Discover Barnet Presents...Winter Festival

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Discover Barnet Presents is a programme of events that encourages the safe return to our town centres, high streets, parks and open spaces. Everyone is invited to come together safely and celebrate local talent, local businesses, local communities and everything that makes Barnet a great place to live.

November to February

What’s on this winter: Discover Barnet Presents and Barnet’s Winter Faiths Festival

The Discover Barnet Presents Winter Festival and Barnet’s Winter Faiths Festival are celebrating the winter season with a diverse and family-friendly programme of seasonal events taking place throughout the borough.

From festive markets and firework displays, to pantomimes, carol services, and menorah lighting, everyone is invited to join this winter's celebrations.

What's on!

November

Diwali celebration in Burnt Oak
5pm, Mon 1 Nov, Burnt Oak Library

Come and celebrate Diwali outside Burnt Oak Library. Join members of Barnet’s Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities as we mark the beginning of the festival of light and the first event of Barnet’s Winter Faiths Festival. It’s free to attend, and all are welcome. The celebrations will take place outside, weather permitting, so wrap up warm!


Burnt Oak Library will be giving away activity packs for children on Monday 1 Nov, from 3.30pm until 8pm, so bring the children in after school while you’re waiting for the 5pm lights switch on, or any time afterwards until 8pm. Please note activity packs will be offered on a first-come first-served basis, while stocks last.

Har Din Diwali (Every Day is Diwali)
Film and Faith Discussion Panel to celebrate the festival of Diwali
6-7pm, Wed 3 Nov, online

Watch the film Har Din Diwali at a time that suits you and then join panel members Cllr Caroline Stock, Dr James Martin Charlton, Revd. Dr Julie Gittoes, Rabbi Jeff Berger and Anna Hussain from Nisa-Nashim for questions and a lively online discussion about the film.

Free to attend. People of all faiths and none are welcome.

Har Din Diwali, the South Indian film is dubbed in Hindi with English subtitles and is available to watch for free on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LwlZk_qZybc?t=24

Middlesex Inter Faith Network in collaboration with Barnet Multi Faith Forum are proud to present their second film discussion, with the aim to create dialogue and learn from each other. Register here.

StoneX Stadium Annual Fireworks Display
Gates open 6.30pm / Display starts 7.30pm, Sat 6 Nov, StoneX Stadium

With amazing fireworks, entertainment and various food and drink options available this is an event not to miss!

Tickets: £10 for adults / £5 for under 16s.

If you are attending the Saracens vs London Irish game that day you are welcome to stay and watch the fireworks post match at no extra cost. There will also be FREE parking available at the stadium on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book your tickets:https://www.saracens.com/fireworks-display-2021/

Inking Workshop
2-4pm, Sun 21 Nov
Albert Place, N3 1QB

Take part in this hands on alcohol ink workshop with talented local artist Shani Kennedy. You'll work with ink to make your own beautiful piece of art to take home! Limited places available, please register to reserve your space here.


Communal Chanukah Candle Lighting
28 November
3.50 - Mincha/Ma'ariv
4.15 - Lighting of the giant Chanukiah
Hampstead Garden Suburb Synogogue

Free, all welcome
COMMUNAL CANDLE LIGHTING. Come along for the lighting of the Giant Chanukiah with doughnuts and treats in front of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synogogue.

December


Chanukah Public Menorah Lighting
6pm, Thu 2 Dec
Hendon Town Hall

Public menorah lighting with Chabad House of Hendon. Lighting of the Menorah with the Mayor of Barnet - with hot soup, doughnuts and magic! RSVP to rabbigo@gmail.com
Light Up Our Neighbourhood
6.30pm, Thu 2 Dec
New North London Synagogue, The Sternberg Centre N3 2SY


Local neighbours and members of all faiths are welcome to join this evening of Chanukah candle lighting, sharing and refreshments. Children and adults welcome. All those aged 11+ are asked to wear a face covering while in the building and to take a lateral flow test before attending.

