From seeing Santa to statement knits: What’s On This Week

Bjorn the polar bear Pic: Boxpark Croydon


Father Christmas and the 12 Days of Christmas Experience

Date: December 2 -17, 11:45am - 4:30pm weekends only

Location: Sutton House, 2 & 4 Homerton High Street, E9 6JQ

Cost: Family tickets from £13-24, Single Adult £6, Single Child £5

About: Bring your children to meet Father Christmas around a warm fire as they hear tales of his magical adventures and receive a present.

Link: Find out more here

Turning Earth Winter Market

Date: December 2 -3, 12pm - 6pm

Location: Argall Ave, E10

Cost: Free

About: 120 ceramicists will come together to form the largest Turning Earth studio sale ever, featuring music by The Turbans and a demonstration of 3D printing in ceramics by Ryan Barrett.

Link: Find out more here

The Box - Markus Lupfer Sale

Date: December 1 -3

Location: The Box, 4-6 Ram Place, E9 6LT

Cost: Free

About: Designer Markus Lupfer is taking over The Box in Hackney Walk for a three-day bonanza. Known for his playful designs, statement knitwear and vibrant colours it’s your perfect opportunity to bag something special just in time for Christmas.

Link: Find out more here

Bjorn the Polar Bear

Date: December 3, 12pm - 5pm

Location: Boxpark, 99 George Street, CR0 1LD

Cost: Free

About: Bjorn the Polar Bear is a fully animated pod-puppet with blinking eyes, a sniffing nose and live sounds. You’ll be able to stroke and pat Bjorn while he walks around an inflatable iceberg environment with his herder, Ursula.

Link: Find out more here

St Mildred's Christmas Market

Date: December 2, 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Location: St Mildred's Church,

Cost: Free

About: St Mildred's Christmas market will feature live music, mulled wine and food. There will also be taster sessions for young children, including Musical Bumps and Creative Steps.

Link: Find out more here

Mansion for Christmas

Date: December 3, 1pm - 4pm

Location: The Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, BR3 5BP

Cost: Free

About: Volunteer for a workshop and create natural decorations and festoons to be displayed in Mansion House.

Link: Find out more here

Hither Green Cinema – Home Alone Showing

Date: December 3, 2pm - 5pm

Location: St Swithun's Hall, Hither Green, SE13 6RW

Cost: £7

About: Shop for Christmas crafts for an hour before settling down and watching a Christmas comedy classic.

Link: Find out more here

Craftacular Christmas Market

Date: December 3, 11am - 6pm

Location: York Hall, Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ

Cost: £3

About: Start your Christmas shopping with festive handmade crafts from over 70 stalls, made by 100 different designers. Participate in workshops including illustrated portraits with Ella Masters and Tuppence Collective's gift wrapping station.

Link: Find out more here

Festival of Print

Date: December 1 -10, 11am - 6pm

Location: The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park, Clinton Road, E3 4QY

Cost: Free

About: An exhibition showcasing the work of over 90 different artists based on a wide array of interests.

Link: Find out more here

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