If you’re coming to Magazine for an event this Winter, there’s plenty to explore in the Greenwich Peninsula. The neighbourhood is transforming into an Enchanted Forest, a series of events, activations and festive offerings that can be enjoyed this December. The forest is an illuminated installation that lines a route of pop-ups and local businesses taking part, the perfect setting for a wintry drink and spot of Christmas shopping. Enjoy churros and indulgent Spanish hot chocolate from the market, where you will find artisanal cheeses and original gifts from jewellery to textiles, luxury skincare, ceramics and candles.
A very festive pop-up cinema brings the magic of the silver screen to Greenwich, with screenings of Christmas classics including It’s A Wonderful Life and family favourites Home Alone, Elf and Frozen. There is plenty to occupy younger visitors, including Kids’ Table craft sessions at Canteen every weekend. For grown-up crafters, Bloom East is hosting a wreath-making workshop on 8 December to perfect those handmade gifting skills. Or get inspired at NOW gallery, which is presenting a monumental knitted installation by fashion designer Matty Bovan.
Winter Jazz at Bureau is hosting a very special series on 8 and 9 December, with performances from Daisy George, Waldo’s Gift, Maria Chiara Argirò, Olive Jones and Ben Marc. For a sophisticated evening, listen with a cocktail. Other musical highlights include a carol singing and mulled wine night, weekend DJ sets until 10:30, and a Christmas concert from London’s only Rock Orchestra, the 286, on 7 December. Whether you’re with us for a concert or conference, make sure to drop by the enchanted forest. With Canteen’s indulgent festive cocktails and natural wines, it’s the perfect place to finish your evening.