XMAS IN H&F: Your guide to being merry, jolly and well this festive season

Get into the full holiday swing at H&F's jolliest events and dazzling Christmas light displays.

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Santa is coming to town! Get your December sorted with the H&F event guide

With Christmas trees, fairy lights and festive displays popping up around the borough, Hammersmith & Fulham is getting into the full holiday swing.

To help spread the festive cheer, we’ve compiled a list of the jolliest events and tips on where to catch the most dazzling Christmas lights around the borough.

This is in addition to our FREE Winter Festive Fun activities for H&F children and young people, and our jam-packed calendar of festive concerts.

See what’s on in H&F. And don’t forget to donate to the H&F Big Christmas Day Lunch appeal!

Ice skating at Westfield shopping centre

Date: 19 November until 8 January
Time: 10am to 10.30pm
Where: Westfield London, White City, W12

Glide across the ice under an array of twinkling illuminations at a brand-new outdoor ice rink on Westfield London.

Skating tickets are priced from £15.50 for adults and £11 for children. Discounts available for students, families, groups and key workers.

More details about Westfield ice skating here.

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Xmas lights switch-on at Parsons Green

This event has now passed.
Date: Friday 2 December
Time: 6pm
Where: Parsons Green, New Kings Road, SW6

It will be holiday joy all around at Fulham’s annual switch-on event in Parsons Green.

Join pupils from Lady Margaret School, Reverend Tim Stilwell of St. Dionis Church and fellow residents for festive treats and carolling on the Green.

A beloved tradition, the lights are once again funded by local businesses Mr. Resistor, Naïve and Winkworth Fulham. They will light up the Green for the fifth year running.

Hammersmith Christmas market

This event has now passed.
Date: Saturday 3 December
Time: 11am to 6pm
Where: Lyric Square and King Street, W6

Hammersmith Christmas market is returning to King Street on 3 December.

Come along to pick up a free tree and admire the new winter lights in Lyric Square as part of a wintery walking tour along Hammersmith BID's bauble trail. Or why not join a wreath making workshop? The workshops are entirely FREE and you can take your new wreath home with you.

Please join us! More details about Hammersmith Christmas market here.

Fulham Palace Christmas Fair

This event has now passed.
Date: Saturday 3 December and Sunday 4 December
Time: 10am to 4pm
Where: Fulham Palace, SW6

This weekend, Fulham Palace will be transformed into a festive family wonderland, with carol singers, sweet treats, a tombola, seasonal gifts and craft making sessions.

Read on here, or book your tickets here (from £5, kids £3).

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Christmas stall in the grounds of Fulham Palace. Picture: Marcus Dawes

Santa’s Swedish Grotta

This event has now passed.
Dates: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18 December
Time: 10.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Dates: 19, 20 and 21 December
Time: 12pm to 2pm and 2.15pm to 4pm

Where: Livat shopping mall, King Street, W6

Throughout the festive season, children can meet Santa and his cheeky elf at the FREE Swedish Grotta – right across from the Library of Things.

Every Grotta visitor will receive a gift from Santa’s sleigh to take home.

No booking needed, just drop by.

Annual Christmas wine fair in Shepherds Bush

This event has now passed.
Date: Sunday 4 December
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: La Mad, 301 Goldhawk Road, W12

Stop by for some festive wine tasting and pick up some jewellery, art, handmade wreaths and Italy’s finest panettone along the way.

From Champagne to Passito, there will be tonnes of bottles open to try, to help you find the perfect wine pairing for your Christmas menu or the perfect gift for wine lovers.

Christmas gifts market at Livat

This event has now passed.
Date: 5 to 9 December and 8 to 16 December
Where: Livat shopping mall, King Street, W6

H&F’s zero emissions market, the first one of its kind in London, is returning to Livat Hammersmith!

Pop in to browse unique gifts from local traders, including high-quality art, jewellery, clothes and home accessories. Find the market at Sook Space on the ground floor of Livat, between 5 and 9 December, right across from Lidl.

More traders will set up in the upstairs space of Livat from 8 to 16 December. More information can be found on the Hammersmith BID website.

Late night shopping event in Lillie Road

This event has now passed.
Date: Tuesday 6 December
Time: 6pm to 9.30pm
Where: Lillie Road, SW6

Looking for affordable, unique gifts for your home this Christmas and beyond?

