We are so excited and would love it if you were able to come along and visit us at London’s ExCel, it’s our very first Christmas Pop-Up, you can meet the team, watch some great demonstrations and sign up for a free taster workshop

Woman’s Weekly Christmas Pop-Up In Association With Plantur 39 will be situated within the Simply Christmas show – come and find us and enjoy all we have to offer. There are fantastic cake decorating demonstrations, the editorial team will help you with your fashion dilemmas and try out a new craft.

FREE Taster Workshops – book at the Pop-Up booking desk when you arrive

Craft Workshop on Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November
10.30am–11.30am Stitch a cute owl – for all levels
12 noon–1pm Stitch a Christmas card – for all levels

double crochet into fabric

Crochet Workshop on Thursday 17 and Saturday 19 November
2pm–3pm Learn to crochet – for absolute beginners
3.30pm–4.30pm Amigurumi – for those who can already crochet

Fashion show live!

FREE Fashion Workshops – just take a seat, no need to book

Editor Diane, Lifestyle Editor Jayne and fashion expert Anne will give you all the confidence you need to try a brand-new look, and tell you how they come up with great fashion features.

Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November
12 noon Occasion wear to flatter your shape
2pm Behind the scenes with Woman’s Weekly – see how we create a fashion feature for the magazine

FREE Cake-Decorating Theatre – just take a seat, no need to book

The demonstrations will be held by international tutor Jacqui Kelly,  a multi-award-winning cake artist and pastry chef who is renowned for her attention to detail and hyperrealism. Jacqui, like WW, is also a Guinness World Record holder for the world’s largest cake and winner of Best In Show Cake International 2014. She also created the sugar crown for the top of the official Queen’s Diamond Jubilee cake.

Thursday 17, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November

11am Stencilling Gingerbread Cookies
You’ll learn how to use a stencil with royal icing for a raised damask look. You’ll then use food colours to create a lovely ombré look and metallic food dusts to give your cookies a luxurious touch. All great fun to do with friends, family and the children.

Icing snowmen

1pm Christmas Modelling
Discover how to create these adorable singing snowmen, perfect for the top of your Christmas cake or yule log, with no tools or special equipment needed. Bring a sense of contemporary fun to your festive table.

3pm 2D Santa Face Modelling
Looking for something novel to do with your Christmas cake? Then look no further. Come and watch Jacqui create a 2D Father Christmas as the top of a cake in just 40 minutes. Learn all the tricks of the trade so that you’re able to recreate him at home – no special tools required.

Plantur 39 logo
Our very first pop-up event is in association with Plantur 39 Phyto Caffeine products, which help reduce hair loss and restore its strength. Their range of products help to protect and nourish the hair at the roots, protecting the follicles. Come along and meet the experts and get a free sample (while stocks last).


Sainsbury's logo
We would like to thank Sainsbury’s for supplying the gorgeous Christmas trees, decorations and wreaths.


All the details
✤ Our pop-up area will be in the Simply Christmas Area in Hall 8
✤ The show is open Thursday 17 and Friday 18 November, from 10am-4.30pm, and on Saturday 19 November, 10am-5pm
✤ Travel on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to get to ExCel – it’s part of the Tube network. There are two stations you can get off at: Custom House or Prince Regent. The trains pull up at a covered walkway, which is less than five minutes’ walk from the venue
✤ You cannot pre-book the one-hour free workshops – these need to be booked on arrival and you can only book one workshop per day, per person. These are run on a first-come, first-served basis
✤ There is a full-day, paid-for Amigurumi workshop with Freddie and Monika from WW’s knitting team on Friday 18 November. All bookings have to be received no later than 4pm on Monday 14 November 2016
✤ Visit ichfevents.co.uk to learn what else is happening at the show
✤ Go to excel.london/visitor for information about ExCel

Goody Bags

As always with our events, Woman’s Weekly will be selling fantastic goody bags full of yarn and crafty bits etc worth in excess of £30 for £5.

Murine Professional Advanced Dry Eye Relief provides a fast-acting preservative-free solution which is perfectly balanced to work with natural tears to lubricate and restore the tear-film which protects and soothes the eye. This advanced formulation tackles dry eyes associated with overwork, computer screens, some medicines, hormonal changes, laser eye surgery and environmental factors such as pollution, wind dust and air conditioning. Available for £10.99

Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Gold, a NEW scientifically proven teeth whitening formula, combines extracts of real GOLD to help you achieve a sparkling “Hollywood Smile” and protects gums. Perfect White Gold toothpaste helps whiten teeth by removing stains to brighten, lighten and whiten your teeth without the need for harsh abrasives or bleach. Perfect White Gold also has anti-inflammatory properties, to keep gums healthy and teeth whiter for longer. Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Gold Toothpaste, £5.49, available from Superdrug stores and superdrug.com, also selected pharmacies.

A craft book from Search Press worth £4.99