See in the yuletide season in style with our pick of Belgravia’s finest festive events.
Feast and be merry
Daylesford farm shop is throwing open its doors to help passers-by get into the spirit of the season. Drop by for tastings of organic turkey, Daylesford cheddar, mulled wine and tasty mince pies. The kids can have their faces painted while you discuss your organic Christmas orders with your own personal shopper.
When: 3 December, all day
Do it yourself
If you fancy making a personalised decoration for your home this holiday, the Judith Blacklock Flower School will be running a masterclass in wreath making, where participants will use seasonal foliage, flowers and decorations to create unique Christmas wreaths to take home. Whether it’s for the front door or dining room table, it’ll be sure to put a touch of personality to your festive decorations.
When: 8 December,
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For one day only this Christmas, the farmers’ market held weekly in Orange Square, Pimlico Road, will be extended to last until 4pm, so visitors can enjoy the merry atmosphere for even longer. With six hours to explore all there is to offer, from musicians to traditional roasted chestnuts and festive entertainment, there’ll be plenty of time to pick up a gift for a loved one or something delicious for the Christmas Day table.
When: 3 December, 10am-4pm
A decade of tradition
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Belgravia Christmas Sunday, which sees Elizabeth Street transformed into a winter wonderland, hosting more than 60 independent craft stalls and boutiques and spreading Christmas cheer. Come along to sample a variety of seasonal food and drink from local traders, accompanied by the joyful sounds of traditional brass bands and choirs.
When: 4 December, 11am-5pm
Hark! The herald
St Paul’s Church, on Wilton Place, will welcome Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville to its annual Foundation Carol Service this year, where he will conduct a reading alongside other stars of stage and screen. The event will be followed by a reception serving chilled champagne and warming mulled wine, and the chance to explore a collection of stalls filled with festive foods. Tickets for the service are available on the link below and all proceeds will go to the St Paul’s Knightsbridge Foundation.
When: 6 December, 6.30pm firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgravia Christmas Windows
Now in its third year, the Belgravia Christmas Windows competition encourages retailers to mark the Christmas period by creating stunning and innovative window displays. Belgravia shop owners habitually pull out all the stops – from tasteful tinsel to quirky dioramas – in a bid to claim the crown. Take part in the competition this year by picking your favourite display, and use the hashtag #BelgraviaChristmasWindows on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to cast your vote.
When: Throughout December