Celebrations and traditions
CNY: The Camden Way
Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year as it’s colloquially known across Asia, celebrates the beginning of a new Lunar cycle (hence why the date changes every year) and with 2020 comes the year of the rat.
Not the nicest of creatures but they represent new beginnings, wealth and fertility: in all likelihood 2020 will be a prosperous year. The only way to celebrate Chinese New Year in North London is the Camden way. We’ll show you how it’s done on our cobbles.
Tue 21 Jan
Resolutions are the ultimate catch-22
New decade. New year. New you?
Can you really change your ways, improve yourself for the better once the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day? Resolutions have always been rooted in true self-growth but rarely does this stick if you’re only doing it for clout.
The rise of the monthly challenge comes to fruition in the first month of the year – Veganuary is the latest craze on social media, joining Dry Jan and the fitness explosion on the shopping racks. If you’re struggling, holding on for dear life to make it until the 31st January, we’ve decided to give a little help along the way.
Fri 10 Jan
Goodbye 2019 and hello 2020!
Phew, it’s been a crazy decade but now we’re ready to party into the New Year in proper Camden style. Here are the best and craziest New Year’s Eve celebrations happening in Camden Market this year!
Shaka Zulu | Twisted Circus: NYE Edition
Bringing in the New Year and next decade in spectacular fashion is Shaka Zulu’s bread and butter. It’ll be a countdown like no other, with incredible circus acts including fire breathers and sword swallowers during this 7-hour party.
Lockside Camden | California Love
Ring in 2020 with the best in the 1990s and 2000s Hip Hop and R&B, drink specials and mayhem at Lockside Camden’s California Love New Year’s Eve party!
DJs spinning everything you can imagine from the 90s and 00s covering everything from 2Pac, Biggie, Dr Dre, Eminem, Aaliyah, Wu-Tang and many more.
FEST Camden | NYE Festival
Ring in the New Year with entertainment to carry you through the tick-tock of the night. Join the party for a night of Burlesque, Drag and Debauchery.
Feel the blaze from fire breathers, get dwarfed by stilt walkers and be left in awe by circus acts and roller dancers. New Year’s Eve couldn’t get any bigger than this entertainment extravaganza!
Dingwalls | Drunk in Love
London’s biggest NYE party across 3 room with RnB, Bashment, Hip Hop, Afro Beats, House, Garage and tons more! Celebrate the beginning of a new era with this collection of music jams across all genres provided by the finest entertainers.
Gabeto | Cuban NYE Party
Uno, dos, tres…join Gabeto as they count down to 2020 with their biggest party yet. Live and breathe the Cuban spirit with street food to go, salsa and reggaeton music vibes, samba dancers and more. So don your finest wear and embrace the Año nuevo!
Tue 24 Dec
2019: A Year in Pictures
This year has been the biggest yet and this whole decade has seen a lot of changes. Here’s to the next one, for now, we’ve put together a list of our favourite moments throughout the year!
Tue 24 Dec
A celebration of independent Camden businesses
Camden Inspire Awards 2019
The annual Camden Inspire Awards are back for another year after starting all the way back in 2016. Created to recognise and honour the small businesses in Camden Town with locals voting for their favourite haunts, eating and shopping destinations.
This year, a massive 42 Camden Market have been nominated across five out of the seven categories. Voting closes on November 30th, so make sure to get your votes in this week. VOTE HERE
Favourite Coffee & Brunch
Cereal Killer Cafe
Best Culture Spot
Most Delicious Food
Arepazo Bros // Basta // Bill or Beak // Brace // Ciambotta // Focacceria Nazionale // Ink // Lords of Poke // Magic Falafel // Maize Blaze // Naked Dough // Nora & Nama Bakery // Roly’s Fudge Pantry // Semola // The Cheese Bar // The Mac Factory
Best Market Trader
Butterfly Tarot // Cactus Leather // Camden Tea Company // Carlotta Mascolo Art // Koo Style // Mr Snappy’s // Nepali Pure // Psylo // Tea Shirt Tailored Refreshments // The Cheese Wheel // To Home From London // Vera Black
Black Widow // Blaze On // Camden Tea Company // Cyberdog // Koo Style // Let’s Jam // Modfather // Moomin // Mr Snappy’s // Odilynch // Penny Burdett // Quena // Red Art Camden // Sweyn Forkbeard // To Home From London // Tribu
Thu 21 Nov
Fly away with Aeroméxico
Celebrate Day of the Dead and win a round-trip flight and four nights stay with you and your friend in the all-inclusive hotel Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya* in Cancun!
Create your own Mexican Day of the Dead altar incorporating British elements.
Upload a photo or video of your altar as a comment in the contest post, explaining every element of your altar. Tag @aeromexico and @grivieramaya in your post.
The most creative altar wins a round-trip flight and four nights in the all-inclusive hotel Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya*for them and a friend to Cancun!
A round trip flight to Cancun with four nights in the all-inclusive hotel Grand Velas Resort Riviera Maya*
*Does not include ground transportation, tips, or any other expense incurred on the trip.
** The round-trip flight stops over in Mexico City and is exclusively operated by Aeromexico.
See information below for further requirements.
Wed 30 Oct
A Celebration of Mexican Culture
Day of the Dead Festival
One of your five-a-day
Live Music: September Edition
Camden Market’s Music Monthly
The Name Game: Camden Tube Names
The Notting Hill Carnival Starter Kit
The journey of Citrus Saturday
Live Music: August Edition