Christmas at King’s Cross

This year at King's Cross, Christmas is all about championing design from international guest artists to local designers and makers. Look out for themed workshops at Coal Drops Yard, the design takeover at Canopy Market, as well as a whole host of Christmas happenings.

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Festive Shopping Weekender

Festive Shopping Weekender

Enjoy two extended weekends of Christmas shopping at Coal Drops Yard from 13-16 Dec and 20-23 Dec, with shopping until 8pm and free parking from Thursday through to Sunday.  Get into the Christmas spirit with light installations, music, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and hot chocolate as well as festive workshops.

Independent Label Market

Independent Label Market

Independent Label Market presents a boutique with a selection of awesome vinyl LPs and compilations, books and posters to Canopy Market. Ideal stocking fillers for the music lover in your life. Sat 15 Dec.

Christmas Canopy Market

Christmas Canopy Market

Canopy Market gets a design make-over as part of our Christmas by Design season. New pop-ups from independent designers and makers every day and workshops by the Design Museum and Darkroom. And of course, delicious festive food, mulled wine and live music. Mon – Thurs 12am-7pm, Fridays 12-8pm, Sat-Sun 11am-6pm. 30 Nov to 23 Dec.

Christmas at Kings Place

Christmas at Kings Place

During Christmas at Kings Place, you’ll find lights blazing and music soaring. There’s Handel’s Messiah, Christmas carols sung by Tenebrae, festive family shows, folk star Jim Causley, and much more. 3-31 Dec. Find out more and book tickets.

New Year's at Dishoom

New Year's at Dishoom

New Year’s Eve at Dishoom is always a massive hoot. Ring in the new year with a decadent feasting menu, exquisite tipples, and all the excitement that comes with the cusping of a new year! Book your table here.

New Year's Eve at the Lighterman

New Year's Eve at the Lighterman

Toast to new beginnings at The Lighterman with a special three-course New Year’s Eve menu plus DJ on the decks till late. 6pm on 31 December.

Space Frames by Studio Meike Meijer

Space Frames by Studio Meike Meijer

The giant sculptural lights, Space Frames, that are placed in and around Coal Drops Yard during the festive period are the work of Eindhoven-based design studio Mieke Meijer. The dynamic installation responds to the architecture of their Coal Drops Yard location, tracing the arches and mimicking the graphic outlines of coal drops industrial structures. 1 Nov-6 Jan.

Veuve Clicquot winter terrace

Veuve Clicquot winter terrace

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel has partnered with Veuve Clicquot to bring the festive spirit to their winter terrace, featuring a pop-up champagne bar serving Veuve Clicquot’s refined classic Yellow Label and the fruity Veuve Clicquot Rosé bubbles. Find out more and book. 08 Nov – 29 Dec.

 

THE FACE covers archive

THE FACE covers archive

See THE FACE covers archive, an outdoor exhibition exploring how the infamous magazine re-defined youth culture across the globe for more than twenty years. The covers on display span the years 1980-2001. Find the exhibition on Lewis Cubitt Square.

WILD Wreath Making Workshop

WILD Wreath Making Workshop

Book in for a WILD Wreath Making Workshop at Tom Dixon, and make your very own, gorgeously wild Christmas wreath under the watchful eye of master florist Nikki Tibbles. Created especially for WILD at Tom Dixon. 6-8pm on 27 Nov, 11 and 18 Dec.

Urban Partners Christmas Choir Showcase

Urban Partners Christmas Choir Showcase

Join Urban Partners for a Christmas themed Choir showcase, with complimentary mince pies, mulled wine and Father Christmas himself. 18 Dec, 7:30pm at Kings Place. Buy your tickets here.

STORE Store public workshop series

STORE Store public workshop series

STORE Store will be running a series of public workshops every Saturday at its Coal Drops Yard store, led by professional designers, artists and architects. Check out all the workshops here.

Hem pop-up Christmas workshops

Hem pop-up Christmas workshops

The Hem pop-up will be running weekly workshops throughout the festive period including photography, embroidery and interior styling and talks from BAUX, Modern Design Review and Philippe Malouin. Whilst you’re there, take the opportunity to buy Hem furniture, lighting and accessories by some of today’s most forward-thinking designers. 14 Nov to 12 Dec.

Matter of Stuff Christmas Gallery

Matter of Stuff Christmas Gallery

Kick-off your Christmas shopping with pieces from some of the world’s most innovative designers at Matter of Stuff. Look out for new materials and finishes, particularly in marble and ceramics. Matter of Stuff can be found in Fenman House on Lewis Cubitt Park. 12 Nov–7 Jan.

