Christmas markets in the Eastlondonlines areas: craft stalls, cocktails and vegan cafes

Christmas market. Pic. Matteo Paciotti

December is here and the festive season in the EastLondonlines boroughs begins!

Carols, mince pies and mulled wine can be found in a variety of traditional winter markets and fairs that open their doors and invite locals to enjoy the atmosphere of Christmas during Advent.

However, if you are looking for something more than the traditional Christmas market, take a look at our list of craft and design markets. These markets offer handmade gifts created by local artists and designers, as well as the typical festive fare.

Urban Makers East Christmas Market

Where: Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park, E3 5TW

When: December 9 -10, 11am - 5pm

Located in Mile End Park, Urban Makers East are preparing a two-day market with over 50 designer-makers. Expect a great selection of homemade items, knitting and skincare workshops, street food and cocktails.

Local Makers Market

Where: Hackney Wick, E3 2PA

When: December 3, 11am - 4pm

This market makes space for local designers and makers. Support the creative community of Hackney Wick on Sunday.

Plus expect a vegan pop-up cafe on site.

Crafty Fox Night Market

Where: Geffrye Museum, E2 8EA

When: December 14,  4pm - 9pm

An evening with mulled wine, DJs, workshops, and all kinds of gift options: from prints to ceramics, interior accessories and fashion to jewellery and stationery cards.

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

Where: Deptford, SE8 3DZ

When: December 1, 11am - 9pm & December 2 -3, 11am - 6pm

Cockpit Arts supports craft practitioners at the start of their careers through business coaching by arranging selling and promotional opportunities such as Christmas Open Studios.

A wide selection of handmade crafts as well as delicious food

on the first weekend of December.

Handmade Palace Christmas Craft Market

Where: The Paxton Centre,  SE19 2AE

When: December 17, 11am - 5pm

Taking place in the garden of the Alma on Church Road, this Christmas Craft Market brings 30 artists and makers together with a live music and winter BBQ.

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