Christmas at King’s Cross

‘Tis the season…here’s the listing of festive happenings at King’s Cross. Coal Drops Yard get’s a magical makeover, there are Christmas markets, lots of them! Plus festive workshops, concerts, parties and much more. To see the full listing, head over to the What’s on guide.

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Christmas Under the Canopy

Christmas Under the Canopy

Happy Christmas! We hope you enjoyed Christmas under the Canopy and thanks for coming.  Canopy Market is back in the New Year on January 17th.

West Handyside Canopy
Kids Christmas x Canopy Market

Kids Christmas x Canopy Market

Join us 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 and sing-a-long with our live band playing your favourite Christmas carols!

Join us 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 and sing-a-long with our live band playing your favourite Christmas carols!

Friday 20 December
12 – 2pm: Christmas number fun! With UCL
1 – 3pm: ‘Inside A Christmas Carol’ workshop with The Charles Dickens Museum
2 – 4pm: Digital collages made easy – with Visual Flux
3 – 5pm: Play activities with the Wellcome Collection Shop

Saturday 21 December
11am – 1pm + 2 – 4pm: Design Museum, badge-making
12 – 2pm: Make your own Christmas song using Artificial Intelligence! With The Alan Turing Institute
1 – 3pm: Christmas Tree decoration workshop with illustrator Rekha Mistry
3 – 5pm: Play activities with the Wellcome Collection Shop

Sunday 22 December
12 – 2pm: Screen-printing workshop with artist Jairo + Nicola
1 – 2pm + 3 – 4pm: Karaoke Christmas carols! With Home Brass
1 – 3pm: Kuniko Maeda’s Christmas Bauble-making workshop
2 – 4pm: Family painting with Kemi Onabule
2.30 – 4.30pm: Drawing People Together workshop with Lucie Russell
3 – 5pm: Play activities with the Wellcome Collection Shop

Market Opening Hours:
Friday 12.00-20.00
Saturday 11.00-18.00
Sunday 11.00-18.00

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20-22 Dec, West Handyside Canopy
Time Out Presents | Mariah Carey Christmas Dance Workshop

Time Out Presents | Mariah Carey Christmas Dance Workshop

Christmas isn’t Christmas without Mariah.  Embrace the absolute queen of festive hits with a little help from personal trainer-slash-dance-teacher Cassius Powell.  The classes are fast, fierce and seriously fun. Cassius is now giving us the festive remix dedicated to Mariah’s sassiest moves.  Book tickets here

Samsung KX, Coal Drops Yard, 12 & 20 Dec, 1-2pm
Daily Workshops at Canopy Market

Daily Workshops at Canopy Market

Between Friday 29 November and Sunday 22 December, Canopy Market brings you a whole array of free seasonal workshops.  Whether you are creative, crafty or green-fingered, scientific, artistic or simply fancy some Karaoke Carols, there is something for everyone – young and old! See the full listing and book your spot here.

Luca Silvestrini's Protein: The Little Prince

Luca Silvestrini's Protein: The Little Prince

Book your tickets early for what is set to be a mesmerising adaptation of the children’s classic, The Little Prince. Based on the much-loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupér, the tale of a stranded pilot and the strange little boy he meets is brought to life using Protein’s signature mix of humour, theatre, and dance.

17-24 Dec, The Place
Be first to get exclusive offers

Be first to get exclusive offers

Be smart and get access to discounts and specials with the King’s Cross App. The App is your gateway to exclusive offers and deals at shops, restaurants, salons and galleries at King’s Cross. You’ll also be the first to know about events and any ticket giveaways. Head to the App Store or Google Play and download today!

The King's Cross Tree

The King's Cross Tree

Artist David Batchelor is behind this year’s tree – King’s Xmas. The tree is a celebration of Batchelor’s love of colour, industrial materials and geometry and transforms from day to night. Come and see it at Granary Square.

Until Jan 2
Northern Brights

Northern Brights

Coal Drops Yard has been transformed into a fluorescent winter wonderland, with colourful flocked trees and multi-coloured illuminations inspired by the natural beauty of the Northern Lights. Head here for a totally relaxed festive shopping experience.

Wed 13 Nov, 5.30-8.30pm, Coal Drops Yard
Odell Design Studio Festive Holiday Pop Up at Wolf & Badger

Odell Design Studio Festive Holiday Pop Up at Wolf & Badger

Join Haley Ballard, the NYC-based jewellery design company for shopping, cocktails and fun at Wolf & Badger on 18 Dec. Play a drag bingo, hosted by Orla Nothin’ and enjoy Santa spice cocktails and cookies. This is a free event. Click here to register.

