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9 Things Not to Miss This Weekend

Ice rinks are opening, Christmas fairs are in full flow and festive festivals are popping up. Check out our pick of 9 things not to miss this weekend in south-west London and Surrey.

1

St Mary’s Putney Christmas Fair

Expect yummy food stalls, craft Christmas gifts, kids entertainment and a Santa’s grotto. Also, expect to win big prizes on their famous raffle.

23 November; 11am-2pm; free. More info.

2 

Morden Hall Park Christmas Grotto

Visit Father Christmas and his mischievous elves as they gear up for the busiest time of year. Suitable for all the family – and kids receive a free gift with entry.

23, 24 & 30 Nov; £12. More info.

3 

Kings Road & Sloane Square Lights

Enjoy entertainment and stalls in Sloane Square from 2pm as it’s lit up for the festive season along with Duke of York Square, Pavilion Road, and King’s Road.

23 November; 2pm onwards; free. More info.

4

Family Fun Day

Fulham Palace presents ‘the Palace at War’ this Sunday, with activities for all the family to get involved in. Visit the palace’s WW1 hospital and learn what life was like for staff and victims.

24 November; 11am-3pm; free entry. More info.

5 

Hampton Court Ice Rink

The seasonal highlight of the royal palace’s calendar arrives this Friday. Skate in the shadow of the iconic Tudor haunt, listen to festive music and enjoy a warming drink.

22 November – 5 January; Adult from £15. More info.

6 

SPARKLE Fair

This annual contemporary craft and gourmet food fair hosts over 70 designer creator of crafts from jewellery to ceramics.

22, 23 & 24 November; 6pm-8.30pm Fri, 10am-5pm Sat & Sun; £4/£3. More info.

7 

Wimbledon International Music Festival

Catch the final weekend of the Wimbledon International Music Festival. There are 3 final performances over this weekend, including a performance from the Philharmonia Orchestra on Sunday evening at Trinity Church.

22, 23 & 24 November; 6.30pm; from £20. More info.

8 

Guildford Cathedral Christmas Fair

The popular annual fair returns this weekend. Bespoke Christmas gifts, sweet treats, alcohol and fashion come together under one roof. The cathedral shop and café will also be open.

22 & 23 November; 10am-4pm; £3. More info

9

Dorking Christmas Festival

Promising to be bigger and better than last year, Dorking Christmas Festival returns. Enjoy a haul of entertainment as the Christmas lights are switched on, marking the official start of the season in Dorking.

24 November; 12pm-6pm; free. More info.

 

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