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Christmas graphic showing market huts, trees with fairy lights and people walking by illuminated reindeer.
  • Date: 12th December 2020 - 20th December 2020
  • Every day
  • Location: Avery Hill Park Café, Eltham SE9 2PQ
  • Time: 16:00 - 21:00
  • Cost: Free but ticketed

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

**Following the announcement today (19 December) from the Prime Minister, Sparkle in the Park on Sunday 20 December has been cancelled.**

We apologise for any disappointment caused.

New restrictions will be in place from midnight in the most affected areas, specifically those parts of London, the South East and the East of England which are currently in tier 3.

These areas will enter a new tier 4.


Sparkle in the Park is now fully booked. Please check the website for any ticket cancellations.

Giant baubles, glittering reindeer and sparkling icicles will transform the park into a magical wonderland bringing Christmas cheer to the whole family. Discover the nutcracker trail 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 nutcracker 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 and Tuesday), from 4pm to 9pm (last entry at 7.45pm).

Please note, 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.

Check for ticket cancellations