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Dash for the festive weekend in SE19

This is the week where local shopping comes into its own. If you've been caught by the post, have unexpected guests or you simply have a hankering for more stocking fillers, decorations and a festive wander, Crystal Palace is THE place to come and here are some tips to help you find your way and get your nice list completed.

From our SE19 Lates launch night. Sian Foley, Shop SE19 Co-Director.

We have sparkling and well-stocked gift shops, some fantastic cosy cafes, festive treats, pubs and restaurants where you can meet friends and gather your festive thoughts.

Make a plan and visit this year's starlit #SE19 Lates partners and more businesses around Church Road, Westow Hill, Westow Street, this week.

A little further afield, discover the exciting emerging scene on Anerley Rd/Hill SE19. We're very keen to explore this...

Pick-up a free Crystal Palace map from A L'Etage 2 and admire their wonderful jolly Santa advent calendar window. A Crystal Palace tradition! With unique one of kind designs, crafts, jewellery . They are open EVERY day until Christmas Eve and they love SE19 Lates so much, that they've planned another late night Thursday opening on 22 December.

Celebrating our 2022 SE19 Lates partners.

Here are just a few of the venues who are looking forward to welcoming you during their opening hours this week and into the New Year. See websites for details.

Fabulous SE19 indie bookshop The Bookseller Crow on the Hill is bursting with good reads, a champion of creative writing courses, local authors and signing events. Check out their Flight Club subscription service for the book lover in your life.

Get amazing tips for Christmas and New Year drinks to enjoy at home, take to family gatherings or at parties from the knowledgable team at Urban Cellar,

Gifts ideas galore from The Indigo Tree, Mrs Robinson, award winning Haven Wellness, Ivy & The Wolf for contemporary plants and greenery at The Vaults Collective, delicious vegan treats from Nama Cafe & Cake House, sleek and classic gifts and home and tableware from Decorum, glam-up your eyewear or get an eye-check organised and booked with Crystal Eye Centre. Enhance your mood with a pampering treatment from Skintouch, or get more ideas to energise with Training Points, in the very festive Coopers Yard off Westow Hill.

Thank you to the fabulous team at Haynes Lane, including the vintage market hall, Alan's Antiques for glassware and pop-up magic from the team upstairs at Free the Gallery. Follow Free The Gallery on Instagram for 2023 updates.

Book a meal and catch some of the cracking festive events happening at Westow House. Join in their Raffle before New Year's Eve (£5 tickets from the bar), which will help support Shop SE19 projects in 2023 and the terrific work of the South Norwood Community Kitchen.

That's before we get to even more fantastic local Shop SE19 options including Merlin Shoes, Josephine's, SE19 Boutique, Vien, Elkins, DSolo's, Backstage, Coconut Trading, Simon Carter menswear, Planta and The Secret Garden. With foodie treats and welcome pitstops at Colairo's, Mediterranea, Brown & Green, La Bruschetta, Kamari, Blowing Dandelion for chocolates, Fishmonger's Plaice, Four Boroughs, The Alma, Craft & Courage and so many more.

Don't forget, it's the last Crystal Palace Food Market of 2022 on Christmas Eve, this coming Saturday, tucked down Haynes Lane with the finest of visiting producers. They will be back to wish you a happy new year on 7th January.

Vouchers are a fantastic option too, widely available from many local businesses in Crystal Palace and some are even discounted. A great way to support local businesses now and into 2023. Whether it's for gifts, fashion, hair, beauty or wellness treatments, classes, cinema tickets or another 2023 treat. There are SO many options to choose from here in Crystal Palace.

So if you need to get your Christmas wrapped-up this week, shop indie, shop local and do it in the finest style in SE19.

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