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Christmas events 2020

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Sparkle in the Park

**Sparkle in the Park is now fully booked. Please check the link below for any ticket cancellations.**

Grab your wellies and step into Christmas at an enchanting after-dark trail lighting up Avery Hill Park from Saturday 12 December. 

Giant baubles, glittering reindeer and sparkling icicles will transform the park into a magical wonderland bringing Christmas cheer to the whole family.  Discover the Sparkle in the Park Nutcracker Trail sponsored by U+I with hidden letters for you to collect as you stroll through the fairy lit trees. Collect all the letters to spell a festive word and win a prize. The trail is free but you must bring along your own pen or pencil to fill in your trail sheet. 

Round off your magical evening with a festive hot chocolate or mulled wine available to purchase at the end of the trail.  

The Sparkle in the Park winter light trail is free for all residents, but to keep you safe and manage visitor flow, you will need to book a time slot to come along. Remember, keeping in line with COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum group size allowed in six.  

There are a limited number of tickets available. If you book a ticket and can no longer make your slot, please cancel your ticket so that someone else can enjoy the festivities.

Sparkle in the Park is open from Saturday 12 December to Sunday 20 December (excluding Monday), from 4pm to 9pm (last entry at 7.45pm). 

Book tickets to Sparkle in the Park

Sparkle in the Park is a free event for Royal Greenwich residents. You will be asked to show proof of address along with your ticket at the event. 

Christmas markets

Fabulously festive Christmas markets, sponsored by London South East Colleges, will also be popping up in Eltham, Woolwich, Thamesmead and Greenwich where visitors can discover handmade gifts and unique presents for loved ones or indulge in a tasty treat while supporting local traders. Dates for the diary: 

  • Saturday 5 December, 10am-4pm, General Gordon Square, Woolwich  
  • Saturday12 December, 10am-4pm, Passey Place, Eltham   
  • Saturday 12 December, 10am-3pm, Clocktower, Joyce Dawson Way, Thamesmead    
  • Every Saturday and Sunday throughout November and December in Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich (food sales only during lockdown)

All of our Christmas events will follow the government’s COVID-19 guidelines and are subject to change or cancellation at short notice.