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The Meet Market Xmas Edition at Old Depot OSY

Past event

The Meet Market Xmas Edition at Old Depot OSY

Amaxostasio / Old Depot OSY
Friday 8 - Sunday 17 December, 2023
Weekdays 17:00 - 22:00 & Weekends 12:00 – 22:00
Ermou & Pireos, Athens, 10553

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200+ #madeingreece brands, 10 days in a row, 2 LineUps, 1 huge Christmas celebration

It’s Christmas in the city, and time to celebrate with our annual Christmas Meet Market extravaganza.  Get ready for 10 days of festivities, shopping, music, mingling, drinking, eating, free activities and meet-ups this December, Friday 8 - Sunday 17 at the Old Depot, Amaxostasio.   

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2 lineups with 200+ brands

This year we are very proud to announce that we are breaking a record and featuring over 200 #madeinGreece brands over the course of 10 days, showcasing plenty of makers that you know and love plus lots of fresh faces & products too, with more than 50 brands participating for the first time.  Our first roster of designers, artisans, collectors & producers will take part from Friday 7 - Sunday 10 December, and then we’re switching it up with a whole new line-up of talent from Monday 11 - Sunday 17 December.  Basically, it's 2 Christmas Meet Markets in one, and you don't have to choose which to see - we absolutely invite you to both!  Entrance is free, so why not?

 

It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

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Christmas in the Athens
Gathered under one huge industrial roof in the heart of Athens, you’ll find something for everyone and everything for Christmas - from hand-designed clothes, unique jewelry in every medium, accessories galore and kids products made with love, to one-of-a-kind items for your home, self-care goodies, tasty delicacies from local producers, and a whole lot more. 
If you start to get hungry, look no further as we have a delicious program of street food from various corners of the globe, including bao buns and burgers, pizza and noodles, freshly baked pastries and  sandos sandwiches, Glühwein, greek wine, artisanal coffee, locally brewed beers and plenty of alcohol to get the mood merry.

First a Meet, then a Market: Speaking of merry moods & faithfully following our motto “First we meet, then we market”, there’s not just Christmas shopping on the agenda.  Beyond the stalls, you’ll find plenty to do and see.  Listen up to non-stop dj sets from our beloved sound scapers covering a wide variety of musical genres.For all our little friends, we’ve got plenty of free activities to keep them entertained including workshops in woodworking, children’s theater, face painting, magic shows and acrobatic adventures.  Of course, we wouldn't forget the "big kids".  We’ll be featuring a cartographic marathon by Doctors Without Borders where your participation will help others around the world in need, and Drink & Draw events for adults, where with every sip you draw… or vice versa. Plus, we’ll have a very special guest Madame Ginger, hosting workshops for the most delicious holiday truffles and her signature cocktail that was inspired especially for our Christmas event which you will also be able to find exclusively at the Meet Market Bar. 

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Drink and Draw by TMM Crew (18+)

Drink and Draw by TMM Crew (18+)

Friday 8.12 | 19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 12.12 | 19:00 - 21:00
Thursday 14.12 | 19:00 - 21:00

3 drink-and-draw events, with all the colors you can imagine.  Join us for a fun and boozy artistic session, led by the Meet Market Crew and Katerina Kyrtimi, who designed our Christmas Meet Market poster.  Unleash your creativity while drinking your favorite drinks. Every stroke and every sip brings your masterpiece to life.

 

Mapathon from Doctors Without Borders

Mapathon from Doctors Without Borders

Wednesday 13.12 | 18:00 - 21:00

During the Christmas season, those of us who are fortunate enough are searching for presents.  We are searching for maps. Many parts of the world suffer from natural disasters or war, making it impossible for them to access aid in an uncertain terrain.  That's where we step in. Join us at the Meet Market this December and help us make the maps that don't exist but are necessary for us to find our way and get help where it's needed. Reservation required
https://www.ticketsource.eu/missingmaps-greece/xmas-mapathon/2023-12-13/18:00/t-qjxpoly


Cooking & Cocktail Workshop with Madame Ginger

Cooking & Cocktail Workshop with Madame Ginger

Friday 15.12 | 19:00 - 19:45

Together with Madame Ginger, we’ll be making the most delicious chocolate-covered honey macaroon truffles. This Christmas, gingerbread is transformed into a vegan, nutritious sugar-free truffle dipped in chocolate that tastes better than any gingerbread you’ve tried before .  Next, we’ll be creating a festive holiday cocktail with rosé wine, ginger ale & lime, ideal for these days of gathering with family and friends. Reservation required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zDq7byOPPOOV300yosay3aXNBh8UDuorpqvCxwDzz8Q/viewform

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Face-painting by Moutzoures

Face-painting by Moutzoures

Saturday 9.12 | 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 16.12 | 14:00 - 17:00

Combining colors with magic dust, the Moutzoures team is heading to the Christmas Meet Market to turn all kids into whatever they imagine!

