Christmas at Goldsmiths

Whether you’re travelling home or staying in the local area for Christmas, here’s everything you need to help you plan ahead for the break and make the most of the range of events and activities taking place on campus and beyond.

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Last week of term

There’s lots happening, both on and off campus. For updates, and to connect with fellow students, follow Students at Goldsmiths, University of London on Facebook.

Monday 9 December

Mature Students’ Network Christmas Meetup
5-8pm, Thirty Five Cafe

Aged 21 or over? Socialise with other mature students at our festive meetup – free festive snacks and drinks provided.

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Festive Film Night
6-10pm, Social Learning Space, Library

Watch two Christmas classics, back-to-back on the big screen in the Library! Hot drinks and sweet treats will be available.

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Chamber Choir Evening Concert
7.30pm, Council Chamber, Deptford Town Hall

Join the Goldsmiths Chamber Choir as they perform a mix of seasonal songs from the 1600s to the modern day.

Tuesday 10 December

Vegan Lunch Hour
12.30pm, St Hilda’s Catholic Chaplaincy

A social space to chat, enjoy good food, and make friends. Love to cook? Come along at 11am and help us prepare.

Inter Faith Group Meetup
4-5pm, Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

Visit the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and explore different faiths, spirituality and wellbeing.

Make a Christmas Connection
5-8pm, Thirty Five Cafe

Staying in halls or nearby over Christmas? Make plans with others over some mince pies, mulled wine and festive tunes.

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Wednesday 11 December

Goldsmiths Annual Carol Service
5.30pm, Deptford Town Hall

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy and Music Department host our annual carol service, with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies.

Thursday 12 December

Election Results Lock-in
10pm-late, Goldsmiths Students’ Union

Join the SU for a live viewing of the 2019 General Election results.

Friday 13 December

Frothy Fridays: Christmas Party
10pm-2am, Goldsmiths Students’ Union Bar

Celebrate the last day of term with floor-filling hits and free glitter at a festive-themed edition of Frothy Fridays.

Over Christmas

Staying in London over the Christmas break? Then you’re staying in one of the best cities in the world to experience the festivities. Here are just a few of the activities you can get involved with.

Sunday 15 December

Christmas Market Crawl
11am-4pm, leaving from RHB main entrance

Find festive food, crafts and gifts as we explore some of the city’s best Christmas markets. Bring along an Oyster card and money for lunch.

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Sunday 22 December

Festive Arts and Crafts
7.30-9pm, Social Learning Space, Library

Studying in the Library? Take a break and join the Campus Support team for hot chocolate and festive arts and crafts.

Tuesday 24 December

Hot Chocolate Bar
12-2pm, Loring Hall Management Centre

Celebrate Christmas Eve with other students over a free festive hot chocolate.

Wednesday 25 December

Christmas at International Students House
11.30am-9pm, International Students House

A day filled with Christmas drinks, canapes, a three-course Christmas lunch and a Christmas film marathon.

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Christmas Day Lunch
12.30-3pm, St John’s Church, Deptford

Join members of the local community for a Christmas Day lunch.

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Saturday 28 December

Board Games Evening
5-7pm, Social Learning Space, Library

Come along to an evening of board games and connect with students staying in the local area over the break. Free hot chocolate provided.

Help & support

Although Goldsmiths closes over the Christmas break, we’d like to remind you that there’s still support available to you. If you’re feeling worried, stressed or low, it can help to talk to someone. Whatever your situation, no matter how big or small, there are people who can help or refer you to further support if you need it.

Campus Support Officers (CSOs)

CSOs offer friendly, out-of-hours support for all students and can be a first point of call if you need someone to talk to over the closure period. Find them in the Loring Hall Management Centre or contact them via phone or email.

Their normal hours are 6pm to 6am weekdays and 24 hours at weekends, however they will run a reduced service over the Christmas break from Monday 23 December, including daytime hours on Christmas Day. Please note there will be no service on Wednesday 1 January.

View full CSO Christmas opening hours
020 7919 7284


The Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can call, email, text or visit your local branch of you need someone to talk to.
116 123

Christmas Opening Hours

Goldsmiths campus services will operate various opening hours over the Christmas break. Buildings will be closed between 23 December 2019 and 1 January 2020, apart from the Library.


The Library will remain open throughout the Christmas break, apart from 25, 26 December and 1 January. The Help Desk will close at 1pm on Friday 20 December and will reopen at 9am on Thursday 2 January.

View full Library Christmas opening hours

Food and drink

The Refectory and campus cafes will close on Friday 13 December, reopening on Monday 13 January. Thirty Five Cafe will remain open until Friday 20 December and will reopen after the Christmas break on Thursday 2 January.

Curzon Goldsmiths

The cinema will remain open over the Christmas break, apart from Christmas Day.

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