The Chocolate Factory N16 has an open studio all weekend offering the public a chance to browse and buy locally made gifts. The Chocolate Factory is home to 27 studios of artists, ceramacists, printmakers, designers and photographers. If you are looking for unusual well-made gifts, this is the place for you.
For foodies out there head to the Taste of Christmas London from 2-4 December at the ExCel Centre. A selection of the capital's top restaurants will be serving up seasonal menus full of dishes designed to inspire. Watch some of the country's best chefs take to the stage and shop in Taste's boutique market.
Mercy and Pearl have a festive crafts market at Arts Depot, North Finchley specialising in lovely things for little people and their mummies. We are looking forward to sampling some nice food and buying some lovely things. Hurrah. 10am-2pm.
The Tricycle Theatre, Kilburn is showing Gretal and Hansel at 10.30am and 2pm - a fast-moving, comedy re-telling of the classic fairytale with beautiful puppets, magical tricks, singing and super sand-dancing! This performance has fully integrated sign language. Suitable for 3-7s.
National Army Museum has a free family event called Blitz Christmas: A Family Day of Entertainment and Discovery. There will be 40s entertainment including live music and songs, tree decorating, a drill with the Home Guard and in the evening a chance to dance at the Jingle Bell Jive. Daytime activities suitable for all ages.