We've updated and rejigged our online guide for the second and final of our two #SE19Lates festive events for 2019. Thanks to everyone who was able to join us on 12th December.
Not long 'til Christmas, but whatever stage you are at, we'll guarantee you a relaxing experience picking-up gifts all around the Crystal Palace Triangle and enjoying extra entertainment.
Here's your quick and handy street-by-street guide to all our #SE19Lates venues and what to expect when you visit Crystal Palace Triangle for Christmas shopping on Thursday 19th December 2019. Check out our awesome map, showing all the official venues.
Pick your starting point and Do The Triangle. We have 19 official welcoming, cosy and weather-proof indoor High Street locations for you to visit in Crystal Palace and more.
A short walk uphill from Crystal Palace and Gipsy Hill train stations, or jump on a bus.
Come early to see everything. You might need to come back again.
Luckily, we're all here until Christmas Eve!
19 venues. 19th December 2019. SE19. We love it when a plan comes together!
This is our second festive SE19Lates. We paid attention to what worked brilliantly last year and we have done even more of this. You’ll find many places open, as well as our official venues who made this event possible by their teamwork and funding. We’d love you to support as many of our fantastic independent local traders as you can on both evenings and have a wonderful time.
Browse the fantastic SE19 Christmas Gift Guide, for present and decor ideas before you come, for more inspiration.
Here’s what our official #SE19Lates venues and supporters have planned for your shopping pleasure on Thursday… all open until 8:30pm, unless otherwise stated.
You can find out more about our official partners here.
Church Road, SE19 line-up
Urban Cellar: Special FREE wine tasting event, chocolates and selected discounts on the night. Look at the events area on the new Urban Cellar website for more info.
Coconut Trading: a unique sensory experience, accessories, jewellery and decorative items from around the world, open until 8pm.
Our event sponsor, Martin & Co: pop-up kids’ art activity den open from 5pm 'til bedtime. Come and visit David Vallade, make a badge or a sphinx or play the Transmitter game with its very own designer. Thank you to Martin & Co for providing all the extra eye-catching signage for SE19Lates.
Elkins: 20% off clothing, and home-made mini mince pies for customers. A beautifully curated selection of homeware, interiors, fashion, gifts, cards, decorations and gift-wrap.
SE19 Christmas Tree: a Crystal Palace festive first. A beautiful meeting spot and Christmas Music venue and join in some singing at 7pm.
Westow Hill, SE19 line-up
Decorum: Customer treats: Mulled wine, mince pies and browse the stylish interiors, homeware and festive food range.
Upper Norwood Library Hub: Bring your little ones for a FREE audience with Santa 5-6pm. Check out the new bar area and Library of Things. Acoustic Showcase after 20:00 ‘til 22:30. The best music acts to have graced the libraries acoustic stage in the past 12-months. Come and relax indoors after shopping at this FREE event, have a toastie, a mug of mulled wine and enjoy live music from local bands Doctor Slideshow, followed by Tinmen (19th Dec)
Brave Girl Gifts: in-store DJ and festive drinks and nibbles for customers. Check out Brave Girl on Instagram for more info about their SE19Lates plans
Craft & Courage: 19th December sees the launch of C&C's special Antenna Gin. Gift boxes of Craft Beer available and glassware. Open until 23:00
Mrs Robinson: Fizz, festive sweet nibbles & Goody Bags for Life, for those spending > £50 in-store on the night. Open until 8pm
A L’Etage 2: That amazing advent tree window, all the gorgeous gifts that have been revealed so far and delicious Scandi mulled wine & biscuits for customers
& CRUK: a flyer-hub and offering prosecco / personal shopping
Westow Street, SE19 line-up
The Indigo Tree: double-points bonus on your Indigo Tree loyalty card both nights. Customer treats: Wine and mini-mince pies
Reunion: Bar and eats. Reunion has declared Burger Night for 19th December! They do a fantastic job on all kinds of burgers. Enjoy. Open until 11pm
Smash Bang Wallop: customer treats: classic fizz and divine chocolate coated liquorice. 2 floors of sophisticated gift and interiors shopping.
Merlin Shoes: come inside for some fizz and extra surprises. On the 19th December, come and meet Friends of Crystal Palace Subway and learn more about their exciting renovation project.
The Haynes Lane Trio: follow the twinkling lights to discover vintage treasure down Haynes Lane after-dark, expect mince pies and a warm welcome from Maltpress Trading, Alan’s Antiques and Dylan at Images Delmar, in the market walk-though.
Lowie: fizz, mince pies, and browse their colourful Conscious Christmas fashion and accessories range in Lowie's cosy Westow Street shop.
Bookseller Crow: Books! And new Crow vouchers. Love your indie bookshop. Open for browsing and buying until 8:30pm
Backstage at 47: Womenswear and accessories. Complimentary fizz while you browse Raffle ticket reward for all sales 5-8pm to win £100.
Westow Street Green: linger outside Sainsbury's and enjoy Crystal Palace Festival's brilliant Christmas Music programme. It's Steel Band Night with Panash!
Simon Carter: come and view the Christmas range: menswear and accessories and enjoy sweets and mulled wine while you browse.
& St Christopher’s Hospice: will be open and is a flyer hub for the Green, where you can pick up a map.
If you haven't made it to an SE19Lates event yet, here's a taste of our events and street entertainment so far in December 2019, with a wonderful photo-blog by local photographer James Balston.
We've designed SE19 Lates with you in mind. Join us earlier in the evening for family-friendly activities. Join us after work for shopping and afterwards grab a drink or a bite at our many brilliant local bars and restaurants, or make a whole evening of it, with the bar and acoustic session at The Library.
You said you loved: visiting lots of different places, enjoying little treats in each place while you shopped and browsed. You loved the street entertainment too.
So we’ve been working very hard to make this happen… and give you plenty of reasons to visit each of our special venues. We've teamed up with Crystal Palace Festival, the Library and Reunion Cafe on entertainment and they are putting on a great show across outdoor and indoor venues with local musicians on both evenings.
Every pound spent locally here in Crystal Palace makes a MASSIVE difference to the future of our local community and local businesses. Shop local, shop greener, discover new places and make sure your special places have a great Christmas too.
Thank you to Liz Clamp from SBW and Kate McGhee, from emBold for leading this year's event via Shop SE19, in partnership with Crystal Palace Festival on outdoor entertainment and the Upper Norwood Library hub team and to CPUN Councillor Stephen Mann for his encouragement and additional financial support from Croydon Council for this year's event.