Christmas starts this weekend in town centres
Published: Thursday 26th November 15
Town centre christmas events kick off across the borough this weekend.
Carols in Battersea Square
Earlsfield’s lights will be switched on at 4pm today (November 26). Go to St Andrew’s Church, at the junction of Wayneflete Street and Garratt Lane. Find out more.
Wandsworth town’s ceremony is on Saturday November 28. Highlights include:
Santa at Southside
Craft workshops in Southside
Story-telling and a roving Santa in Wandsworth Town library
Entertainment in Southside from the South Thames College Music School and singers from the National Opera Studio,
A Radio Wandsworth roadshow outside TK Maxx, plus stalls and street food.
The lights will be switched on at 4.20pm by the Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth, followed by a service at All Saint’s Church.
The Northcote Road lights will be switched on at 5pm on November 27. The Northcote and Webb Road Christmas White Christmas Fair will be November 28 from 11am to 6pm, including carol singing, children’s activities, street food and gift stalls.
The Balham Ukelele Orchestra
The Balham lights will be switched on at 5pm on November 29 in Hildreth Street market and Balham Hill. Celebrations start at 1pm and include carol singing and music from South West London Choral Society and the Balham Ukulele Orchestra, a wandering Santa and food and gift stalls and carol singing. Read more.
The Battersea Square lights switch on is on December 1 at 7pm. There will be carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies, Sambrooks beer, gift stalls, music and choirs. Read more.
In Southfields the switch-on ceremony will be on Tuesday 1 December on Replingham Road, which for the first time will be closed to traffic. Festivities begin at 4.30pm with mulled wine and mince pies served by local businesses, and Christmas carols led by Riversdale, Sheringdale and St Michael’s primary schools. All England Club Director Martin Guntrip will lead the countdown to the switching on of the lights at 5pm.
The Roehampton lantern parade
For Tooting’s festivities on December 3, go along to Church Lane, outside St Nicolas Church, where the mayor will flick the switch at 4pm. There will also be carols and mince pies.
Putney's festivities will be on December 4, featuring a Christmas Market from 2.00pm to 8pm in Church Square, with a wide range of gifts, street food and drinks. Santa’s Grotto will be open from 2.30pm to 8pm, live music and performances. The lights will be switched on at 6pm by Daley Thompson.
Putney Christmas Art Market will be on the Embankment near Putney Pier on December 6, featuring more than 40 emerging and established artists and craftspeople offering original, quality work.
The Roehampton lantern parade will be on December 9. It starts outside the library at 4.30pm. Anyone who wants to take part should meet there at 4pm.