Your Guide To Christmas 2019 @ Kings Cross St Pancras
🔔 Jingle bells, jingle bells, Jingle all the way, Oh what fun it is to ride, In a one-horse open sleigh…
Christmas 2019 is around the corner and we decided to share with you a helpful guide for this year’s Christmas at Kings Cross St Pancras including Coal Drops Yard.
Let’s start with the first activity which is quite obvious; Kings Cross – Coal Drops Christmas Tree
This year, shoppers will be encouraged to perform their own rendition of a festive hit in a quick-fire karaoke experience, in order to win the chance to switch on the Christmas lights. Entertainment will also be provided in abundance with carol singing by London Gay Men’s Chorus, and House Gospel Choir, followed by live DJs until late. The evening also kicks off a calendar of festive workshops including piñata making and wrapping paper printing. Each workshop requires a minimum £10 donation to homeless charity, Shelter, who’s Boutique by Shelter charity shop is nestled in Coal Drops Yard.
Northern Brights Festive Workshops.
Christmas Under The Canopy
Ceramics x Canopy Market
The first weekend of Christmas Under the Canopy kicks off with a craft and ceramics special. Canopy Market will be joined by emerging artists from Made in Arts London and a host of independent ceramicists alongside Thrown, the contemporary North London art gallery.
There will be an incredible range of artists and creators, selling unique and quirky jewellery, beautiful hand-crafted ceramics, modern prints and more.
This is the perfect opportunity to get ahead with original gifts!
Market Opening Hours:
London Winter Craft Beer Festival x Canopy Market
Wear your silliest Christmas jumper and get down to the craft beer festival at Canopy Market. Look out for the special range of Christmassy beers and seasonal gifts from your favorite London breweries, as well as crafty products to peruse in the stalls. DJs, entertainment, and all you need to eat, drink and be merry.
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Kids Christmas x Canopy Market
Santa’s reindeer are coming to town! Join Coal Drop Years for an action-packed fun weekend. Make your own illustrated Christmas cards, ceramic baubles and screen-printed advent calendars. Get stuck into badge-making with the Design Museum, learn how to make a natural Christmas wreath, try our hot chocolates with tons of different toppings. Meet a real live reindeer, sing-a-long with our live band playing your favourite Christmas carols and dive into our festive scavenger hunt for free presents! Of course, bring your kids if you have them!
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When: 20-22 Dec, West Handyside Canopy
Mexican Christmas Market
Mexican restaurants Casa and Plaza Pastor are hosting a Mexican Christmas Market with artisanal Mexican clothing, accessories, ornaments, and craftworks from independent artists and designers.
This is the perfect opportunity to buy unique Christmas gifts and decorations or to enjoy some traditional Mexican sweet bread and hot chocolate. If you ever dreamed of traveling to Mexico but didn’t because of the distance, here’s your opportunity.
Mexican duo Las Guadalupes, will be bringing festive cheer with vibrant mariachi songs, plus expect piñatas too to round up the traditional Mexican Christmas festivities.
The stallholders include:
- Olin – Arts, crafts & Huichol jewelry
- Cakes Little Miss- Mexican cookies & mini-piñatas
- Yes Sanchez- Handbags, wallets and purser hand embroidered from Puebla
- Nahual – Handwoven textiles and accessories
- Inkas Crafts- Colourful clothing and textiles
- Oaxacan art: Hand embroidered blouses and dresses
- Marigold by Moncoco- Mexican Silver and Huichol art jewelry
- Chalton Gallery- Art by handpicked Mexican artists
- Sweet Nibble- Traditional Mexican ‘pan dulce’ and cakes
- Mexican Mamma – Mexican essentials: from the food cupboard to the wrestling ring
Date: Thursday 5th December 2019 – Saturday 7th December 2019
Independent Label and London Brewers Market
Are you into independent labels? Vinyl lovers, rejoice. The Independent Label Market is back at the Yard. You’ll find stalls stacked high with vinyl from the likes of Bella Union, Brainfeed, and Dirty Hit. The market gives some of the most exciting record labels around the chance to sell their freshest sounds directly to the public. Plus there will be beers from London Brewers Market.
Date: Sat 30 Nov, 11-6.30pm, Coal Drops Yard
Botanical Boys Wreath Making
Take time out to sit and craft your very own Christmas wreath at this fun and laidback workshop led by the Hackney-based Botanical Boys. Designed to get you connected to nature, you’ll build your base using moss, fresh cuttings, and dried fruit before adding a touch of sparkle, all while quaffing mince pies and prosecco. Book this workshop here
Date: 7-8 Dec, 1-4 pm, Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard
Jewelry Making with Maya Magal
Each Wednesday until Christmas, cult jewellery makers Maya Magal London will be hosting a wonderful series of workshops for you to create your own one-of-a-kind pieces. Each session has a sustainable twist using recycled metals and repurposed beads.
Date: Wednesdays from 6 Nov – 18 Dec, Coal Drops Yard
STORE Store Christmas Workshops- Candle Making
Designers Lola Lely and Yesenia Thibault-Picazo introduce you to the craft of traditional beeswax candle making. You’ll make a set of two dipped candles, one hand-twisted candle and six birthday candles all wrapped and stamped with a bespoke wax seal. Book Workshop here
Date: Sat 14 Dec, 2-6 pm, Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard
The Drop’s Christmas Market
Coal Drop Yard’s friendly wine bar, The Drop, has rounded up some pals to put on a Christmas Market for lovers of food, drink and entertaining. Find thoughtful presents for the discerning hosts in your life. Expect wines, cheeses, preserves, as well as wine accessories, aprons, glassware, tableware plus a few surprises. More info here.
Date: 13-15 Dec, 12-10pm, Coal Drops Yard
Sleep Easy This Christmas
The creators of sleep spray ‘This Works’ are taking over Coal Drops Yard’s boutique charity shop to offer one-to-one sleep consultations and help you sleep better (and look better) this holiday season. There will be mince pies and other Christmas treats, as well as some fabulous fashion bargains, so be sure to stop by for a rummage.
Date: Sat 7 Dec, Coal Drops Yard
Winsor & Newton Pop Up Store
Calling all budding artists! Head to the Winsor & Newton pop-up store in Coal Drops Yard this Christmas. You can explore, play and create using the newly-launched promarkers and watercolours in all kinds of vivid and metallic shades. Add to the “Live art wall”, learn a new technique from the pros, have your gifts wrapped in one-of-a-kind paper, created live! There are competitions, giveaways and new promotions every day. More info here.
Date: 12-15 Dec, Kiosk, Coal Drops Yard
Cracker Making at Kitchen Provisions
Coal Drops Yard and Kitchen Provisions invite you to create the essential festive table accessory, the Christmas Cracker. Choose from a selection of gifts, cracker patterns, festive jokes or have your family play out a different charade. All workshops are priced at a minimum donation of £10 and proceeds are donated to Shelter. Book tickets here.
Date: Tuesdays from 19 Nov – 3 Dec, 5.30-7.30pm
SUPERMAX presents: 10 Christmas Crackers
Christmas at Kings Place
Festive herbs & drinks Masterclass
Beer + Burger – Grinch Burger
The Christmas-inspired guest burger is back! A juicy turkey patty, loaded with a brussel sprout + roast chestnut pesto, maple bacon and American cheese. It’s Christmas in a bun!
Available from Sun 1 Dec, Beer + Burger Store, York Way