 Magic Show by Magic Tolto

Magic Show by Magic Tolto

Saturday 9.12 | 16:00 - 17:00
Sunday 17.12 | 16:00 - 17:00

The pinnacle of children's entertainment Magic Tolto presents an interactive magic show full of moments of laughter, excitement and real fun this Christmas at the Meet Market! For ages: 4+

 

Climbing Adventures with PAIZoNTAS

Climbing Adventures with PAIZoNTAS

Sunday 10.12 | 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 16.12 | 13:00 - 16:00

What happens when mountains and rivers, climbers, children’s theater, physical education teachers, artists, outdoor educators and scouts meet up all together at the Meet Market? The fun begins! Join us for outdoor recreational & educational activities from mega jenga, slack line, cage climbing and rock climbing for kids that harmoniously combine fun play with experiential learning!

 

Little Carpenters Workshop

Little Carpenters Workshop

Sunday 10.12 | 16:00 - 17:30 (5+ years) & 18:00 - 19:30 (7+ years)
Sunday 17.12 | 13:30 - 15:00 (5+ years) & 15:30 - 17:00 (7+ years)


Little carpenters in action! The Little Carpenters Workshop is coming to the Meet Market for a series of woodworking workshops for children. Each child will practice on their own bench, safely using basic woodworking tools to build their own unique toy! All workbenches are specially designed to make it easier to carry out tasks such as sawing, drilling or nailing, and all the tools are suitable so that they can be used safely by little hands. Familiarity with the world of construction offers the opportunity for children to expand their knowledge and perception while building their confidence through the magic of creation. 

 

Little Yogis Christmas Story Telling

Little Yogis Christmas Story Telling

Sunday 10.12 | 17:30-18:00 & 18:30-19:00
Sunday 17.12 | 13:00-13:45 & 14:00-14:30

Let’s share fairy tales from around the world combined with live music. The fairy tales that have been chosen are stories of self-reflection and care, empathy and love. Of course, like all fairy tales, there are twists and turns, funny moments and sometimes they’re also a little scary!  Music doesn't just accompany fairy tales, it is also the hero.  Story telling by Little Yogis is ideal for children and for the whole family - so come all together!



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FRIDAY 08/12/2023
17:00 - 22:00 Iliana Stergiopoulou by Nostos 100.6
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SATURDAY 09/12/2023
12:00 - 14:00 DJ MIA
14:00 - 16:00 C.Senior
16:00 - 18:00 Phillip Paul
18:00 - 20:00 Winjer
20:00 - 22:00 Dr. Orange
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SUNDAY 10/12/2023
12:00 - 14:00 Uncle Neck
14:00 - 16:00 Pipidee
16:00 - 18:00 Mr. G
18:00 - 20:00 Boycott & Bacal
20:00 - 22:00 Mighty Mos
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MONDAY 11/12/2023
17:00 - 22:00 Nelly Lavie
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TUESDAY 12/12/2023
17:00 - 22:00 J. Melik
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WEDNESDAY 13/12/2023
17:00 - 22:00 Ioanna Papadopoulou
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THURSDAY 14/12/2023
17:00 - 22:00 DJ a/k/a Zegas
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FRIDAY 15/12/2023
17:00 - 22:00 Iraklis Renieris
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SATURDAY 16/12/2023
12:00 - 14:00 Psontis
14:00 - 16:00 Chris OD
16:00 - 18:00 George Garavellos
18:00 - 20:00 Vber
20:00 - 22:00 G. Zervas
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SUNDAY 17/12/2023
12:00 - 14:00 The FAK Girls
14:00 - 16:00 Muzak 7
16:00 - 18:00 Afrogirl
18:00 - 20:00 Bwana
20:00 - 22:00 A@H20

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How to get there:

By metro: line 3 (Blue line): Kerameikos station
By trolley: No. 21 (from Omonoia station), Fotaerio Stop
By bus: No. 049, 815, 838, 914, Β18, Γ18, Fotaerio Stop

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