Christmas in Wandsworth 2023

Find events to get you in the festive mood happening right on your door stop in Wandsworth, from Christmas markets, carols and light switch ons to an immersive trail and murder mystery advent calendar!

Christmas Markets

St Anne’s Church: Christmas Makers Market

There will be stalls full of local, handmade gifts, mulled wine and mince pies, a cake stall, a craft activity for all ages, carol singing and a visit from Father Christmas

Sat 2 Dec, 11am – 3pm. Free.

Sprout Arts: Christmas Market

The Sprout Arts Christmas market will have more than 30 new and familiar local designers, makers, artists, creators and local small businesses with great gifts and treats so if you’d like to shop locally and support local businesses, you know where to find them!

Sat 2 Dec – Sat 23 Dec, 9am – 6pm. Free.

Friends of Putney School of Art and Design: Christmas Fair

Come with friends and family and get some original art and Christmas gifts!
The arts and crafts stalls and display will include original prints, limited edition photographs, framed work, ceramics, original cards, created specially for this event, and children’s books. The cafe will be open all day.

Sun 3 Dec, 10am – 5pm. Free.

Oxford Road, SW15 2LQ.

Earlsfield Baptist Church: Christmas Coffee Morning & Table Top Sale

Get into the festive spirit with a Christmas coffee morning and table top sale at Earlsfield Baptist Church.

Sat 9 Dec, 10.30am – 12pm. Free.

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability: Annual Christmas Fair

Join the RHN in the grand Assembly Room and De Lancey Lowe Room, as they kick off the festive season with our jolly Christmas Fair. You will find all kinds of wonderful gifts, stocking fillers and festive foods at the fair.

Sat 9 Dec, 11am – 4pm. Free.

Fée Uhssi: The Black and Ethical Market

An exclusive craft and makers market offering a curated selection of handmade with love gifts from talented Wandsworth-based black-owned makers, artists and brands. Part of the African Fashion & Textiles Experience created and presented by Fée Uhssi.

Sat 16 Dec, 2 – 8pm. Free.

York Gardens Library.

Christmas Carols, Pantos and Murder Mystery Advent Calendar

Omnibus Theatre: Murder Ballad!

Celebrate Christmas with a murder. Hot Cousin will send an advent calendar of clues straight to your phone

In 1923 Agatha Christie perfected the murder mystery. In 2023 Hot Cousin will butcher it. 

Over the festive period, the audience will piece together an online collage of clues and become central characters in the story. 

Sun 3 – Sun 24 Dec. £3 – £6 or pay what you can.


Embassy Gardens Christmas Concert

Join Embassy Gardens and music charity World Heart Beat for an evening of Christmas cheer; carols, festive music, mince pies and mulled wine

All ticket proceeds go to Bags of Taste, a local not-for-profit organisation addressing food poverty at the source.

Tue 5 Dec, 6.30pm – 8pm. £5.

World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, Battersea.

St Mary’s Jazz Evening Christmas Special

Pianist and singer Hugo Jennings and drummer Robbie Ellison will be joined by a world-class band to perform jazz arrangements of a variety of Christmas favourites, including Christmas and Advent carols, popular songs, and much more. This will be the perfect night to enjoy high quality Christmas music in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church Battersea, right on the riverside.

Sat 9 Dec, 8pm. £10.

St Mary’s Battersea.

Battersea Choral Society: Christmas Concert with Carols For All

See exciting new work by four of Putney’s leading artists – photographer Ricky Leaver, sculptor Sophie Marsham, printmaker Tammy Mackay and painter Dora Bodrogi. A perfect combination or four different artistic disciplines. Join us for fizz on Friday evening and tea and cake at the weekend.

Tue 12 Dec, 7.30pm. £20.

Holy Trinity Sloane Square

Age UK Wandsworth Carol Concert

Join Age UK for a festive evening of carols and mince pies all to raise money for Age UK Wandsworth 60th anniversary.

Thu, 14 Dec, 6.30pm – 9.30pm. Donation.

St Mary’s Church, Battersea.

