Wandsworth’s best Christmas light-on events


As Christmas 2021 approaches, Wandsworth Council has put together a range of spectacular events to get people across the borough into the festive spirit.

Here’s a look at the family festivities that kick off with a one-day festival this Saturday and run through mid-December.

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The Town of Wandsworth Christmas Festival

All over the town of Wandsworth, festive events will take place, including the lighting of the trees in the courtyard of Wandsworth All Saints Church at 4:30 p.m.

On Old York Road, Christmas stalls will be open all day while Riverside Radio will host performances on a live stage. In the Ram Quarter, get ready to find delicious treats served at food trucks from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There will also be several fun storytelling slots for kids at the Kids Space at the Southside Shopping Center.

See the full festival program here.

The Wandsworth Town Christmas Festival kicks off the festivities. Photo credit: Wandsworth Council

Sunday November 28

Balham Christmas Lights Celebration and Lights

The Mayor of Wandsworth will light the Balham Christmas tree at Bedford Hill Place at 4:30 p.m.

Families are promised the magic of Christmas with singing singers, food and drink and even a real donkey!

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and more information can be found here.

Tuesday, November 30

Roehampton Tree Lighting and Lantern Parade

In the presence of Christmas carols and the Mayor of Wandsworth, the lighting of the Roehampton Christmas tree light and the school lantern parade will begin at 4 p.m. at the bottom of Danebury Avenue.

Wednesday 1 December

Southfields Christmas Lights

A festive extravaganza is promised for the first night of December, with the event opening by the Mayor of Wandsworth at 4:30 p.m.

The celebrations will be in full swing at 5 p.m. when tennis star Anne Keothavong MBE turns on the Christmas lights.

The main stage of the event will be at Replingham Road and visitors will be treated to Christmas carols, a choir, mulled wine, live music and Christmas market stalls.

Learn more about the event here.

A flyer for the Southfields Christmas Lights event
A festive extravaganza will bring the residents of Wandsworth into December. Photo credit: Wandsworth Council

Thursday 2 December

Festive Battersea High Street celebrations

Battersea High Street will be hosting a family Christmas lights-on event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with trees being lit at 5 p.m.

The free event will feature music, food stalls, kids’ entertainment, and Riverside Radio with all the party tunes.

More information can be found here.

Saturday 4 December

Balham Community Market

Residents of Wandsworth will be selling their own produce at the Balham Community Market, which takes place on the first Saturday of each month.

However, the Saturday 4 Market at Bedford Hill Place brings a festive touch, so expect to find quality produce from the community, perfect as stocking fillers.

The market opens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with singers adding to the festive spirit from noon to 3 p.m.

Outdoor Christmas fayre

Upper Richmond Road will also bring the joie de vivre to Wandsworth on Saturday 4th as over 20 stalls from local Putney shops and restaurants serve a range of Christmas goodies – expect chopped pies and lots of mulled wine!

There will be a Nutcracker family trail as well as music provided by Putney and the Wimbledon Marching Band.

Le Fayre will take place between 11 am-3pm and more information can be found here.

Tuesday, December 7

Lighting the Tooting Tree

The children of the Sellincourt School Children‘s Choir will be lighting the Tooting Christmas tree at 4 p.m. very special this year as they sing Christmas carols.

There will also be a reception with chopped pies and mulled wine at St. Nicholas Church afterwards. Everyone is welcome!

The tree is on the corner of Mitcham Road and Church Lane.

Battersea Square Tree Lighting

St Mary’s Church hosted the Battersea Square Tree Switch-on for December 7th with the event running from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Singers from area schools and the church will entertain members of the public with Christmas carols throughout the evening.

Wednesday 8 December

Lighting the Furzedown Tree

The Furzedown Christmas tree will be lit at 4 p.m. with school children singing Christmas carols.

Thursday, December 9

Bellevue Road Christmas Lights Turn On

The Bellevue Road kickoff event kicks off at 4 p.m. with music, food and entertainment for the whole family.

Riverside Radio will be present on Wiseton Road and the mayor will turn on the lights at 4:30 p.m.


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