Join Haley Ballard, the NYC-based jewellery design company for shopping, cocktails and fun at Wolf & Badger on 18 Dec. Play a drag bingo, hosted by Orla Nothin’ and enjoy Santa spice cocktails and cookies. This is a free event. Click here to register.

Founded by mother-daughter duo, Marilyn and Haley Ballard, Odell Design Studio is a NYC-based jewellery design company that creates fun, chic statement jewellery for women of every age.

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Wed 18 Dec, 5-8pm, Wolf & Badger, Coal Drops Yard
S120 x Caudalíe - A festive beauty evening

S120 x Caudalíe - A festive beauty evening

Get in the festive mood with an evening of beauty and self-love as S120 teams up with Caudalíe, the cutting-edge French skincare brand. Enjoy a personalised in-depth analysis of your skin with Caudalíe skin scanner tool, get a signature hand massage all while enjoying French cheeses and wine.  Spaces are limited so RSVP to info@S-120.com to secure your place.

Thurs 19 Dec, 6-8.30pm, S120, Coal Drops Yard
STORE Store Christmas Workshops- Candle Making

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

Sat 14 Dec, 2-6 pm, Lower Stable Street, Coal Drops Yard
Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People Family Matinee

Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People Family Matinee

After sold-out runs in 2017 and 2018, this annual celebration combining ideas, experiments, science, songs, comedy, poetry and more returns in 2019 for more eclectic mayhem.
Suitable for children ages 10+.

Sun 15 Dec, 11.30am, Kings Place
Jewellery Making with Maya Magal

Jewellery 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.

Wednesdays from 6 Nov - 18 Dec, Coal Drops Yard
SUPERMAX presents: 10 Christmas Crackers

SUPERMAX presents: 10 Christmas Crackers

Thursdays and Fridays at SUPERMAX are where it’s at this festive season. Ten nights of non-stop party with the DJs each devoting themselves to a different killer theme. Think 90s jams, house party vibes, R’n’B, hip hop, and nights of unabashed Prince and George Michael worship.

Thursdays & Fridays from 21 Nov- 20 Dec
Storystock Presents: Father Christmas and the Broken Sleigh

Storystock Presents: Father Christmas and the Broken Sleigh

Award-winning children’s theatre company ‘Onceupona’ present a Christmas adventure! Tickets include access to the Craft Day at Kings Place. This event is suitable for children from 6 months to 3 years.

Sat 21 Dec, 10am & 11.15am, Kings Place
Storystock Presents: The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Stories

Storystock Presents: The Elves and the Shoemaker and Other Stories

Beasts and breadcrumbs, wolves and witches, frogs and fairies all join the fun in a stunning new adaptation of Grimm’s most magical tales.
Suitable for children ages 3+.

Sat 21 Dec, 11am & 12.30pm, Kings Place
Cellophony: The Night Before Christmas

Cellophony: The Night Before Christmas

Santa has overslept and his elves take on the responsibility of delivering this year’s Christmas presents – but will they manage to get around all the children’s homes in time for the big day?
Suitable for children aged 4+

Sat 21 Dec, 4.30pm, Kings Place
Christmas at Kings Place

Christmas at Kings Place

Get into the holiday spirit with a selection of sparkling seasonal shows at Kings Place. Highlights include Bach’s joyous Christmas Oratorio, a performance from the Girls Choir and College Choir of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge, a Christmas Folk show, and Robin Ince’s anarchic Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People combining comedy, music, scientific experiments and special guests. Book here

1-21 Dec, Kings Place
Canopy Market Larder

Canopy Market Larder

Get everything you need for the Christmas table at Canopy Market Larder. Buy directly from independent, ethical and sustainable food producers. Think farmhouse British cheeses, sustainable smoked salmon and prize-winning cockerels from Nathan of The Butchery.

