East Dulwich will be the place to be on Saturday 2nd December when the fabulous Christmas Cracker returns for its sixth year, offering even more to get everyone in the festive spirit. The street festival programme will include an exciting array of entertainment from local choirs and performance groups with music to be found at the special Bandstand in North Cross Road and pop-up performers appearing along Lordship Lane during the afternoon. Spot your sparkly hosts for the day, Holly & Ivy. Catch the exceedingly colorful Kinetica Bloco as they perform over lunchtime and round the day off with the Children’s Disco at 4.30pm with DJ Trev.
Christmas Cracker exclusive offers will only be available on the day from the wonderful local traders. The North Cross Road market will be home to some tempting seasonal gifts and delicious festival food. The community area will see the East Dulwich WI on the hunt for the best Christmas Jumper be it bought, knitted or accessorized! Visit the stall on 2nd December wearing your jumper between 10am and 3pm with your modest entrance fee to help raise funds for the Southwark Foodbank. The results will be announced at 3.35pm at the Bandstand on the day!
The delightful Children’s Christmas Treasures Hunt developed in partnership with Link Age Southwark will entertain younger Christmas Cracker attendees. Visit the shops marked on the map to be found in the event leaflet available in businesses throughout the area or at The Dulwich Library to start the hunt.
This year will also see the advent of an exciting Art Trail with local artists exhibiting throughout spaces in Lordship Lane and beyond. There will also be the chance to join the Street Art Walk with Amanda Greatorex at 12 noon. Full details, including tickets for the Street Art Walk, can be found at www.dulwichfestival.co.uk
East Dulwich Picturehouse will be showing a free festive family film on the morning of the Cracker; tickets are limited so visit the Facebook page @eastdulwichPH to register your interest. The East Dulwich Community Centre will be hosting Explorer Dan’s Christmas Adventure Party from 1.30pm which is free for the first thirty 3-9 year olds to arrive. And the London Fire Brigade are planning to be found beside the Lordship Flooring Company in Lordship Lane from 12 noon, come along to explore a fire engine!
Make a note to join the fun on Saturday 2nd December; a great way to start the countdown to Christmas!
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