Christmas and New Year at King’s Cross

‘Tis the season. Head to King’s Cross and get into the festive spirit KX style. Visit Canopy Christmas Market, find a gift with a difference and sing along at the School of Life's alternative carol concert. And that's just a taste...

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Christmas Canopy Market

Christmas Canopy Market

Canopy Market goes festive with mulled wine, food, carols and plenty of cheer. The traders will help you get in the Christmas spirit with delicious seasonal produce and gift ideas. Or head straight to the heated seating area for hot drinks, craft beer and music.

Dec 14-17. Fri 10am-6pm, Sat and Sun 10am-4pm, free admission
The KX Christmas Tree

The KX Christmas Tree

The 2017 Christmas tree is DOES THE ITERATIVE FIT, is by artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan from the Modern Institute. Come see and hear it at Granary Square until January 3rd (that’s all we’re saying).

27 Nov - 3 Jan
London A Capella Festival

London A Capella Festival

The London A Capella Festival is back with a star-studded line up. The event brings together the best a capella talent from across the globe to showcase the incredible power of the human voice. With perfomances, singalong workshops and more, it’s the (pitch) perfect way to banish the winter blues.

24 - 27 Jan, King's Place
Dishoom New Year's Eve Vintage Glam Party

Dishoom New Year's Eve Vintage Glam Party

Bid adieu to 2017 at Dishoom’s Vintage Glam Party. Fancy frocks, sparkly saris and sharp suits are the order of the night. Top-notch food and fizz, and the choicest tunes will keep you dancing ’til late.

Join for the 10-course feast or just the party which officially kicks off from 10pm. Find out more and book here.

31 Dec from 7pm
New Year's Eve at Spiritland

New Year's Eve at Spiritland

Death to the past! See out 2017 in lavish style, with a night of indulgent dining, drinking and dancing at Spiritland.

Tickets are available for the whole evening, or just the afterparty.

Death to the past! See out 2017 in lavish style, with a night of indulgent dining, drinking and dancing at Spiritland.

Chef Owen Kenworthy has created a special New Year’s Eve menu, served over four delicious courses.

Once you’ve dined your hearts out, Spiritland throws one of their very rare parties until the early hours, with music supplied by three of the DJs who’ve blown crowds away with their immaculate taste and collections this past year: Adventures In Paradise (Katie Barber and Michelle Kelly) and Leonidas.

You can buy tickets for the full night with a meal, or just the afterparty.

Early booking is advised. See you on the dancefloor.

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31 Dec from 8pm
Mid-Winter Fire Feast

Mid-Winter Fire Feast

If you’re looking for a different festive eating experience, then head to the Skip Garden for their mid-winter feast. Work your way around the garden, dining fire-side as you go. Once the food has settled, Dan and the team from Dig It Soundsystem will set the dancefloor alight. Wrap up warm and bring your dancing shoes. Find out more and book tickets.

16 Dec from 7pm
Christmas Cookery Classes with Waitrose

Christmas Cookery Classes with Waitrose

Join these chef-led tutorials and learn how to make your own festive showstoppers like Christmas Pudding Baked Alaska and Chocolate and Cherry Yule Log. And if cooking a meal together doesn’t bring out the best in your relationship, then may we suggest Couples Kitchen Christmas Dinner. It might just save Christmas. Find out more and book your class.

Most days, Waitrose King's Cross
Mystic Elixirs and Potions

Mystic Elixirs and Potions

The sorcerers at the gothic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel have conjured up a cocktail menu inspired by the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.

Pick your poison from the menu of mystic elixirs and tinctures in The Booking Office Bar & Restaurant – the original ticket hall that now serves as the hotel’s atmospheric bar and restaurant.

From November
King’s Cross Sparkle

King’s Cross Sparkle

King’s Cross is set to sparkle as lights go on across the estate.

From Tue 27 Nov
Snuggly al-fresco dining: The World of Tales

Snuggly al-fresco dining: The World of Tales

The German Gymnasium terrace is transforming into a magical world of fairy tales, a charming and magical space in the heart of King’s Cross.

Drawing inspiration from the mystical stories told by German story tellers, the Brothers Grimm, The World of Tales terrace will be adorned with winter foliage, twinkling lights, warming throws and themed menus evoking nostalgic visions of eight beloved tales.

6 December to 28 February
Evelyn Glennie - Echoes from the Birdcage

Evelyn Glennie - Echoes from the Birdcage

This performance is the world premiere of a new composition by Jill Jarman in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Echoes from the Birdcage is the story of King’s Cross in six amazing movements. Book tickets here.

This performance is the world premiere of a new composition by Jill Jarman in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Marking the culmination of Dame Evelyn’s term as King’s Cross Musician in Residence, Echoes from the Birdcage is the story of King’s Cross in six amazing movements.

There are two performances at 2.30 and 7.30. Concessions £10, Adults £18. Find out more and book tickets here.

An amazing sound world is created by percussionist Evelyn Glennie with an ensemble of musicians bringing to life the sounds and emotions of the transformation of King’s Cross.’ Martin Collins – Producer

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22nd December, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Lumiere London 2018

Lumiere London 2018

Lumiere returns to King’s Cross in spectacular form. Expect four nights of dazzling light installations and bewitching shows. Head to the Night Market to refuel with delicious hot food, warming drinks, and plenty of family-friendly activities!

18-21 Jan
Alternative Christmas Carols with The School of Life

Alternative Christmas Carols with The School of Life

O come all ye faithful – and not so faithful…to an evening of mulled wine, good company and a not-so-traditional Christmas sing-along. No musical ability is required, and you may well leave with a small dose of festive cheer.

O come all ye faithful – and not so faithful…to an evening of mulled wine, good company and a not-so-traditional Christmas sing-along.

Back by popular demand, it’s The School of Life’s alternative carol concert.  Raise your voice and your glass to pop-classics from Mariah, Wham and Bublé. The carols are served with a side of life lessons that’ll help you manage any festive stress. If this sing-along doesn’t get you in the spirit, then nothing will.

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11th December, 6.30-8.30pm
Illustrators' Christmas Fair

Illustrators' Christmas Fair

The ever-popular Illustrators’ Christmas Fair is back with over 100 incredibly diverse artists. You’ll find limited-edition prints, posters, handmade books, jewellery, bags and ceramics. This is your chance to buy work from emerging and established illustrators, or bag that one-of-a-kind Christmas gift.

9th December, 11am-6pm, free admission
Johnny Trunk's Christmas Special

Johnny Trunk's Christmas Special

If you find yourself willing that one horse open sleigh into a snowbank, then come to Spiritland on 13 December and discover the joy of “Johnny Trunk’s Yuletide Rarities”. You’ll genuinely wish it could be Christmas every day.

13 Dec from 8pm
Dishoom Christmas Carols

Dishoom Christmas Carols

A Christmas carol concert Dishoom-style. The popular Indian eatery will be serving up hot chai and good cheer this December under West Handyside Canopy.

12 Dec
Veuve Clicquot Winter Terrace

Veuve Clicquot Winter Terrace

There’s a fairy tale atmosphere at the Veuve Clicquot Winter Terrace at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Get in the festive spirit with champagne and carols under the gothic arches. This is the perfect pit stop after a long day’s Christmas shopping.

From November 20th

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