For a bit of festive cool, you can't go far wrong with a tipple or two in one of the UK's best Christmas pop-ups. Race you to the eggnogs.
One Of A Kind, Leeds: November – March 2015
We’ve all been there: buy the must have OTM item and see five other girls with the exact same one, and that’s just while waiting for the bus. For something more unique, craft pop-up emporium One Of A Kind is the perfect place. For a thoughtful gift, we love the engraved jewellery.
Le Chalet, Selfridges, London: 22nd October – late February
Head to Selfridge’s rooftop pop-up for the perfect après-shopping experience. Embrace your alpine surroundings and opt for the buttermilk chicken and cheese fondue, before trying an eggnog snow egg. Then burn it all off on the slopes of Selfridges.
Haig Club Whisky Winter Pop Up, Manchester: 31st October – 15th January
This Christmas, we’d like David Beckham, please. Failing that, we’ll settle for his exclusive whisky pop-up in Manchester. Styled like a Highlands lodge retreat, complete with deer antlers on the walls, the cosy atmosphere and life-sized photos of Becks on the walls mean it will definitely be a very merry Christmas at the Haig.
Grimm Tales, Oxo Tower: London, 21st November – 15th February
Forget a cringy panto, the only theatre to see this Christmas is Philip Pullman’s adaptation of the Grimm Fairy Tales. This theatrical pop-up is an immersive journey through the Oxo tower, putting the audience firmly at the centre of the action.
Cambridge Satchel Company, Edinburgh: Until 25th December
For a very stylish Christmas, you can’t go far wrong with a Cambridge Satchel. This pop up shop dedicated to the covetable bag is the perfect present buying spot – even if you do end up keeping one or two little bits for yourself. Well, you can’t leave everything up to Santa.
Palace of the Snow Queen, Old Street, London: 28th November – 28th February
Somewhere in the depths of Shoreditch, a warehouse has been transformed into an opulent festive cabaret. Party with acrobats, dancers and illusionists in the Snow Queen’s Palace and chow down on some gourmet winter goodies.
Haute Dogs at The Depot, Cardiff: every weekend November – December
Banish any images of soggy buns and rubbery frankfurters, these gourmet hot dogs are the perfect antidote to mince pie overkill. Try the coca-cola fried onions or popping candy infused dogs for an extra sweet festive season.