2019 Christmas Events in Wimbledon & Surrey

Wimbledon Mummy has put together a list of all the best local Christmas grottos, fairs, markets, festivals and workshops to make 2019 the most magical festive season for you and your family!

And don’t forget to save the date for Lady Wimbledon‘s Christmas party at Cannizaro House, Hotel du Vin, Wimbledon on 4 December. I’ll be there with (jingle) bells on!

Christmas Grottos, Fairs, Markets & Festivals

WIMBLEDON

Wimbledon Christmas Market 🎄

12 days of Christmas Markets on the Wimbledon Piazza!

When:

Saturday 23 November & Sunday 24 November

Saturday 30 November & Sunday 1 December – also Winter Wonderland

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 December

Friday 13 opening till 7pm , Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 December

WHERE: The PiazzaWimbledon, London, SW19 1QB

COST: Free Entry

Centrecourt Christmas Stories 🎄

Stories, selfie opportunities and visits from Santa!

WHEN: 23 November – 24 December

WHERE:  Centre Court Shopping, 4 Queen’s Road, Wimbledon, SW19 8YE
Phone: 020 8944 8323
Website: http://www.centrecourtshopping.co.uk/

COST: Free Entry

Christmas in the Village 🎄

Santa and his elves will ride through the village 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.

WHEN: Sunday 8 December 2019 10am until 5pm

WHERE: Wimbledon Village

COST: Free

Elys Christmas Grotto 🎄

A beautiful, enchanted forest filled with woodland creatures on the second floor of Elys.

WHEN: 30 November – 24 December See Elys website for opening times

WHERE:  Elys16 St George’s Road, London, SW19 4DP
                  Phone: 020 8469 191
Website: https://www.elyswimbledon.co.uk/

COST: £5.95, including gift

Trinity Church Christmas Tree Festival 🎄

A spectacular display of Christmas trees and lights, Christmas Craft and Gift Fair, Carols and see Santa in his Grotto (see website for event dates and times)

WHEN: 6-8 December (see website for event dates and times)

WHERE:   Trinity United Reform Church
Mandel Road
Wimbledon, SW19 4AA + Google Map

Website: www.trinitywimbledon.org

COST: Free Entry

St Saviour’s Christmas Fair 🎄

Annual Christmas Fair with stalls, grand draw, tombolas, children’s activities and games, refreshments and Father Christmas!

WHEN: 16 November

WHERE:  St Saviour’s Church and Hall, Raynes Park, SW20 9DL
                  Phone:  02083956095
                  Website:  http://stsaviour.net

COST: Admission by donation

RAYNES PARK

 

Raynes Park Christmas Festival 🎄

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.

WHEN: Friday 6 December 2019 3.30pm until 6pm

WHERE: Outside Raynes Park Railway Station

COST: Free

KINGSTON

 

Kingston Christmas Markets 🎄

Set in an ‘Alpine Village’ made up of traditional wooden cabins in Kingston’s ancient marketplace, you’ll find shops selling unique handmade gifts, stalls selling mulled wine and street food and live entertainment.

WHEN: 14 November – 31 December 

WHERE: Ancient Market, Kingston upon Thames

COST: Free entry

Kingston Santa’s Grotto 🎄

Meet Santa in his Grotto at the Bentalls, Kingston!

WHEN: Thursday 7th November – Tuesday 24th December

WHERE: Bentall Centre

Christmas Lights 🎄

Christmas lights have already been switched on in the Kingston Town Centre and in the Bentall Centre so pop down to enjoy the festive twinkles!

CHESSINGTON

 

Santa’s Christmas Wonderland 🎄

Elves will guide you through a winter wonderland with Christmas scenery and photo opportunities, ending with a visit with Father Christmas!

WHEN: 23 November – 24 December

WHERE: Chessington Garden Centre, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG

COST:  – My First Christmas (Under 1s): £7.50
              – Child: Off Peak £14.50/ Peak £16.50
– Adult: Off Peak £4.00 / Peak £4.50 (There must be 1 paying adult for every 4
children entering the Grotto, Adult Ticket does not include craft or gift. Every
Adult will require a ticket to enter.)

Chessington Winter’s Tale 🎄

Meet Father Christmas in his magical grotto and celebrate Christmas with the Gruffalo and Stick Man!

WHEN:  23rd November – 24th December

WHERE: Chessington World of Aventures, Leatherhead Rd, Chessington KT9 2NE

COST: £18.50 (book via the website)

 

MORDEN

 

Morden Christmas Grotto 🎄

Visit Father Christmas and his elves in an enchanted grotto in Morden Hall Park!

