Beer and carols, grottos and skating: Christmas What’s On This Week

Brockley Christmas market 2018. Pic: Eastlondonlines

Victorian Santa’s Grotto at the Museum of London Docklands

When: Open now until December 23.

Where: Museum of London Docklands

Cost: Child entry is £10

Walk through a vivid re-creation of a Victorian street, bedecked with frost, holly, mistletoe and the sound of Christmas carols being sung in the distance, all on your way to meet Santa in his grotto! Tickets are available from now until December 23.

Beer and Carols

When: December 8

Where: St Paul’s Church

Cost: Free

This Sunday join St. Paul’s church for a pub-sing-a-long. Christmas jumpers are strongly encouraged.

Skylight skating

When: Open now

Where: Tobacco Dock

Cost: £12

Home to Europe’s only rooftop ice rink, Skylight lets you glide like Elsa from Frozen whilst taking in the skyline of the city. You can also book private igloos and huts.

Rivoli Ballroom Christmas Pop-up Cinema

When: December 11-13

Where: Rivoli Ballroom

Cost: £8-10

Crofton Park Pictures is hosting a pop up cinema night at the Rivoli Ballroom, with their Christmas film season showing family friendly Christmas classics, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, Love Actually, Home Alone, Die Hard and more. The event is spread over three nights.

Brockley Christmas market

When: December 7. 12pm-7pm

Where: Coulgate Street.

Cost: Free

With over 70 stalls, hot food, mulled wine, tree lighting and cookie decorating, Brockley Christmas market is sure to get you in the Christmas spirit.

An Evening of Eric and Ern at Christmas

When: December 9-14

Where: Ashcroft Playhouse

Cost: Ticket prices vary

With The Olivier nominated duo Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens, this is a show for all the family. A jam packed homage full of those famous Morecambe and Wise sketches, music, and festive fun!

Addiscombe Winter Carnival

When: December 8

Where: Ashburton Hall and Park

Cost: Free

Whether you want to come face to face with Santa, play at the craft stalls, listen to live music or watch the magical performers, Addiscombe Winter Carnival has got you covered!

Dick Whittington and his Cat

When: Running now until January 5

Where: Hackney Empire

Cost: Ticket prices vary

Already receiving rave reviews from Eastlondonlines, this pantomime will have you screaming with laughter as the gang get up to their mischief.

Thunderdance Film Festival

When: December 7. 7pm-11pm

Where: The Castle Cinema

Cost: Free

A bi-annual event set in the heart of Hackney. Thunderdance focuses on independent cinema from around the globe. Register here

Pembury Tavern Christmas Fundraiser

When: December 10. 6pm

Where: Pembury Tavern

Cost: Free entry

Following the success of last years fundraiser, Pembury Tavern has partnered with Hackney Winter Night Shelter for a night of fundraising for the charity. Get involved for an evening of goodwill including beer, pizza and raffles!

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