There has never been a better time to rediscover one of London’s key historic markets just in time for Christmas. As well as being the ideal 7-days-a-week destination to find the perfect gift (for a loved one or yourself) and tuck into some seasonal delicacies from our award-winning street food trucks, this year Spitalfields is feeling especially festive. From carol singers, to special late-night openings to nativity performances, and of course, what’s a Christmas without a visit from Santa Claus and his naughty elves? There is bound to be something to get you in the spirit, so come along and join Spitalfields spread festive cheer and good tidings at one of our upcoming events.
The Hertfordshire Concert Band, a collective of over 35 musicians will perform a festive mixture of carols and popular Christmas music for the lunchtime crowds on Bishops Square. The band will be collecting donations to fund music and equipment whilst entertaining the Sunday Market visitors.
Sunday 1st December – lunchtime concert
Local school choirs will return for the 9th year running in a series of lunchtime performances raising money for local homelessness charity Providence Row.
Visitors will be treated to seasonal classics and carols abound as well as current chart hits.
Mon 2nd – Fri 6th – lunchtimes daily
Late night market with seasonal entertainment from Ministry of Fun including street performers and a DJ.
Thursday 5th December – until 9pm
Santa and his two most trusted elves will come to Spitalfields to browse the market stalls to find a very special gift for Mrs Claus.
Visitors will have the opportunity to pose with Santa for a selfie and check whether they’re on his nice or naughty list!
Sat 7th & Sun 8th 11:00 – 17:00 daily
Local school children from Christ Church Nativity perform their annual nativity play in promenade across the Spitalfields Estate and beyond with live animals from Spitalfields City farm.
Wednesday 11th December – lunchtime
Over 250 musicians who come together annually for a great fun afternoon, performing festive music in Spitalfields Market in London! Everyone is welcome, whether a seasoned professional or an absolute beginner, with any wind orchestra instrument or just your voice. We perform a wide range of well-known Christmas songs, with sheet music provided for all performers. This year our festive extravaganza will be the biggest yet!
Sunday 15th December – lunchtime