Lighting up Haringey: Christmas events across the borough
From a Spurs legend switching on Christmas lights to winter markets, choirs and crafts, there’s a ho-ho-whole lot going on in Haringey this festive season.
Big switch-on events will be held across the borough, including in Tottenham, Wood Green, Crouch End and Muswell Hill, with dazzling trees and fantastic decorations making Haringey shine bright.
Haringey’s Christmas gets up and running on December 1, when our festive lamppost lights are switched on. Large events will start on December 2, with free parking for the day in council public car parks and town centre pay by phone bays as part of Small Business Saturday – aimed at getting residents to shop local and give a festive boost to the borough’s businesses.
December 2 also marks the Wood Green lights switch-on, with a festival and street performers, plus a tree. There’s a second tree on Turnpike Lane, paid for by local businesses from Wood Green’s Business Improvement District Steering Group, and the Mall has a Pixie Hollow Grotto for kids.
Blue House Yard’s Saturday Christmas markets also launch on the 2nd, with a range of stalls, hot food and drinks. And artists and makers from the Chocolate Factory will hold their first Winter Arts Market on the 2nd and 3rd from 1pm-6pm, with gifts, clothes, Christmas decorations and jewellery on offer.
It’s all happening in Tottenham too, with Spurs favourite Ledley King switching on the lights at the Tottenham Winter Festival and market on the 2nd. Plus, Crouch End will play host to a craft market as festive lights are switched on and their tree is unveiled.
Myddleton Road Winter Festival and Christmas tree switch-on is on December 3, and on December 9, Christmas comes to Muswell Hill for the A Very Merry Muswell event. There’ll be choirs, singers and plenty of festive food and drink, with Channel 5 newsreader Chloe Potter turning the lights on.
Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Communities Cllr Eugene Ayisi, said: “There’s loads going on this winter and it’s a great opportunity for our communities to come together, however they are spending the festive period. From Ledley King switching on the Christmas lights in Tottenham to local artists showing off their talents at markets across the borough, there’s lots of fun to be had.”
There are many other events planned for the next few weeks, including:
- Box of Prints Christmas Extravaganza, Tottenham’s Living Room, Nov 30 to Dec 2.
- Winter Health and Lifestyle Market, Lordship Hub, Dec 2
- Fortismere Christmas Fair, Dec 3
- Christmas Tree decoration event, Hornsey Library, Dec 5
- Fortismere Community Choir's Christmas concert, St Andrew's Church, Muswell Hill, Dec 9
- Christmas Cracker Fair, Highgate Gallery, Dec 9
- Tottenham Ploughman Winterfest, Dec 10
- Christmas lunch at Clarendon Recovery College’s Hideaway Café, costing £9.95 for two courses, Dec 15
- Christmas card decoration event, Hornsey Library, Dec 15
- Christmas sports party for children, New River Sport and Fitness in Tottenham, Dec 17
There’s also the traditional ice skating sessions at Alexandra Palace – plus you can get a Christmas tree from the Ally Pally Garden Centre.
For more information on these and other Christmas events, check out our What’s On pages. If you're holding a Christmas event, add it to the What’s On pages and let everyone know about it.
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