Get Festive: Top Christmas Events at Goldsmiths

December is here, and with it comes all of the end of term events and Christmas festivities! It’s time to get the tinsel out and find that tacky Christmas jumper…

Here’s our pick of the best Christmas-y things to do on campus across the last two weeks of term:


Wednesday 6th December

Education Studies End of Term Lunch

12-1pm, Richard Hoggart Building Room 142 (in the Kingsway Corridor), Free for education students
The Educational Studies department are having an end of term lunch supported by the Academic Communities Fund. There’ll be free teas, coffees and sandwiches, but drop by early as it's on a first come first served basis!

Societies Winter Warmer
7-9pm, The SU Cafe, Free for society members
If you run a society or are part of one, come along to this end of term thank you event! Get warmed up with mince pies, hot drinks, grab yourself some cheese and crackers and get stuck in with crafts corners with knitting, card making and music!

Do You Want To Funk?
10pm-3am, The SU Bar and Venue
Birdland Kissa present a two floor takeover bringing with them some hefty headliners playing disco, soul and house all night long! With Stevie Wonderland DJs, GIRL (Balamii Radio), YAM Records and Soul Control plus Glitter Palace who will be providing you with all your glittery needs! £3 advance / £5 on the door Get your cheaper, advance tickets online here

Friday 8th December

Merry SMITHSmas Party
8pm - midnight, The SU Bar and Venue
The Joneses celebrate Christmas the only way they know how - by sharing their love of The Smiths in the form of an incendiary live show. Expect the classics, the obscure and seasonal treats! Get your tickets here for only £5.90

Monday 11th December

Goldsmiths Christmas Market
11am-2pm, Richard Hoggart Building Forecourt, Free
Celebrate with food and drink from local businesses, buy artwork and crafts from students, and get involved in a creative workshop.

Mature Students’ Christmas Drinks
6pm - late, The SU Bar and Venue, Free 
Join us for some mulled wine and Christmas crackers with fellow students.

Simon Says
8pm - Late, The SU Bar and Venue, Free
It’s the last Simon Says of 2017! Simon Says is our monthly live music night curated by students from the Music Department.

Tuesday 12th December

Quiz Night and Karaoke
7.30pm - late, The SU Bar and Venue
Test your Christmas knowledge, before channeling your inner Mariah on the karaoke. £1 entry and the winning team takes all


Wednesday 13th December

Goldsmiths Annual Carol Service
1-2pm & 6-7.30pm, Richard Hoggart Building, The Great Hall, Free
Goldsmiths Chaplaincy and the Music Department are hosting a Carol Service in the Great Hall. All welcome, no need to book, and both events will be followed by mulled wine and mince pies!

MA Computing Christmas Gathering
6-9pm, The Hatch Lab
The Computation Arts MA programme social will have a Pecha Kucha format, and will be an immersive arts experience for those who attend. There will be lots of interative art, and free drinks (soft/alcoholic) and pizza.

MILK presents Ice Ice Baby
10pm - Late, The SU Bar and Venue
An extra special Christmas version of MILK's 90s/00s throwback party. Cover yourself in glitter and get down on the dance floor to the glorious gift of 90s/00s nostalgia: we're talking Shaggy, Nelly & Kelly, Destiny's Child, TLC, Venga Boys, Spice Girls, Technotronic and much much more! £3 adv/£4 door
Get cheaper advance tickets for £3 here

Thursday 14th December

Christmas Film Night: Elf

6pm - 8pm, The SU Cafe, Free
Don’t be a cotton-headed ninny-muggins, come and watch Elf with free Christmas (non-alcoholic) drinks and snacks.

The Snow Ball
7-11pm, The Rivoli Ballroom (SE4 2BY)
The Design Department are hosting a festive FUNKtion, join them on the dancefloor at Brockley’s infamous Rivoli Ballroom. Tickets are £15, plus buying a ticket gives you £2 entry to the after party at the SU (see below). All proceeds help fund the BA Design degree show 2018, anyone and everyone welcome. Get your tickets here

Stay Up Lewisham, Volume II

9pm-3am, The SU Bar and Venue
More goodies from the overflowing vinyl collections of the Stay Up Lewisham DJs and their friends. It’s yet another killer line-up with Lucky Charmz and DJ Assam coming down to play! £4 suggested donation

Friday 15th December

Postgrad Media and Comms Winter Warmer
6-10pm, The SU Cafe, Free entry for Postgraduate media and comms students
Come celebrate the end of term with other postgraduate Media and Comms students at a winter party hosted by the SU! With free drinks (soft and alcoholic, first come first served), snacks and a live DJ!