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Winter Fun at Brent Cross Town

November 24, 2022

December is nearly here and the teams at Brent Cross Town have been busy organising festive celebrations for the community.

Here’s everything we’re doing to bring festive joy this winter:

Brent Cross Town Winter Lights Event – Thursday 1 December

Join us for an evening of festive music and to switch on the winter lights in Claremont Park.

The event will kick off at 4pm to 6.30pm and after the winter light switch on at 4pm, Christmas carols and songs will be sung by local school children from Claremont Primary and Whitefield School. A brass band will also be playing while festive stalls will be open.

The event is free. Just turn up.

Menorah Lighting Ceremony – Monday 19 December

Join us at the Visitor Pavilion for an evening to celebrate Channukah.

Rabbi Gershon Overlander, Director, Chabad House of Hendon Jewish Centre, will lead the event, while there will also be kosher refreshments on offer, a children’s entertainer and music.

It’s free to attend, but please book your space here.


As a little extra treat, here’s what our Claremont Way retailers are also serving up this winter:

Cricklewood Coffee Roasters

Award-winning brews Cricklewood Coffee Roasters will be serving a special Winter Blend Coffee.

The special is a delicious blend of Brazilian and Indian Coffee designed to warm you on these crisp Winter mornings!

The roastery is open weekdays from 7:30am to 3pm and weekends 8am to 3pm.

Happy Face Pizza

Happy Face Pizza will be serving a few Christmas specials on the menu, including pizza with a festive twist, a festive negroni and a Chocolate Babà al Rum dessert.

Happy Face Pizza is open Wednesday and Thursdays 12 to 9pm, Fridays 12 to 10pm, Saturdays 11.30am to 10pm and Sundays 11.30am to 9pm.

Karma Bread Bakehouse

Bringing home-baked fresh goods to the area is Karma Bread Bakehouse. They will be serving delicious winter treats and speciality festive breads and cakes.

Karma Bread Bakehouse is open Wednesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm.

Spruce & Larch

Spruce & Larch cafe can be found inside the Visitor Pavilion and are currently serving an extensive special Winter menu.

Spruce & Larch is open every day from 9am to 5pm.

Gussy’s Ice cream parlour

At the heart of Claremont Park you will find the popular family-run parlour Gussy’s Ice cream parlour. This Winter, Gus will be serving delicious treats including soup, mince pies and hot chocolate with marshmallows!

Gussy’s is open from 3 to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on weekends.


Getting to Claremont Park

The main park entrance to Claremont Park is adjacent to Brent Cross Town’s Visitor Pavilion. We encourage all our visitors to walk, cycle or use public transport where possible.

Limited, new parking has been provided near Claremont Way and visitors should not park on Brent Terrace, Clitterhouse Crescent or the surrounding area.  If you have to drive, please visit bxt.uk/parking before you visit to find out more. 

More about Brent Cross Town

Brent Cross Town is the new park town for Barnet, at the heart of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. It is being delivered in partnership between Related Argent and Barnet Council.

Read more about the vision for Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme.