With Christmas just around the corner the stars (and HuffPost Celeb) were getting into the festive spirit last night at the launch of Winter Wonderland.

The annual event in London's Hyde Park is a celebration of all things Christmas with ice skating, fun fair rides, a circus and gift stalls on offer.

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Union J

'X Factor' finalists Union J, James Arthur and Christopher Maloney spent most of the night sampling the scary rides and being chased by fans but there was no sign of Jahmene Douglas. He opted to take his beloved mum along to the Empowering Women Awards instead. Bless!

Also there was Katie Price with her daughter Princess and um, her ex Leandro Penna. Awkward!

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Katie Price

The pair managed to avoid each other throughout the night though, with Katie and Princess enjoying the rides while Leo spent most of his time in the VIP area with a group of mates (after a photo opp with Santa, obvs).

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Leandro Penna

But our favourite spots of the night were Rod Stewart and Noel Gallagher who rocked up with their families in tow to enjoy the ice skating and funfair rides.

Rock and roll!

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    Rod Stewart and Penny Lancaster arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Noel Gallagher with his wife Sara and their son Sonny arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Leandro Penna arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Angela Griffin and her daughters Melissa (left) and Tallulah (right) arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Chris Maloney arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Donna Air and her daughter Freya Aspinall arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Leandro Penna arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Melanie Masson arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Anneka Rice arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Noel Gallagher with his wife Sara and their son Sonny arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Tamara Beckwith with her daughter Violet arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    James Arthur arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    JJ Hamblett, Josh Cuthbert, George Shelley and Jaymi Hensley of Union J arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Dionne Bromfield arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    James Middleton arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Leandro Penna arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Nell McAndrew arrives at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

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    Vanessa White and her boyfriend arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

  • Katie Price

    Katie Price and her daughter Princess arrive for the launch of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland in central London, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • James Arthur

    X Factor contestant James Arthur arrives for the launch of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland in central London, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Rod Stewart, Penny Lancaster

    Rod Stewart arrives with wife Penny Lancaster and his family for the launch of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland in central London, Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

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    Katie Price and her daughter Princess arrive at the opening of Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London.

Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is open from 23 November to 6 January. Visit www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com for more info.

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