Published: Wednesday, 9th November 2016

The annual event is set to light up Woolwich town centre on Saturday 26 November.

All local residents are invited to come along and enjoy the magical event which takes place between 12 noon and 5.30pm in General Gordon Square and Powis Street.

What's on in Woolwich Town Centre

The event line-up includes ice carving, live festive music from local choirs and musicians. There will also be a real-life Santa's reindeer and owls on display.

Family festive themed content will be shown on the big screen in General Gordon Square. A land train will be steaming up and down Powis Street full of Christmas lights and decorations and will finish alongside the lantern parade.

The bright and colourful lantern parade will run from Powis Street to General Gordon Square in time for the Christmas tree lighting at 5pm and then onwards to the Royal Arsenal.

If you need to step inside and warm up, what better way to do it than taking advantage of some of the special offers local shops will be offering to residents who hold a Greenwich One Card.

What's on at Royal Arsenal Riverside

Festivities continue between 5pm and 7.30pm in the Royal Arsenal's Artillery Barracks with a fantastic firework display lighting the skies just after 5.15pm. The Capital Radio DJ, Dave Berry will be the special guest for the evening and will be turning on the Christmas Lights at 7.30pm on No.1 Street.

The Royal Artillery Barracks will hold food and drink stalls, a live music stage and the lantern lit procession which will arrive in the Artillery square soon after 5pm.

Lantern making workshop

If you would like to make a lantern for the parade, a free workshop is taking place this Saturday at Woolwich Library (11.30am to 2.30pm).

'Fantastic event for all the family'

The Royal Borough of Greenwich's Cabinet Member for Culture and Creative Industries, Councillor Denise-Scott McDonald, said: "The Woolwich Winter Warmer is set to be a fantastic event for all the family. There will be something for everyone - ranging from fairground rides to live music. The event also provides residents with a great opportunity to support their local high street in the run up to Christmas.

"I would encourage residents to continue Christmas celebrations afterwards in the Royal Arsenal Riverside where you can grab a warm drink and a mince pie at our food and drink stalls."