Winter at Greenwich Peninsula

This year Greenwich Peninsula brings an Enchanted Forest to SE10 with a line-up of events guaranteed to get everyone into the festive spirit. 

From winter craft and kids workshops and classic film screenings to intimate and cosy jazz gigs and even a Christmas rock concert, there is something for everyone to enjoy every weekend until the big day! Soak up Yuletide sights, smells and sounds throughout the illuminated installation, offering the perfect backdrop for seasonal family selfies. 

Winter at Greenwich peninsula
Something for everyone this Christmas

This magical forest experience lines the route to Design District’s Canteen, where you can grab seasonal eats and festive hand-crafted cocktails. Canteen will also serve natural wines, spirits and craft beers, mulled wine, and other decadent winter warmers. 

To complement the eclectic street food available at Canteen, Greenwich Peninsula Market is the perfect place for a spot of shopping to discover original local gifts from jewellery to textiles, self-care products to art, ceramics and candles. 

The festive pop-up cinema within the Enchanted Forest will screen holiday films from Elf to Home Alone and Frozen. It’s A Wonderful Life. Films will be shown every weekend from Saturday 3rd through to Sunday 18th December with tickets priced between £6-18. 

Arrive early and grab some street food, lunch or dinner at Canteen. Never been to Canteen before? You’ll find a bar with six independent food providers serving irresistible treats from around the world’s streets. 

For the grown-ups, enchanting evenings of Winter Jazz at Bureau will take place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December. Guests can relax, drink in hand as they soak up live sets from the likes of Daisy George, Waldo’s Gift, Maria Chiara Argirò, Olive Jones and Ben Marc. 

The Enchanted Forest will also host a wreath-making workshop in collaboration with Bloom East on 8th December from 6:30-9 pm, a carol singing and mulled wine night, weeknight DJ sets from 5-

10:30 pm and Kids’ Table craft sessions each weekend from 11:30 am-3:30 pm at Canteen. 

For more joy and merriment, Don’t miss London’s only rock orchestra, The 286, hosting a Christmas concert on 7th December, 6-8 pm. 

And if that’s not enough, Christmas-inspired cheer. From Wednesday, 30th November, NOW Gallery presents RIBBONS, a new fashion commission by award-winning fashion designer and artist Matty Bovan. This sees the gallery space invaded by a monumental, hand-knitted, ceiling-height jumper that invites visitors to enter the multicoloured tent-like structure. 

Inside the jumper, guests can relax on handmade tufted rugs while watching the experimental film made by the artist that follows the making of the jumper! 

Greenwich Peninsula’s Winter Programme kicks off on Wednesday, 30th November. 

Please visit the What’s On for further details. 

How do I find this Winter Wonderland?

Tube: North Greenwich Station (Jubilee Line) is the heart of the Peninsula and operates 24 hours a day at weekends and early till late on weekdays.

Boat: Take an Uber boat by Thames Clippers to North Greenwich Pier and arrive on the Tide, a new riverside linear pier.

Bus: North Greenwich Bus Station is connected to the tube and links to services into central London, Stratford and across South East London.

Cable Car: Connects The Peninsula, The Royal Docks and The ExCel Centre.

Parking: Over 2000 parking spaces – best to use car parks 2, 3 and 4 for non-event and hourly parking.