As it gets closer to Christmas you want to get into the festive spirit and start embracing the glitter and the mulled wine.

We want things to do to distract us from getting too excited about Santa’s visit, so here are a few ways to do so this weekend.

Food and drink

Order your Christmas dinner centrepiece from The Proud Sow

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Go for a vegan roast dinner at Jam Circus and look at the new Christmas decorations

Have a cocktail or three at Brickfields - Alcohol is obviously very festive

Visit the artisan stalls at Greenwich Winter Time Festival

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Grab a coffee and sandwich from Browns in Brockley


Listen to live jazz on Sunday at Jam Circus

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Listen to South American Latin music at The Fox and Firkin

Have a dance to live music at Greenwich Winter Time Festival


Visit Arch Gallery in Deptford

Visit Out of the Brew in New Cross for fresh mint tea and a look at some local art

Visit Greenwich Market and pick up some local art


Visit the Brockley market for fresh vegetable, cheese and meat.

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Buy some pretty flowers for your house at Rosie in Crofton Park

Visit Deptford Market Yard and do some Christmas shopping