Christmas at King’s Cross

Here’s the listing of festive happenings at King’s Cross. There are not one but three magically unconventional trees to discover, Christmas markets – lots of them! Plus workshops, gift guides, festive food and much more. We can’t wait to welcome you back!

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United We Shop - in-store exclusives

United We Shop - in-store exclusives

Join Clara Amfo and help support our local shops this Christmas! The King’s Cross and Coal Drops Yard retailers have come together and are offering some amazing in-store-only exclusives. It’s been an incredibly tough year, so please come along, grab yourself a bargain and help support our local shops. See all the offers and deals.

The Electric Nemeton Tree at Granary Square

The Electric Nemeton Tree at Granary Square

Designed by local architecture practice Sam Jacobs Studio, the 11 metre-tall Electric Nemeton Tree merges fairytale forest with modern architecture. The structure refers to ancient Celtic groves called Nemetons that were constructed using the natural landscape and acted as sacred gathering places.

Lower Stable Street Christmas Market

Lower Stable Street Christmas Market

The coolest little shopping street in London is hosing its very own market this Christmas. The market runs the length of Lower Stable Street, and has a stellar line-up of stallholders, all handpicked by independent magazine-turned store, Kiosk N1C, and showcasing the work of some of the city’s most exciting creatives.  You can also pick up your Christmas tree here!

11am-4pm, every Sat and Sun from 5 Dec
Free parking offer

Free parking offer

Get four hours of free parking when you spend £30 in-store at any King’s Boulevard or Coal Drops Yard shop.

Get four hours of free parking when you spend £30 in-store at any King’s Boulevard or Coal Drops Yard shop.

1. Enter the car park as normal and collect a ticket.
2. After shopping, bring your receipt/s and your parking ticket to be validated at the Handyside Sports Pitch. The Sports Pitch is on the ground floor in the lift lobby next to the pay machines. If a team member is not available, or if you are returning after 10 pm, please call the car park control team from the pay machine. They will validate your ticket remotely.
3. Put your validated ticket in the pay machine where up to four hours will be removed from your parking charge. If you have parked for more than four hours, the remaining balance would need to be paid.

Please note, the free parking offer is only valid for spend in stores, not local restaurants and cafes.

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The Terrarium Tree in Coal Drops Yard

The Terrarium Tree in Coal Drops Yard

At Coal Drops Yard, the green-fingered Botanical Boys have created something magical. In amongst the illuminated mirror balls are 70 terrarium baubles, each containing a living miniature garden. Come and take a closer look!

The Gift Guide

The Gift Guide

We’ve scoured the Coal Drops Yard and King’s Cross boutiques for the chicest, coolest, tastiest presents. There’s something here to thrill everyone on your list. Chrismas shoping sorted! Browse the guide here.

The People's Tree at Battle Bridge Place

The People's Tree at Battle Bridge Place

Step out of the stations and you’ll see this multi-coloured tree that is literally powered by the people. The oak is festooned with neon strips that light up and dance when you interact with the sensors. Give it a go!

Canopy Christmas Market

Canopy Christmas Market

Get into the Christmas spirit under the canopy with twinkling stars and all the festive food, drink and original gifts you could wish for including classic mince pies from the Little Bread Pedlar and Poppina, an English Christmas cheeseboard from Heritage Cheese, Italian Christmas hampers and much more. The market will be running every Fri – Sun with special takeovers from Green Rooms botanical market and Crafty Fox.

Fri, 11am – 7pm, Sat, 11am – 6pm and Sun, 12-6pm. West Handyside Canopy
Botanical Boys Christmas Wreath Online Workshops

Botanical Boys Christmas Wreath Online Workshops

Christmas is not cancelled…  Botanical Boys have teamed up with Wardian London to bring you online workshops building your very own large Christmas wreath.  Book your place to receive your Wreath kit in time for a fun festive online class on 1st Dec & 15th Dec. Book your preferred date early as limited spaces are available.

