ice Kingdom sculptures. Video courtesy of Winter Wonderland.

Have a truly Arctic experience in our ice bar at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park. You’ll even get your favourite tipple in a glass made of ice! Video courtesy of Winter Wonderland.

Find out how Nick became an ice sculptor and get a preview of what we can expect to see in the Magical Ice Kingdom at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park 2016. Video courtesy of Winter Wonderland.

Get an insight into our creative process by watching this short documentary about the making of the Magical Ice Kingdom at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park.

Watch a snow sculpture materialise right before your eyes in this timelapse footage.

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