08 Dec Bumper Weekend for Christmas Markets
Three festive markets are coming to Peckham and Nunhead on one weekend in December – with street-food, shopping, creative classes and choirs.
Pexmas will feature up to 70 stalls in Holly Grove park, selling homeware, toys, cakes, Christmas wrapping, textiles, ceramics and jewellery. Traders will range from the South East Cakery & Brownie Bar to Garudio Studiage.
A selection of street-food stalls will include Banh Banh, which serves Vietnamese food, and the Salt Beef Bros, who will offer slow-cooked, salt-beef sandwiches garnished with gherkins and mustard.
The Dulwich Folk Choir and other musical groups will perform during the day, some collecting donations for their chosen charities. According to the organisers, singalongs are encouraged. December 13, 11am-7pm.
The £3 Christmas Bazaar is taking place at the Nunhead Salvation Army building and Nunhead Green. The bazaar, which bills itself as a “Christmas fair with an arty twist”, has an emphasis on community rather than consumption.
It will feature stocking-fillers, bric-a-brac, cakes, cards, pottery, miniature artworks and more. The Ivy House knitting club, Woolly Mondays, will attend, and there will be comedy from Nunhead-based Pull the Other One and Lewis Schaffer.
The Salvation Army brass band and Nunhead Community Choir will perform, and shops on Nunhead Lane – including fishmonger FC Soper, butcher HA Smith and Son and AG Flowers – will offer special £3 deals in-store. December 13, 12-6pm.
The Crafty Fox market is returning to the CLF Art Café at the Bussey Building this year, promising visitors “shopping with soul”. It will host more than 100 unique stalls over two days, where shoppers can buy unusual gifts directly from the makers.
Items on sale will include prints and textiles from artist Zoe Burt and wooden jewellery by Anna Wiscombe. There will be live art in the courtyard, festive drinks and DJs spinning an eclectic mix of tunes.
A series of creative craft workshops will see Afroretro demonstrate how to make paper decorations and cards using traditional Ugandan materials; and there will be block-printing and jewellery-making classes. December 13 and 14, 12-6pm.
Admission to all markets is free.