Avoid the hustle and bustle of the larger shopping centres and enjoy a community shopping experience during this special festive weekend. Make a memory while supporting local artists, creatives and small businesses after what has been an especially tough couple of years.

Artists and creatives will be opening up their spaces within the Bussey Building and inviting visitors in for an intimate view of their work and processes. There’ll be a chance to buy one of a kind products and find that perfect Christmas present. Meet fine artists; illustrators; children’s authors and homeware designers, they have Christmas covered.

One of the fantastic studios taking part is Yogarise, Peckhams favourite yoga studio which has been in the Bussey Building since 2014. They will be offering free classes to event goers who are new to the studio. Just get in touch with hello@yogarise.london to book your session. They also offer rooftop sessions in summer and weekly £5 community classes taught by their Yoga Teacher Training graduates. For more info and directions go to www.yogarise.london.

More unique gift ideas will be on offer at Pexmas. Wander the aisles and marvel at the Aladdin’s cave of treasures on sale at Peckham’s popular festive market crafted by independent makers and small businesses. From jewellery and clothing; beauty products and babywear; candles and ceramics; prints and preserves; toys and terrariums, there is something for everyone on your list and browsing is just as much fun! Seasonal treats will also be available so expect mulled wine, mince pies and more.

Copeland Park’s Social will also be on hand to satisfy your refreshment needs with warming coffees and hot chocolates and welcome post-shopping Christmas cocktails.

Around the corner, the festive fun continues at Holdrons Arcade – one of Peckham’s hidden gem’s, discover an eclectic mix of vegan delights; hair, health and beauty treatments; zines, prints, clothing, vintage, records; a radio station and a pop-up plant sale.

Holdrons Arcade’s newest tenant, The Palace Of The Dogs will also be launching their studio this weekend! The Palace Of The Dogs is a platform that seeks to provide a space to black creatives in our community and society through arts and media. The multifunctional studio includes merchandise, prints & publications from black vendors, artists & writers; whilst working as a photography, podcasting and meeting room space for creatives. Visit www.thepalaceofthedogs.co.uk to find out more about their organisation.

What's happening over the weekend

Copeland Park Open Studios

Come and choose one-of-a-kind Christmas presents whilst supporting your local community and small businesses.

Pexmas 2022

Peckham’s OG Festive Market and your chance to shop small and local for everyone on your list. With a mulled wine or two to help you kick start the Christmas season.

Social drinks

Meanwhile, Social will be getting in the party spirit, serving up the mulled wine and cider, as well as craft beers, and specialist tea and coffee blends. Bottoms up!

The whole weekend is free entry. Join us to kick off the festive season and get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof.