Croydon’s Christmas: Celebration, Market and Advent

Perception and Image
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Croydon will welcome the festivities with an array of dazzling activity, entertainment and fun for all the family to enjoy as we welcome the Croydon Christmas Celebration and Croydon’s Christmas Market for a glittering four week programme.

Croydon’s Christmas Celebration comes to town on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019, complete with a traditional, Victorian, pepper-pot Helter Skelter taking centre stage. What’s more is that, at only £1 a ride, all proceeds from the Helter Skelter will go towards two charities working with the homeless; Crisis Croydon and Evolve Housing + Support.

Filled with festive entertainment throughout North End, you will have a chance to enjoy FREE theatre shows in a sheltered marquee, live performances on our Celebration stage, street performers and, of course, the welcome Christmas illuminations.

Supported by Centrale & Whitgift Shopping Centres, come and meet our favourite Minions, Bob and Kevin, for a special selfie, or visit the Fairy-tale Grotto to see Santa and his elves.

Come and create magical memories and picture perfect moments as our Christmas lights twinkle across the town centre.

And that’s just the beginning…

Croydon’s Christmas Market returns, bigger and better than before, for its second year, on Thursday 28th November 2019, complete with traditional style chalets adorning North End, offering up an array of food and drink, arts and crafts. Complete with a bar area and a live music stage, programmed by Croydon Calling, it will have all you need this Christmas. Who knows, you may even see a flurry of snow whilst you walk through the town centre.

Matthew Sims, Chief Executive said:

“This Christmas will be different. Kicking us off, our Christmas Celebration weekend will offer up moments of enjoyment, laughter and warm festive feelings for everyone, whatever age you are, this Christmas. Croydon’s Christmas Market will add a further dimension to the shopping experience in Croydon with an assortment of fantastic offers.”  

But that’s not all…

Croydon’s Christmas Advent competition makes a welcome return with a sack full of incredible prizes this year, including: sunrise balloon ride for two with champagne, a trip for two to Edinburgh, with a visit to a gin distillery, courtesy of Mr Fox, a signed shirt and 2 tickets to a home game, thanks to Crystal Palace FC, and £100 gift vouchers from many of the most well-known stores in the centre.

All in all, Croydon’s Christmas is going to be a feast of free festive fun, bright lights, dazzling entertainment, and the picture perfect scene of snow fall.


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