Taking centre stage, at 5pm on Saturday 24 November 2018, the lights to a spectacular Christmas tree will be switched on by pupils from Christ the Saviour Church of England Primary School. Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be Angelica Bell, the well-known TV and radio presenter and winner of 2017 Celebrity MasterChef.
Dickens Yard will also host a Christmas market, 11 am - 6pm, in Elizabeth Square. Operated by Eat Me Drink Me, the market will offer a wide range of street food and fresh food provided by local business including Curious Roo by Artisan Coffee, Off the Wagon, a converted trailer bar offering expertly made cocktails and local beer, and Debaere, a premium artisan bakery.
To find the perfect Christmas gift, there will also be an array of local designers and craft stalls such as Handmade in Ealing, Kokona Jewellery and Hibiki, amongst many others. A craft area, hosted by Make It Ealing, will offer free face-painting for children and a masterclass in decorating Christmas cards and baubles.
In addition, Ealing Broadway Ward, led by Councillor Seema Kumar, will host a silent auction of heritage street signs with all proceeds going to Ealing Street Pastors and Ealing Soup Kitchen. For more information on the silent auction please visit
No.17, the new neighbourhood bar and restaurant, will be host to the day's entertainment including local Ealing choir / Want 2 Sing.
Steve Kirwan, Operations Director, St George West London, said:
"2018 has been a milestone year for Dickens Yard with an array of exciting new brands opening in the neighbourhood. The Christmas tree lights switch-on and Christmas market are the perfect way to celebrate the end of a successful year by welcoming the local community to enjoy the festive delights on offer.
"We look forward to continuing momentum with new brands set to join Dickens Yard as it grows into a vibrant lifestyle destination in West London."
Kate McKenzie, Eat Me Drink Me, said:
"We are delighted to kick off the festive season with Make It Ealing and St George. Since its re-launch last month, our market has been championing local businesses and Ealing community - the 24th November will be no exception with more makers, designers, small businesses and charities. Perfect for picking up unique, one-off Christmas gifts."
Dickens Yard forms part of the transformation by St George of Ealing Broadway and is fast becoming one of the finest destinations in West London ahead of the arrival of the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) in 2019. The Christmas celebrations add to the dynamic mix of lifestyle and food brands already open at Dickens Yard, including Triyoga, No.17, Gail's Bakery, Charlotte's W5, The Kumon Centre, Bio Bar and Benham & Reeves.