All things Christmas in your borough

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East London Lines has provided you with some of the great events that are on offer across the four boroughs. Most are completely free so there are no excuses not to take this opportunity to get into the Christmas spirit.

Croydon Christmas Festival

Croydon Town Centre will be hosting a series of events and seasonal activities including the traditional Santa’s grottos, a lantern parade and live entertainment, as well as a giant ferris wheel and ice rink outside Fairfield Halls.

See for more details


16th December 2010 – 26th December 2010

Come and Sing Messiah

A Christmas choral event jointly promoted by Croydon Parish Church and the Royal School of Church Music. Choirs will sing the first part of Handel’s Messiah and a selection of choir and audience carols.

£5 (free for children), available from 020 8688 8104 or on the door

Croydon Parish Church, Church Street, Croydon CR0 1RN

Saturday 18 December, 1.30 – 6pm


Blackheath Halls Christmas Concert

Local groups will be performing a variety of Christmas music – with opportunities for everyone to join in.

Box Office 020 8463 0100.

£13, £11 concs, includes a glass of wine and mince pie.

Blackheath Halls, 23 Lee Road, London, SE3 9RQ.

Fri 17 December, 7.30pm

Brockley Christmas Decorations Workshop

Fun workshop for children to make a range of delightful Christmas decorations.

Further information 07971 082224.


Brockley Social Club, 240 Brockley Road, SE4.

Sat 18 December, 1 to 3pm

Tower Hamlets

Spitalfields Soundings

An evening of choirs and young talented bands, with opportunities for everyone to get involved in singing.


Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London.

Thursday 16th December 2010

Spitalfields Winter Festival.

A celebration of song, with traditional festive pieces, carols and more.


Crispin Place, Spitalfields, London.

Monday 13th December – Saturday 18th December 2010 and Wednesday 5th January – Friday 7th January 2011


Arcola Theatre Christmas Party

Celebrating 10 years at their current venue before their move to a new space, Arcola Theatre host a night featuring local acts and DJs. The line-up includes Django Django, Dtachments and a very special guest.

Free but by guest list only. Please rsvp to

27 Arcola St, London, E8 2DJ

Saturday 18th December

Christmas Past at Geffrye Museum

The museum hosts a special exhibition looking back over the last 400 years of different seasonal traditions in the English home.


136 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8EA

23 November 2010 – 02 January 2011 (closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

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