New Year’s Eve: Northern Lights Party with Aurora Orchestra

New Year’s Eve: Northern Lights Party with Aurora Orchestra

Light up New Year’s Eve with this special festival-style party of live music, dance, food and drink at Kings Place. Sing, dance and celebrate to an electrifying line-up of artists: Nico Muhly, Teitur, Lips Choir, Nwando Ebizie (Lady Vendredi) and players from Aurora Orchestra. 9pm-1.30am, 31 Dec. Find out more and book.

New Year's Eve at Spiritland

New Year's Eve at Spiritland

New Year’s Eve + Spiritland = One Great Night. Cocktails on arrival, a three-course dinner, then drinks and dancing until the early hours with Norsicaa (Soundway Records) and Kyri (R2 Records). 8pm on 31 December. Booking is a must.

Christmas Wreath Making with Edie Rose

Christmas Wreath Making with Edie Rose

Join Wolf & Badger’s resident florist Edie Rose in its Coal Drops Yard store and learn how to make your own Christmas wreath in our wreath-making workshops. Weds 21 Nov, 6.30-8.30pm. Book here.
New Year's Eve at the Booking Office

New Year's Eve at the Booking Office

This New Year’s Eve, let the Renaissance Express take you on a culinary journey to four European destinations. Visit Vienna, Venice and Paris, without ever leaving London. Read more. 7.30pm on 31 December.

German Gymnasium winter terrace

German Gymnasium winter terrace

This winter the terrace at German Gymnasium is transformed into a magical German Christmas market. Sip warming cocktails and indulge in traditional winter market classics. From 23 Nov.

Drake & Morgan Christmas thrills

Drake & Morgan Christmas thrills

Drake & Morgan is here to spoil you rotten and make your festivities fabulous with as little effort on your part as possible, with everything from champagne breakfasts and mixology masterclasses through to canapés and three-course suppers. Find out more.

Dishoom Christmas Feast

Dishoom Christmas Feast

This festive season, Dishoom is serving up its own version of the traditional Thaal with a first-class Christmas feast that includes small plates, grills, biryanis, slow-cooked turkey raan, and freshly baked Naans. 19 Nov – 24 Dec. Read more.

Illustration Afloat

Illustration Afloat

Gallery Barge Fiodra is floating up to King’s Cross bringing a diverse collection of talented young illustrator’s and artists’ recent work. Week one is a multi-artist exhibition and week two a solo show by illustrator Salome Papadopoullos.

7-22 Dec (except 13th), 11am-6pm, moored next to Word on the Water.

Plum + Spilt Milk festive menus

Plum + Spilt Milk festive menus

Featuring menus by the celebrated Michelin-starred chef, Mark Sargeant, check out what’s in store at the Great Northern Hotel. 26 Nov–30 Dec.

A Copper Christmas

A Copper Christmas

Granary Square Brasserie celebrates its ‘Copper Christmas’  with a spectacular copper Christmas tree installation designed by rising star, Sadie Clayton. The striking tree features 104 copper leaves and twinkling lights shining through in an array of luxurious and rich colours.

From Coal to Club

From Coal to Club

New exhibition From Coal to Club at the King’s Cross Visitor Centre, explores the history of Coal Drops Yard, the brand new shopping district now open here at King’s Cross. 25 Oct – 30 Mar.

Christmas at St Pancras

Christmas at St Pancras

Spend Christmas Day at the iconic Victorian St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Check out their specially curated festive menu here, served with Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Maple and King's Christmas menu exclusives

Maple and King's Christmas menu exclusives

Drop by Maple and King’s for their delicious Christmas Salted Date Raw Cacao or Brie and Cranberry Christmas Ciabatta, available in their deli in the lead up to Christmas only.

Maple and King's Christmas Drinks

Maple and King's Christmas Drinks

Join Maple and King’s for their festive Christmas drink events. Enjoy free samples of their exclusive range of organic beer and wine with complimentary snacks. 6 and 13 December, 6-8pm.

 

House of Illustration's Winter Fair

House of Illustration's Winter Fair

Just in time for Christmas! House of Illustration’s Winter Fair is back with over 100 artists selling limited-edition prints, posters, handmade books, jewellery and ceramics.  If it’s one-of-a-kind you’re after, then this is where you’ll find it. 12-6pm on Sat 8 Dec.

Creation and Destruction: Stories by the Fire

Creation and Destruction: Stories by the Fire

Stories and science collide at  Creation and Destruction around the Skip Garden fire pits as The Institute of Physics explores the secrets of the universe. Delicious food and drinks from The Skip Garden Kitchen. 6.30-9pm on Thurs 15 Nov.

