Christmas shopping events

Special Christmas pop-up shops and markets with Champagne and chestnuts will help make gift-buying a seasonal joy
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1 Champagne and chestnuts will be served at Portobello Dock on December 8, from 6pm to 9pm, to celebrate the opening of its Christmas extravaganza which continues until December 11. Find hand-knitted cushions (pictured, £110) at Lighthouse Knitwear and etched candleholders (pictured, £30) at Tom Dixon.

2 Artisan’s Christmas Pop-Up Shop includes Theresa Edwards’s ceramics (from £35) and Richard Tilbury’s glass icicles, birds and angels, from £3.50. From December 8 to 23 at 80 Harlesden Road, NW10. Visit

3 Abigail Ahern, of interiors shop Atelier Abigail Ahern at 137 Upper Street, Islington, will hold a mini masterclass in her home on December 13 to show how to organise furniture, flowers, lighting and colour schemes for Christmas. Book by emailing Visit

Etched candleholders
Etched candleholders (£30) at Tom Dixon, Portobello Dock
4 New interiors shop Lokum Istanbul, designed by Anoushka Hempel, specialises in all things Turkish, including toile du jour boxes (pictured, £46) silverware and, of course, Turkish delight (95 Walton Street, SW3;

5 Enjoy a gospel choir and the Household Cavalry Quintet with the Motcomb Street lights from 6pm on December 1.

Home accessories
Accessories by Jonathan Adler, Klaus Haapaniemi and others are available at new interiors shop Pitfield
6 Pitfield is a new interiors shop in Hoxton launched by design duo Shaun Clarkson and Paul Brewster, selling accessories by Jonathan Adler, Klaus Haapaniemi and others. It opens on November 25 at 31-35 Pitfield Street, N1. Visit

7 Clifton Nurseries’ first Christmas market has Emily Readett-Bayley’s lovely gold-, silver- and red-painted decorations (from £2), among many other lovely things. Until December 18. Clifton Nurseries, 5A Clifton Villas, W9. Visit

8 Blow-your-own glass bauble workshops will be held on December 7 at Aaronson Noon’s studio in Roxby Place, SW6 — and cost £30. Call 020 7610 1900 or visit

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