A Christmas Night in Stokey
Thursday 13th December
Local businesses are preparing for a festive late-night shopping event on Thursday December 13th and there’ll be mulled wine and fizz aplenty! The fun starts at 5.30pm and carries on till late.
The event, which is being coordinated by the Local Buyers Club in partnership with local traders, will feature:
*Choirs (perfoming outside The Last Crumb from 6.45pm)*
*Santa’s grotto (at Beaucatcher from 5.30pm)*
*Stokey's finest fire engine for the kids from 5.30pm*
*RAFFLE with £1000+ WORTH OF PRIZES, benefiting charities helping people in poverty. Raffle tickets available on the night at Earlybird, Hub & Beaucatcher. More details below.*
Local businesses are getting into the festive spirit. Pop in and say hello:
Earlybird: Free festive fizz
Beaucatcher: Santa's grotto from 5.30pm, treats and cocktails for grown-ups too.
Hub: Children's drawing competition. Design an outfit for a chance to win an art set. 10% of in-house label sales on the day go to Crisis.
The Last Crumb: Mulled wine, mince pies, free stuff for the kids
Location Location: Free mulled wine
Botanique Workshop: Mince pies and 10% off for the evening
Archie Foal: Free prosecco, brandy and mince pies. Customers who purchase on the night will also receive a free gift.
The Twisted Fork magic cafe: Resident magician, “Face in the Fork” competition to win £100
Metal Crumble: 10% off for the evening
Meat N16: Free wine tasting
Nook: Mince pies
Jaines and Son: 10% off
The Good Egg: Christmas babka on the menu
Sonia Taouhid: Festive treats
Borough wines: Serving up mulled wine and giving out samples of port samples and other festive wine.
Mother Kelly's: Beer tasting
Mind Charity Shop: Tombola from 5pm
Basil Fansa, of the Local Buyers Club, said: “Forget big high street chains – here is a chance for an authentic London shopping experience at independent shops which are brimming with character and full of unique gifts, many of which have been made or designed by local artists.”
Among the local businesses taking part are Earlybird Cards, Beaucatcher, Hub, Location Location, Kitchen Provisions, Ooh Lou Lou, The Last Crumb, Metal Crumble, Ryans Bar, The Prince, Nook, The Design Store, The Prince, Pictures and Light, The Twisted Fork, The Good Egg, Askew Eyewear, Prep, Meat N16, Archie Foal, The Rose and Crown, Hamiltons, Jaines and Son, Botanique Workshop and Sonia Taouhid, with more signing up over the coming days.
Heidi Early of Earlybird added: “Last year’s late-night Christmas shopping in Stoke Newington was a really buzzing community event – everyone had a great night. This year even more traders are joining in and we’re planning a real party atmosphere. It’s our opportunity to thank customers for their support throughout the year, a chance for everyone to let their hair down and a great chance to get some Christmas shopping done.”
Keep any eye on this page over the coming week for more details of what’s planned, including a full schedule of events.
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Raffle prizes so far:
(proceeds to be split between Crisis, The Winter toy Appeal and Solace.
Draw will take place @ 9pm at The Clarence Tavern)
- A £200 voucher for Hub,
- Earlybird Cards are donating £100 worth of vouchers and Christmas cards (split into four prizes valued at £25)
- Two £50 vouchers for Beaucatcher
- Lunch for two and prosecco at The Last Crumb,
- £50 to spend at Metal Crumble
- £50 to spend at Ivory,
-£50 to spend at Nook
- £40 to spend at Escocesa,
- Vouchers for Il Bacio, Rasa and Mescal,
- £20 to spend at Stoke Newington Fruit & Veg
- £20 to spend at Shine.
- A £50 food and drink hamper from Whole Foods
- A Paul Smith leather organiser from the Children's Air Ambulance Charity Shop
- A professional sign-writer will devote four-hours to creating art in your home (worth £200)
TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO BUY ON THE NIGHT at Earlybird, Hub & Beaucatcher Salon
Local Buyers Club members can save money at all the great Stokey independent businesses below on the night and other times too. Membership is just £12 for a whole year.