Glisten and Glow – Winter in the Royal Docks 2022

Art & Culture

Glisten and Glow – Winter in the Royal Docks 2022

Get together with friends and family, venture outside and explore, or cosy up at home with this collection of activities and events across the Royal Docks in December.

Starting on Friday 2nd December, One Christmas Wish and Patchlarks’ Glisten and Glow take family-friendly storytelling to a series of community-led events that will bring Royal Docks neighbourhoods together. The festive celebrations include Christmas lights, arts and crafts, dancing and live music.

Or grab a Glisten and Glow map and explore the area whenever you like, find the Christmas trees, or snuggle up to read their festive tale, jokes and winter recipes.

What’s On?

2-25 December        
Shadow Play

Wander along  Royal Albert Wharf after dark and you might see something surprising...Shadow stories and images celebrating London's diverse communities will light up the windows of the wharf.

2 December
RAW Christmas Market

A festive paradise at the heart of Royal Albert Wharf, with twinkling lights, heart-warming mulled wine, delicious street food and arts & crafts, and an immersive Christmas installation for the whole family

3 Dec ember
Royal Docks Dock Local Panel presents The Winter Get Together

Fun-filled winter cheer with creative adventures, fantastic music, festive stories & activities for all
Social Convention, 2 Caxton St N, London E16 1X

6 December
North Woolwich Library Christmas Light Switch On

Fun for all the family, including choirs, joyful activities and refreshments 

10 & 11 December
Good Hotel Festive Market

Good Hotel and Community Shop Newham bring a joyful weekend of delicious food, music and arts &crafts

11 December
Christmas Ferry Festival: Winter Wonderland

An afternoon full of music, line-dancing, face-painting, Santa’s Grotto, storytelling, at The Beams, the latest exciting venue to arrive in the Docks.

19 December
Beckton Globe Christmas Light Switch on

Join us for a festive afternoon of music, arts and crafts, disco & storytelling.

6-19 Dec
Glisten & Glow’s wintery tales

Live storytelling adventures from Patchlarks, touring to all events above. Or explore the Docks as a family with Patchlarks Glisten and Glow map.

6-19 Dec
One Christmas Wish

A festive audio adventure for children 5+ and their families, touring to all the events above. Made possible with funding from Arts Council England.