On the 17th and 18th December 2016 Tooting-town turned festive at the second annual Tootsmas festival – a salute to the vibrancy of the food and drink scene in Tooting. The Christmassy lil’ bro of the summer extravaganza, Tootopia saw an exciting array of local food and drink venues take part in what was undoubtedly our biggest Tootsmas ever! The perfect pre-Christmas celebration featured a festive dog show, street food takeover, pop-up theatre, arts and crafts, chocolate workshops, independents market, and this year Gertrude & Ivy’s White Xmas Fair joined the line-up adding an extra twinkle to weekend.
Our undying gratitude goes to the independent makers and designers who pitched up at our Tootsmas Market and to street food legends The Gravy Train, Gyoza Guys, Naughty Roti, The Saffa Hut, Salvador Lane Barbecue and Sticky Beaks. Last but certainly not least, all of the local businesses and staff who wholeheartedly joined in the fun to create food and drink specials or host a Tootsmas event: Belpassi Bros, Broadway Market, Craft Tooting, Graveney & Meadow, Dip & Flip, Duncan’s Doggy Daycare, Ekcovision, Harry’s Chocolate Emporium, Hometown Rolls, Love Art, The Antelope, Tooting Tram & Social, The Trafalgar Arms, Tooting Market. A special mention also goes to the charities that took part this year, including the Balham & Tooting RSPCA, Welcare UK and the St Georges’ Trust.
Feeling nostalgic? Relive Tootsmas 2016 on our Storify page – the event as told through your social media posts. Head over to the past festivals page to see photos of this years’ Christmas do, as well as past events.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2017. Merry Tootsmas and a happy new year!
The Tootopia Crew