Winterville is back at Victoria Park for 2015 after a successful debut last year.
The east London sister to Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland offers an ice rink, circus, Santa’s grotto, cinema, a pantomime, Christmas market, comedy tent and festive food and drink.
Winterville organiser Marcus Weedon said: “We were really pleased with our first year and hope we achieved what we set out to – to produce a different Christmas event that was driven with fantastic content from the family entertainment to the vibrant merrymaking in the Spiegeltent and the varied and delicious food and drink on offer.
“We want to create an interesting environment for all ages and this year we’ve added the Backyard Cinema, a circus and the popular panto will return. We hope to see familiar faces returning and welcoming many news ones to our little town.”
Taking place from Thursday, November 26 to Wednesday, December 23, the festival is free to enter, with ticketed events for the ice rink, circus, Backyard Cinema and Spiegeltent.
Backyard Cinema - The Winter Night Garden
The East London cinema will be creating a pop-up enchanted forest - The Winter Night Garden – which can only be accessed via a secret tunnel of trees.
Films will include It’s a Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Frozen, Home Alone and Happy Feet.
The Moscow State Circus will bring gravity defying aerial acts, wire walkers and a dare devil crossbow act and African Whirlwind acrobats.
The beautiful wood-panelled mirror Spiegeltent will host home-grown entertainment for the family and parties hosted by East London’s leading promoters.
Pantomime Snow White also takes to the stage with an hour long show featuring slapstick, music and comedy.
Bearded Kitten have created a Santa’s grotto that comes with a cafe, soft play areas and dedicated children’s market.
Plonk Crazy Golf
After six months of Plonk Crazy Golf popping up in bars throughout Hackney, it will bring this nine-hole putting maze to Winterville.
Various time, Thursday, November 26 to Wednesday, December 23, free to enter, with some ticketed events, Victoria Park