Christmas

Christmas cards, music and recipes for you to enjoy

Christmas Card 8 frontIf you were waiting to see if the world was going to end this morning before sending your Christmas cards, well the good news is the Mayan’s got it wrong and we’re all still here, the not so good news is you’ve left it too late to post a card, except by Special Delivery (check Royal Mail’s Christmas posting dates here).

Help is at hand. I’ve added some (free) Leytonstone Christmas cards you can download and email or print off yourself. Plus a page of Christmas and New Year music, including Carols, other songs and Auld Lang Syne (including the words).

Don’t forget also there’s a page on Christmas and New year events in Leytonstone (recently updated) and Christmas shopping ideas and I’ve added a page with some links to Christmas recipes.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or try to avoid it, best wishes for the season and for 2013. I hope you find this site useful and will share it with colleagues, friends and family.

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Christmas markets and carols with the Mayor

Leytonstone Christmas 2012The Christmas lights are up in Leytonstone and this week sees the Christmas season really get going with Christmas markets this weekend at St John’s, The Methodist Church and the Lion Heart Market and Christmas carols in the town centre on Thursday led by the Mayor of Waltham Forest.

  • For more events see: Christmas events 2012 (and there are of course lots more events going on around Leytonstone)
  • For ideas for Christmas shopping see: Christmas shopping 2012
  • See also this report in the Waltham Forest Guardian about free parking for shoppers in Waltham Forest including Church Lane, Leytonstone (please do not contact this site for details, I have no more information!)

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

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Christmas events and shopping

Christmas decorationChristmas is coming and I’ve listed some of the events including Christmas markets I’ve heard about so far in Leytonstone over the Christmas and New Year period on a new page Christmas events 2012. If you want to know more about any of these events, please contact the relevant organiser, I don’t have details!

Fire and kitchensLocal traders would love you to shop locally this year and so I’ve included a little feature on some of the independent shops in the Leytonstone town centre area who can easily get overlooked but might just have that perfect present, card or Christmas decoration you’re looking for. See Christmas shopping 2012.

Horizon PatisserieAnd of course if you’re out shopping in Leytonstone there are plenty of cafes and restaurants that would also love to see you for a coffee, cake or meal!

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