This year King’s Cross will be ringing the changes with a line-up of amazing markets, each offering a huge array of unique gifts, festive street food, fashion from emerging brands, vintage vinyl, arts and crafts and much more. Tick off your Christmas shopping list before celebrating at the new après ski bar, which will be serving up a selection of festive hot chocolates, hot toddies and delicious alpine cocktails.
In date order, the 2022 Christmas markets are:
Shotengai Market – 11-13 November & 15-18 December
Taking inspiration from the many Shotengai markets found in Japan’s cities, Lower Stable Street in Coal Drops Yard is set to be transformed into a bustling hub of Japanese homeware, food, fashion and more.
Independent Label Market – Saturday 12 November
With a vibrant line-up of stalls featuring artists and craft makers with rare and unique vinyl, test pressing, signed merchandise and much more, this Coal Drops Yard market is ideal for any audiophile’s Christmas stocking.
Lower Stable Street Christmas Market – 17 November–18 December
This regular weekend market will run every week between 17 November and 18 December 2022, Thursday through to Sunday, offering one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.
Christmas under the Canopy – 1-22 December
West Handyside Canopy, which usually runs Friday through to Sunday, is extended each Christmas so that its brilliant line up of London’s best artisan traders and food stalls can be enjoyed Tuesday through to Sunday in the lead up to Christmas. Wander under a canopy of stars and warm yourself up with some mulled wine or cider whilst finding the perfect gift for loved ones.
The Drops Market – 2-4 December
This monthly fashion market will switch on the holiday spirit during the first weekend of December. Visitors can choose from a range of goods from emerging brands who don’t yet have a physical space in the UK. If festive fashion gifting or finding the perfect party outfit is high on your list, this market will cover all bases.
Canopy Vegan Market – 2-4 December
‘Be The Future’ returns in collaboration with Canopy Market to offer a range of vegan foods, homewares and cosmetics. An ideal opportunity to discover some of the best vegan brands in the UK.
Mexican Christmas Market – 9-11 December
Hosted by Coal Drops Yard restaurants Casa and Plaza Pastor, Mexican Christmas Market returns for another year with fun for all the family including piñatas and a roaming cumbia band as well as artisanal Mexican clothing, accessories, ornaments and craftworks.
The Illustrators’ Christmas Fair – 10 December
London’s largest illustration fair is back for the festive season! Browse works from some of the best local independent artists, including collections of unique prints, cards, zines and much more.
Crafty Fox Christmas Market – 11 December
Renowned for supporting emerging designers, makers and artists, the ‘Crafty Fox’ collaboration makes its return to King’s Cross. Visitors can experience a stellar Christmas gifting line-up that will include prints, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and homewares.