Christmas with a Portobello twist!
The second annual Portobello Winter Festival combines Christmas festivities with the unique atmosphere of Portobello Road.
North Kensington is famous throughout the world for its street market, creative spirit, and of course, the Notting Hill Carnival. The Portobello Winter Festival will reflect all of this in a unique festive celebration that will see music fill the air, as families celebrate and shoppers pick up gifts unavailable anywhere else.
Among the activities taking place will be:
* Festive performances with a Portobello twist on 2 stages all day long
*Santa's grotto designed and managed by west London youth organisation Epiccic, with festive treats and live performances.
* Acklam Village Market presents Tales of the Unexpected: An Alternative Christmas Market! Expect less elves and more winter wizards. Father Christmas will be there, and a visit from the yeti!!!
*A Made in London market in Tavistock Square – the perfect spot to pick up unique, local Christmas gifts
*A Moorish Bazaar Winter 2017, including a variety of stalls including arts & crafts/ fashion & accessories, crystals, knowledge books, natural skincare products, alternative health & well-being goods. As well as the stalls there will be live entertainment by exciting up & coming musicians, spoken word, social speakers, dancers, and DJs providing music throughout the day.
*A 'Hamper and Stockings' market on Sunday, where you can stock up on all your favourite and finest Christmas hamper treats, as well as be spoiled by an amazing choice of gifts to buy from quality, unique and wonderful designer & maker stalls.
To plan your visit, check out the map of all the different zones!
The Festival opens to the public, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December and will be a wonderful Christmas experience in a way that only Portobello can deliver.
A Community Launch Party — Portobello Winter Festival will be held at Acklam Village Market on Friday 8 December from 5pm.
Best of all, it's all FREE!