Christmas Markets

This Christmas why not make your shopping experience a little more personal? With so many East London markets to choose from we’re sure you’ll find something perfect for your loved ones and if you can’t find something why not get creative and join a workshop? Everyone loves a handmade gift.

CHRISTMAS WEDNESDAYS

Date: Every Wednesday from the 29th November – 20th December 2017 5pm-9pm

Location: Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG

W: http://www.columbiaroad.info/news/category/christmas_wednesdays

An evening of shopping in the Dickensian setting of Columbia Rd Christmas Markets. A market street with classic old world charm, Victorian street lamps and traditional shop fronts will be dressed in the season’s finest. Cruise the streets with mulled wine as you dip in and out of independent shops and peruse the market stalls. Let the festive market atmosphere have you singing along with the carols as you find the spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Tower Hamlets.

URBAN MAKERS EAST

Date: 9th & 10th December 2017

Location:

The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park Grove Road E3 5TW 

W: www.urbanmakerseast.co.uk

One of our favourite Christmas markets returns to the Mile End Ecology Pavillion. This welcoming bright and sunny space will host 2 days of seasonal fun and festivities. With loads of great stalls we’re sure you’ll find some unique presents to delight even your trickiest customers.

There will also be three workshops running over the weekend. Saturday from 11.30 – 1.30pm Make your own Terranium with Heron Hawker or from 2-4pm you can learn to make a facemask with Suzie from Soothe-Me. On Sunday from 1 – 5pm you can learn how to Hand Knit a throw with I Make Knots. The workshops tend to be very popular so we recommend getting in there early or booking in advance.

CHRISPMAS MARKET

Date: 9th & 10th December 2017
Location: Chrisp Street Market, 173A East India Dock Road, London E14 0EA

W: https://chrispstreet.com/chrispmas-market/

Chrisp Street Market gets extra festive from 11am -4pm. Have your children’s photo taken with Santa in his Grotto in East India Square and find something perfect for your loved ones from the stalls of local makers.

Sunday the 10th December from 12pm, Swing East will be showing us some new old fashioned moves. Scrummy food will be available from the Chicken Shack

CRAFTY FOX MARKETS CHRISTMAS NIGHT MARKET

Date: Thursday 14th 2017 4-9pm

Location: The Geffrye Museum,136 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8EA

W:http://www.craftyfoxmarket.co.uk/christmas-2017-geffrye-thurs-14-dec

Why not have an evening of shopping with some mum friends? Really get stuck into shopping from a wonderfully curated selection of designer-makers. There will be street food, DJs, workshops and lashings of mulled wine.

You can all have a giggle as you learn how to knit and decorate a Christmas Wreath in a festive workshop with I Make Knots.

STEPNEY CITY FARM CHRISTMAS MARKET

Date: Friday 15th & 16th December 10am-6pm

Location: Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG

W:http://stepneycityfarm.org/at-the-farm/christmas-market-2017/

Join Stepney City Farm for a two-day seasonal celebration of food, drink and local craft this December with 25 stalls, entertainment and a cosy re-vamped Café. Relax with a glass of mulled wine. Children can enjoy a Frog Prince baby music session on the Friday and listen to stories and make masks on the Saturday. Live music, animals and a nativity “Away in a manger” comes to life this holiday season.

ST PAULS OLD FORD RD CHRISTMAS FAIR & ROMAN RD CHRISTMAS MARKET

Date: 16th December

Location: Roman Road Market Car park & St Pauls Old Ford Rd

W:http://romanroadlondon.com/event/christmas-fair-2017/

Two separate events but so collaborative we’re listing them as one. It’s a community affair with stalls from local makers, a Santa’s grotto with prizes for children from local businesses of Roman rd, children’s crafts, elves and more. At St Pauls, there will be more entertainment, food, games and crafts. St Pauls will also be sheltering a jumble sale for local charity, Ability Bow, which has had it’s funding threatened last year. They are currently taking donations for the jumble sale at St Pauls, so if you need to have a clear out why not do it before Santa and your relatives bring even more toys into the house? See this link for more info

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