WHEN: Saturday, 23 November – Sunday, 15 December

WHERE:

Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Road, Morden
SM4 5JD
Phone: 0208 545 6850
COST: £12 per child (booking essential)

 

HAMPTON COURT PALACE

 

Hampton Court Christmas Fayre 🎄

‘Eat, drink and be merry as the Hampton Court Palace courtyards are transformed into a food-lover’s Christmas wonderland at the Festive Fayre 2019.”

WHEN: 6-8 December, Friday and Saturday: 10:00-18:00; Sunday: 10:00-16:30

WHERE: Hampton Court Palace,

COST: Entry to the Festive Fayre is included in your admission ticket to Hampton Court Palace (members go free).

Late-night shopping tickets available 🎄

Experience the magic of the palace at twilight

Enjoy a magical Christmas experience at Hampton Court Palace with a late-night shopping between 16:00-18:00 on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink 🎄

Feel like you’re transported back in time with skating at the Palace!

WHEN: 22 November 2019 to 5 January 2020 (excluding Christmas Day)

WHERE: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU

COST:  Adult/teen (13+): from £15
Child (3-12): £10.50
Family (1 adult + 3 children or 2 adults + 2 children): from £45
Skate Aid (must be booked in advance): £5

Ticket includes 45 minutes on the ice rink and skate hire. The ice rink is not
included in palace admission.

WISLEY

Glow 2019

Enjoy giant botanical light installations and see Wisley’s trees all lit up

WHEN:  7 December 2019 – 5 January 2020
4-8pm, last entry 7pm

WHERE: RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

COST:  Members and Member Guests £1
Non Member Adults: £11
Non Member Child Aged 5-16: £7
Non Member Child under 5: £1

Pre-booking via the website is essential.

Festive Foodie Day

Sample festive food at RHS Garden Wisley

WHEN: 21 November 2019

WHERE: RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

COST: Free to members and non-members

ESHER

Christmas Food Market at Esher 🎄

A two day Christmas food market at Garsons, Esher to start your festive season!

WHEN:  to

WHERE: Garsons, Esher, Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

COST: Free entry

Visit Santa’s Reindeer 🎄

See and learn about these magical creatures at Garsons, Esher.

WHEN:  to

WHERE: Garsons, Esher, Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

COST: Free entry

 

GODSTONE FARM, GODSTONE, SURREY

Wiglet’s Adventure and Visit to Father Christmas 🎄

Farmyard fun and a festive visit with Father Christmas

WHEN: Saturday 23rd November – Tuesday 24th December

WHERE: Godstone Farm, Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8LX

COST: See ticket website for prices

 

EPSOM, SURREY

Visit Father Christmas 🎄

Visit Santa in his enchanted grotto!

WHEN: Saturday 30th November  2019 throughout selected dates until Tuesday 24th December 2019

WHERE: Hobbledown, Horton Lane, Horton, KT19 8PT

COST: £12.95 per child and includes your visit to see Santa, a wrapped gift and a sweet treat. Book online here.

Christmas Workshops

Christmas Wreath Making Masterclass at Neptune, Wimbledon 🎄

Learn to make your very own Christmas wreaths with Neptune’s wreath-making workshop under the guidance Makiko of Makiko Design Studio.

WHEN: Friday, 15 November from 11:00 – 13:00

WHERE:   Neptune, 168-176 The Broadway, Wimbledon, SW19 1RX
Phone: 020 3362 8240
Website: https://www.neptune.com/your-order/find-a-store/neptune-wimbledon/

COST: £25

Linocut Christmas Card Workshop at Morden Hall Park 🎄

Make beautiful hand crafted Christmas cards!

WHEN: Thursday 14 and Sunday 17 November, 10am-12.30pm and 2-4.30pm

WHERE:

Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Road, Morden
SM4 5JD
Phone:  020 8545 6850

COST: £40 (Booking essential)

Christmas Wreath Making Workshop at Chessington Garden Centre 🎄

You will be provided with a pretty artificial Christmas wreath and a selection of decorations to create your very own festive centrepiece!

WHEN:  Thursday 21st November – (6pm) Loyalty Night Christmas Wreath Making
Sunday 8th December – (11am & 2pm) Chrismtas Wreath Making Workshop

WHERE: Chessington Garden Centre, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 2NG

COST: £15.99 per person and includes a hot festive drink

 

Christmas Wreath Workshop at Garsons, Esher 🎄

WHEN: Workshop sessions will be held on from 09.30am on: Monday, 2 December; Tuesday, 3 December, Monday, 9 December and Tuesday, 10 December

WHERE: Garsons, Esher, Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8LS

COST: £40 (book via eventbright.co.uk)

Various Christmas Workshops at RHS Wisley

WHEN: Throughout November and December

WHERE: RHS Garden Wisley, Wisley Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB

COST: See website. Booking essential for workshops