As a child the more everyone talked about Christmas the further away it seemed to get. The date itself was never under question, but for some reason it always appeared to be such a long way away, until suddenly one morning up you woke and there it was, Aunty Maud with a tin of Quality Street at the end of your bed waiting for a sloppy wet kiss.Kings Cross Goods Yard and all the clubs enclosed there, including The Cross, are closing at the end of the year…you can't fail to know that. But for some reason, amongst the assorted farewells and special events, nothing is quite as final as this. 29th December. The Last Saturday. Suddenly, as real as the nut in the centre of a hazelnut whirl, there's no denying it. The Cross has been such a major part of Saturday nights in the capital that it's hard to imagine it not being there anymore. Clubland will go on of course, Azuli and the other successful nights will transfer to other Riley related venues no doubt and by next year there'll be countless other spots to fill up the club section in Time Out, but there'll never be another The Cross.From Type and Serious, to Renaissance and Secret Sundaze, Space, Azuli, Fiction, Music Xpress and Vertigo, over 14 years of clubbing history have taken place between these four walls, not forgetting the garden of course too. As they say themselves, 'Who Needs Ibiza When You Have The Cross ?'