london: sinterklaas + hema pop-up store

who knew london would ever have to endure an exercise of ancient dutch folklore? we're talking sinterklaas, the celebration of a patron saint of children and sailors, and his rather politically incorrect platoon of black servants. as is customary in the netherlands, a welcoming parade will be staged in the streets of london on thu - dec 2 [7pm-9pm], showcasing the holy man in full regalia. more interestingly, and connected to this sinterklaas event, department store hema opens a pop-up store at kkoutlet that very same day. this dutch retail fixture supplies the nation with customary candy + sweets, and now brings these typically dutch treats to london. location: 42 hoxton square [shoreditch].