Christmas Celebrations at Dickens Yard

Head down to Elizabeth Square, Dickens Yard this Saturday for a day of festive fun as a spectacular Christmas tree is unveiled and Christmas lights are switched on by the children from Christ the Saviour’s School at 5pm.

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Ealing Artisan Market, will be celebrating with extended opening hours - 11am to 6pm - and plenty of festive treats, drinks, live music and local crafts to get your Christmas shopping started! 

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Charity will be at the heart of the day with Councillor Kumar holding a silent auction of heritage Ealing street signs to support Ealing Soup Kitchen and Ealing PastorsMe Time pop up choir performing who offer fun and support for those on maternity leave with young babies and bauble decorating with proceeds going to local charity - The Log Cabin.


Highlights:

  • Mulled wine and cider, mince pies - festive treats

  • Auction of restored, heritage Ealing street signs by Cllr Kumar @ 2pm

  • Local choir -  Me Time Pop Up choir - perform at 4:20pm

  • Free, festive kids' face painting from 2pm

  • Kids' craft corner with bauble decorating all day

  • The Hanwell Ukulele Group performing their Christmas set from 3:30pm

  • Children from Christ the Saviour School will be switching the lights on the Christmas tree 

Ealing Artisan Market is running from 11am to 6pm on Saturday 24 November at Elizabeth Square, Dickens Yard

After Dark at Chiswick House

Looking for something different to do with your evenings? Head to After Dark at Chiswick House & Gardens for dazzling light installations, festive workshops and delicious street food and drinks.

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Launching tonight, the stunning 18th Century Chiswick House and Gardens has been transformed into an event like no other. 

World-renowned lighting designer and illumination artist Nick Gray – who’s designed lighting for Kasabian, Sub Focus and Mulberry just to name a few – has curated a 45-minute trail to bespoke music, flooding contemporary light through the gardens and bringing the historic backdrop of the venue to life.

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Sip on a hot apple juice or a Bailey’s hot chocolate whilst you look out for art installations from up-and-coming artist Finn Thomson or take part in a screen printing or decorate your own baubles workshop.

And if you’re feeling hungry, we’ve got you covered! We’ve selected some of London’s very best street food to make sure there’s a taste to suit all the family. Enjoy steamy, oozing cheese toasties from The Cheese Truck, or grab a taste of Mexico by visiting Taco Dave (because Tacos aren’t just for Tuesdays, right?). Or go and see the team at The Duck Shed, they whip up burgers, wraps and salad boxes – and trust us, they have a vegan ‘duck’ dish that will fool even the meatiest carnivores. Finish off the evening with Love Churros, because, who doesn’t love churros?

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This is a modern take on festive with no Santa in sight, the perfect setting to experience something new this winter.

Tickets are on sale now via eventbrite.co.uk and prices start at just £8.50.
There’s also a chance to WIN four tickets over on our Instagram page, click here to enter!


Win A Free Stall at Ealing Artisan Market

Coinciding with Small Business Business Saturday, we are offering one small business the opportunity to win a free stall at Ealing Artisan Market at Elizabeth Square, Dickens Yard on Saturday 1st December 2018.

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Supporting local businesses is a core ethos of Eat Me Drink Me and on Saturday 1st December, Ealing Artisan Market will be supporting Small Business Saturday - a national campaign aimed at encouraging people to shop locally and to support their local economy on one of the busiest shopping days of the year, the first Saturday in December.

Expect seasonal ingredients, live music and mulled wine to sip while you shop from local makers and designers plus the unique opportunity for one small business to trade for free!

Are you a small business? All you have to do is submit your entry form by Friday 23 November. 

The winner will be selected by our panel of experts and invited to trade at the market on Saturday 1st December 2018 market between 11am and 4pm.

Click here to submit your entry form!

Good luck!

5 Reasons Why You Should Go To Knebworth Winter Festival

The season for gift giving is fast approaching. The bells are itching to jingle and the mince pies are ready for dusting. So why stress yourself out by battling the high streets when you can head to Knebworth Winter Festival and enjoy a wonderful festive experience? 

From over 150 gift and craft stalls to a food and drink village, here are 5 reasons why Knebworth Winter Festival shouldn’t be missed next week.

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To shop - 

From ethically sourced silver jewellery by Cicely Cliff and stationery by Nina Nou to children’s night lights by Lello and organic skincare by BQ London, there’s sure to be a stall with something to suit every one of your loved ones. Karavan Eco will be there with their zero waste products for the planet conscious, and look out to see if Lorenzo the Lobster will make an appearance - Embroidery by KG Design’s sparkly little friend…

Even the furry and the winged in your life will be satisfied, as Feathers and Paws will be showcasing their range of products for both pets and pet lovers alike. 

Enchanting gifts from BQ London,  Stolen Form ,  Basil & Ford ,  Lello ,  Stencil Up  and  Hopping Hare Candles .

Enchanting gifts from BQ London, Stolen Form, Basil & Ford, Lello, Stencil Up and Hopping Hare Candles.

To eat -

Do we even need to say more?! Food glorious food. Steaming hot pies from Pieminster, fluffy Belgian waffles covered in spiced mulled wine apples from Panache. L’Ombrello will be there, spinning their delicious pizzas with oozing cheese and steaming toppings… Should we go on? No matter what your dietary needs are, rest assured there’ll be gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options galore and plenty of festive treats to keep you full.

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Tuck in to Toasty Badger

To drink - 

Aprés ski bar? Yes. Please. 

Snuggle up around open log fires whilst you sip on cocktails, mulled wine and local craft beers. When you need a break from all of the shopping and eating, this is the place to go! Relax, take a breath and enjoy a moment of magic with every sip.

Stay warm with knitwear from  Ted & Bessie

Stay warm with knitwear from Ted & Bessie

To laugh and learn - 

As part of the Knebworth Winter Festival, on the 9th and 10th of November prepare to giggle yourself silly at the Knebworth Comedy event. Some of the UK’s freshest names with be donning the stage to perform live - big names such as Greg Davies and Rhod Gilbert to name but two.

There’ll be a chance to learn new skills, get insider knowledge from the likes of Dave Broom, a renowned whisky expert, celebrity chefs, visit masterclasses and, of course, an appearance from Knebworth’s very own Bjorn the polar bear!

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To be enchanted - 

It’s Christmas time after all, and to round off all of that eating and shopping and laughing and merriment, Knebworth will play host to their very own Enchanted Garden. Let the little ones get lost in the maze as their eyes fill with joy at the realisation that Father Christmas and his grotto await at the end….

What could be better?

Start packing up that car…

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