Christmas events 2021

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Sparkle in the Park 1 to 5 December | Maryon Park

We are bringing the hugely successful Sparkle in the Park Christmas light trail back for a second year.

Jolly on through an immersive light trail under twinkling trees and fantastical fire art installations with interactive experiences along the way. This year we have gone one step further - the event will see live music performances, shows for children and a Christmas disco to see the festivities off every night.

There will also be Christmas market stalls, delicious street food and a bar with an array of magical alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

The event will not be ticketed (subject to COVID-19 restrictions remaining unchanged). Full line up of performances coming soon...

A special thanks to Lovell for sponsoring the event.

See images from last year's event and find out more about the event.


10 to 11 December | General Gordon Square

An artistic light installation comes to General Gordon Square for two nights only.

Walk through a sea of over 200 illuminated spheres created by French artists Collectif Coin. The exhibition will transform Woolwich's General Gordon Square into the perfect picturesque winter stroll. 

Come along, take some selfies and shop local! 

Find out more about Globoscope 

Produced by FESTIVAL.ORG as part of Global Streets

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Your local light switch on celebrations also return this year! Save the dates below in your diaries.

More information about each event will be posted here closer to the dates.

Location Date and time About 

Greenwich Lantern Parade

Greenwich Town Centre, SE10

Wednesday 17 November | 4 - 6pm
  • Christmas tree lights 
  • Spectacular lantern parade 
  • Festive performances 
  • Christmas markets 
  • Father Christmas Grotto


Passey Place, SE9

Saturday 20 November | 11am - 5pm
  • Christmas tree lights
  • Christmas markets
  • Music and festive performances
  • Free craft making workshops
  • Special surprise visit from Elf on the Shelf


General Gordon Square, SE18

Thursday 25 November | 1 - 7pm 

  • Christmas tree lights
  • Christmas markets
  • Magical fairground rides
  • Festive music
  • Free workshops
  • Some special Christmas characters will also be dropping by


Joyce Dawson Way, SE28

Saturday 11 December | 11am - 5pm
  • Christmas market
  • Free children's activities 
Woolwich Christmas Market  14 to 23 December |  11am - 5pm
  • Christmas market
  • Santa's Photo Booth
  • Hook-a-Santa
  • ART Caricature and Cake Stall
  • Roast Chestnuts, candyfloss and non-alcoholic mulled wine
  • Children's rides

Holiday Fun Friday 

Friday 17 December | 10 - 4pm | General Gordon Square 

Market stalls, fair rides, free children’s craft making! More to be announced...