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Christmas events 2012

These are just some of the events in Leytonstone over the Christmas and New Year period. Please check with each organisation for full details and availability. Please do not contact this website as we do not have details!

Still have presents to buy? See also the Christmas Shopping 2012 page.

Saturday 24 November, 11am-3pm

Christmas Bazaar

Stalls, cakes and Father Christmas.

St Andrew’s Church, Colworth Road, Upper Leytonstone

24 November 2012

Vintage Fair and more


Lister Hall, Leytonstone Methodist Church, Leytonstone High Road, E11 3DA

More information: Waltham Forest Council events pages

24 November

Transition Leytonstone Autumn Quiz Night


Leytonstone Social Club, 603 High Road, London, E11 4PA

Saturday 1 December

Lion Heart Christmas market

Outside the Red Lion Pub

Saturday 1 December

Arts and Crafts Christmas Market

The annual arts and crafts market held simulateously at St John’s Church, Church Lane, and the Methodist Church Hall on Leytonstone High Road.

More information: Waltham Forest Council website

Saturday, 1 December 2012, 11:00

Christmas indoor market

Luna Lounge

Handmade crafts, tarot card reading, henna painting, home made cakes and free soup.

More details from the organiser: Luna Lounge on Facebook

Sunday 2 December

491 Jumble Sale

Organiser and more details: 491 Gallery on Facebook

Thursday 6 December, 4.30pm-6.00pm

Carol Singing in aid of the Mayor’s Charity

Leytonstone Town Centre

Come along and join in the singing!

The mayor of Waltham Forest, Cllr Richard Sweden, will be attending and will be raising money for his charity Leyton Orient Community Sports Programme. The event is organised by the Ward councillors and supported by local schools and churches.

Christmas Services at St John’s Church

For a full programme of Advent and Carol Services over the Christmas period see the St John’s Church website

Saturday 8 December, 7.30pm

East London Brass – Christmas Concert

St John’s Church

Saturday 8 December

Lion Heart Christmas market

Outside the Red Lion Pub

More information: Lion Heart Market

Saturday 8 December

Transition Leytonstone Community Garden

Work is progressing well on the new community garden and there’s a workday this Saturday for helpers.

Saturday 8 December 2012

The Necessity of Utopia

Speakers: Ruth Levitas, Professor of Sociology at the University of Bristol, Chair of the William Morris Society, and former Chair and co-founder of the Utopian Studies Society.

More information: News from Nowhere Club

Saturday 15 December

Lion Heart Christmas market

Outside the Red Lion Pub

More information: Lion Heart Market

Sunday 16 December 11am-5pm


491 Gallery

Vintage and designer clothes, art and artists supplies, vinyl, CDs, DVDs and music equipment, books, plants, hand made bird boxes, bric-a-brac and collectibles. Cafe by donation, mulled wine and outdoor fire. Free entry, £5 per table.

491 Grove Green Road
Leytonstone, E11 4AA

More information from the organiser Jim Daubenton-Brown on Facebook

Sunday 16 December, 4.30pm

Carol Service

St Andrew’s Church, Colworth Road, Upper Leytonstone

13 December 2012–6 January 2013


The Stone Space

More information and to check opening times:

Saturday, 22 December 2012, 20.00

Charity event at the Luna Lounge

In aid of Keech Cottage Children’s Hospice.

More details from the organiser on Facebook: Luna Lounge

2 January 2013, 5.30pm-8pm

2013 New Year fireworks


  • Leyton Jubilee Park
  • The Highams Park

Admission: Free event

Organiser and more information: London Borough of Waltham Forest

January 2013

Snow White

The Welsh Church Hall
879 Leytonstone High Road
E11 1HR

  • Fri 11 January 2013 8pm
  • Sat 12 January 2013 2.30 and 7.30pm
  • Fri 18 January 2013 8pm
  • Sat 19 January 2013 2.30 and 7.30pm

More information: Woodhouse Players


  1. Dear Leigh
    Thank you so much for this great website.
    Do you get the events list we send out?
    Carol singing. Supported by Davies Lane and George Tom schools, St Johns church. Organised by local cllrs and all welcome to join the singing. Refreshments afterwards.

    1. Hi
      No I don’t get the list. If you want to send it to me on london.leytonstone@gmail.com I’ll be happy to post details for you. I’m also trialling a way for selected people/groups to add events themselves to a Google Calendar I’ve got that feeds through to this site. If you send me a preferred email address, I can give that permission and you can add events directly if you want. Best wishes. Leigh

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