Published: Thursday, 9th December 2021
Nearly 24,000 people visited Maryon Park as the Royal Borough of Greenwich reignited the flame of its infamous Sparkle in the Park event.
Nearly 24,000 people visited Maryon Park as the Royal Borough of Greenwich reignited the flame of its infamous Sparkle in the Park event. Five spectacular nights of performances, light installations, fire displays, street food, and Christmas markets thrilled families from across the borough.
Cllr Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Culture, Communities and Equalities: “If you were lucky enough to go to Sparkle in the Park, you know just how fantastically festive it was. I didn’t think it was possible to top last year's event at Avery Hill, but I was definitely proved wrong. Free events like this one give everyone in the borough a chance experience the rich culture Royal Greenwich has to offer – bringing all our communities together to celebrate. A huge thank you also goes to Lovells for sponsoring the event.”
On International Day of People with Disabilities, the council paused the lights, flames and performances for the first hour of the event so that people with sensory sensitivities could comfortably enjoy Sparkle in the Park without becoming overwhelmed.
Sparkle in the Park has already received a huge level of positive feedback and the Royal Borough of Greenwich will be sharing a survey with attendees of the event to find out what made it such a runaway success and why it attracted so many visitors.
Nothing will quite beat the real thing, but photos from the event are available online recapturing those magical Christmas moments: royalgreenwich.gov.uk/christmas ...until next year.