Kew Sparkle is an annual Kew local Community Christmas event held on the first Friday in December from 5-8pm.
The village is illuminated by thousands of Christmas lights hanging in and from the trees. Alongside Kew Sparkle fundraising events are held to raise additional funds specifically for the lights. These usually include an evening event attended by the local community as well as several schools holding a “Christmas Jumper Day”.
The evening boasts fairground rides and activities, a Treasure Hunt organised by local traders, Santa’s Grotto, stallholders who sell a variety of seasonal gifts, mouth-watering food stalls and mulled wine stalls.
On the stage, our local primary schools showcase their musical talent, followed by local singer and compere, Shelle Luscombe, as well as a Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long.
Sadly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Kew Sparkle Committee have had to cancel Kew Sparkle 2020 – there is a possibility another smaller scale event may be organised. Watch this space for more detail!!!
Each year, a local charity is chosen to benefit from the proceeds of a raffle. In 2019 the Kew Sparkle supported the Vineyard Community Centre. Kew Sparkle is proud to have raised £2250 for them from this fun-filled family evening.
More details about the Kew Sparkle 2021 event (Friday, 3rd December 2021) are available here.
You can apply for a stall at Kew Sparkle 2021 when the application process opens at the end of the summer next year.
Charities who have benefited from the proceeds of Kew Sparkle in the past are:
2019 The Vineyard Community Centre
2018 The Mulberry Centre
2017 Kew Youth Club
2016 Kew Neighbourhood Association
2015 Kew Community Trust
2014 The British Legion
2013 The Alzheimer’s Society
2011 Great Ormond Street Hospital
2010 West London London Action for Children
2008 Shooting Star Chase
2007 The Victoria Foundation