ah, it's that time of the year again. snuggling up to loved ones, sharing sumptuous food, jolly banter and, of course, nice gifts. monocle magazine brings you in the holiday mood with its annual christmas market, to be held coming weekend on dec 7-8 [11am-5pm] at its midori house headquarters. santa will be flying in from finland to make a somewhat premature but totally justified appearance, along with two of his beloved reindeer, but that's obviously not all! the venue's festively decorated courtyard and ground floor will be filled with carefully curated little stalls. allpress coffee will keep you warm with its signature espresso, while stalls by stylish retailers, such as trunk clothiers, marimekko, cos and hentsch man are laden with coveted goods. a japanese wrapping station is available to make your gifts look their very best, and you'll also come across stalls by lebanon - mind you, one of our fav travel destinations - the swiss embassy and the magculture blog. adding up to the fun are musical gigs, warming treats from the nearby monocle café and the monocle tombola. location: midori house, 1 dorset street [marylebone].