It’s time to light the lights!
Join the party as we celebrate the switching on of the King’s Cross Christmas lights at Coal Drops Yard!
The yard has been transformed into an enchanted winter forest, there will be music from Spiritland DJs, the London Gay Men’s Chorus and special entertainment from Famous First Words, the singing game show with a twist.
Plus food, festive tipples and (of course!) shopping. There are some fantastic offers and freebies in the shops and restaurants (find the details on the Coal Drops Yard website). You’ll want to bring your friends and make a night of it!
To kick-start the festivities, we’ll be offering the first 100 people to arrive, a free drink from Chapel Down’s pop up bar. Come down early and choose from a pint of Curious Brew, a 125ml glass of sparkling Bacchus or a 175ml glass of white or red wine. To get your free drink, register for the KX App (find it here in the App Store or Google Play), and look out for the notification. Then just redeem at the bar using the QR code. The offer is limited to one drink per person.
This is a FREE event. The fun kicks off at 5.30 pm and the running order is as follows with all the details below.
17.30 DJ set from Paul Noble of Spiritland
18.00 London Gay Men’s Chorus
18.30 Famous First Words
19.15 Lights Switch On
19.15 House Gospel Choir
20.00 DJ set from Paul Noble, Spiritland
London Gay Men’s Choir
The largest gay choir in Europe, with 200 members, LGMC regularly plays to sell-out crowds and has worked with artists including Mark Ronson, Sir Elton John, and Dolly Parton.
Famous First Words
Do you know the first line of your favourite song off by heart? Test your skills in this quick-fire karaoke experience and sing them to the crowd at Coal Drops Yard, with Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle’s wildly popular live musical game show. You could win a chance to switch on the festive lights and usher in Christmas at Coal Drops Yard.
House Gospel Choir
This is the choir that house built – a unique collective of stellar voices who have collaborated with Stormzy, Annie Mac, Katy B, The Kooks, Honne and Wretch 32 under the guidance of Creative Director Natalie Maddix. Expect uplifting house classics you can’t help but get caught up in.
With a background in music production, Artistic Director Paul founded Spiritland because there was nowhere in London to listen to a breadth of music on world-class audio equipment. Hear him spin a cross-section of eras and genres, from 50s jazz to deep electronica, country rock to classic pop.