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Christmas events

Celebrate the festive season at the Geffrye with our exciting programme of seasonal events that accompany our Christmas Past exhibition.

Workshop: Christmas Presents

Saturday 2 December, 2 - 4pm. Tickets £30 (includes all materials)

Hackney arts ring workshop

Design and sculpt stylist wax rings which can be given as gifts or later be cast into silver.

Book tickets.


Workshop: Christmas Greenery

Sunday 3 December, 1.30 - 4.30pm. Tickets: £55, £50 concs (includes all materials)

Saturday 9 December, 1.30 - 4.30pm. Tickets: £55, £50 concs (includes all materials)

Christmas greenery workshop

Join the Geffrye gardeners to create a wonderful seasonal wreath for your home using fresh greenery.

Book tickets.


Seasonal Talk

Saturday 9 December, 11.30am and repeated at 3pm. Free

1935 period room at Christmas Past - photo Hannah Taylor

Explore Christmas traditions throughout the centuries with the Christmas Past curator.


Family Workshop: Christmas Sparkle

Saturday 9 December, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Christmas workshop for families

Create some Christmas magic for your home in this decoration-making activity.

Free, drop-in, places on a first come, first served basis.


A Capella Concert by Candlelight

Wednesday 13 December. Museum opens at 7.30pm, concert 8pm. Tickets: £22 / £19 concs (includes a glass of sherry or port and a mince pie)

Friday 15 December. Museum opens at 7.30pm, concert 8pm. Tickets: £22 / £19 concs (includes a glass of sherry or port and a mince pie)

Renowned ensemble Bocca Aperta return by popular request to perform two stirring recitals of Christmas music.

Book tickets.


Festive After Hours

Thursday 14 December, 4 - 9pm. Free

The Geffrye Museum at Christmas Past

Celebrate the season at this special Christmas extravaganza which has something for everyone! Featuring the ever-popular Crafty Fox Christmas market, craft activities for children and adults, seasonal talks and greenery demonstrations, music, street food and a bar.