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Festive Pop-ups on the Isle of Man this Christmas!

Festive Pop-ups on the Isle of Man this Christmas!

29th Nov 2021

There’s something a little special about Christmas pop-ups – many local businesses use pop-ups to diversify and adapt their offering, with many small business owners use these formats to try something new, or test the market – or give the public something a little different!

Buying local is at the heart of every pop-up taking place this Christmas across the Isle of Man- whether its local crafters, artists, designers or food and drink providers showcasing their wares this festive period; there’s a pop-up for everyone is Christmas!

Douglas in Passing: A Love Story

Ian Coulson’s ‘Douglas in Passing’ art exhibition, located in the old Topshop building on Strand Street showcases a stunning collection of large-scale watercolour paintings of Douglas’ oldest buildings, hidden lanes and unknown crannies. The exhibition, which is now open, is a tie-in with a book that features some of Ian’s 70+ paintings, and includes a fascinating series of ‘historical interludes’ written by Valerie Cottle.

Photo Credit: Isle of Man Arts Council Website

Through vivid watercolour, Ian’s paintings bring to life the people, places and events that have touched Douglas over the last 150 years. Entry to the exhibition is free, with all the paintings for sale. The book is available from independent retailers at £25, with all profits being given to the Isle of Man Woodland Trust.

For more on the exhibition click here.

The Dog’s Nollick #2

The Dog’s Nollick #2 is back once again for weekly pop-ups of wood fire pizza, live music, festive markets and toasty fires!

Based at the Old Waterboard Depot on Peel Harbour, The Dog’s Nollick has been organised by mobile wood fire oven specialists The Black Dog Oven. After the success of their first pop up last Christmas, The Dog’s Nollick returns once again and continues to bring the festive spirit to Peel. The Black Dog oven is proud to be a Manx food producer and is committed to supporting all things local. The market also hosts local drinks specialist Foraging Vintners, who will be providing a range of festive-inspired beverages during the evenings.

Photo Credit: The Dog’s Nollick Facebook Page

More on the market can be found here.

Filthy Animals

A Home Alone themed pop-up based bar coming to Douglas this Christmas! Extra Fancy limited have announced that their new pop-up ‘Filthy Animals’ will be opening in the former and well-known Peggys bar!

Photo Credit: Filthy Animals Facebook Page

Expect ‘90s vibes, booby-trapped cocktails, Little Nero’s hot dogs and a whole load of festive shenanigans’. Open for five weeks during the festive season, you can reserve your space for the pop-up by pre-booking tickets via their website. Apart from just a nostalgic night out, the pop-up also offer corporate bookings to spice up this year’s Christmas party!

Head to their website for more info here.

Gef Christmas Pop-Up Shop Hoolie

Photo Credit: Hoolie Instagram Page

Gef brings you Hoolie! A new brand, with a new vision for the Isle of Man this Christmas that is set to ‘shake up your Manx retail experience’.

Hoolie offers a fresh set of clothing, with designs created by a team of Gef’s in-house designers, as well as several contributions from local designers, including Jannoo and Isle of Social. There will also be some local creations on offer, including gorgeous scented candles developed by Inspired by Driftwood and Danish jewellery designer, UsMeUs.

The pop-up shop can be found on Duke Street, where there is something for everyone when it comes to buying local this Christmas – whether it’s getting gifts for family or even sorting out your Secret Santa present. Hoolie has it all. Find out more here.