If stocking up on gifts, baubles and festive treats weren't enough to entice you down to Heal's, this year the iconic furniture store is offering a host of other activities – from wreath-making workshops, to decorating masterclasses, a costume exhibition, Christmas carols and cocktails – to entice punters instore.

Fans of the Emmy award winning series, The Crown will get the chance to see a selection of the costumes from the post-war period drama in a themed room set in the window of Heal's flagship Tottenham Court Road store. Look out for it from November 27.

Heal's Christmas Market has returned for the third year, with a selection of handcrafted homewares, ceramics, knitwear and jewellery from the UK's leading craftspeople and artisans.

December 6 is the best time for a browse, as the evening sees the Tottenham Court Road store host its fabulous festive party (from 6-9pm).

Enjoy performances and carols from the Christmas choir and seasonal tunes from a DJ, alongside mulled wine and mince pies to round off an afternoon's gift gathering.

For those feeling creative, there are free drop-in classes throughout the evening, with a chance to try your hand at Christmas tree decorating masterclasses with industry insider, Keri Sheehan, crafting paper pleated hearts with Kia Utson, hand-stitching Christmas cards or biscuit decorating with Vitra workshops.

The more adventurous might like to learn the art of the festive door wreath at a wreath-making workshop with East London florist, Botanique Workshop, at the flagship store on Saturday December 8. Other branches including Birmingham, Brighton, Redbrick Mill, Kingston and Westfield will be hosting similar workshops with leading florists throughout the month too. Book online at Heal's.


Jacky Parker

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