All day festive fun coming soon...
Wimbledon's Winter Wonderland has had a makeover this year and will be an all-day event on Sunday December 1.
There will be festive performances throughout the day on the Love Wimbledon Stage, street food, children's rides and activities, and lots of festive fun including facepainting, balloon modelling, giant jenga, giant connect4 and walkabout characters.
Performances on the main stage will include a mixture of theatre, dance and music as well as local Wimbledon favourites: Merton Music Foundation, Dancebites, Stagecoach , Rock Choir, Gemini Dancers, Cherry Pie Music, carol singers and many more.
Amazing new attractions include a walk in snow globe, reindeer rodeo, shoot the goal with AFC Wimbledon, Christmas pudding bouncy castle (one of apparently only two in the country) a snow board simulator and a range of rides for younger children including a carousel.
Street entertainers will include magicians and unicyclists appearing alongside familiar characters such as Haydon the Womble (and the AFC Wimbledon team), Miss Squiggles story telling, TotArt printmaking and hopefully, if he can get away from his Grotto for a moment, Father Christmas.
Performances all day from 12 noon -6pm on stage to include:
A taste of street entertainment:
The second stage
Centre Court is also hosting a performance stage and is very generously providing a magical firework display to light up the skies of Wimbledon at 5.30m, bringing Winter Wonderland to a close.
Hot food, artisan gifts and Christmas Magic
Get a real taste of Christmas at the Love Wimbledon Christmas market on The Piazza every weekend in December, including Fridays. Artisan products, fresh hot food and Christmas gifts. You can also pick up your real Christmas tree from The Piazza this year, where they will be sold everyday.
Helen Clark Bell BID Manager said: "This year we have a whole lot more happening, it's a full day of entertainment and magical Christmas events for the whole family. For the first time we are taking over the streets, this gives visitors a bigger and even better Wimbledon Winter Wonderland experience with a splendid choice of attractions in town."
The Christmas markets run as follows from November 29 to December 22:
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 7pm
Sunday 11am - 6pm
Other local Christmas events will take place at Raynes Park on November 28 (3.30pm-6pm); Morden on December 6 (3pm-7pm); Mitcham on December 7 (9am-7pm).
November 11, 2013