Christmas is coming

Published on 24 November 2016 to Wellbeing

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Panto season

The Fairfied Halls are in the midst of a £30m, two year, refurbishment aimed at returning the facilities there to their previous high standards.  In their absence panto in Croydon has not died completely though but just relocated to a specially converted, 400 seater theatre located at Waddon Leisure Centre on the Purley Way.  The panto ‘Alladdin’ will run there from the 7th to the 31st December.

Alladin in Waddon – Tickets and information

On a slightly smaller scale in South Norwood you can catch SLT performing their panto ‘Jack’ between the 1st and 11th December

‘Jack’ at Stanley Halls – Tickets and information

Christmas Grottos

The two main Croydon shopping centres – The Whitgift Centre and Centrale – go head to head this year with their Grottos and as they’re so close to one another it would even be possible to do both in one day.  Both offer a chat with the big man himself and have been open for a fortnight already.  Deatils here:

Whitgift grotto

Centrale grotto

Christmas concerts

There is nothing more certain to put you in a Christmassy mood than a good singalong and besides the Christmas productions and carol concerts happening in our schoolsCroydon also has some great musical fun planned.  Take your choice from events near to you in the borough:

10th December – St Matthew’s Church, Chichester Road, Croydon, CR0 5NQ – The Jubilate’s Christmas Concert with Coro dell’ Angelo – festive English and Polish carols

10th December – 4pm – Croydon University Hospital – 9 Lessons and Carols

18th December –  Croydon Minster, Church Street, Croydon, CR0 1RN – Carols by candlelight

19th December – St Mildred’s Church,  30 Bingham Road, Croydon, London, CR0 7EB – ‘Bach to Baby’ Christmas concert

If any Croydon school would like their event listed here then please forward details to

We hope all those who work in Croydon’s schools will have the chance to enjoy an activity or two with their own families this Christmas and send our (very early) compliments of the season.


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