Enable Leisure: Peter Pan – The Panto

Fly away to the magical world of Neverland. Join Peter Pan and friends as they look for hidden treasure on the high seas.

Filled with heart-warming tales of courage and friendship, the show is perfect for kids aged 3 – 11, parents, and grandparents alike.

Sat 16 – Sat 23 Dec. £11 + fees.

Wandsworth Civic Suite

Festive Days Out

Nine Elms Arts Ministry: Christmas Creative Studio

Join in at the Christmas Creative Studio
at the art’beat studio art’otel london, battersea power station and help paint a giant Christmas Mural with artist Adalberto Lonardi.

1 – 3pm & 3 – 5pm, 1, 2, 7 & 8 December. Free.

art’beat studio, art’otel london, battersea power station.

St Michael’s Church: Christmas Fair

St Michael’s Church presents a Christmas Fair, filled with something for everyone – a PreSchool Dance Party for young people, acoustic carols, after school movies and a community choir.

Fri 1 Dec, 11am – 8pm.

Battersea Arts Centre: Solstice

Solstice is a brand-new immersive trail through the seasons, a festive adventure for all the family.

Journey through the maze of Battersea Arts Centre’s corridors and discover magical creatures at every turn as they guide you through the seasons.

Fri 1 Dec – Sun 24 Dec, 10am – 7.45pm.

Royal Academy of Dance: Community Christmas Celebration

The Royal Academy of Dance invites you to to celebrate the festival season. They are hosting a Christmas tea dance which is open to all ages and you don’t need any dance experience. There will be arts and crafts, refreshments and ending the evening with a sing-a-long lead by two local choirs.

Mon 4 Dec, 4.30pm – 6.30pm. Free.

Mayor of Wandsworth’s Christmas Party

Embrace the festive cheer at the Mayor of Wandsworth’s Christmas Party! Immerse yourself in live music, indulge in delightful food and wine, and stand a chance to win fantastic prizes in our charitable raffle. Your support benefits this year’s chosen charities: Katherine Low Settlement, Black Minds Matter and Keeping Families Together.

Fri 8 Dec, 7pm – 9pm. £20.

Wandsworth Town Hall

Christmas Lights Switch On

Furzedown Christmas light switch on

Celebrate the start of December with the Christmas light switch on in Furzedown. There will be choirs from local primary schools and an adult community choir, Christmas crafts, face painting, a Santa’s Grotto, and free mince pies and hot chocolate at St Alban’s Church.

Fri 1 Dec, 3pm – 5.30pm.

Corner of Thrale Road and Mitcham Lane SW17

Battersea Square Christmas light switch on: Celebrate the festive season with the Christmas light switch on in Battersea Square. The event will include music by St Mary’s Brass Band and singing by the choirs of St Mary’s Church, Westbridge School, and St John Bosco College. The event will also feature community stalls selling cakes and crafts. The festive lights will be officially switched on at 6.45pm. Tue 5 Dec, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. Battersea Square.

Balham Bedford Hill Christmas lights switch on: Join locals in Balham to watch the Christmas lights switch on. Entertainment will be provided by Riverside Radio and carol singers from local churches and schools. The festive lights will be officially switched on at 5pm. Wed 6 Dec, 1pm – 5.30pm. Balham Community Space (behind Sainsburys), Bedford Hill.

Tooting Church Lane Christmas light switch on and Christmas fair: Step into Christmas in the Yard… complete with a Christmas fair, the Tooting Christmas tree lights switch-on, live music, and performances. The festive lights will be officially switched on by the Mayor of Wandsworth at 4.30pm. The Christmas fair stalls will be selling Christmas gifts, decorations, art, candles, children’s toys, and more! Thu 7 Dec, 4pm – 8.30pm. Church Lane Tooting.

Bellevue Road Christmas light switch on: Join locals in Bellevue Road to watch the switch on the festive lights. Carols will be sung by Trinity Road Chapel and Finton School. Hot Chocolate will be provided by Trinity Road Chapel. The festive lights will be officially switched on at 4.30pm. Fri 8 Dec, 4pm – 5pm. Bellevue Road.