Sing those Christmas Carols, drink that mulled wine, get out there and make the most of the season at one of these Christmas Markets in East London.
Indulge in some naughty mulled wine and minced pies while still doing nice deeds like supporting local makers and buying brilliantly sustainable gifts.
1 Urban Makers East
25th & 26th November and 9th & 10th December 2023 11am-5pm
The Ecology Pavilion, Mile End Park Grove Road E3 5TW
One of our favourite Christmas markets returns to the Mile End Ecology Pavillion for 2 weekends this festive season. With different designers each day selling everything from Christmas gifts and decorations, homewares, jewellery, art, candles and accessories. All sustainable and ethical. With loads of great stalls we’re sure you’ll find some unique presents to delight even your trickiest customers. Urban Makers East will also be running workshops on the day for you to make some handcrafted presents for loved ones.
2 Bow Arts Winter Market
Sunday 10th December 2023 11 am – 4 pm
Bow arts trust,183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Bow Arts’ annual Winter Market is back on Sunday 10th December, with over 20 pop up makers stalls and fun, festive family activities! Visitors will find everything from original prints, indie zines, and ceramic homeware, all the way over to hand-stitched gifts, etchings, bespoke jewellery, and much more. Alongside the main market, there will be a free, drop-in festive art workshop to give local families and kids the chance to get creative, as well as all the delicious mince pies, mulled wine, and tasty seasonal treats you could hope for on sale from their very own Nunnery Café.
3 Yokimono Japanese Christmas Market
Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd December 2023 11 am – 6 pm
The Factory, 21-31 Shacklewell Lane Dalston Hackney E8 2DA
YOKIMONO (よきもの, meaning ‘good things’ in Japanese) More than a Christmas Market, this is a Japanese cultural event in Dalston. Traders will be offering; delicious Japanese food & sweets, vintage kimonos, ceramics, illustrations, stationary, clothing, jewellery and much more – all made in Japan or produced by Japanese artists in London. As well as a wide variety of market stalls, there will be live performances from Japanese musicians, demonstrations of Furoshiki and Kimono, Ukiyoe art and Tea Ceremony.
4 Stepney City Farm Christmas Market
Saturday 19th December 2023, 10 am – 4 pm
Stepney City Farm, Stepney Way, London, E1 3DG
Away in a manger, there’s lots of shopping with 35 stalls offering delicious seasonal produce and festive crafts. Soak up the atmosphere with some mulled wine and merry music from a brass band. Resident artists will open their studios for the day and lunch will be available from both street food vendors and the Allotment Kitchen. Oh, and there’s always the animals to say hello to.
5 Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road
Every Wednesday 29th November to 20th December 2023 5-9pm
Columbia Rd, London E2 7RG
We think they will be back but there is no news yet!! Enjoy an evening of shopping in the Dickensian setting of Columbia Rd Christmas Markets. A market street with classic old world charm, Victorian street lamps and traditional shop fronts will be dressed in the season’s finest. Cruise the streets with mulled wine as you dip in and out of independent shops and peruse the market stalls. Let the festive market atmosphere have you singing along with the carols as you find the spirit of Christmas is alive and well in Tower Hamlets.
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If you love the Christmas Carols make sure to check out Baby Broadway’s festive family concerts.
Fancy checking out a brilliant pantomime this festive season? We’ve got 4 tickets to give away to one lucky family for Stratford East’s Jack and the Beanstalk