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Happening at the Horniman: December 2014

With the Christmas Fair right around the corner, there's plenty at the Horniman to get you in the festive spirit this month.

Christmas Fair

December's main event is the return of our annual Christmas Fair on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December, featuring festive family fun, a Christmas parade, a trail in the Gardens and a special arts and crafts market.

The Horniman Farmers' Market will also have special extended hours during the Fair, so you can start to stock up on sme seasonal treats.

The Fair on Sunday will see an extra treat as carollers take over the Horniman Bandstand, with performances every hour from 11am culminating in an appearance from the Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir at 5pm.

Warm up your vocal chords and get ready to singalong!

  • Carols on the Bandstand, Photo by Ludovic de Cognets
    , Photo by Ludovic de Cognets

Events for Adults

The Horniman Farmers' Market will be open from 9am until 1.30pm every Saturday with the exception of 27 December, when it takes a break for Christmas. As mentioned above, it hours are specially extended on Saturday 6 December, to give you more time to stock up on seasonal treats at our Christmas Fair.

Our last Behind the Scenes event of the year is already fully booked, but we are hoping to return with a new selection of events in 2015.

Family Events

All our regular family events will return in the new year. Many of our events for 2015 are already listed online.


Our new free exhibition, Kurt Jackson: River, opened on Saturday 29 November.

Visit the Temporary Exhibition Gallery on the Lower Ground floor to see this unique display of paintings and sculpture from the British artist's River projects.

Our Romanian exhibitions can also still be seen on the Balcony Gallery. Dress and Identity explores the country's traditional folk art, while photographer Ion Paciu introduces to contemporary Romanian living in the city in Portraits from London.

Christmas Closing

As Christmas approaches, we're also gearing up for the Horniman's yearly closure.

The Museum is closed on 24, 25 and 26 December, although will remain open for the New Year's Day Bank Holiday.

The Gardens will remain open on every day except Thursday 25 December.