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Christmas Happenings in and around Sydenham and Forest Hill

This page will be updated regularly to keep you updated on all the events shows markets and happening in the run up to Christmas so do check the page regularly. If you have an event not listed please email see3traders@gmail.com to make sure we include it.

Winners of Christmas cards competion on sale at

sydenhamcommunityproject.com

£1 for single cards

£4 for 5 Cards

From November 1 at Kirkdale Bookshop 
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£8 for packs of 12 

(with all 4 designs)

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FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER

Bach to Baby – Christmas Family concert

EnSEmble

St Bartholomew's

4-5pm

£15

www.eventbrite.co.uk

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SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

Sydenham Garden Winter Fair

11am – 3pm

Cakes, Hot Food, Gifts, Crafts, Plants and raffle!

FRIDAY 24 NOVEMBER

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

Wreath making workshop

Blossom & Threads

7-9pm

Fancy making your own festive wreath?

SATURDAY 2 DECEMBER

Lighting of Christmas and Street Lights

In front Sydenham Centre around the Christmas Tree

4 – 6pm

Come to Sydenham's annual Christmas tree event that includes Carol sing Brass band mince pies. Street lights and tree come on at 5pm. Then everyone is invited to Ignition Brewery for a festive drink. Lucky Dip for kids and raffle for adults. Its a lovely event that really brings the community together.

raffle tickets available at www.sydenhamcommunityproject.com

THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER

Festive Shopping Market

Kelvin Grove Road SE26 6BB

7-9pm

Kelvin Grove Primary School is having their first Christmas market

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SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER

Christmas Fair

Sydenham Library

11am-3pm

Get into the Christmas spirit

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SATURDAY  & SUNDAY 2 & 3 and 9 & 10 DECEMBER

Peter Pan Panto

Spontaneous Productions

2 & 3.30pm 

Sy Bartholomew's Church

The beloved story of Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, is brought to magical life by Sydenham-based theatre company Spontaneous Productions performed in the beautiful setting of St Bart’s Church. Expect to be highly entertained with amazing songs, fabulous costumes, special effects, audience participation and lots of Spontaneous-style surprises!

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

Sydenham Christmas Market

Sydenham Centre

Lovely Christmas market with lots of gifts and treats. Something for everyone right on our doorsteps.

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

Patchwork Stocking Class

Stag & Bow

10am – 3pm

£85

Make your own heirloom quality patchworkstocking. We will be using sewing machines but no sewing experience is necessary, complete beginners are welcome as well as those with more sewing experience.

SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER

Christmas Wellness Fair

Dragonfly Yoga Studios

12-6pm

Free Candlelit Yoga, Pop-up shops such as Jewellery, Reiki, Crystals, Positivity Pebbles and many more, Hip-hop & Afro-fusion dance workshops, Mulled wine and food.

Free Ticket on Eventbrite.

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SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

Songs of Sydenham

Ignition Brewery

Directly after the Sydenham Christmas Market

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 

Santa's Grotto

Dragonfly Studios

£8

Tickets at www.sydenhamcommunityproject.com

Meet and chat to Santa on his sleigh and receive a gift from him. Prepare a bag of food for the reindeers to take home with you to leave out on the 24th. Write Santa a letter of what you want, do Christmas crafts, decorate a gingerbread man and get your face painted all included. Extras will be a lucky dip £1. Christmas card sale and food and drink which will be provided by Leo's cafe.

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SUNDAY 3 DECEMBER

Parade Service

The Grove Centre

10.30am

with our resident Beaver & cubs packs

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

Carol Singing around Local pubs

7.30pm

Raising funds for Lewisham foodbank. Meet at the Grove Centre.

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 

Carols by Candlelight

Holy Trinity Church

5pm

www.holytrinity.life

Traditional service with Brass band followed by mince pies and mulled wine.

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FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER

Perry Vale Christmas Lighting Ceremony

3 –4pm

SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER

Forest Hill & Kirkdale Christmas lighting Ceremony

Forest Hill Staion at 4.15pm

Kirkdale at 5pm

Lovely Christmas market with lots of gifts and treats. Something for everyone right on our doorsteps.

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER 

Worship Service

Grove Centre

10.30am

with communion "in the round'.

FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER

Christmas Family Film Night

Holy Trinity Church

5pm

www.holytrinity.life

Screen "The Star" Kid's tea provided..

SUNDAY 10 DECEMBER

Cafe ChristmasBlossom & Threads

4.30pm

RElaxed Festive social time and Christmas songs of all ages.

