What’s On over Christmas and New Year


Hackney Brewery, Pic: Hackney Brewery

Hackney Brewery Tour & Beer Tasting

Date: December 20 - March 5

Where: St John at Hackney Brewery, 17 Bohemia Place Hackney

Cost: £20

If you're still looking for Christmas presents check out this local beer experience. The ticket covers a private 30 minute tour of the brewery and a 60 minute tasting session with the head brewer, and a pint of your favourite at the end of the session.

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Christmas Netil Market - Bottle Bonanza 

Date: December 22, 10am-6pm

Where: Netil Market, 13-23 Westgate Street

Cost: Free

To usher in the yuletide season this year, Netil Market is running a Christmas market which boasts 12 guest stall traders alongside the full-time residents. The market will feature appearances from Forest Road Brewery, mezcal specialists Sin Gusano and Proper Natural Wines so head down to stock up on some Christmas spirit.

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Peace Market

Date: December 22, 10am-6pm

Where: The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road

Cost: Free

This market showcases Hackney's young creative enterprises and helps young people affected by homeless, poverty and poor mental health. This Christmas pop up offers plenty of fashion, vintage, food, music and more to enjoy.

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NYE Party

Date: December 31, 7pm-2am

Where: The Three Compasses, Dalston

Cost: Free

On a budget but still want to party on down with everyone on New Year's Eve? We've got you sorted, this free party boasts classic dance floor bangers, dancing and some mighty fine burgers served until 2am!

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Life Drawing Late Poster, Pic: Life Drawing Late

Life Drawing Late

Date: January 16, 8.30-10.30pm

Where: The Paxton Centre

Cost: £10

Grab a drink and get creative with the most expressive of subjects, the human form. Materials and guidance is provided, all abilities are welcome.

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Community Christmas Carol & Nativity Play

Date: December 23, 10.30am-1pm

Where: Vue Cinema Croyden - Purley Way, Screen 6

Cost: Free

Local children and the Veterans Voices are spreading the Christmas spirit be performing carols and a nativity play. Make sure to wear a touch of Santa or Red and arrive early as the first 20 families to arrive will be awarded Free Christmas Packs with refreshments and free movie tickets!

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Carols by Candlelight

Date: December 23, 6.30pm

Where: Croydon Minster, Church St

Cost: £10

If you like to sleep in on your Sunday then don't worry, there's can evening Carol service offering carols and seasonal classics by The Choirs of Croydon Minster and the Salvation Army Band! All proceeds go the Friends of Music.

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Tinsel 10k run

Date: December 23

Where: Morden Hall Park

Cost: Free

If you're sick of lousing about on the couch and sitting in pews listening to carols then we have the thing for you. Head down to Morden Hall Park for a free 10k run and catch up with your fellow local athletes.

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Carnivals band, Pic: Carnivals

Lewisham Music Christmas Concert

Date: December 19, 7-9pm

Where: St Dunstan's Church, 32 Bellingham Green

Cost: £5 (£3 concessions)

Join Bellingham Children's Choir and Lewisham Schools' Concert and Brass Bands for a sparkling concert of festive music.

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Horniman Farmers' Market

Date: December 22 - January 26, 9am-1pm

Where: Horniman Museum and Gardens

Cost: Free

Looking for some high quality produce to serve on Christmas Day or just perk up blue January? Look no further than Horniman Farmers' Market, boasting locally sourced, locally sold vegetable, meat, fish, bread, flowers, hot food and more in the glorious Gardens.

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Carnivals / Nepal Honey / The Grand Merci 

Date: December 22, 8pm

Where: Amersham Arms, New Cross

Cost: £5 On the door

Carnivals band bring a Crimbo show to the Amersham Arms with support from Nepal Honey, Acara and The Grand Merci. Make sure to arrive promptly as the first 50 through the door before 8.30pm, get a free shot!

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The Venue New Year's Eve Party

Date: December 31, 9pm-5am (last entry 2.30am)

Where: The Venue, New Cross

Cost: £20 in advance, £30 on door

Something for everyone at The Venue which boasts seven bars over five floors. The resident DJ will be playing cheese, chart, 90's/00's and indie/alternative anthem plus a Spice Girls tribute show live on-stage and there will be SNOW MACHINES!

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The Fire & Ice Party, Pic: Cafe 1001

Intimate Carol Service 

Date: December 23, 4pm

Where: Lansbury Lodge

Cost: Free

Enjoy some classics and join in with the carols sung by the Tower Hamlets Community Church Christmas Gospel Choir at Lansbury Lodge.

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Ahoy Screenings - Muppets Treasure Island

Date: December 27, 3-5pm

Where: V&A Museum of Childhood

Cost: £4, free for under 3s

Something for the children, screenings of classic pirate films, accompanied by themed craft activities.

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The Fire & Ice New Years Eve Party

Date: December 31, 9pm-4am

Where: Cafe 1001, Shoreditch

Cost: £25-£100

Can't decide where to go on the night of the year? Look no further, with such cheap first release tickets and music ranging from hip-hop to funky, house and an all-night cafe, you'll be partying all night long.

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