Celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season in Connaught Village from 3pm on Thursday 25 November with an afternoon of festive craft workshops, live music performances, and a spectacular neon lighting display inspired by the iconic British film, Love Actually.
The Tree of Love, Joy and Hope lighting display located at the junction of Connaught Street and Kendal Street in Connaught Village will receive a yuletide makeover with well-known quotes from the film fashioned into dazzling neon signs.
Connaught House School Choir are kick-starting the afternoon of celebrations with an open-air performance of classic Christmas carols mixed with a few modern hits to get you into the festive spirit.
Special Discounts & Offers
Shops, galleries, and restaurants will all be pitching in with their own festive treats and celebrations and you will be able to enjoy special discounts throughout the evening:
Abasto: 30% off your entire bill when dining in or taking out on the day.
Bombay Palace: 10% off your entire bill when dining at Bombay Palace for dinner. Mention Connaught Village Christmas to use the discount.
Buchanans Cheesemonger: Complimentary cheese tasting in-store all day.
Casa Malevo: 10% off your entire bill when dining at Casa Malevo on the day. Please quote ‘Love Actually Connaught Village’ when asking for the bill.
Connaught Cellars: 15% off all wines in Connaught Cellars on the day.
Dellasposa: Complimentary festive drinks and mince pies when admiring the artwork in Dellasposa. Additionally, benefit from a festive discount of 15% off on Dellasposa Editions.
Dorothy Circus Gallery: Grab a cup of hot tea outside Dorothy Circus Gallery and whilst you’re there, wander in and take a look at their latest exhibition – Refuge by Andrew Hem.
Duke of Kendal: Head inside and treat yourself to a glass of mulled wine for £5.00 a glass and add a mince pie for £6.50.
Fé Hair & Beauty: Complimentary mini manicure with all hair appointments booked on the day and a complimentary Face Glow treatment using their LPG Endermologie machine.
Lacquered + Stripped: Head to their manicure and mulled wine event where Lacquered + Stripped will be unveiling their Christmas nail art designs, offering festive manicures and serving complimentary mulled wine.
PM Flowers: Grab your loved ones a stunning ready-made bouquet in-store with 15% off all day.
Saint Aymes: Head inside and treat yourself to a ginger bread cookie and hot chocolate for £5. If you fancy something stronger, grab a cookie and mulled wine for £8.
Simon Carter: Complimentary festive cufflink gift when spending over £50 in store on the day.
The Place: When spending over £100 in store, grab a complimentary Mini Heart Address Book as a gift with purchase.
Throughout the afternoon and into the early evening, a series of complimentary crafting workshops are taking place. Make your own Christmas tree even more special this year by customising your own set of baubles in a decorating workshop. Plus lino card printing and felt decoration making (family-friendly), both of which are great creative alternatives to the traditional Christmas card.
too, and a complimentary gift wrapping service will be on offer with bespoke Connaught Village x Love Actually designed paper.