Christmas in the Village 2022

Christmas in the Village 2022

Join us on Sunday 4th December, 10 am – 5 pm

Our Festive Family Funday

Organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association in aid of local charity Wimbledon Guild, Christmas in the Village is jam packed with activities for the whole family.

Santa will be greeting and treating children in his Grotto throughout the day and at lunchtime he will take to his trusty steed for a horseback parade down the High Street, complete with Elves and bells!

The kids can also enjoy pony and fairground rides, face-painting, bauble-making, a petting farm, meet the Wimbledon Fire Brigade and attend free *balloon twister *story time, *dance and *music sessions (all activities marked * must be pre-booked).

The Christmas market will be offering a great selection of festive food, drinks and gifts and you can soak up the Christmas vibe throughout the day with music from a host of choirs and bands.

To wrap up the event, we’ll be inviting everyone to join us for sing-along carols mince pies and mulled wine at the Christmas Tree lights switch-on.

For a full event schedule see below.

Village businesses offering complimentary festive drinks and treats, competitions and special discounts on the day:

  • New arrival to the Village, George’s Dog Boutique (28 High Street) is delighted to celebrate its launch at Christmas in the Village with complimentary Champagne, mulled wine, soft drinks and a selection of festive treats for humans and pooches alike. Pop in to say hello anytime between 10 & 6.
  • Drop by Provenance Village Butchers (28-31 High Street) between 10 & 4 to enjoy complimentary hot pigs-in-blankets
  • Ad-Lib Gallery (10 Church Rd) invites you to join them for a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie between 12 & 4
  • Head to hair salon Pose (76 High Street) to enjoy a glass of complimentary festive fizz and a mince pie, plus 20% off all gift vouchers purchased on the day
  • Day True (19 High Street) is serving up complimentary mulled wine and Christmasy treats for visitors to enjoy throughout the event
  • Common Ground (55A High Street) invites you to visit their pop-up Tanzanian art exhibition between 1 & 4, and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine
  • Join Friarwood Fine Wines (31 High Street) between 11 & 2 for Champagne/Sparkling & Caviar tasting
  • Hemingways (57 High Street) is serving free mulled wine all day, plus between 4 & 7 pm you can enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails
  • Treat yourself to a gift or two at independent retailer Senti (23 Church Road) and enjoy 10% discount on all purchases made in store on the day. (Open 11 – 4).
  • Visit estate agents Fuller Gilbert (95 High Street) between 10 & 2 to pick up your free colouring pencils and entry form for their children’s art and colouring competition. While you’re there you can also try to guess how many sweets are in the jar. The closest guess will win the jar of sweets!
  • Table@Vallebona (70A High Street) will be offering a special Christmas in the Village menu all afternoon: Karage Burger, Panettone and Mulled Wine.

 

Event Schedule

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10 am – 4.30 pm: Santa’s Grotto

No need to book. Just turn up and queue to visit Santa. You’ll find him at the heart of the Village outside The Dog & Fox, 24 High Street

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10 am – 3 pm: Christmas Market

A selection of festive food, drink and gifts stalls along the West section of the High Street.

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10 am – 3 pm: Petting Farm

Head to the corner of Rushmere Green (on the edge of the Common just beyond the Christmas Market) for a chance to meet and pet some cute and cuddly animals from Deen City Farm. No pre-booking required.

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10 am – 5 pm: Fairground Rides

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10, 10.30 and 11 am FREE Storytime – SORRY ALL SESSIONS NOW FULLY BOOKED! 

Hosted by Wimbledon Babysitting at Day True, 19 High Street. Each session lasts for approximately 20 minutes. The first two storytime sessions are appropriate for 0-4 years old while the final session is for 4-8 year olds. This activity MUST be pre-booked. Click on the time of your preferred session to reserve your spot via Eventbrite.

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10.30 am – 4.30 pm: Face Painting

Sponsored and hosted by Andrew Scott Robertson, 24 High Street. No need to pre-book, just turn up and queue on the day.

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11 am – 1 pm: Meet the Wimbledon Fire Brigade

Come and say hello to our friendly fireman and women who (subject to no emergency call outs!) will be bringing an engine up to Christmas in the Village. They’ll be parked up in Haygarth Place, just off the High Street, so do go and say hello. 

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11 am – 2 pm: Pony Rides

Masons Yard, 34 High Street. No need to pre-book, just turn up and queue on the day.

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11.30 am: FREE 30 minute Ballet Taster Class for 3-6 year olds – SORRY CLASS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Hosted by The Village School of Dance at Day True, 19 High Street. Places MUST be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Click on the link to reserve your spot. 

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1.30 pm: Santa’s Horseback Parade

Gather outside The Dog & Fox next to Wimbledon Village Stables for a chance to see Santa and his Elves arrive on horseback and parade up and down the High Street.

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1.30 pm – 4.30 pm: Bauble-Making

Make a bauble to hang on the Friends of Wimbledon & Putney Commons’ Wish Tree and be in with a chance of winning a private family visit to see Santa at the Windmill Christmas Carols on December 10th. The Friends will also be selling their beautiful 2023 calendars featuring the 12 winning photos of the Commons from their recent picture competition. They will be joined by the Windmill Museum and the Wimbledon Society who will be selling a selection of books and goods. Head to The Coach House at The Dog & Fox (use the hotel entrance on the furthest left of the building – next to the covered terrace). No need to pre-book.

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2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm & 3.30 pmFREE Miss Ballooniverse Balloon Twister Show – SORRY, ALL SESSIONS FULLY BOOKED!

Sponsored and hosted by Wimbledon Homes at 38 High Street. This activity MUST be pre-booked. Click on the time of your preferred session to reserve your spot via Eventbrite. Suitable for 4-11 year olds.

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2 pm & 2.40 pmFREE Monkey Music Taster Session – 2 SPOTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2.40PM SESSION DUE TO LATE CANCELLATION

Hosted by Merton Monkey Music at Day True, 19 High Street. This activity MUST be pre-booked. Click on the time of your preferred session to reserve your spot via Eventbrite.

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3.30 pm: FREE 30 minute Modern & Jazz Taster Class for 5-8 year olds – 1 SPACE NOW AVAILABLE DUE TO LATE CANCELLATION!

Hosted by The Village School of Dance at Day True, 19 High Street. Places MUST be pre-booked on Eventbrite. Click on the link to reserve your spot.

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5 pm: Tree Lights Switch-on and Carols

Join us at the Village War Memorial for a carol singalong with complimentary mince pies and mulled wine. 

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