Festive fun in King’s Cross
20 December, 2022

Festive fun in King’s Cross

King's Cross

As we countdown the last few days ‘til Christmas, put on your ‘out of office’ and get ready to enjoy King’s Cross as it comes alive for the holiday season. We have handpicked a selection of the best festive events happening across the neighbourhood, so you can sit back with a glass of mulled wine and choose how to spend this most wonderful time of year.


Visit a Christmas market (until 22 December)

Got some Christmas shopping left to do? There’s still time to grab the perfect gift for that special someone at the hugely popular Christmas under the Canopy market, held until 22 December. As well as stalls packed with treats and produce from some of London’s finest independent makers, the extended craft section offers a huge selection of original art and handmade crafts. Set against a backdrop of mouth-watering street food, craft beer and live music, it’s the perfect place to get into the festive spirit.


See a classic movie (until Christmas eve)

There are few better ways to spend Christmas eve than watching one of the holiday’s most enduring classic films on the big screen. As part the Christmas at Everyman season, you can take a break from stuffing the turkey to watch It’s a Wonderful Life in the comfort of your local cinema this Christmas eve. This magical tale about an angel who visits a frustrated businessman is sure to warm the cockles. Other seasonal screenings include Home Alone, Elf and The Muppet Christmas Carol.  

Tickets at everymancinema.com/kings-cross


Take up a new winter sport with Club Curling (until 26 Feb)

Ice skating has become synonymous with Christmas in London, but why not try something different this year? Grab a broom and give curling a go at the temporary lanes set up in Coal Drops Yard. Up to six players can compete to slide heavy stones across the ice into the circular target. Think boules, but with more ice. Tickets are still available from New Year’s Day but they’re going fast. So book now to help banish the hangover with a bit of friendly competition.

Tickets at designmynight.com/london/whats-on/activity/club-curling-1

Club curling in Coal Drop's Yard

Christmas Under the Canopy in Canopy Market

New Year’s Eve at Lina Stores

Toast the dawning of 2023 with good food, drink and entertainment at King’s Cross Italian deli restaurant Lina Stores. The special feasting menu featuring favourites like truffle tagliolini and luganega fennel sausage, will be accompanied by traditional wines and Prosecco. This is no quiet button down affair though. A live DJ will keep the party going to midnight and beyond. Can’t get a babysitter? Children’s menus are also available.

Book at sevenrooms.com/experiences/linastoreskingscross/new-years-eve-2022-8435786718


Catch up with friends

King’s Cross has been transformed into a magical wonderland this festive holiday, making it the perfect place to enjoy a wintery cocktail or three with friends. Meet by the 47ft Nordmann fir in Coal Drops Yard before sampling one of the many seasonal menus at the neighbourhood’s coolest hang outs. Grand dining hall German Gymnasium is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner between Christmas and New Year, with free-flowing bubbles from 11.30am – 4pm. While Drake & Morgan’s Wonderland Carousel promises diners all the fun of the fair with its festive three-course menu. For more inspiration, explore the best drinking spots in King’s Cross.


Soak up some culture

Had your fill of mince pies and Noddy Holder already? Take a break from the holiday madness and head to the Museum of Youth Culture in Lower Stable Street to learn how young people have shaped Britain’s culture over the past century. The Grown Up in Britain exhibition (open until 12 February) uses archive photography to celebrate teenage rebellion and subculture, from the roaring 20s to the youth of today.


Dance the night away at Lafayette

See one of Britain’s best loved comedians Romesh Ranganathan return to the decks at Lafayette this New Year’s Eve after the success of his Halloween night earlier this year. Described as a party for ‘anyone who loves HipHop’, this fancy dress event will take partygoers through the best of the genre for one night only. So if HipHop is your thing, dig out your best sneakers and head on down.

Tickets at lafayette.seetickets.com/event/romesh-ranganathan-s-hip-hop-saved-my-nye-/lafayette/2475852

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