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FRIDAY 1 DECEMBER

Ladies Christmas Craft Evening

7.30pm

Holy Trinity Church

Tickets at www.holytrinity.life

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Christmas Preparations

THURSDAY 7 DECEMBER

Winter Concert

Sydenham School

6 – 7.30pm

Contact school for more info.

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SUNDAY 10 & 17 DECEMBER

Wreath making workshop

Blossom & Threads

7-9pm

Fancy making your own festive wreath?

SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

Christmas Guitarioke

Ignition Brewery

7pm

A night of fun with you favourite Christmas tunes.

SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER

Spontaneous Nativity 

10am

www.holytrinity.life

Meet Joseph, Mary and their Donkey at Forest Hill Station and walk down to the church for the service at 10.30am. Get into the spirit and wear Nativityu outfits. Folowed by minced pies and mulled wine.

WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER

Christmas Lunch
The Grove Centre

£10

12.15-3.30pm
RSVP by 5 DECEMBER at office@thegrovecentre.org.uk

Menu on the left with both regular or vegan options available

SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

Christmas Art Market

145 Perry Vale

11am – 4pm

Original presents at this Art Market

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FRIDAY 15 DECEMBER

Youth Christmas Party (11-14)

Holy Trinity Church

6pm

www.holytrinity.life

SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER

All age Nativity Concert

Grove Centre

10.30am

FREE

Come early to borrow a costume.

TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER

Christmas Sing-a-Long Concert

Grove Centre

10am

FREE

Sing along to your Christmas favourites with Ageing Well in Lewisham and Albert's Band visiting from Royal Albert Hall. 

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TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER

enSEmble26 at Christmas

St Bartholomew's

7-8pm
www.ensemble26.com

£15/£8 Children

enSEmble26 will be joined by principal members of the London Symphony Orchestra to bring you a magical evening of festive tunes, traditional carols and classical favourites, including Winter from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Book tickets on link above.

THURSDAY 21 DECEMBER

Sing along
Ignition Brewery

7pm

Christmas Sing-a-long around the piano with Trevor Wensley

FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER

JRHY's 9th Annual Community Christmas 
TNG Youth and Community Centre

4-8pm

The event will feature fun activities, arts and craft, Christmas jumper competition, bouncy castle, open mic, entertainment goodie bag and free refreshment for the whole family.  

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FRIDAY 22 DECEMBER

enSEmble26 
The Snowman

St Bartholomew's

1.30 – 2.0pm or 3.30 – 4.30pm

www.ensemble26.com

St Bartholomew's church, 4 Westwood Hill, London SE26 6QR, UK

Following sell out performances for the last 3 years, enSEmble26's production of Raymond Briggs' 'The Snowman' IS BACK!

Narrated by Susie Riddell and with the original music played by some of London's best musicians book early to avoid disappointment!

TUESDAY 19 DECEMBER

Christmas Carols

The Greyhound

6.30pm

FREE

Celebrate the festive season with the Greyhound Carol singers. Mulled wine, mince pies and the Christmas spirit

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SATURDAY 23 DECEMBER

Pop-up Shop Event 
Station Approach

11am – 4pm

Last minute shoppers can grab a bargain from local traiders: Jewelry, bags, clothes art work and more...

SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER

Carol Service 
The Grove Centre

10.30am

Get into the spirit of Christmas.

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SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

Christmas Choral Music

St Mary the Virgin, Lewisham SE13 6LE

7.30pm

£16

Seasonal Music for choir and audience..

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SATURDAY 16 DECEMBER

Christmas Concert

Holy Trinity Church, Lennard Road SE20 7LX

7pm

FREE

Hidden voices presents. Donations welcomed all profits go to Living Well

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SUNDAY 17 DECEMBER

Santa Paws in the Park

Cator Park and Alexandra Recreational Ground

11am

FREE

Festive prize to be awarded for the Hooman and dog jumper. Walking from Kent house coffee shop ending at Alexandra recreational grounds and onto Alexandra Pub or nurseries.

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SUNDAY 24 DECEMBER

3pm Informal Family Christingle service  

11.30pm Midnight Communion

Holy Trinity Church

www.holytrinity.life

MONDAY 25 DECEMBER

Christmas Day 
The Grove Centre

10.30am

A short celebration for all ages

MONDAY 25 DECEMBER

Christmas Day  Celebrations
Holy Trinity Church

10.30am

Merry Christmas to All!

Christmas 2022

Christmas 2021

Thanks to everyone who came out to sing carols, watch the Christmas lights being turned on, enjoyed free mulled wine and mince pies courtesy of Ignition Brewery and participated in the raffle and lucky dip. This was to kicked off the season scroll down for further events and shows in the area!

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