You might have noticed that East Village has been transforming into an Alpine Adventureland over the last couple of days! Tomorrow Friday 15th and Saturday 16th of December, the centrepiece of the event will be a giant, 25 metre-long snow slide, to satisfy all your sledding needs.
You’ll have to go down it on a rubber ring rather than a sleigh. And sure, it’s not quite a winter Olympics course, but it’s situated right in the middle of Victory Park surrounded by local vendors @LaGelatiera, @BottleApostle, @Tedsveg, Appetite, @Darkhorse, @Santi_Restaurant, @fish_house, @Gingerandmint, @Handcafe, @Signorelli, @tinawesaluteyou and loads more.
What’s more, the whole icy celebration is absolutely FREE, but if you are in the festive spirit please make a voluntary donation to the East End Community Foundation, an initiative providing activities for children in the holidays.
Here’s the official details from East Village London
East Village Snow Slide
Friday 15 & Saturday 16 December 2017
FREE (no ticketing required)
I.D. will be required for all those wanting to ride the slide!
What we have learned from last week’s first snowfall of the year, is that Londoners are again dreaming of a white Christmas. But now their dreams can come true, with a real snow slide coming to E20!
While Britain’s temperatures are set to plummet, and Christmas is nearly upon us, East Village’s Victory Park is getting ready to transform into an Alpine Adventureland for two days only, on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December 2017 from 12.000 – 20.00 or while the snow lasts.
Tonnes of real snow will settle for a few days on Victory Park down to Victory Parade - shaped for optimal speed and enjoyment, you are invited to speed down the snowy hill where the 25 metres slide will be free *unticketed to ride. Grab a rubber ring and allow the adrenaline pumping excitement to come out at the Snow Slide.
If you are in the spirit of festive giving, we are welcoming voluntary donations to the East End Community Foundation (EECF) Newham Giving fund, an initiative which supports local grassroots organisations that support families with activities for children during the school holidays.
But the fun does not stop down the slide! Warm up with a delicious hot chocolate or festive snack from one of the many stalls by the hill. And for those who like it cosy, head to one of the East Village’s cafes, such as Hand Café or Signorelli, who will be serving seasonal food and drinks.
And if you are looking to take a little bit of the East Village festive home, Ted’s Veg has a great selection of Christmas trees and decorations, and Signorelli will be selling a special chocolate brownie Christmas tree over the coming festive period.
Share you favourite moments with us on social using #mye20christmas on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Anyone wanting to ride the slide will be required to sign a standard disclaimer and provide ID
- Anyone under the age of 18 needs to have a parent/guardian present, who will be responsible for signing the standard disclaimer
- The disclaimer gives the event organisers permission to use any film/photography of the slide on YouTube, social media and other relevant websites
- No drinking or smoking will be permitted within the slide event area
- For health & safety, dogs will also not be permitted within the slide event area
- Vendors at the event will be operating under the Challenge 25 rule
- Anyone heavily intoxicated will not be permitted to ride the slide
- All decisions to ride the slide are at the discretion of the event organisers