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Christmas lights switch-ons

Information regarding Christmas 2020 will appear here nearer the time. Please see last years information below.


Merton’s official Christmas lights switch-on 2019

Mitcham Fair Green
Friday 29 November 2019 from 4pm

Everyone is invited to come to Mitcham Fair Green and enjoy a host of festive treats including music and entertainments. Free fun for all the family and some surprises. The switch to illuminate the Christmas tree is set to be flicked at 5.30pm.

Event calendar: Mitcham Christmas lights switch-on


Other events across the borough 

Celebrate in Pollards Hill 

Tuesday 26 November 2019 from 4pm

The festive season is to kick off with an event at the New Horizon Centre from 4pm. Following the lighting-up event, play 'The Last Noel' is to be staged from 7pm.

Event calendar: Celebrate in Pollards Hill


Wimbledon Winter Wonderland 

Sunday 1 December 2019 noon until 7pm

The Broadway is to be transformed into a sparkling wonderland with dancing penguins and roller skating Christmas puddings. Highlights include a Christmas Market, ice sculpture show, snow globe photo-booth and children's rides. Festive music from brass bands and choirs along with seasonal food treats. Spectacular firework display, courtesy of Centre Court Shopping Centre at 5.30pm.

Event calendar: Wimbledon Winter Wonderland


Raynes Park Christmas Festival

Friday 6 December 2019 3.30pm until 6pm

The fun event featuring Santa's Grotto, the Salvation Army Band and carols from local choirs is to take place outside the railway station.  The Christmas tree lights will be switched on at 5pm.

Event calendar: Raynes Park Christmas Festival


West Barnes Christmas lights switch-on

Saturday 7 December 2019 3pm until 7pm

A host of Christmas stalls in addition to choirs and entertainments with the big light switch-on at 4.30pm. The event at the Earl Beatty pub site in West Barnes Lane, Motspur Park is being held in association with St Raphael's Hospice

Event calendar: West Barnes Christmas lights switch-on


Wimbledon Village

Sunday 8 December 2019 10am until 5pm

Family fun featuring the arrival of Father Christmas and his elves on horseback. Host of choirs and bands, and activities for children including face-painting, balloon modelling, fairground and pony rides. Held in aid of charity Wimbledon Guild.

Event calendar: Christmas in the Village