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The inaugural Greenwich Wintertime Festival

Event preview

THE inaugural Greenwich Wintertime Festival will launch this December, set in the stunning grounds of Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, Old Royal Naval College, and against the backdrop of the iconic Cutty Sark.

A fresh, new winter festival with a difference, Greenwich Wintertime Festival will offer a magical atmosphere, bringing together the contemporary and the traditional to create an inspiring Christmas experience every day during December.

In association with world heritage-listed Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Wintertime Festival offers an alternative winter event to the seasonal market, with its own distinctive and individual style.

A truly unique and contemporary experience which embraces the traditions of the season, the event will host a bespoke covered ice rink, high-calibre entertainment across the site, London’s finest innovative lifestyle winter market presenting an array of independent creative designers and brands, the very best of artisan festive food and drink, an art exhibition, plus an enchanting Father Christmas experience for all the family.

Greenwich Wintertime Festival aims to break new ground in the festive marketplace and will transform this popular riverside location into the ultimate Christmas destination. There will be three sessions every day, each offering a three hour experience. A Festival programme with full details will be announced in mid-September.

Ed Barnard, Finance and Commercial Director at the Old Royal Naval College commented: “We are deeply excited to have Greenwich Wintertime Festival this Christmas and it’s a welcome addition to the wonderful variety of Christmas-themed events that London has to offer. Taking place within the historic grounds of the Old Royal Naval College, it promises to bring something a little different to the festive arena and is another great reason to visit this exciting part of the capital.”

With over 1.7 million annual visits, the Old Royal Navy College is one of the most visited attractions in the UK, featuring breath-taking architecture and some of the best views in London. The addition of Greenwich Wintertime Festival to its line-up of events will provide locals, Londoners and visitors to the capital with a unique festive experience that is destined to become a permanent fixture on the Christmas calendar.

Dates: December 1 to December 31, 2017.

Tickets: From £15 for adults and £8 for children. Tickets are on general sale from August 23 2017 – on 0871 220 0260 (calls cost 13p per minute plus network extras) available 24 hours a day.

Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN