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Christmas in Ealing

Stay local this Christmas with our festive themed Ealing guide.

 
 

Never does a season call for more variety than Christmas, but don't fear, Ealing can keep up with this festive demand. Whether you're buying, giving or just want to meet the Big Man himself, here's our one-stop-shop to keeping it local this Christmas.

We will be updating the guide throughout the festive season, so make sure you check back for updates.

 
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Markets

Nothing says Christmas more than a Festive Market and luckily Ealing has plenty to choose from. So dig out your woolly hat and take your pick from our selection below. We'll have a mulled wine with ours thanks.

 
The Christmas Forest Xmas trees, Ealing

The Christmas Forest

Ealing Common, Hanger Lane, W5 3HN
From 26 November - 24 December 2016, 8am-10pm

Don your lumberjack shirt and select the finest (pre-cut) tree in Ealing's Christmas Forest. This independent family business is committed to providing quality, sustainable Christmas trees - working hard to buy as locally as possible to reduce tree miles. With every tree bought, they plant a tree in the drylands of Africa through their ongoing partnership with Tree Aid.

www.christmasforest.co.uk

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Gift Shops

Why waste precious "me time" at home trawling through endless online shops when you could be walking the frosty streets of Ealing, browsing for gifts you can actually touch! Support local retailers, get some fresh air, maybe a quick coffee and save valuable space in your wheely bin by avoiding all that online shopping packaging...

 

The Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop

Church of Christ The Saviour
1st November - 20th December, 10am - 5pm

Ealing Charity Christmas Card Shop is an annual volunteer-run Christmas greetings card shop. Unlike most charity card shops 100% of the money raised from sales at ECCCS goes direct to the 47 charities it has supported in the 27 years of its operations.

facebook.com/Ealing-Charity-Christmas-Card-Shop-143537179081685/

 
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Gifts Ideas

Step away from the sock aisle and let us guide you towards a treasure chest of unique gift ideas for all of the family.

 

We can't guarantee that these products are still available. So please check in store or online to find out.

Hook and Cleaver

Hook & Cleaver

Donate your unwanted giblets to Hook & Cleaver this year. As they will be cooking them and their own excess meats to provide soups to the homeless through The Felix Project and Crisis At Christmas.

Pitshanger Lane

133 Pitshanger Lane, W5 1RH

South Ealing

140 South Ealing Road, W5 4QJ

www.hookandcleaver.co.uk

 
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Christmas Events

Take a look at our favourite festive outings to fill your diary from here to Christmas, and beyond.

 

We'll be updating the guide throughout the festive season. So if you're running a (or know of any) Christmas events, please get in contact.

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Pines and Needles Christmas Tree Shop

Christ The Saviour Church, Ealing Broadway, W5 2XA
From 22 November - 24 December 2016, 8am-9pm

"Pines and Needles have been operating since 1995. We grow our own trees in Scotland and are proud of our sustainable and ethical principles. We have teamed up with Action for Children, the charity, devoted to the happiness and welfare of children. With local centres across London, the money you help us raise will benefit children in your community."

www.pinesandneedles.com

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Give something back

There are countless ways to embrace a community spirit and "give something back" this Christmas. Whether it's donating food, clothes or your time, here are just a handful of the many ways you can get involved.

 

Ealing Food Bank

Ealing Food Bank logo

The Ealing Food Bank provides emergency food and support to help local people in crisis. You can donate food at one of its food donation points across the borough.

Hanwell Community Centre, Tesco (Perivale), Waitrose (West Ealing), Sainsbury (West Ealing), St Peter’s Church (Ealing), St Andrew’s Church (Ealing) and St Stephen’s Church (Ealing)

ealing.foodbank.org.uk

Ealing Soup Kitchen

Ealing Soup Kitchen logo

The Ealing Soup Kitchen charity provides food, advocacy and practical help for the vulnerable and homeless. Get involved by donating your time, or check their website for ways to donate money online.

ealingsoupkitchen.org

Winter Warm Up Appeal

Residents are being asked to donate warm clothes to help people in need this winter.

Ealing Council’s Winter Warm Up appeal will run between 1st - 19th December and all items collected will be donated to local people in need. 

Donations can be dropped off at Ealing Town Hall, New Broadway, Ealing. Monday-Friday between 8am-9pm; Saturday between 9am-5pm and Sunday between 9am-3pm. 

ealing.gov.uk


Christmas Tree Project 2016

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Christmas Tree Project 2016 - Every child deserves a gift!

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner's Christmas Tree Project 2016 gives presents donated by the public, to children who may otherwise not receive one this Christmas. Last year they had over 11,000 presents and over £9,000 kindly donated by the public. This year with your help, they want to do even better.

met.police.uk/christmastree/

Carol Singing for Bloodwise

Sunday 18th December, 12-2pm
Waitrose West Ealing

Please come along and join in or for more information get in contact.

Carol singing for Bloodwise

We're going to be creating a new Ealing charity section in the New Year. If you are planning any charity events in 2017 or run a local charity, then please get in contact.

 
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Where to visit Santa

How can he be in all these places at once we hear you cry! Well, we'll leave it up to the magic of Christmas to explain Santa's extraordinary multi-tasking abilities. All you have to do is decide which location creates the most suitable backdrop to visit Mr Claus.

 

Osterley House

3rd - 18th December (weekends only)

Book your visit to Father Christmas's grotto and bring the whole family to meet him in his workshop. If you've been good all year you may even get an early festive gift...

Booking is advised.

nationaltrust.org.uk

Crookford Bridge Farm

26th November - 18th December (weekends only)

Visit Father Christmas and his enchanted helpers in his Secret Forest and tell him your Christmas wishes. A wonderful winter fairy tale deep in the magical woods.

Booking is advised.

crockfordbridgefarm.co.uk


The London Wetland Centre

3rd - 4th December

Get into the festive mood at London Wetland Centre's wonderful winter weekend.  Hop aboard for a husky sleigh ride and visit Santa in his magical grotto or take a ride on a donkey.

Booking is advised.

wwt.org.uk/

Willow Farm

23rd November - 24th December

On entering Santa’s Grotto, children will be greeted by sparkling scenes inspired by fairy tales, winter wonderland and traditional Christmas characters. And of course, Santa!

Booking is advised.

willowsactivityfarm.com

Ruislip Lido Railway

4th, 11th, 17th and 18th December

Santa is a very busy man around Christmas time, but once again, he has managed to find a space in his diary to visit the Ruislip Lido Railway.

Booking is advised.

ruisliplidorailway.org

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