I don’t know what it is about this year, but my Christmassy feeling has come much more prematurely than is usual. By no means am I a Scrooge but I do look cynically at those people who have sent off their Christmas cards, wrapped presents, and had their first mince pie by October 1st.
To be fair, it isn’t particularly taxing to get me to drink mulled wine; I had my first at the Christmas lights switch on at St John’s Hill (Wandsworth) only last Saturday. But do you know what I am really looking forwards to? The Old York Road’s White Christmas Market. I’m going to be lending a hand at the actual event and I would love to see a few friendly faces (friendly faces who will bring me hot wine will be even better). So if you’re free on December 16th and fancy getting into the Christmas spirit with a few glasses of spiced cheers and nibbling on some mince pies, then I wholeheartedly recommend you come down to Wandsworth’s Old York Road.
There’s also going to be local traders and businesses selling lots of things – I’m not quite down with WHO as yet, but I’m told their wares will make ideal Christmas gifts.
I’ve become increasingly attached to the quaint Old York Road after I wrote my review of Amirah’s Kitchen back in September. It’s quite a hidden little street, but with lots of independent traders and restaurants, it really does feel like you’re part of a village.
Like I say, if you’re local to the area (or even if you’re not), you’ll be warmly welcomed no matter how chilly the night is. It starts at 12pm and goes on until 5pm – come down, have a potter, buy some pressies and then get tipsy! For more information go to the Old York Road website.