Word on the Water - Kid's Christmas Gift Ideas

Word on the Water - Kid's Christmas Gift Ideas

Browse the Children and Younger Readers sections to find your favourite books at Word on the Water – The London Bookbarge. Worldwide shipping available.

hicce's Festive Hampers

hicce's Festive Hampers

The hicce team has brought together the best artisanal ingredients and homemade produce for everyone to enjoy this Christmas. The hampers are filled with festive British favourites alongside a collection of treats from some of the finest continental suppliers. hicce’s festive hampers are available in a range of sizes and styles and make the perfect gift for friends and family (or a well-deserved present to yourself!).

Ruby Violet Christmas Gift Guide & Festive Cakes

Ruby Violet Christmas Gift Guide & Festive Cakes

Ruby Violet are thrilled to share their 2020 gift guide with you. There’s a great selection of products this year from ice cream subscriptions to jars of their famous hot chocolate. Plenty of options for everyone!  Find the Christmas Gift Guide here.  And check out the large range of festive cakes, bombes & tarts available to order here.

Kings Place Awake Arise - A Christmas Show

Kings Place Awake Arise - A Christmas Show

Awake Arise returns to Kings Place on 20 December with a festive performance.  In an unmissable collaboration, award-winning trio Lady Maisery (Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew) and the beguiling musical partnership of Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith bring you Awake Arise – A Christmas Show For Our Times; celebrating the riches of our varied winter traditions and reflecting upon the hope and resilience in music and song that can bring joy to us all in the darkest season.  Book tickets here.

Festive Fun at German Gymnasium

Festive Fun at German Gymnasium

Celebrate the festive season at German Gymnasium with winter feasting, hot cocktails and catch-ups with your loved ones in the restaurant or outside on the heated covered terrace.  German Gymnasium is open all through December, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. The Festive Goose Experience is available to pre-order.  Click here to book your table.

Christmas Feasts at Dishoom

Christmas Feasts at Dishoom

Dishoom invites you to a Christmas Feast which sees guests dining from thaals (large plates) laden with food to share. Grills, Biryanis and slow-cooked Turkey Raan – a whole turkey leg, prepared in the traditional Indian style, cooked slowly over a day until meltingly tender or a delicious veg Chole Puri shared by the table. Festive tipples include Old-fashioneds, Mulled Brambles, and of course, warm, comforting House Chai (with or without a tot of Bailey’s). See the menu and make your reservation here.

Festive Celebrations at The Lighterman

Festive Celebrations at The Lighterman

The Lighterman welcomes you for festive celebrations with their three-course Christmas Set Menu, available from Wednesday 2nd December until Christmas Eve, reopening for Twixmas fun on Sunday 27th December.  You can book your table here.  Or join them for an intimate dinner or a gourmet New Year’s Eve gathering and toast to new beginnings with friends and family. For NYE bookings and enquiries, please email.

Christmas Gifts for £25 & Under

Christmas Gifts for £25 & Under

From snuggly stocking fillers to Secret Santa surprises, inspirational reads and handy home gadgets, here are some of our favourite gift ideas for £25 and under.

Conscious Gifting Guide

Conscious Gifting Guide

Make gifting mean more this year by choosing to buy from brands that are doing their bit to make the world a better place.  From eco-friendly clothing and sustainable homeware to chocolate and coffee for a good cause – there’s never been a better time to spread the love.  Open the gift guide here.

Help spread a little joy this Christmas

Help spread a little joy this Christmas

PlayKX and Assemble Play have set up a Kickstarter to raise the money for play kits which will be distributed to as many families as possible. Families can use the play things to transform the living room, the balcony or just an ordinary park playground into an adventure.  By making a pledge to this Kickstarter, you can bring a little joy and help spread sparks of Play KX everywhere.

PlayKX and Assemble Play have set up a Kickstarter to raise the money for play kits which will be distributed to as many families as possible. Families can use the play things to transform the living room, the balcony or just an ordinary park playground into an adventure.  By making a pledge to this Kickstarter, you can bring a little joy and help spread sparks of Play KX everywhere.

There are rewards for each pledge; the higher the pledge, the better the reward.  Or you can make a pledge without a reward just because you love the idea.  This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal of raising £10K by 5 pm on 17 December 2020.

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Ruby Violet - DIY Gingerbread Decorating

Ruby Violet - DIY Gingerbread Decorating

Ruby Violet’s DIY festive gingerbread box is here! Everything you need to decorate Christmas biscuits in one fabulous parcel.

