Our Festive Guide to Bethnal Green this December

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Feeling festive? We’ve got the ultimate guide for how to get into the spirit in Bethnal Green this December…


Visit Oxford House’s Winter Maker’s Fair

11 December 2021 at Oxford House on Derbyshire Street | Free admission | oxfordhouse.org.uk

Discover unique gifts from local makers at Oxford House’s Maker’s Fair this December! Expect creative handmade goods and homewares from up-and-coming affordable artists alongside live music and craft workshops. They’ll have creative workshops for all ages and also a selection of brilliant local independent traders, crafters and makers. This is the perfect opportunity to shop local and more sustainably. What’s more – there will be a selection of festive cakes and mulled wine available in the cafe…


Daylight Music at St John on Bethnal Green church

Daylight Music: Lost Christmas – Dude, Where’s My Card? | Sat, 11 December, 12:00 – 14:00

Lost Map are presenting an afternoon contemplating the antiquated tradition of exchanging cards, the moral dilemma of keeping in touch just once a year, and the ‘often erotic politics’ behind who stays on the list (and who gets cut). With Pictish Trail, Molly Linen and Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business.

Find out more and get tickets here.


Pick up your Christmas Tree locally

Herbert’s Fruit and Salad – Herbert’s is a family business that has been selling fresh fruit and vegetables since 1974. This December, they will be selling Christmas Trees to light up your home with. Herbert’s stall runs in Globe Town Market Square from Tuesday to Saturday, 8am to 2.30pm

Hackney City Farm – Premium Nordman Trees and tree stands are for sale at Hackney City Farm! All proceeds from tree sales go to the farm. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 – 4.30pm.

Columbia Road – You can count on the infamous Columbia Road Flower Market to provide you with all your Christmas Tree needs this year. Visit on Sunday mornings to browse what’s on offer from multiple market stall traders.


Hunker down at St Margaret’s House for a spooky Christmas production of A Christmas Carol

Saturday 11 December 2021 – Show 1: 2:30pm | Show 2: 5pm

Ebenezer and his ghoulish gang are back for another spooky Christmas Carol at St Margaret’s House this December. Visit for a family festive treat and get into into the Christmas spirit with The Dickens Theatre Company.

Click here to buy tickets.


Indulge in a Christmas feast at East End pubs

The Star of Bethnal Green

Picture courtesy of The Star of Bethnal Green

There’s nothing like Christmas in a traditional East End boozer and The Star of Bethnal Green is the perfect 2-floor pub for a cosy festive experience. If you’re looking to host a festive party with friends, need a venue for your work Christmas party, or simply fancy a pre-Christmas knee’s up, head to their website to explore your options! You can book a private function room or some tables within the beautiful pub itself.

The Royal Oak in Bethnal Green

Picture courtesy of the Royal Oak in Bethnal Green

From festive dinners to easy-going buffet events, The Royal Oak is there to make sure your ultimate December festivities are ones to remember. You can host a family meal in their private rooms or opt for a more relaxed setting, either way you can expect sensational dishes and a great atmosphere.


Advent Christmas at St Matthew’s Bethnal Green

A series of Christmas events at the 18th-century Anglican church


Are you a local business or organisation that is hosting something festive this year? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch here.

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