The Elves Who Saved Christmas
Sat 4 & Sun 5 Dec
Shows start 1:30pm & 3pm

All tickets £5, for ages 3+

Come on an exciting journey from the desert to the jungle to the north pole with fun characters and great songs as the elves race to find the magic dust so Santa can deliver presents on time for Christmas. Running time: approx 40 mins.
Finchley Central Art Trail
From 11am, Sat 4 Dec
Ballards Lane
Take a stroll along Ballards Lane and discover the 9 amazing pieces of work produced by local talent and hosted by local businesses. You'll be able to pick your art trail map up from Finchley Church End Library, participating businesses or via our website here.
Christmas Cracker
12.30-4.30pm, Sat 4 Dec
St Barnabas Church, 913 High Road

Free
Karoake, Christmas grotto, craft fayre, tree lighting and more...

Hope North London Christmas Celebration
1-3pm, Sat 4 Dec
Green Man Community Centre N2 9BA
Free


Festive games, seasonal crafts, meet & greet with Santa with gifts, Christmas refreshments & its all FREE - plus a charity tombola.

https://www.facebook.com/HopeNorthLondon
Barnet NHS Thank You Community Christmas Concert
6pm, Sat 4 Dec
ONLINE: Join online for an evening of festive music and fun, featuring performers from multiple backgrounds and faiths. Donations are being collected for the Royal Free charity, to say thank you to Barnet's NHS staff.

www.stmaryatfinchley.org.uk
Barnet Christmas Fayre
12pm-5pm, Sun 5 Dec

Barnet High street, The Bull Theatre, Barnet & Southgate College, St John the Baptist Church, the Spires Shopping Centre
Free
Food and craft stalls, music, funfair, dance marquee, Santa's Grotto, Christmas courtyard, Punch and Judy, and more.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Arts Depot
Various times, Mon 6 Dec – Mon 3 Jan

Tickets from £9, for ages 3+

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is back at artsdepot for Christmas! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Don’t miss this stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!

www.artsdepot.co.uk/family-christmas/tiger-who-came-tea-0


Winter Fair
11am-5pm, Sat 11 Dec
Albert Place, N3 1QB
Get into the festive spirit with local creatives and businesses hosting workshops and stalls for you to buy or make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Performances and seasonal refreshments will also be on hand to keep you warm.
Activities:
• Winter Bulbs and Pot Decorating Workshop
• Wreath Making Session
• Local Products including Stocking Fillers and Artworks
• Christmas-themed Coffee and Ice-Cream
• Music performances by St. Mary's choir group and other local artists

Find out more about Finchley Town Centre community events here: Upcoming Events – Finchley Central (finchleycentraltowncentre.co.uk)
Winter Market Day
11am-4pm, Sat 11 Dec
The Arts Depot


Pop into the Arts Depot for some festive fun at their Winter Market Day. There'll be unique handmade arts and crafts, music and festive craft workshops. Featuring local designers, makers and artists, it's the perfect place to purchase some special gifts for your loved ones.

Winter Market Day | artsdepot

Christmas Market and Santa's Grotto
12-4pm, Sat 11 Dec
Friend in Need, EN4 8PS


Free entrance to Christmas market for all.
Santa's Grotto £4 per child (includes wrapped gift). For under 10s only.

Market stalls, santa's grotto, handmade goods, lego, stationery, candles, gifts, food and refreshments, raffle, tombola, face painting, handmade cards, cakes and knitted gifts.

Breaking the Ice
The Arts Depot
Various times, Wed 15 – Fri 31 Dec
Tickets from £9, for ages 2-7

This playful and light-hearted show is inspired by the true story of an unlikely friendship between a husky and a wild polar bear. Set against the frosty backdrop of the Arctic, Breaking the Ice is a non-verbal show which combines physical theatre, puppetry, interactive projection, animation and traditional Sami music. It's the perfect arctic adventure for your pack this festive season!

www.artsdepot.co.uk/family-christmas/breaking-ice-0

Edgware Winter Market
A5100 Edgware, opposite Edgware tube station
10am to 8pm, Sat 18 to Thurs 23 Dec
Free entry

Buy local this Christmas with Edgware’s inaugural Winter market, showcasing some of Barnet’s and London’s best independent craft and deli traders. This festive market will bring seasonal shopping cheer to the permanent and market traders with choirs and Christmas walkabout performances.


