Ealing Artisan, the weekly food and craft market run by Eat Me Drink Me at Dickens Yard, unveils its festive makeover to celebrate the holiday season. Throughout December there will be an assortment of artisan traders, mulled wine and a free 'Little Artisans' children's area will set the scene for a month of merriment.
- Sunday 10th December: Father Christmas makes a special appearance at Ealing's very own Christmas Grotto where he will be joined by Ealing Trailfinders Rugby Club, whose players will be taking clothing and other donations for Ealing Soup Kitchen - a charity seeking to help the homeless through the colder winter months with hot food and support at St John's Church
- Sunday 17th of December: As the last market before Christmas Day, Ealing Artisan will bring together a Christmas feast of street food traders from around the world providing seasonal specials of their signature dishes and the chance to try a variety of delicious Christmas traditions
On Thursday 7 December Ealing Town Hall will switch on its Christmas tree lights. The switch-on will take place outside the Town Hall at 6pm and guests will be served mince pies and festive beverages with Christmas music, followed by drinks at Charlottes W5, the renowned local restaurant located in The Old Stable Block, Dickens Yard.
Craig Carson, Managing Director, St George West London, said:
"Ealing Artisan has grown to become a popular weekly event in the community calendar and we are delighted to unveil a festive twist for the Christmas season. Dickens Yard is a vibrant destination and the perfect setting to enjoy seasonal activities in the heart of Ealing."
Ealing Artisan celebrates the makers, designers and producers that the local neighbourhood has to offer, featuring guest traders, big-name street food stalls and importers from every corner of London. Throughout the year the market is open every Sunday from 11.00am - 3.00pm. More information can be found at https://eat-me-drink-me.co.uk/ealinq-artisan
Ealing Artisan forms part of the transformation by St George of Ealing Broadway and the curation of Dickens Yard as one of the finest destinations in West London ahead of the arrival of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) in 2018. The Christmas extension of the market adds to the dynamic mix of lifestyle and food brands to open at Dickens Yard in 2018, including Balans Soho Society, TriYoga, Tonkotsu and Skinny Kitchen.