Hackney Winter Village brings together the best of East London's creative talent to create an event full of festive fun and exciting produce.
Winter Village takes place in the grounds of St John at Hackney, a church and emerging new music venue in Hackney Central and will offer everything from fashion and art to the best of local food and drink. The market will also host a live stage featuring emerging new musicians and local choirs.
The awesome street food vendors include: Chef de Pontine, Vinn Goute, Anna Mae's Mac n Cheese, What the Dickens! with pop cakes from Couture Surprises and award-winning Cotswold food producer Ross and Ross. Fever-Tree's Ultimate Cocktail Bar will be serving their festive favourites like the perfect pairing of sloe gin and lemon tonic and hot rum and ginger beer toddy.
In addition Spitalfields City Farm charity will be selling Christmas Trees and giving donkey rides and Santa Claus will have his grotto this year in St Augustine's Tower right in the heart of Hackney.
The event, organised in partnership with Hackney Council, is supporting Hackney Winter Night Shelter, a local charity that provides shelter for homeless people during the winter.