A large glass building (Avery Hill Winter Garden) lit up in rainbow colours. The words 'Sparkle in the Park' are projected on to it in white.

Published: Monday, 4th December 2023

Over 27,000 Royal Greenwich residents were dazzled by the Council’s free festive event, Sparkle in the Park in Avery Hill Park.

For four spectacular nights, the park was transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland and the historic Winter Garden was illuminated, alongside stunning light features sponsored by Bagnalls and Lbox Communications.  

Festive market stalls and street food, a fun fair and musical performances entertained families from across the borough and beyond. 

Councillor Adel Khaireh, Cabinet Member for Equality, Culture and Communities, said, “Every festive season, Sparkle in the Park brings our communities together and this year’s backdrop of the historical Avery Hill Winter Garden was especially magical. 

“The Council are committed to delivering free and accessible events for local families. It was brilliant to see so many residents enjoying the festivities, including our quiet session which allowed children and adults with special educational needs and sensory sensitivities to enjoy the event. 

“We want to make our community events the best they can be, so if you attended, please do complete our survey to tell us about your experience. I hope you all had a brilliant time and I wish you all a very happy festive season.” 

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