Summer seems barely gone, and the Christmas season is already fast approaching. Fortunately South London is full of events to keep everyone’s spirit up
Candlelit Carols, Southwark Cathedral
December 2, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Enjoy performances from the Quorum Chamber Choir and sing along to classic Christmas carols in this annual celebration by international development charity Feed the Minds. Visit www.feedtheminds.org for ticket information.
Nordic Wintertime, Royal Festival Hall
A free afternoon of Nordic-themed music, storytelling, and crafts for the family to close the year-long Nordic Matters programme. Visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Christmas Market, Southwark Cathedral
December 1, 2 and 3
A market selling handmade crafts, decorations, food, and other Christmas goodies, plus children’s activities, handbell ringers and cathedral tours.
Visit www.cathedral.southwark.anglican.org/news/christmasmarket for times.
Hidden Jazz Club, Pop Brixton
December 17, 9pm-11pm
Regulars include trumpeter Andy Davies, vocalist Vimala Rowe and saxophonist
Binker Golding. £15. Visit www.popbrixton.org
Christmas Market, Methodist Church Hall, Burnt Ash Hill, Lee
November 18, 11am
Toys, handicrafts, bric-a-brac, books, jewellery, cards, gifts – and Santa.
Blackheath Halls Christmas Concert
December 17, 7.30pm-9.30pm
Community groups will perform in this seasonal Christmas concert. A glass of mulled wine and a minced pie are included with the ticket. Visit www.blackheathhalls.com
Sponge, Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill
November 28– December 30, 10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
Babies, young children, and their parents will have the chance to roll, squeeze, and pop their way through this soft, bouncy adventure set to a 1970s soundtrack. The show has been made for children aged four months to four years and their parents. Visit www.bac.org.uk
Christmas in the Trenches, Bourne Hall Museum Kids Club, Ewell
December 16, 1pm-2.30pm
Children will get the opportunity to learn about Christmas experienced by soldiers in the trenches during the Great War. Call 020 8394 1734.
A Christmas Carol as told by Jacob Marley (deceased), Time & Leisure Studio
November 24, 7.45pm-10.30pm
James Hyland stars in this award-winning adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Visit www.atgtickets.com/venues/new-wimbledon-studio for tickets.
Christmas Party Evening, Hall Place and Gardens, Bourne Road, Bexley
December 15, 6pm
Music and fine fare in the magnificent Great Hall. There will be a drinks reception followed by a four-course meal.
Call 01322 621238 for advance ticket information.
Christmas Garden Trail
December 1, 10am
Mother Christmas has baked an entire gingerbread family. Find them all in the gardens. Visit www.hallplace.org.uk
Greenwich Wintertime Festival, Old Royal Naval College
Ice skating performances, live music entertainment, children shows, theatre, winter market, food, DJs, a silent disco, and more. Visit www.greenwichwintertime.com
Swing and Jam Christmas Ball, Borough Hall, Greenwich
December 9, 8pm-10.30pm
A night of live swing and jazz, social dance, and Lindy Hop. See www.greenwichdance.org.uk