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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. Please note this concert has now sold out.

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.


Farewell to Christmas and Closing Party

Saturday 6 January and Sunday 7 January 2018

Farewell to Christmas

Help us say goodbye with a bang to both Christmas and the museum which will be closing on Sunday 7 January for almost two years for a transformational development project. Enjoy street food, winter cocktails, live music and bargains in the shop's big sale. 

Epiphany Celebration

Saturday 6 January, 3.30 - 5pm

Warm up by the bonfire and enjoy Epiphany stories, carols, live music by the London Orphean Brass Band, and a taste of Twelfth Night cake and mulled wine.

Meet the Team

Sunday 7 January, 10am - 5pm

The celebrations continue all day with live music and performances from Timberlina and feminist-showgirl Brigitte Aphrodite, craft workshops, glitter workshops with puptart, and the museum team on hand to talk about the Geffrye’s plans for the future.