Programme unveiled for Lewisham Market's new Winter Festival
Lewisham Market is set to host its first-ever Winter Festival from 26 November, featuring live music, pop-up food stalls and a free Santa’s grotto.
The festival – organised by Lewisham Council – will run every Saturday up until 17 December, bringing a festive feel to Lewisham Town Centre and encouraging residents to shop with local traders in the run-up to Christmas.
Lewisham Market – which was recently named Best Market at the Mayor of Lewisham’s Business Awards – will see a different programme of events taking place each Saturday, including a free Santa’s Grotto on 3 December, a bauble decorating workshop for children on 10 December and pop-up food stalls on 17 December.
The festival aims to attract more people to the market over the winter period, helping to support local traders, as well as providing a number of free family-friendly activities for local residents to enjoy.
Cllr Kim Powell, Cabinet Member for Businesses, Jobs and Skills, said: “Our markets are a vital part of the local economy and the Lewisham Market Winter Festival will play a crucial role in supporting our market traders during the festive period, as well as giving local residents the chance to enjoy one of the borough’s most popular shopping destinations.”
The full programme for the Lewisham Market Winter Festival is as follows:
- Saturday 26 November: Live music performances.
- Saturday 3 December: Free Santa’s Grotto, pop-up food stalls and live music performances.
- Saturday 10 December: Live music performances and a bauble decorating workshop for children.
- Saturday 17 December: Pop-up food stalls and live music performances.