Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years.
Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.
14 December 2016, 20.00
Concert by Candlelight
£20.00, £17.00 concessions available (includes a glass of sherry or port and a mince pie)
A moving recital of a cappella Christmas music by acclaimed group Bocca Aperta.
6 January 2017, 15.30-17.00
Farewell to Christmas
Wrap up warm and join us in the gardens for the Geffrye’s own tradition of burning the holly and ivy, with carol singing, Epiphany stories and a taste of mulled wine and Twelfth Night cake.