The Snow Queen
2pm (doors open at 1.30pm), Sat 18 & Sun 19 Dec
The Bull Theatre
When Gerda’s friend Kay is taken by the Snow Queen no one knows what’s happened to him, but the heartbroken Gerda decides she must set out to find him.

All tickets: £10

Book now:www.thebulltheatre.com
Winter Wonderland
Unitas Youth Zone

76 Montrose Ave, Edgware HA8 0DT
10am-6pm, Sun 19 Dec

Free entry

Join this celebration of the many diverse communities and cultures that we have in Barnet. Set to be a fantastic day of festive fun, bring your family and friends to browse the local stalls, get stuck into some arts and crafts, enjoy some tasty winter warmers, and much more.



And there’s more to come

More events in your local community will be revealed in the coming days and weeks, so check back regularly!

The Discover Barnet Presents team are working with local people, organisations and businesses to deliver a Winter 2021 and Summer 2022 programme of events – including the postponed Barnet Summertime two-day music festival (new date to be announced).

Be the first to know

Email barnet.first@barnet.gov.uk to join the mailing list and be the first to know as the programme is released.

Get involved

Want to volunteer at an event? Want to perform? Want to trade at an event? The council is seeking local individuals, organisations or businesses who want to get involved in the Discover Barnet Presents programme. Email barnet@theeventumbrella.com to find out more and register your interest.

Are you a local trader or business? Click here to sign up to Business Buzz, the council's dedicated newsletter for Barnet’s businesses.

Are you a local community or voluntary group? Sign up to the Community Together Network bulletin for fortnightly news and updates: strategy@barnet.gov.uk

Discover Barnet Presents is a programme of events that encourages the safe return to our town centres, high streets, parks and open spaces. Everyone is invited to come together safely and celebrate local talent, local businesses, local communities and everything that makes Barnet a great place to live.

November to February

What’s on this winter: Discover Barnet Presents and Barnet’s Winter Faiths Festival

The Discover Barnet Presents Winter Festival and Barnet’s Winter Faiths Festival are celebrating the winter season with a diverse and family-friendly programme of seasonal events taking place throughout the borough.

From festive markets and firework displays, to pantomimes, carol services, and menorah lighting, everyone is invited to join this winter's celebrations.

What's on!

November

Diwali celebration in Burnt Oak
5pm, Mon 1 Nov, Burnt Oak Library

Come and celebrate Diwali outside Burnt Oak Library. Join members of Barnet’s Hindu, Jain and Sikh communities as we mark the beginning of the festival of light and the first event of Barnet’s Winter Faiths Festival. It’s free to attend, and all are welcome. The celebrations will take place outside, weather permitting, so wrap up warm!


Burnt Oak Library will be giving away activity packs for children on Monday 1 Nov, from 3.30pm until 8pm, so bring the children in after school while you’re waiting for the 5pm lights switch on, or any time afterwards until 8pm. Please note activity packs will be offered on a first-come first-served basis, while stocks last.

Har Din Diwali (Every Day is Diwali)
Film and Faith Discussion Panel to celebrate the festival of Diwali
6-7pm, Wed 3 Nov, online

Watch the film Har Din Diwali at a time that suits you and then join panel members Cllr Caroline Stock, Dr James Martin Charlton, Revd. Dr Julie Gittoes, Rabbi Jeff Berger and Anna Hussain from Nisa-Nashim for questions and a lively online discussion about the film.

Free to attend. People of all faiths and none are welcome.

Har Din Diwali, the South Indian film is dubbed in Hindi with English subtitles and is available to watch for free on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LwlZk_qZybc?t=24

Middlesex Inter Faith Network in collaboration with Barnet Multi Faith Forum are proud to present their second film discussion, with the aim to create dialogue and learn from each other. Register here.

