We are excited to share the details of the upcoming Christmas in the Village 2023, a magical event organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association. This festive family fun day, taking place on Sunday, 3rd December from 10 am to 5 pm, promises to be once again a delightful array of activities for all ages.
Christmas in the Village is a heartwarming celebration aimed at bringing the community together while supporting a local charity, Wimbledon Guild. Organised by the Wimbledon Village Business Association, this event features a plethora of activities, ensuring a day filled with joy and festive spirit. And, we can’t wait to see you there!
Santa’s Grotto (10 am – 4.30 pm): Santa will be welcoming children in his Grotto throughout the day, located at the heart of the Village outside The Dog & Fox (right next door to us!).
Christmas Market (10 am – 3 pm): Explore a festive market along the West section of the High Street, offering a selection of delectable food, drinks, and unique gifts.
Fairground Rides (10 am – 5 pm): Enjoy the thrill of fairground rides, adding an extra layer of excitement to the festivities.
Special Activities for Children:
(to book activities, visit https://www.wimbledon-village.com/events/christmas-2023/)
- Face Painting (10.30 am – 4.30 pm): We’re thrilled to sponsor and host the face painting festivities at our offices at 24 High Street. No pre-booking required – just show up and join the queue. Our talented artists can’t wait to add a splash of festive joy to your Christmas in the Village experience! We will also have other surprises in store for you – including one of our favourites the ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition.
- Storytime (10 am, 10.30 am, 11 am): Hosted by Wimbledon Babysitting at Day True at 19 High Street. Pre-book your child’s spot for a delightful storytelling session.
- Pony Rides (10 am – 3 pm): Experience the joy of pony rides, you’ll find this exciting experience over in Mason’s Yard, 34 High Street (next to the Village Surgery). No need to pre-book; please note that the ponies will take a short break during Santa’s horseback parade from 1.30 pm to 2 pm.
- Petting Farm (10.30 am – 2.30 pm): Visit the corner of Rushmere Green, just beyond the Christmas Market, for an unforgettable encounter with cute and cuddly animals from Deen City Farm. No pre-booking required – simply head over and enjoy this delightful experience.
- Clay-Glo Forest Sensory Workshops (10.30 am, 11.15 am, 12 pm, 2 pm): Sponsored by Peacock & Co and hosted by The Coach House @ The Dog & Fox. Let your child’s creativity shine in this unique sensory workshop. You must pre-book this one!
- Meet the Wimbledon Fire Brigade (11 am – 1 pm): Say hello to the wonderful and friendly firefighters and explore their engine parked at Haygarth Place, just off the High Street.
- Ballet Taster Class (11.30 am): Hosted by The Village School of Dance, at Day True. Give your little ones the opportunity to experience a ballet taster class. Pre-book this before you miss out, booking is open now.
- Balloon Twister Show (2 pm, 2.30 pm, 3 pm, 3.30 pm): Sponsored and hosted by Wimbledon Homes at 38 High Street. Enjoy the magic of a balloon twister show by pre-booking your child’s spot.
- Monkey Music Taster Session (2 pm, 2.40 pm): Hosted by Merton Monkey Music at Day True. Introduce your child to the joy of music with this taster session. Another that must be booked.
- DDMix Fitness Dance Class (3.30 pm): Hosted by The Village School of Dance at Day True. Join in the dance fun with a fitness dance class for all ages.Places must be pre-booked.
Grand Finale: Tree Lights Switch-on and Carols (5 pm): Head on down to the Village War Memorial for a heartwarming carol singalong, accompanied by complimentary mince pies and mulled wine.
Stay Informed: For the latest updates on Christmas in the Village 2023, follow the organisers on social media:
Note: Certain activities require pre-booking. To reserve your spot and explore all pre-bookable activities, visit the official Eventbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wimbledon-village-business-association-10043984155
Let’s come together and make Christmas in the Village 2023 a day to remember!