The Dock Solves Christmas

Stop rushing around, pull up a chair, and let the Dock solve some of your most pressing Christmas problems…

Problem: What to buy the people who have everything
Solution: Dock Market

The Dock Market is amazing! Our little pop-up local craft market, which started in the ARC and expanded into the Odyssey, has now secured a chalet right at the entrance to the Continental Market at City Hall!

You can’t miss it – just on the left hand side of the main entrance gates you’ll see our wooden chalet jam-packed with gorgeous unique hand-made loveliness.  Every single product has been created with care and craft by the lovely marketeers who are manning the stall.

So step out of the stampede – say No to mass-produced tat – and fill your loved-ones’ stockings with beautiful artisan products made with love.

The Dock Market stall (and all the rest of the continental market yumminess, from antelopes to bratwurst to churros) is open every day until 23rd Dec.

Problem: How to get in the Christmas spirit
Solution: A Titanic Christmas on Sat 9th Dec

Yes!  It’s becoming as much a part of Christmas as reindeer jumpers. A Titanic Christmas starts at 4pm on Saturday 9th December and features flying elves, abseiling Santa, candlelit carols, hot punch, Christmas lights switch-on (this year featuring an actual honest-to-goodness gigantic community Christmas tree!)

Mark it in your diary NOW!

Here’s a little taster from last year to whet your appetite:

Problem: flippin’ Slade and Band Aid in every flippin’ shop for the next 5 flippin’ weeks
Solution: Dock Cafe’s Christmas Playlist

Every year in Dock Cafe we lovingly create a Christmas playlist with something a bit different from the usual ‘Now That’s What I Call Christmas’ soundtrack.

A little bit folky, a smidge bluesy, a tad leftfield, and a lot more heartfelt (some of the playlist features worship bands like local outfit Rend Collective, who are actually singing carols as heartfelt worship songs rather than tacky Christmas cash-cow tie-ins).

This year’s playlist premieres from today – so call in, grab a cuppa, sink into a sofa, have a listen and relax!  (and any further suggestions for the playlist, which will be constantly updated over the next few weeks, will be gratefully received)