StoneX Stadium Annual Fireworks Display
Gates open 6.30pm / Display starts 7.30pm, Sat 6 Nov, StoneX Stadium

With amazing fireworks, entertainment and various food and drink options available this is an event not to miss!

Tickets: £10 for adults / £5 for under 16s.

If you are attending the Saracens vs London Irish game that day you are welcome to stay and watch the fireworks post match at no extra cost. There will also be FREE parking available at the stadium on a first-come, first-served basis.

Book your tickets:https://www.saracens.com/fireworks-display-2021/

Inking Workshop
2-4pm, Sun 21 Nov
Albert Place, N3 1QB

Take part in this hands on alcohol ink workshop with talented local artist Shani Kennedy. You'll work with ink to make your own beautiful piece of art to take home! Limited places available, please register to reserve your space here.


Communal Chanukah Candle Lighting
28 November
3.50 - Mincha/Ma'ariv
4.15 - Lighting of the giant Chanukiah
Hampstead Garden Suburb Synogogue

Free, all welcome
COMMUNAL CANDLE LIGHTING. Come along for the lighting of the Giant Chanukiah with doughnuts and treats in front of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synogogue.

December


Chanukah Public Menorah Lighting
6pm, Thu 2 Dec
Hendon Town Hall

Public menorah lighting with Chabad House of Hendon. Lighting of the Menorah with the Mayor of Barnet - with hot soup, doughnuts and magic! RSVP to rabbigo@gmail.com
Light Up Our Neighbourhood
6.30pm, Thu 2 Dec
New North London Synagogue, The Sternberg Centre N3 2SY


Local neighbours and members of all faiths are welcome to join this evening of Chanukah candle lighting, sharing and refreshments. Children and adults welcome. All those aged 11+ are asked to wear a face covering while in the building and to take a lateral flow test before attending.

The Elves Who Saved Christmas
Sat 4 & Sun 5 Dec
Shows start 1:30pm & 3pm

All tickets £5, for ages 3+

Come on an exciting journey from the desert to the jungle to the north pole with fun characters and great songs as the elves race to find the magic dust so Santa can deliver presents on time for Christmas. Running time: approx 40 mins.
Finchley Central Art Trail
From 11am, Sat 4 Dec
Ballards Lane
Take a stroll along Ballards Lane and discover the 9 amazing pieces of work produced by local talent and hosted by local businesses. You'll be able to pick your art trail map up from Finchley Church End Library, participating businesses or via our website here.
Christmas Cracker
12.30-4.30pm, Sat 4 Dec
St Barnabas Church, 913 High Road

Free
Karoake, Christmas grotto, craft fayre, tree lighting and more...

Hope North London Christmas Celebration
1-3pm, Sat 4 Dec
Green Man Community Centre N2 9BA
Free


Festive games, seasonal crafts, meet & greet with Santa with gifts, Christmas refreshments & its all FREE - plus a charity tombola.

https://www.facebook.com/HopeNorthLondon
Barnet NHS Thank You Community Christmas Concert
6pm, Sat 4 Dec
ONLINE: Join online for an evening of festive music and fun, featuring performers from multiple backgrounds and faiths. Donations are being collected for the Royal Free charity, to say thank you to Barnet's NHS staff.

www.stmaryatfinchley.org.uk
Barnet Christmas Fayre
12pm-5pm, Sun 5 Dec

Barnet High street, The Bull Theatre, Barnet & Southgate College, St John the Baptist Church, the Spires Shopping Centre
Free
Food and craft stalls, music, funfair, dance marquee, Santa's Grotto, Christmas courtyard, Punch and Judy, and more.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Arts Depot
Various times, Mon 6 Dec – Mon 3 Jan

Tickets from £9, for ages 3+

Direct from the West End, the Olivier Award-nominated smash hit show, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is back at artsdepot for Christmas! Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. Don’t miss this stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem... expect to be surprised!

