Friends of St James Square try to source the best possible entertainment within our tiny budget!  We are very fortunate that many artists choose to perform for free at our A Very Merry Muswell. Thank you guys!

This year we are very proud of the entertainment that we have booked and hope that all our visitors will enjoy the shows. Check our avmm-stage-timetable


The force behind our Christmas Tree our Cllr Gail Engert switching the Christmas Tree lights on at 4pm.

Santa’s Grotto and Children’s activitiessantas_grotto

Our Santa’s Grotto will be in the upstairs foyer of the Everyman Cinema from 1pm.  Pop in to say hello to Santa and his elf.

nativityIn St James Square, children (and creative adults) will have the opportunity to decorate baubles which will be hung on our Christmas tree.  Be part of the  Muswell Hill Christmas.

For those of you with a sweet-tooth, decorate gingerbread men and cupcakes, kindly donated by Muswell Hill Sainsbury’s.

Over by St James Church, will be a living nativity scene with animals including a donkey and sheep!


Our MC Richard Tharp is a teacher, writer and musician.
We already had a pleasure to see him MC-ing our Geisterfest & few local street parties.
Currently recording few new tunes with his band The Disfunkshunalz
A band of like-minded music makers whose aim is to enable young disabled people to perform, take part in, experience and create, inspirational music.

Official opening of A Very Merry Muswell is 1pm on 3rd of December when will be also revealing beautiful mosaic done by Artist’s Resource that is already gracing St James Square beautifully. Peter Thompson, our unofficial Mayor of Muswell Hill will do the honours together with Rowland Rivron and  Leona,  the face behind the  Artist’s Resource .

Our DJ Web Sheldon will be playing  A Very Merry Muswell with Xmas mashup. He has a keen ear for hypnotic beats, dirty synths and clever lyrics.


ukelele14292294_10154570699453385_7910164099766090378_nThe North London Ukulele Club was set up by local teacher Margie and musician and guitar teacher Luca to inspire learners to play the ukulele. The aim is to learn and enjoy welcoming all ages. Margie and Luca teach in East Finchley, Highgate, Muswell Hill, Crouch End, North Finchley and Hampstead and Alex teaches in South East London.

msmbrass Muswell Hill Brass Band was founded in May 2011, establishing what was the first ever brass band in London N10. Their main rehearsal base on Wednesday evenings is Muswell Hill Methodist Church in Pages Lane. They provide equal access to professional music coaching for all people in and connected with the community in Muswell Hill and the London Borough of Haringey.


Muswell Hill Exchange  an official band of Muswell Hill Trading Group. Any do, without them, in this neck of the woods would be impossible.
You can find them rehearsing for their next gig at BonaFideStudio.

4628234000_361x262NLPAC is the largest children’s performing arts centre in the country.
With over 20 years experience of providing performing arts classes to children, they know how to nurture the individual in every child.

Haringey Young Musicians   programme  has over 20 different groups meeting each week to rehearharingey11203511904_cc46904d6a_bse. The group performing on 3rd December at A Very Merry Muswell is the HYM Jazz Combo which has electric piano, drum kit, bass guitar, trumpet, sax and vocal soloist.

Sing Carols with Alexandra chorus & Friend!

marisa-011crop-3Marisa Di Muro is a soprano singer/songwriter born in the hills of Southern Italy. She studied at the Conservatorio di Musica “Luigi Cherubini”  Florence, Italy. she has earned herself a place in the Area Final of Open Mic UK 2016 with her original song “All this time”.