A Very Croydon Christmas

8th - 9th Dec 2023 - Croydon Clocktower, Croydon Central Library, Fairfield Halls, David Lean Cinema, Oval Tavern and The Queen’s Gardens

Save the date for A Very Croydon Christmas!

Taking place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 December, A Very Croydon Christmas brings communities and faiths of Croydon together for a winter celebration. Two magical days of free and ticketed events including music, dance, stories, crafts, and arts activities for all ages, led by artists, voluntary and community groups, and faith organisations.

A Very Croydon Christmas will take place at Croydon Clocktower, Croydon Central Library and Fairfield Halls. Enjoy an enchanting opera for 0-2-year-olds from HurlyBurly Theatre; experience a Windrush Christmas with Windrush Front Room; meet the almost real-life Bjorn the Polar Bear from Los Kaos; and join workshops, talks and events, including storytelling, dance, craft, from Faiths Together in Croydon, Beeja Dance, Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara Croydon, Subrang Arts with Gujarati bead craft workshops to make presents and decorations.

Quiet Space

11am – 4.30pm, Saturday 9 December

We are pleased to be able to offer a designated Quiet Space at Croydon Clocktower and Central Library for ‘A Very Croydon Christmas’. There will be a quiet breakout space in CALAT Workshop Two with comfy spaces to rest and relax, sensory aids and activities if you need to take some time away from the event. CALAT Workshop Two is accessible via the first floor of the Clocktower Atrium, past the David Lean Cinema. Please contact staff on the day for more information.

More events to be announced! Keep checking in below for the full line-up and schedule.

A Very Croydon Christmas line up…

Text saying - Fairfield Halls and LMP Orchestra proudly present A Very Croydon Christmas on a green background with Christmas stars and circles.

A Very Croydon Christmas Concert

Friday 8 December, 7:30pm

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Meet Me A Tree

Friday 8 December, 10.15am, 11.30am and Saturday 9 December, 10.30am, 11.45am

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1 – 24 December – Pop up unit in Centrale (opposite House of Fraser) With beautiful singing and relaxing music at it’s core Meet me a Tree is an opportunity to unwind and have fun for new parents, carers and babies.

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Choogh Choogh!

Friday 1.30pm and Saturday 1.15pm and 3pm

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Bjorn The Polar Bear

Friday 4.15pm and 5.25pm and Saturday 11am, 2pm and 3.45pm

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The Wishing Tree

Friday 12.40pm, 2pm (for adults)

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Little Manhattan

6th Dec 2023 – 23rd Feb 2024

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Face painting with Atelier Arzu

Friday 8 December, 4-7pm and Saturday 9 December, 11am – 4pm

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Guru Nanak Dev Ji workshop with Croydon Gurdwara

Saturday 9 December, 2pm

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Knit and Natter with Samia Tossio

Friday 8 December, 10.15am – 12.45pm

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Strange Cargo and Richie Moment – light installation

Friday 8 December and Saturday 9 December, 3.30pm – 7.30pm

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Gujarati bead craft workshops with Subrang Arts

Friday 8 December, 2 – 3.30pm and Saturday 9 December, 11am – 1pm

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Didukh making demonstration

Friday 8 December, 4-4.20 pm and Saturday 9 December, 12.15-1.45pm

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Image of SS Empire Windrush

The Windrush Collection presents A Christmas Windrush Front Room

Friday 8 December 11am – 4pm

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Festive Folk at the Oval Tavern

Friday 8 December, 8pm and Saturday 9 December, 8pm

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Object handling with Museum of Croydon

Saturday 9 December 11.45am – 1.30pm

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9th Dec 2023 , 2:00pm

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Lantern Craft Workshop

Friday 8 December 4.30pm – 6.45pm

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Craft workshop with artist Skye Baker

Saturday 9 December, 2 – 4.30pm

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Whirling Dervishes

Saturday 9 December, 12.45 – 1pm and 2.30 – 2.45pm

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Kemenche Musician

Friday 8 December, 1.15pm and 2.15pm

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Ukrainian Folk Music

Friday 8 December, 4:35pm

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Croydon Steel Orchestra

Friday 8 December, 4.30 – 5.30pm

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Old Palace Clog and North Wood Morris

Friday 8 December, 6 – 7pm

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Croydon Voices Community Choir

Friday 8 December, 5.40 – 5.55pm

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Beeja Dance

Friday 8 December, 6 – 6.30pm

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Gospel Rising

Friday 8 December, 6.35 – 6.55pm

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S.I.N.G. a cappella choir

Friday 8 December, 7 – 7.20pm

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Harris Academy South Norwood Choir

Friday 8 December, 5 – 5.20pm

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Pollock’s Toy Museum Croydon Christmas Preview

Saturday 9 December, 10am – 4pm

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