Connaught Village Christmas Celebrations

This Thursday 25th November, from 3pm to 8pm, take part in celebrations in Connaught Village for the beginning of the Christmas season, with an afternoon of festive craft workshops, live music performances, promotions and complimentary offers.

The Tree of Love, Joy and Hope in the centre of the village will be receiving a festive makeover, with well-known quotes from the iconic British film, Love Actually, fashioned into dazzling neon signs.

Connaught House School Choir are performing classic Christmas carols mixed with a few modern hits to get you into the festive spirit.

Once your Christmas shopping has been done, a complimentary gift wrapping service will be on offer, with bespoke Connaught Village Love Actually designed paper.


A number of free workshops are taking place (pre-registration required by 6pm Tuesday 23rd):

  • Felt Decoration Making – make your own decorations, choosing from lots of coloured felt, with sparkles, padding, sewing utensils and glue all included. Attendees are allowed to make as many tree decorations as they like over the course of the session. The workshop welcomes complete beginners and kids as well as fully fledged craft experts.
  • Lino Card Printing – open to all levels and abilities, the Lino Card Printing workshop will gives the chance to get creative and produce festive designs on lino.
  • Bauble decorating – get your hands dirty and paint, glitter and decorate your own festive baubles with a wide array of colours and materials to choose from.

Discounts and offers

Businesses will be offering discounts and special offers throughout the afternoon, including 30% off at Abasto, complimentary cheese tasting in Buchanans Cheesemonger, 15% off wines in Connaught Cellars, complimentary mulled wine at Lacquered + Stripped and complimentary mince pies at The Dresser. For a full list check the Connaught Village website.