Festive goings on

Christmas Revellers rejoice! For we have a whole host of festive fun lined up that is taking place up and down the country. Kindly read on to learn what jovial affairs are going on in your city for the all-important business of diary marking:

London

Best gifts, warm smiles and hot chai. Should you find yourself amidst the very tall buildings of Canary Wharf between 6th – 8th December, then do come find us at our limited-edition Dishoom Canary Wharf pop-up.

Popping up for three days only from 7:30am until 8pm at the Canary Wharf shopping centre, we recommend a little stop by. Our shelves will be stacked with gifts (some new and never-before seen) and to fuel your shopping: Yuletide tunes, delicious House Chai, crunchy Khichia & Chundo and come 4pm, liberal pours of the Permit Room Old-Fashioned or Premier Padmini Negroni. 

Where:– 16-19 Canada Square, London, E14 5EW

When:– Tuesday 6th December until Thursday 8th December from 7.30am until 8pm daily

Tickets:– No booking is required, simply pop by. In the meantime, be sure to peruse our gifting range here.

Manchester

You are all warmly welcome to join us for an evening of festive Christmas Carolling at The Lawn Club, Monday 12th December. Expect a wonderful evening filled with jovial singing led by the Dishoom Rolling Tones whilst enjoying mince pies and House Chai. All ticket sales will be donated to Wood Street Mission, a children's charity who have been supporting families living in Manchester and Salford for over 150 years. 

Where:– The Lawn Club, Hardman Square, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3HG

When:– Monday 12th December from 6pm until 8pm

Tickets:–  All tickets include mince pies and House Chai with all proceeds being donated to Wood Street Mission. Tickets may be found here along with all the particulars. 

Edinburgh

We're partnering with the wonderful Edinburgh-based charity Social Bite to host an evening of Carols, led by the talented Edinburgh City Singers opposite our café in the beautiful St Andrew Square. Many classic carols and festive favourites will be belted out so do come along for a fantastically-festive singalong.

Where:– St Andrews Square, Edinburgh, EH2 2BD

When:– Thursday 15th December from 5pm until 7pm

Joining us:– No tickets are required for this event, simply wrap up warm and drop by for a jolly evening.

Birmingham

We've bagged ourselves a spot just outside our café in Chamberlain Square to host a seasonal soiree. The masterly Festive Foursome (an awesome vocal quartet from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire)  will lead the crowd in a hearty singsong whilst you fill your bellies with Mince Pies and Dishoom Chai.

Where:– Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3HJ

When:– Wednesday 14th December from 4pm until 6pm

Joining us:– There's room for singers of all timbres and tones, so we do hope you'll join us, no tickets required.

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