Christmas in Islington

The Jäegerhaus

This Christmas, pay a visit to the German-themed Jäegerhaus bar, located in the Angel Central Shopping Centre. From glühwein to bratwurst, there’s plenty of traditional German festive treats to sustain you through your Christmas shopping. 

Address: Angel Central, 21 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS

Telephone: 0207 359 2674

Dates: From 20th November 2018


Santa’s Little Workshop

This workshop is ideal for three to nine year olds and their families. Starting with a viewing of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’, brought to life in the Little Elf Cinema, kids then have the opportunity to get crafty and make their own festive puppets. Look out for a guest appearance from puppet Santa. 

Address: Little Angel Theatre Studios, Sebbon Street Community Centre, Sebbon Street, N1 2EH

Telephone: 020 7226 1787

Tickets: 1-15 years-old, £12.50; adults, £10.50 (£1.80 booking fee for all card transactions)

Dates: Until 24th December 2018


Christmas Carols at Little Angel Theatre
With all proceeds going towards the Community Engagement Programme, this Christmas Carols Fundraiser is perfect to get you into the Christmas spirit. Expect performances from the Youth Theatre, the Box Office String Quartet and Barb Jungr. Arrive early for a complimentary drink.

Address: Little Angel Theatre, 14 Dagmar Passage, N1 2DN

Telephone: 020 7226 1787

Tickets: Adults £25, children (1-15 years) £16, plus £1.80 booking fee

Date: 21st December 2018


St Mary’s Church Events

Whether you are a regular at St Mary’s or you’ve never set foot in a church, all are welcome at St Mary’s Christmas celebrations. With a classical choir and hundreds of candles, Carols by Candlelight is the biggest service of the year and is sure to be overflowing with Christmas spirit. 

Address: St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, Islington, London N1 2TX

Telephone: 0207 226 3400

Tickets: Free

Dates: Carols by Candlelight is held on 16th December 2018


A Victorian Christmas in Islington
Join this guided walk through Islington to look at the different ways that Christmas was celebrated during the Victorian period. Learn how the celebrations during the 19thcentury have impacted how we celebrate today. The walk is led by Rob Smith, who has been exploring London for over 25 years.

Address: Angel Tube Station, Islington, London, EC1V 1NE

Tickets: Standard, £12; concessions, £9

Date: 20th December 2018


Winter Wonderland – The All Christmas Party
Head to the O2 Academy in Islington for Milkshake’s end of term Christmas party, complete with Santa’s Grotto. Hailed as London’s best all round Christmas party, reserve your tickets soon to avoid disappointment. It’s also worth noting that those with a birthday in December are eligible for free entry. Adults only. 

Address: O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, London, N1 0PS

Telephone: 075 9083 4117

Tickets: Standard, £5; second release, £7; VIP, £15 (subject to additional booking fee)

Date: 14th December 2018


Aladdin Pantomime at Hackney Empire

While not strictly in Islington, we couldn’t complete a Christmas round up without a pantomime. With a cast straight from the West End, and The Stage deeming it “drop dead fabulous”, this show is sure to entertain all ages. 

Address: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

Telephone: 020 8985 2424

Tickets: Green shows, £10-£25; red shows, £10-£32; black shows, £13.50-£37.50; gold shows, £16.50-£42; concessions, £1-£2 off 

Dates: Until 6th January 2019


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