Christmas Markets in South London are held during the four weeks of advent and sell food, drinks, and seasonal gifts from open air stalls, and date back to 1294! Christmas Fairs in South London on the other hand provide stalls and amusements for your entertainment. For more information about some of the must-visit Christmas Markets and Fairs in South London 2016 read on…
Sutton House’s Christmas Craft Fair
Sutton House is owned by the National Trust, and is the oldest house in the area! It has been beautifully restored with authentic original décor, and is the ideal venue for carol performances, film previews, and local theatre productions during the Christmas period. This Tudor manor house is transformed into a haven of stalls by the organisers of the Soho Flea Market, and the Dalston Christmas Market from Saturday November 26 to Sunday December 18. Designer stalls showcasing fashion, jewellery, and cards will sit alongside high quality food and drinks vendors. The winter wonderland theme has each room celebrating a different pantomime.
Finnish Church Christmas Fair
The church in Southwark is the perfect setting for the Finnish Market selling traditional toys, Christmas cards, and memorabilia. You’ll be able to enjoy bowls of reindeer stew, hot dogs, cinnamon buns, and Finnish beer! Whilst you shop you’ll be entertained with live music, and a Scandinavian Christmas Market will be open in front of the church. Choose from delicious treats such as Fazer chocolate, cloudberry jam, and traditional rye breads to take home with you. The Fair opens on 16 November.
Christmas Market at Tate Modern
From 19 November to 23 December you’ll be able to enjoy a wonderful Victorian Carousel in this modern art gallery located near the Thames. Shop whilst listening to the festive music, and browse through handmade crafts including jewellery, toys, cards, and decorations - so many delightful products all offered in a magical winter atmosphere. The beautiful authentically decorated wooden chalets are designed to show off the wide range of hand crafted gifts to perfection. Why not indulge in a glass of mulled wine, with roasted nuts and gingerbread hearts? And there’s a Christmas Grotto too!
London Bridge City Christmas Market
You’ll be able to buy your beautiful gifts, and delicious food from German style crafted wood chalets as film screenings, and live music add to the Christmas spirit. Handmade crafts are on show from over 100 independent traders and bars will serve you cocktails, mulled wine, and hot cider. From 30 November to 3 January 2017 you’ll be able to enjoy this fantastic Christmas Market situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
The Ladywell Christmas Market
This traditional Christmas Market in Brockley attracts hundreds of people as you’ll be able to find the best seasonal produce, presents, and treats for the whole family. On Saturday 3 December from 10am to 4pm, you’ll be able to enjoy gift shopping, delicious food, and fantastic entertainment. There’ll be plenty of Christmas cheer from local craftspeople – there’s something here for everyone!