Market Opening Hours:
Friday 12.00-20.00
Saturday 11.00-18.00
Sunday 11.00-18.00

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, West Handyside Canopy
Vermuteria Seasonal Social Supper

Vermuteria Seasonal Social Supper

On Dec 16th, Vermuteria invites you to a seasonal supper in celebration of winter. Anthony Demetre joins Greg and the team to cook a warming winter menu:
Ragu with Highland gnocchi
Confit duck with red cabbage and chestnuts
Winter trifle with vermouth poached quince
Vegetarian and vegan menus are also available.
Complmentary aperitif and digestif.
Tickets are £35 and booking is essential. To reserve your place: email info@vermuteria.cc

Coal Drops Yard, 16 Dec from 7pm
Christmas at The Hansom

Christmas at The Hansom

The Hansom, in the iconic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, is adding a touch of seasonal glamour to the neighbourhood with a special Festive Afternoon Tea. For the perfect Christmas treat, pair your Afternoon Tea with champagne and a 60-minute massage or facial in the stunning St. Pancras Spa with the Festive Treat Package. They are also serving Champagne and Oysters on Thursday evenings and have Carol Singers performing on Friday’s in December!  To book The Festive Treat Package, email spa.stpancras@renaissancehotels.com or call +44 20 7841 3578. For any other bookings, visit The Hansom.

The Hansom, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel London
Festive menus at The Lighterman

Festive menus at The Lighterman

Get in the Christmas spirit with a three-course feast or drinks and canapés in the canalside bar. The set menu is available for group bookings until 24th December and features all the Christmas classics as well as delicious vegan dishes such as roasted harrier butternut squash with chestnut, crispy kale & winter truffle or Jerusalem artichoke & wild mushroom tart with roasted chestnuts.

Get in the Christmas spirit with a three-course feast or drinks and canapés in the canalside bar. The set menu is available for group bookings until 24th December and features all the Christmas classics as well as delicious vegan dishes such as roasted harrier butternut squash with chestnut, crispy kale & winter truffle or Jerusalem artichoke & wild mushroom tart with roasted chestnuts.

Book now or take a look at the Festive Brochure for more details.

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New Year's Eve at The Lighterman

New Year's Eve at The Lighterman

Head to The Lighterman for an intimate dinner or a gourmet New Year’s Eve gathering and toast to new beginnings with friends and family. The New Year’s Eve set menu is £65pp and includes a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon “Brut Réserve” brut champagne on arrival. After dinner, join us at the bar for drinks and dancing until 1am.

Head to The Lighterman for an intimate dinner or a gourmet New Year’s Eve gathering and toast to new beginnings with friends and family. The New Year’s Eve set menu is £65pp and includes a glass of NV Billecart-Salmon “Brut Réserve” brut champagne on arrival. After dinner, join us at the bar for drinks and dancing until 1am.

Book now or take a look at the Festive Brochure for more details.

New Year’s Eve Offer
To make this New Year’s Eve extra special, you can pre-order bottles of NV Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs “Devos” Pierre Montcuit Champagne at a reduced price of £65 per bottle (normally £85). Please mention when booking.

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New Year's Eve at Anthracite, Great Northern Hotel

New Year's Eve at Anthracite, Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel will host duo Patricia and Jason for a live jazz performance in the award-winning Anthracite Martini Lounge on New Year’s Eve. Performances start from 11 pm, with guests enjoying a complimentary glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne as the clock strikes midnight. A creative yet classic award-winning cocktail menu awaits, with offerings such as the Coastal Martini, a complex and herbal drink mixed with Samphire infused gin, and a James Bond-style Vesper Martini (shaken, not stirred).

Great Northern Hotel will host duo Patricia and Jason for a live jazz performance in the award-winning Anthracite Martini Lounge on New Year’s Eve. Performances start from 11 pm, with guests enjoying a complimentary glass of Billecart-Salmon Champagne as the clock strikes midnight. A creative yet classic award-winning cocktail menu awaits, with offerings such as the Coastal Martini, a complex and herbal drink mixed with Samphire infused gin, and a James Bond-style Vesper Martini (shaken, not stirred).

For more information or to book tables, email reservations@anthracitelounge.com

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Tues 31 Dec, Anthracite Martini Lounge, Great Northern Hotel
Ruby Violet's Fancy Festive Pudding Club

Ruby Violet's Fancy Festive Pudding Club

Enjoy a freshly baked mince pie & a scoop of Billy’s Brandy ice cream, Cracking Christmas Baked Alaska or Mini Chocolate Fondant pudding with a melting chocolate heart. Indulge in a short and intense hot chocolate, prosecco or a delectable cocktail.

21 Nov - 31 Dec, Ruby Violet
Beer + Burger - Grinch Burger

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
Sons + Daughters Ultimate Christmas Sandwich

Sons + Daughters Ultimate Christmas Sandwich

This Christmas sandwich is a heady combination of soft white bloomer, roasted Swaledale turkey thigh, smoked turkey breast, bread sauce mayo, spicy cranberry XO, marsala gravy ‘moistmaker’, pickled red cabbage and watercress.

Available every day from 10.30am, Lower Stable Street

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