If you want to make an early start on your Christmas shopping, there’s plenty of opportunity to browse and buy from local traders at fairs and markets in Beckenham over the coming weeks. Here’s a selection of what’s on.
Saturday 19 November – SoLo Craft Fair at the Chancery
12-5pm, The Chancery, 90 Bromley Road BR3 5NP
Join SoLo Craft Fair for their Christmas Market at The Chancery in Beckenham for some of the best local makers and creators to help you start off your Christmas shopping. Event includes free popcorn on arrival and a free Christmas wrapping station, along with workshops and a kids’ craft corner. See their Facebook page for more information.
Sunday 20 November – So Last Century Vintage and Retro Fair
11am-4pm, Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road BR3 4LS
Over 40 vintage traders and local designer-makers on two floors, selling homeware, furniture, clothes, accessories & jewellery, mid-century decor and design, records and prints, upcycled goods and much more. A great day out for all the family, including vintage tearoom. Visit their Twitter and Facebook pages for more information.
Sunday 27 November – Beckenham Market launches with The Christmas Event
10am-6pm, Venue 28, 28 Beckenham Road BR3 4LS
The Christmas Event launches with Great British Bake Off finalist Jane Beedle and Bromley Mayor, Cllr. Ian F Payne. The first Beckenham Market presents The Christmas Event with 40+ hand-picked stalls, workshops, a graffiti wall, DJ Bob Bird and live acts. Whippersnappers.org will be offering a Santa’s Grotto, including photographs by a magical interactive mirror, gifts, face painting, reindeer food and fairy dust filled with Christmas spirit. See their website for more information.
Saturday 3 December – Christmas on the Green
12-5pm, Beckenham Green, High Street Beckenham
Market on the Green returns with its annual Christmas local produce and craft market, fun fair, live entertainment and much more. Organised by Copers Cope Area Residents’ Association, the event includes over 30 stalls, including hot food, mulled wine and beer. The entertainment includes an Olaf look-a-like, a carrot treasure hunt, a host of live singers on stage and the Christmas lights switch-on and community sing-a-long at 4.30pm. For more information, see their website.
Saturday 12 December – Beckenham Christmas Market, Azelia Hall
12-5pm, Azelia Hall, 258 Croydon Road, Beckenham
There will be plenty of stalls providing beautiful presents and food to buy, including a Christmas kitchen serving hot drinks and home made goodies throughout the day. There will also be a visit from Santa who will be handing out presents to the children. See their Facebook page for more information.