East Dulwich’s Christmas Cracker festival is returning for the eighth year in a row to North Cross Road and Lordship Lane.
Held on Saturday, December 7, with funding from Southwark Council, the Christmas festival includes entertainment, exclusive offers from local shops, a Christmas market and a charity Children’s Treasure Hunt raising funds for LinkAge Southwark.
There will also be music and entertainment stages in Northcross Road, by Goose Green, and outside the Picturehouse cinema. Already confirmed are trombone quintet Bone Direction, jazz band Mississippi Swamp Dog, south London choir Tongue and Groove, and performance group Kinetika Bloco.
There will also be an Art Trail supported by local traders, and a guided street art walk led by Amanda Greatorex. One of the latest additions to East Dulwich’s murals is from fashion designer Kit Neale, whose mother owned a toy shop in Lordship Lane for fifteen years.
Organisers will also be on the hunt for the best prize-winning festive jumper, and – for animal lovers – there is also the opportunity to meet some rescue donkeys who will be popping in from midday to 2pm.