Greenwich Winter Time Festival is a new contemporary festival in London and it’s perfect for getting you in the Christmas spirit.

The festival has been designed to complement the stunning grounds of Sir Christopher Wren’s riverside masterpiece, the Old Royal Naval College.

News Shopper took a trip to see what was what and who was who and this is what we saw.

It really is in the perfect setting.

Imagine standing in the middle of a winter wonderland, decked out with Christmas trees and fairy lights galore and surrounded by the Old Royal Naval College, the Cutty Sark, beautiful views of the Thames and Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

There are tonnes of market stalls

All around the park are little festive huts, full of different products and food from different market sellers. From face painting, to lanterns, to clothing and then onto artisan food vans. Independent artists from London and beyond grace the festival with design-led creative brands. It was as aesthetically pleasing as you would hope a Christmas market could be.

You can watch beautiful ice skating from professionals or have a go yourself.

The ice rink has a clear cover for enjoyment in all weather. There will be skilled freestyle ice-skaters who will open each public skating session with an exhilarating show of jaw-dropping dancing on ice. The bespoke covered ice rink is under a clear canopy with sparkling lights, allowing families, couples and groups to skate under the stars whilst listening to bespoke music composed by students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire.

The Mirror Stage is hosting some amazing acts.

Under a giant stretched canopy, there is a huge amount of performers every night. Acts including Martine McCutcheon, The Puppini Sisters, The Magnets and a host of choirs and a capella groups from across London. Choirs include the London Nordic Choir, Greenwich-based London Soul Choir and Welsh choir and Classic Brit Award winners, Only Men Aloud; bands including the Hackney Colliery Band and Kansas Smitty's House Band and DJs including the Legendary Wendy May's Locomotion; alternatively guests can enjoy the Silent Disco. The stage is surrounded by tables to sit and chat at, a dance floor and there is a bar so you don’t have to wonder round the grounds to find a drink.

There are film screenings too.

Adding to the family offering are talented magicians Morgan and West, the East London Brass performing Howard Blake’s iconic music live to accompany Christmas classic film The Snowman, which will be projected on huge screens for the whole family to enjoy, and a spectacular Father Christmas Experience which will allow families to join him in his magical ‘launch pad’ at the start of his busy Christmas journey. In addition, there will be a stage adaptation of Nicholas Allan’s The Giant’s Loo Roll.

So what do you need to know?

The festival runs from December 1 to 31. Check the websites for timing because they tend to change on a daily basis depending what's on. Tickets are £15 for adults and £8 for kids. You can buy ice skating packages or pay separately once inside the grounds.

Is it easy to get to?

Yes. It is just a short walk from Greenwich Station and Cutty Sark on the DLR. You can get the 129/177/180/188/199/286 or 386 towards Greenwich and it is just a short walk from the bus stops.