Sons + Daughters -the Christmas S+Dwich

Sons + Daughters -the Christmas S+Dwich

Its’s back……..Roast Swaledale turkey, spicy cranberry and smoked bacon XO, bread sauce mayo, Marsala gravy ‘Moistmaker’, pickled red cabbage, watercress.  The Christmas S+Dwich is here to make a bad year good. What’s more, the warming wonder that is S+D Mulled Wine has also returned. Order here.

Christmas Gift Ideas from Word on the Water

Christmas Gift Ideas from Word on the Water

Having trouble coming up with ideas for good bookish gifts this Christmas? Word on the Water has some suggestions for you.  Gifts can be sent to you or straight on to the recipient.  Browse their Christmas Gift Ideas here.

Kings Place - The Marian Consort

Kings Place - The Marian Consort

Follow the thread of Advent mystery through this hour-long sequence for voices. At the heart of the programme sit two songs devoted to Mary: a beautiful setting of the Inviolata, written by the Afro-Portuguese composer Vicente Lusitano in homage to his predecessor Josquin, and the 16-year-old Britten’s sublime miniature, A Hymn to the Virgin.  Book tickets here.

 

Kings Place - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: The Undiscovered Universe

Kings Place - Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: The Undiscovered Universe

In this part concert, part scientific talk, Mozart’s Advent Cantata will begin with the words ‘Marvel, o Men, at this great mystery’. It has been suggested that this piece was a sketch for the aria “Großer Herr und starker König” from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. Following the concert, physicist Dr. Harry Cliff explores our quest to understand the fundamental laws of nature.  Book tickets here.

Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People

Nine Lessons and Carols for Socially Distanced People

Robin Ince’s Nine Lessons for Curious People will go live for 24+ hours this year. Expect to see Brian Cox, Helen Czerski, Josie Long, Chris Hadfield, Isy Suttie, Marcus Brigstocke, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Jim Al-Khalili, Sharon D Clarke, Tanita Tikaram, Chris Jackson, Rachel Parris, Ben Goldacre, Rachel Long and many, many more! Book tickets here.

Snap a selfie with K-Pop sensation BTS at Samsung KX

Snap a selfie with K-Pop sensation BTS at Samsung KX

Mad for K-Pop? Why not strike a virtual pose with one of the seven BTS Bangtan Boys, capture a personalised video, or take home a printed shot that’s fit for a frame.  The experience includes the new Sero QLED TV’s rotating screen, allowing fans to enjoy a personalised 360º K-pop adventure for the maximum viewing experience in 4K HDR quality.

All aboard the brand new 5G bus at Samsung KX

All aboard the brand new 5G bus at Samsung KX

The 5G bus installation is a one-of-a-kind replica of the city’s most iconic form of transport, which uniquely portrays the endless capabilities of Samsung 5G technology whilst on the go.  Guests can hop on the bus and game using the Samsung Galaxy Note20 and Xbox One controller, as well as compete against a fellow commuter. For those looking for tips to improve productivity, the 5G bus showcases the latest Samsung tech to help make working on the go seamless, thanks to the power of 5G.

Everyman Cinema - Mince pies & mulled wine

Everyman Cinema - Mince pies & mulled wine

There’s complimentary mince pies and mulled wine for every guest until 17th December at Everyman Cinema!  It’s time to get into that Christmas spirit together.  Pizzas and burgers are back on the menu too.  Find out what’s showing here.

Samsung KX - Connected Christmas ballet

Samsung KX - Connected Christmas ballet

Nutcracker soloist Marcelino Sambé shares the wonder of Christmas in an exclusive Samsung KX performance, as he connects with fans through Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy S20 devices. Watch his exclusive ballet rendition here.

Kiosk N1C- Recycled Xmas Tree Products

Kiosk N1C- Recycled Xmas Tree Products

N1C has teamed up with Cremate, Montamonta and their King’s Cross neighbours, Earl of East to create upcycled delights from the Kingswood Trees they sold on Lower Stable Street last Christmas.   The recycled trees were used to distil responsibly sourced pine essential extract oil and shared with collaborators to create Cremate’s pine infused incense cones, Earl of East’s scented candle and Montamonta’s hand wash.  All proudly handmade in London and available from the Kiosk N1C store now.

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