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Decoration Making, Markets, And Carollers
Deck the halls with boughs of holly on the 1st December at the Horniman Museum.
I always think making your own decorations makes Christmas that much more special. Buying them from the shop is fine, but there is far more spirit in the house when it is something you've made yourself. We still have years-old decks that we made together as a family that we hang around the house each year.
Between 11.30am-12.30pm and 2pm-3pm on the 1st December, you and the kids can visit the Horniman Museum. By taking inspiration from the natural world, make your own Christmas decorations to take home and fill the house with homemade cheer. It costs £2 to participate.
Then on the 8th-9th December, the museum will be putting on a Christma Fayre. As well as a food and gift market, there will be plenty of children's activities.
Christmas Market - Located in the conservatory, there will be a selection of unique stalls selling Fair Trade goods such as recycled gifts, eco-friendly cards, and ethical fashion. The items are locally sourced and include jewellery, second-hand books, and food preserves.
Santa's Grotto - Santa is a busy man, so you'll need to book.
Art Makers - on the 8th at 1.30pm and 2.45pm, children can make Christmas crackers for £3.
Tales of Long Shadows and Shimmering Ice - After that there will be two story sessions at 2.45pm and 4pm. Stories from around the world will be told by Debbie Guneratne.
Discovery for All - What's a trip to a museum without a bit of discovery? At 2pm on the 9th, children will be able to learn about and hold museum objects.
Raise The Roof Concert – Between 2.30pm-3.30pm, the Raise the Roof choir will perform seasonal songs and carols in Gallery Square.
Carol Concert - Later on between 5pm-6pm more carols will be sung at the bandstand by the Crystal Palace Band and English Baroque Choir.