On Thursday 17th November we celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season with an afternoon of complimentary sustainable craft workshops, live music performances, in-store promotions, and a chance to meet and pose for a photo with husky dogs, aptly named Santa Paws.
The Tree of Love, Joy and Hope has received a new yuletide makeover with a well known message ‘ All I want for Christmas is… ’, which illuminates the streets and has become the ideal Insta moment for the family Christmas card.
Pupils from Connaught House School Choir kick-started the afternoon of celebrations with an open-air performance of classic Christmas carols mixed with a few modern hits that got everyone into the festive spirit.
Throughout the afternoon, and into the early evening, we held a series of complimentary sustainable Christmas workshops including snow globe making and pine cone decorating. On Kendal Street, attendees were invited to meet and pose for a photo with Santa Paws, London’s very own husky claus. A Pawtrait illustrator was drawing Pawtraits at 8 Porchester Place – this was the perfect chance for guests to have an illustration drawn with their dog or simply of by of themselves!
Make sure you pose under the magical tree lighting installation ‘ All I want for Christmas is.. .’ for an Instagrammable moment and share it on Instagram tagging @connaughtvillage for a chance to win a special prize worth £500 this Christmas season!
Please tag @connaughtvillage in your snaps of the neon light installation for a chance to be featured on our Connaught Village Instagram page.