www.artsdepot.co.uk/family-christmas/tiger-who-came-tea-0


Winter Fair
11am-5pm, Sat 11 Dec
Albert Place, N3 1QB
Get into the festive spirit with local creatives and businesses hosting workshops and stalls for you to buy or make wonderful gifts for your loved ones. Performances and seasonal refreshments will also be on hand to keep you warm.
Activities:
• Winter Bulbs and Pot Decorating Workshop
• Wreath Making Session
• Local Products including Stocking Fillers and Artworks
• Christmas-themed Coffee and Ice-Cream
• Music performances by St. Mary's choir group and other local artists

Find out more about Finchley Town Centre community events here: Upcoming Events – Finchley Central (finchleycentraltowncentre.co.uk)
Winter Market Day
11am-4pm, Sat 11 Dec
The Arts Depot


Pop into the Arts Depot for some festive fun at their Winter Market Day. There'll be unique handmade arts and crafts, music and festive craft workshops. Featuring local designers, makers and artists, it's the perfect place to purchase some special gifts for your loved ones.

Winter Market Day | artsdepot

Christmas Market and Santa's Grotto
12-4pm, Sat 11 Dec
Friend in Need, EN4 8PS


Free entrance to Christmas market for all.
Santa's Grotto £4 per child (includes wrapped gift). For under 10s only.

Market stalls, santa's grotto, handmade goods, lego, stationery, candles, gifts, food and refreshments, raffle, tombola, face painting, handmade cards, cakes and knitted gifts.

Breaking the Ice
The Arts Depot
Various times, Wed 15 – Fri 31 Dec
Tickets from £9, for ages 2-7

This playful and light-hearted show is inspired by the true story of an unlikely friendship between a husky and a wild polar bear. Set against the frosty backdrop of the Arctic, Breaking the Ice is a non-verbal show which combines physical theatre, puppetry, interactive projection, animation and traditional Sami music. It's the perfect arctic adventure for your pack this festive season!

www.artsdepot.co.uk/family-christmas/breaking-ice-0

Edgware Winter Market
A5100 Edgware, opposite Edgware tube station
10am to 8pm, Sat 18 to Thurs 23 Dec
Free entry

Buy local this Christmas with Edgware’s inaugural Winter market, showcasing some of Barnet’s and London’s best independent craft and deli traders. This festive market will bring seasonal shopping cheer to the permanent and market traders with choirs and Christmas walkabout performances.


The Snow Queen
2pm (doors open at 1.30pm), Sat 18 & Sun 19 Dec
The Bull Theatre
When Gerda’s friend Kay is taken by the Snow Queen no one knows what’s happened to him, but the heartbroken Gerda decides she must set out to find him.

All tickets: £10

Book now:www.thebulltheatre.com
Winter Wonderland
Unitas Youth Zone

76 Montrose Ave, Edgware HA8 0DT
10am-6pm, Sun 19 Dec

Free entry

Join this celebration of the many diverse communities and cultures that we have in Barnet. Set to be a fantastic day of festive fun, bring your family and friends to browse the local stalls, get stuck into some arts and crafts, enjoy some tasty winter warmers, and much more.



And there’s more to come

More events in your local community will be revealed in the coming days and weeks, so check back regularly!

The Discover Barnet Presents team are working with local people, organisations and businesses to deliver a Winter 2021 and Summer 2022 programme of events – including the postponed Barnet Summertime two-day music festival (new date to be announced).

Be the first to know

Email barnet.first@barnet.gov.uk to join the mailing list and be the first to know as the programme is released.

Get involved

Want to volunteer at an event? Want to perform? Want to trade at an event? The council is seeking local individuals, organisations or businesses who want to get involved in the Discover Barnet Presents programme. Email barnet@theeventumbrella.com to find out more and register your interest.

Are you a local trader or business? Click here to sign up to Business Buzz, the council's dedicated newsletter for Barnet’s businesses.

Are you a local community or voluntary group? Sign up to the Community Together Network bulletin for fortnightly news and updates: strategy@barnet.gov.uk

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