Wellness weekend with Immunocolgie

Wellness weekend with Immunocolgie

An exclusive experiential skincare event the Wolf & Badger store at Coal Drops Yard, featuring complimentary facials, skin consultations, product giveaways and more. Find out more. Fri 30 Nov – Sat 01 Dec.

Stackers x Maya Magal

Stackers x Maya Magal

Stackers and Maya Magal are joining forces to offer the ultimate jewellery experience. Stackers will at the Maya Magal store in Coal Drops Yard, offering best-selling pieces from their collection of unique jewellery storage. Sat 17 Nov. Find out more.

Meet the maker: Emma Chapman Jewels

Meet the maker: Emma Chapman Jewels

Meet jewellery designer Emma Chapman in Wolf and Badger‘s new Coal Drops Yard store. Using a fusion of modern and ancient couture techniques, the award-winning designer creates opulent and regal heirloom treasure for the 21st Century. 11am – 5pm, 24 Nov.

MDR Gallery Presents: Vessels by Studio Vit

MDR Gallery Presents: Vessels by Studio Vit

An exclusive opportunity to experience and buy the beautiful Vessels collection of tableware by acclaimed designers Studio Vit from MDR Gallery at Coal Drops Yard. 29 Nov-2 Dec.

MOS: Shape Shifters

MOS: Shape Shifters

Join Lara Bohinc and Brodie Neill in conversation at Matter Of Stuff, talking all things design. Drinks and Nibbles will be provided. 6.30-8.30pm, 20 Nov

designjunction x STORE store tours

designjunction x STORE store tours

designjunction x STORE store have joined forces to create bespoke tours around Coal Drops Yard. Choose between Christmas on 7 Dec or Craft on 13 Dec. Each tour will be complete with live design demos, making, talks – and of course a drink or two!

iyouall x McKinley & Paget

iyouall x McKinley & Paget

iya studio have teamed up with fellow London based plant-powered, home fragrance brand McKinley & Paget on a new collection of candles and diffusers for the launch of iya studio’s new iyouall homeware and stationery store at Coal Drops Yard. You are invited to launch at 6.30pm on 15 Nov. Kiosk events space on Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard.

Christmas Choir Festival

Christmas Choir Festival

The Great Ormond Street Staff, Kings Place Choir and Parent Choir and Choir Baby join a magical Christmas night of choral and contemporary music led by Choir leader Naomi Hammerton at The Skip Garden. There will be fire pits, twinkling lights, food, music and dancing. Fri 7 Dec, 6.30-11pm. Read more.

Luminate

Luminate

This series shines a light on the crucible of new music at Kings Place. Upcoming highlights include Pan Daijing and a new collaboration between Factory Floor’s Nik Void and Ashley Paul. 8pm on Sat 8 Dec. Book tickets.

Made in Arts London takeover

Made in Arts London takeover

Be the first to buy art and design from emerging talent from UAL, at this specially curated Made in Arts London takeover of Canopy Market, with stalls and workshops. Thurs 6th – Wed 12th Dec.

Kate Bush Pop-up Shop

Kate Bush Pop-up Shop

Coinciding with the release of definitive remastered versions of her music catalogue, as well as the publication by Faber of the lyric book How To Be Invisible, this special Kate Bush pop up store will sell vinyl, CDs and book plus a selection of exclusive specially made items. Each book sold will include an exclusive bookmark.  All profits from sales in the shop will go to Crisis. You can find the pop-up on Lower Stable Street from 5th Dec – 9th Dec.

Edition10 Presents

Edition10 Presents

The innovative British jazz label Edition Records, continues its anniversary series at Kings Place with concerts by celebrated double bassist, Jasper Høiby and gifted pianist, Ivo Neame. Fri 14 Dec. Book tickets.

Darkroom Bauhaus plate painting workshop

Darkroom Bauhaus plate painting workshop

The Darkroom concept is defined by a love for the bold and the brave, the crafted and the curious. Join this workshop at Canopy Market to create your own 12″ ceramic decorative wall plate. 6.30pm on 12 Dec. Book here.

 

Magic Marbling with PATTERNITY

Magic Marbling with PATTERNITY

Get hands on with PATTERNITY and learn about the marvellous craft of marbling.  Create magnificent marbled masterpieces to take home and enjoy this Christmas – workshop will take place at STORE Store. Be quick as there is a limited number of available spaces (age 12 +) . Workshops are £35 and all profits will go to the SCHOOL SCHOOL after-school club. Please get in touch with storestore@storeprojects.org to reserve your place. Sunday 16th December, 2pm – 4pm.

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