Christmas comes to Wandsworth

Published: Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Town centre Christmas events continue this week with celebrations across the borough.

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Battersea Square event illustration by RCA MA student Gabriella Marsh

Upcoming events include:  

November 28 – The lights in Clapham Junction, St John's Hill, St John's Road and Lavender Hill will be switched on at 5pm. 

November 29  Northcote Road Light CeremonyCarol singers from local schools will walk down Northcote Road from 4.30pm, converging on the junction of Bennerley Road.  The lights will be turned on at 5.30pm. Shops will stay open late and Santa will have a grotto  

November 29 – Putney Light NightRiverside Radio will launch proceedings from 3pm from Church Square, Putney. Have fun with the Winter Wonderland inflatable snow globe (pictured below) and enjoy performances from local school choirs and local theatre companies, plus live bands from 7pm. The lights will be switched on at 6pm.   

December 1-24 – The Nine Elms Advent CalendarA new Christmas carol-themed ‘window’ will be revealed each night in community centres, local businesses and other venues across the Nine Elms area. 

December 1 – Northcote Road Christmas Market. Browse around a hundred market stalls, plus a stage, a kids' zone and a chance to meet The Minions.  

December 3  the Battersea Square Christmas tree lights will be turned on by the Mayor of Wandsworth at 7pm, plus carol singing and entertainment.  

December 4 – The Mayor of Wandsworth will  attend the Southfields Lights Ceremony in Replingham Road at 4.30pm, and special guest Annabel Croft will switch on the lights, plus enjoy Santa’s grotto, a lantern procession, carol singing, music and entertainment.  

December 4  Join the Royal College of Art and the Mayor of Wandsworth for the Battersea Bridge Christmas tree lighting ceremony. Lights will be turned on at 6pm, plus a chance to sing some carols followed by mulled wine and mince pies until 8.30pm in the Dyson Gallery. .

December 6 – Micham Lane Christmas Lights ceremony, Tooting from 3.30pm-5.30pm . 

December 7 – Ram Quarter Festive Market, Wandsworth. Go along between noon and 6pm for street food, crafts and the Sambrook’s craft beer tent, plus carol singing from local schools.  

December 8  Balham Christmas Lights Switch-On. Go along to Bedford Hill Place from 1pm for family entertainment, live music, mulled wine and treats. The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm. 

December 11 -  Tooting Christmas Tree lights ceremony, outside St Nicolas Church at the junction of Mitcham Road. 4pm-5.30pm, including presentation of prizes by the Mayor of Wandsworth for children’s art competition.  

December 13-21  Light Up Nine Elms. Beautiful animated projections of elm trees on nine buildings. Discover the illuminations while enjoying a night out in Nine Elms or follow organised trails. 

December 15 – Upper Richmond Road Christmas Fair, Putney. Local businesses and stores will be offering festive treats and a kids’ Christmas trail. 

December 18  Festive celebrations for the whole community in Nine Elms at the ROSE Christmas party. Go along to the ROSE Community Clubroom from 5pm.