Christmas

Christmas

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Volunteers from the East End's oldest homeless charity stage an Election Day carol concert as voters go to the polls.

The magical Christmas lights have been switched on at Poplar to light up this year's "winter wonderland" in Chrisp Street Market for the 14th year running.

A new ice rink is being opened for the first time at the City Island development at Blackwall for all those who would have had enough of the general election by then.

A festive market by artists and craft-makers is being held in a "secret Victorian courtyard" selling unique Christmas gifts made in the East End.

Designer-makers are staging a two-day Christmas market where even the humble bumble bee is setting up a stall for its "locally sourced" honey.

Shoppers are being urged to help people in need this Christmas by donating food at their high street supermarket check-out.

Market traders are getting ready to transform Poplar's Chrisp Street into a winter wonderland for children when the magical Christmas lights come to life later this month.

Christmas is coming a little early on the Thames with Santa swapping his traditional sleigh for a handy speedboat to switch on the festive lights at St Katharine's by the Tower.

This picture shows what happens the moment that shoeboxes filled with toys donated by east London churchgoers are opened when delivered to children in eastern Europe in time for Christmas.

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