Fulham's Festivities Kick Off This Weekend

With a host of seasonal celebrations planned for the coming weeks

the Hazlebury Road Christmas Tree
The Hazlebury Road Christmas Tree

November 27, 2023

Fulham’s Christmas celebrations get into gear this coming weekend, with weeks of festive fun activities still to come, including fairs, concerts, markets and of course visits from Santa.

Fulham Broadway Methodist Church is hosting a Christmas Fair this Saturday, 2 December from 11am till 3pm, with live entertainment, craft stalls, gift wrapping, soft play for kids and refreshments in its Heartbeat Cafe.

Fulham Palace is also hosting its annual Christmas Fair on December 2 and 3, as well as an evening preview on Friday 1 December . Check out the full details here.

On Sunday 3 December, from 3pm, Wandsworth Bridge Road Association is hosting Christmas Carols around the Hazlebury Road Christmas Tree, with local stores Bonbon, Carbon Kopi & Bridge Baker  all on hand to serve up Mulled Wine, Hot Chocolate, Spiced Cider, Mince Pies and other Christmas treats.

Also on 3 December, camels are coming to St Ethelreda’s Church on Fulham Palace Road for a spectacular Camels and Carols service. Local people are invited to meet at 4pm outside the church on Doneraile Street to walk with the camels along Stevenage Road, up Queensmill and back along Woodlawn before walking back up Doneraile Street to sing favourite carols from 5pm.  There will also be mulled wine, hot chocolate, food and musical back up from a brass band.

The Friends of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are holding their Christmas Fair on Wednesday 6 December, from 11am till 3pm, offering new and nearly new accessories including jewellery, bags and scarves, children’s books and toys, home made produce and the Friends’ range of Christmas cards. There will also be a tombola and a raffle.

Sands End Arts and Community Centre in South Park is kicking off its Christmas activities on Saturday 9 December with the arrival of Santa in his Grotto upstairs in the Lodge. He will be greeting young visitors each Saturday, December 9, 16 and 23 from 2.30pm till 6pm and Sunday 10, 17 and 24 from 10am till 2pm. Tickets costing £6.50 per child include a special gift and a chance to find out if they have made it onto the naughty or nice list. Book tickets now online.

Sands End in the snow
Sands End in the snow

The centre’s festive programme continues with a Sherry Music Takeover on 17 December, Christmas Craft and Card Making from December 18 - 22 and a Community Meal on December 21. Find the full details here.

Saturday 9 December of course, is the date of North End Road’s Christmas Market, a highlight in Fulham’s festive calendar with stalls lining both sides of the street, street food, live entertainment and more. Find out more at here.

Local chamber choir Fulham Camerata is presenting Hallelujah for the Holidays on Sunday 10 December at Holy Cross Church in Ashington Road from 5.30pm offering Handel’s Messiah and Carols, including a singalong Hallelujah Chorus, plus mince pies and mulled wine. This event is not ticketed, but there is a suggested donation of £10 in aid of food redistribution charity The Felix Project.

Maggie’s West London Cancer Care Centre in Fulham Palace Road is hosting a Festive Celebration on Monday 11 December at All Saints Church by Putney Bridge. You can find full details of this event here.

This is more seasonal music on offer at St John’s Church in North End Road, with Messy Christingle on December 10, Carols in the Yard and by Candlelight on 16 and 17 December and Loved and Lost on 21 December, a special reflective service for those remembering loved ones. Find out more on the church's web site.


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