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What’s On Christmas 2022

We're open 7 days a week for the ultimate Christmas shopping experience

We’re open 7 days a week. Come and see the giant wreaths and our beautifully lit Victorian market roof.

Every Wednesday we’re running Christmas Shopping Socials where you’ll find mulled wine and apple juice, mince pies being served and festive live music in the centre of the market.

Shop with us everyday until the 24th December and enjoy the ultimate Christmas shopping day out.

Discover Christmas gifting for everyone Shop our traders in the centre of the market and well known retailers and independent brands on the perimeter. Discover our 2022 Gift Guides here.

Feast on some of London’s best street food in the centre of the market, drink at the Chouffe Funky Forest or dine in at one of our restaurants.

Party with us. With festive menus and private dining rooms available to book at venues across the market.

Make your own wreaths, centrepieces or Christmas gifts at one of our festive workshops.

Drop the kids off! At our brand new Old Spitalfields Market Christmas Club from Sharky & George

Read on for more details and to book!

Sharky & George Old Spitalfields Market Christmas Club

This winter sees child entertainment experts, Sharky and George, launch their Old Spitalfields Market Christmas Club.

Whilst you are doing Christmas shopping, heading to the office or just meeting up with friends, you can rest assured that your children will be enjoying the season’s ultimate Christmas entertainment at our new location. With loads of festive themed crafts and activities such as Reindeer Antler Making, Magical Hot Chocolate Creations, Snowman Wrapping Races and Snow Ball Fights!

Learn more and buy your tickets here.

Christmas Shopping Social Wednesdays

Join us every Wednesday afternoon in the run up to Christmas for music, mulled wine and mince pies in the middle of the market.

Running each week from 2pm – 5pm, this celebration of the very best Christmas shopping and treats , including seasonal pop-ups and specials, guest markets from Urban Makers and more…

Coming with a group or workmates? Contact to discuss our Christmas group and corporate packages.

Paper Mistletoe Making With Pom Pom Factory

Embrace the season with our Paper Mistletoe Workshops with Pom Pom Factory.

Taking place at various time on Sunday 11th December, these hands-on sessions see Karen guide you through the process of creating a Christmas mistletoe bunch using Italian crepe paper and wires.

You can take home your very own Christmas paper mistletoe decoration to hang, which can be reused every year.

You’ll find more about these workshop and book here.


Santa’s Grotto and Card Making Workshop

On the hunt for fun things to do in London with kids? Santa Claus is coming to town, with his crafty elves in tow, to help your little ones get creative at this hands-on, festive class!

Hosted by Art Play London in a magical grotto in Old Spitalfields Market, this seasonal experience will help your kids explore exciting papercraft as they make beautiful handmade Christmas cards.

To make your visit extra special, each child will get an audience with the big man himself! Plus there’ll face painting, mug pressing and crafty gifts available to purchase on the day.

Discover more details and book here.

Festive Food & Drink perfect for Christmas Parties

From insta-worth Christmas cocktails, to unmissable seasonal menus, the Market’s restaurants do winter well.

Wondering where to book for your annual knees up, however big or small?

You’ll find our guide to each venues Christmas 22 offering here.

Throughout December, the Market also plays host to the Chouffe Funky Forest, boasting seasonal Belgian Beers and winter treats including Deluxe Raclette.

Seasonal Sip and Paint Sessions

If you want to explore your artistic side, while also having some festive fun, why not book into ArtPlay’s Santa Life Drawing Class.

These sessions are a chance to capture a (fully clothed!) Santa with expert guidance, creating artwork that would make a great Christmas gift or decoration.

The bar will be open for drinks as you draw, making it a wonderful alternative Christmas activity to do with friends or colleagues.