Free entry. All ages
Browse and buy unique hand-made gifts and seasonal treats direct from London makers and enjoy live music, crafts, community stalls, festive activities, hot street food and craft beer at this family-friendly event in the Geffrye’s beautiful front gardens.
The House of Funky Junk – all things funky and junky: Vintage, Retro, Preloved, Upcycled and Handmade Home Decor
Colster Bags – striking shoulder bags handmade in south London
Emma Habbeshon Jewellery – beautiful sculptural jewellery, made in Emma’s north London studio
Luna Stationery – beautiful gifts & wrapping for stationery addicts
MayD Tiles – perfectly imperfect, personalised decorative tiles
Leah Rose Designs – beautiful pillows and accessories all hand crafted in the UK from original vintage fabrics and textiles from the 1950s onwards
Clarke’s Closet – handmade dolls and children’s accessories that make dolls of colour a normal inclusion into the world of play
Hackney Herbal – a range of herbal infusions created by blending locally grown and organically sourced herbs. Profits go towards supporting local people to improve their health and wellbeing.
Joji Natural – natural, organic, handmade skincare
Briggs’ Bughouses – bee, bug and birdhouses made by local craftsman, Alan Briggs
Enchanted Terrarium – delightful mini living gardens in glass jars
By Kala – African print children’s clothes and accessories
Window Cards – cut-out greeting and Christmas cards, wrapping paper & advent calendars, by artist Nick Sellek
Geffrye shop – favourite picks including coasters, notepads, bags, cushion covers and more!
Owl Parliament (12.30-2pm)
This genre-fluid group of singers from South London sing anything and everything including: 50’s Doo-wop, Eastern European Folk, re-imaginings of pop epics and 16th-century English madrigals.
Tours of the Geffrye’s historical almshouse (adults £5, under 16s free)
Step back in time for a fascinating glimpse into the lives of former Geffrye almshouse residents.
Free Workshops (all ages, outdoor – under canvas)
Christmas decoration-making with Anna & Roisein
Craft workshop with Briggs Bughouses
Ticketed Craft Workshops (book in advance at www.geffrye-museum.org.uk)
Contemporary Festive Wreaths workshop – with artist and florist Freya Gabie
Family Friendly (ages 8+). 11am – 1pm. Tickets £30
Learn how to create hand-folded origami decorations using a selection of beautiful handcrafted and printed papers then form them into a show-stopping decorative wreath which can be hung anywhere for instant Christmas dazzle!
Make a Winter Wellness Survival Kit – with Hackney Arts
For Adults. 2 – 4pm. Tickets £35 plus booking fee, 15% concs for students and 60+
Learn about the restorative and relaxing properties of herbs and essential oils, then make your own nature-inspired winter survival kit to keep you cosy indoors, including herbal bath-bags, an all-natural sleep pillow and a soothing scented candle.
London Bike Kitchen – winner of best community project (Cycling Campaign awards) – local workshop where you can learn DIY for your bike, picking up skills and parts as you go!
St Mary’s Secret Garden – selling hand-made produce from their garden, this horticultural project, just a few steps away from the Geffrye, is a valuable resource for the whole community.
The Hackney Society – selling local history publications. The society supports local people in the conservation and regeneration of Hackney’s built environment and public spaces.
Cordwainers Grow – specialising in projects and events which bring people and their natural environment together in a collaborative and creative way.
Food & Drink stalls
Geffrye bar – mulled wine and cider plus hot chocolate for the kids!
A Pinch of Barbs – Anna will be serving up hot, hearty and homemade fayre – look out for the delicious slow-cooked beef brisket in mulled wine
Meraki – a call-out to all baklava lovers: Greek sweet delights, all homemade by Despina in South London
Hackney Brewery – craft beer from this progressive, independent local brewery
Treat Day – a mouth-watering pick’n’mix-inspired sweet stall, perfect for playful stocking-fillers, secret Santa and Christmas gifts
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