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Thinking about Christmas? A weekend of Sydenham Yuletide events.

Not getting into the Christmas spirit yet? This weekend sees a flurry of Christmas events in SE26 to get you in the mood to welcome Father Christmas with open arms. 


Late night Christmas Shopping Friday 3 December

A Celebration of Friendship – a Christmas concert by the Elm Singers
Friday 3 December, 7.30pm, St Bartholomew’s Church, 2 Westwood Hill SE26 4NP
The Elm Singers invite you to an evening of beautiful music in support of Sydenham Garden with pieces by Tchaikovsky and Lauridsen, solos, duets, readings and traditional Advent carols. Entry is free but there will be a fund-raising collection in support of the garden.  

Christmas Festival at St Christopher’s Hospice Saturday 4 December, 11am-2pm, St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, SE26 6DZ; adults £1, children free
With Santa’s grotto, a children’s fancy dress competition, a raffle to win a car – plus festive food and drink – there is something for all the family at St Christopher’s Christmas Festival! For more information go to

Glistening Glass at 30 Kingsthorpe Road

 Saturday 4 December, 6pm-8pm For details:

Annual Advent Concert by the Bonhoeffer Recorder Consort
Saturday 4 December, 3pm at the German Church, 50 Dacres Road SE23; admission £3; all proceeds to Lewisham Voluntary Care Centre
Formerly known as the Horniman Recorders, the Bonhoeffer Recorder Consort give a concert annually around Advent. The programme will include music by: Holborne, Telemann, Bariola, Monteverdi, Weelkes, and Bach, plus a collection of medieval music arranged for recorders and various Christmas favourites. There will be a raffle for a handmade patchwork quilt and other prizes. Refreshments are donated and organised by the church members and include Gluwein and – possibly! – Black Forest cake.

Mayow Park Christmas Fair
Sunday 5 December, 12-4pm, Mayow Park community garden, Mayow Road entrance to the park; admission free
Come and visit the community garden for stalls, food, gifts and wonderful crafts including Chrismas wreaths.

Glistening Glass at 30 Kingsthorpe Road

Sunday 5 December, 11am-4pm. For details see

Medieval Christmas at the Dolphin with Joglaresa
Sunday 5 December, 7.30pm; tickets £36 from the Kirkdale Bookshop and the Dolphin
Don’t miss the chance to celebrate a medieval Christmas with Sydenham Music at The Dolphin. The evening combines a three-course dinner, Christmas carols and seasonal music from Joglaresa, a dynamic ensemble who combine intoxicating elements of medieval, Middle Eastern, Flamenco and Celtic music. To sample their sound, visit
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