Things to do this weekend 01/12


Things to do this weekend 01/12

What's on and where to go this weekend

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By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

What's on and where to go this weekend

By Kuba Shand-Baptiste on

    It's not often one gets to take an #ElfieSelfie with Father Christmas while surrounded by Victorian-themed decor. But you can this weekend. Portsmouth's annual Victorian Festival of Christmas is on from December 1 to 3 and promises everything from Victorian warship dining to a comedy show at Fagin's Tavern. Tickets start at £16 for adults. For more information, click here


    Florists Hayford & Rhodes and The Alfred Tennyson have teamed up to bring you a Festive Wreath Making Class that'll give your neighbours door envy. And that's not all, they'll be providing Christmas cocktails and canapes throughout the evening too. Because what's the fun in simply buying a pre-made wreath when you can make your own? Tickets start at £90. For more information, click here.

  • Go to an alternative christmas market

    At this time of year, we're spoiled for Christmas markets. But unlike similar events, the Garmhaus Christmas pop-up vintage market gives you the chance to treat yourself to everything from vintage clothes and live art, to a trim (yep, there'll be a pop-up barber shop there too). The market takes place this Sunday in Shoreditch's Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen from 1pm-9pm. For more information, click here


    If you're braving the high street in search of Christmas presents for picky family-members, giving back in the process may sweeten the deal slightly. The Choose Love pop-up in Soho gives you the chance to buy essential items for refugees, including: emergency blankets, children's shoes, mobile phone credit and warm socks. All proceeds are donated to UK charity Help Refugees. It's open throughout December from 11am to 6pm on Monday-Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sundays. Click here for more information. 

  • Buy Local

    Sometimes shopping online for one-of-a-kind, homemade products can be a bit daunting, but Etsy Made Local – think of it as a physical, Christmas-themed version of Etsy – gives you the chance to see items that take your fancy in person, while supporting independent designers and artisans. It's taking place all over the UK from December 1 to 3. Click here to find your nearest market.


    It may not be a masterpiece, but like it or not, Love Actually has secured a place in many hearts. And now you can watch it – Hugh Grant's cringeworthy dancing and all – with a full orchestra. The screening takes place in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on Tuesday December 5. Tickets start at £32.25.


    If you're looking for opportunities to support small businesses but can't make it out this weekend, you can always do it from the comfort of your own home.  Not On The High Street are offering 15% off spends of over £50 as part of its annual Colour Saturday event. Enter the code CELEBRATESMALL at checkout to save on Christmas gifts. For more information, click here

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