A Greater Erith Christmas

Residents in Erith will be spoilt for choice this Christmas with a wide variety of festive events and attractions available to enjoy in the run up to the big day!

The fun starts with the Erith Christmas Kitchen on Saturday 1 December. Head down to Pier Road between 11am and 5.30pm and sample tasty treats from a variety of street food stalls.  Enjoy some seasonal music from local musicians whilst enjoying lots of family fun. Don’t worry about the wintry weather – there’ll be plenty of cover to keep you warm and dry!

Why not enter the magical Grotto Bar at Erith’s Old Carnegie Library which will be decked with decorations donated by James Glancy Design, and where The Exchange will be serving a festive and warming menu of drinks and snacks? This bar will be run alongside a Pop-Up Cinema programme ‘Films from the Bookshelves’ from Thursday 6 December until Friday 21 December from 6pm until 11pm. Films to be shown include Black Panther, Pulp Fiction and O Brother Where art thou. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theexchangeerith.com and cost £4 per adult.

On 8 December Erith Town Football Club will be holding their ‘Football for Food’ charity event to support Bexley Foodbank. All you have to do is bring along food items for donation at the turnstile and you can gain free admission to the Erith Town versus Punjab United.

Erith’s popular Christmas Tree festival will also be returning and will take place on the weekend of 14 December at Christ Church and culminate with a carol service by candlelight.

If you prefer to put your feet up after all that Christmas shopping, the Erith Playhouse is hosting the hilarious and much acclaimed farce ‘Run for your Wife’. Alternatively why not enjoy their Christmas pantomime, ‘Dick Whittington and his Amazing Cat’.

Between 6 December and 18 December Father Christmas will once again be touring Erith on his sleigh, accompanied by volunteers from the Rotary Club, who will be collecting for a number of local charities including Smerdon Resource Centre, Ellenor Care, Bexley Women’s Aid, Europa Centre and local schools for children with special needs.

Erith will be lit up like a Christmas tree thanks to Orbit, who are sponsoring this year’s lights throughout the town.

Click here for a programme providing more detail on all the events: A Greater Erith Christmas programme


The Erith Christmas Kitchen has been organised as part of the Greater Erith Regeneration programme, funded by London Borough of Bexley and the Mayor of London. For more information follow ‘Greater Erith’ on Facebook and twitter.