Come along for a late-night shopping spree – and a glass or two of mulled wine – along our unique run of shops on Lillie Road.

With 22 independent shops, Fulham’s friendly antique dealers offer something for every home – from decorative objects and elegant lighting to unique pieces of art and furniture from every period.

Drop by on the day or visit the Lillie Road website for more information.

Tree lighting in Brackenbury Village

This event has now passed.
Date: Friday 9 December
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Where: Daily Shot Warehouse, Aldensley Road, W6

Join Brackenbury locals - and even Santa himself - for the festive street party in Aldensley Road, Hammersmith.

H&F Mayor, Cllr Emma Apthorp, will do the honours of switching on the lights at 5.30pm.

A beloved tradition for local residents and businesses alike, the event is set to feature everything the jolly heart desires, from mulled wine to festive treats to carol singing by pupils from Godolphin & Latymer Girls School choir.

With a little bit of luck, you may even draw a lucky ticket in the Christmas raffle! Raffle prices include festive delicacies, gift vouchers and even a Christmas tree from Shoots & Leaves, all kindly sponsored by local businesses including the W6 Garden Centre, Stenton Family Butchers and Horton and Garton.

Raffle tickets are available to buy on the night or in advance through John Ashworth. Email jashworth2@sky.com or call 07807036183.

H&F’s Adult Learning Open Day

This event has now passed.
Date: Saturday 10 December 2022
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Macbeth Centre, Macbeth St, W6

H&F’s Adult Learning and Skills Service is hosting an Open Day with 40 FREE course taster sessions. Come try ballroom dancing, cooking, piano, yoga, pottery, French, creative writing and much more.

There’ll also be FREE family-friendly festive workshops. Bring the little ones along to festive family cookery, block printing on Christmas wrapping paper or even carol singing.

Find the full list of taster courses and sign up here.

Wandsworth Bridge Road Christmas weekend

This event has now passed.
Date: Saturday and Sunday 10 and 11 December
Where: Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6

Eat, drink and shop in all your favourite local shops, cafes and restaurants at the Wandsworth Bridge Road Christmas Weekend.

Come along for special offers on great gifts as well as live music at the Bridge Bakers, festive delicacies at the Bonbon Deli’s winter hut, Planet Plenty’s hamper raffle – and the extra nice warm feeling of knowing you’re supporting your lovely local businesses on YOUR high street.

Find more information on the Wandsworth Bridge Road Association website.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Xmas Fair

This event has now passed.
Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 11am to 3pm
Where: Masbro Centre, W14

Come along to find the perfect – and sustainable – holiday gift at the Masbro Centre’s community boot sale.

Expect good deals on preloved items. And while you’re there, learn how to tackle climate change through community action.

Includes nibbles, hot drinks and facepainting for children.

More information here. Or email sumita@upg.org.uk to register a stall (£5).

Crafty Christmas at All Saints Fulham

This event has now passed.
Date: Sunday 11 December
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Where: All Saints Church, Pryors Bank, SW6

Pop down to Fulham for a Christmas craft afternoon with a very special visitor. To book a visit to St Nicholas for your little one, please email childwork@allsaints-fulham.org.uk.

The event will be followed by carol singing in the churchyard. Find more details on the All Saints Church website.

H&F Christmas Cycle Ride

Apologies, this event has been cancelled due to the freezing temperatures.
Date: Wednesday 14 December
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Where: Hammersmith Cycle Hub, Fulham Palace Road, W6

Get into the festive spirit with your friends and colleagues at H&F’s Christmas Cycle Ride.

A professional cycling instructor will take you on a merry trip along west London’s most dazzling light displays, including:

  • Notting Hill
  • Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park
  • around the West End – to see as many of the Christmas lights as possible
  • Sloane Square
  • Knightsbridge
  • Kensington
  • and back to Hammersmith Gyratory. 

We’ll meet at Hammersmith’s brand-new cycle hub at 4pm. Prompt start at 4.15pm. Please bring your own bike, lights and warm clothing.

Spaces are limited, so book now!

Christmas card crafts at Fulham Library

This event has now passed.
Date: Thursday 15 December
Time: 4.30pm to 5.30pm
Where: Fulham Library, Fulham Road, SW6

Christmas craft time is here! Head won to Fulham Library to make your own Christmas cards.

No ticket required.

Santa is coming to Fulham Broadway

This event has now passed.
Date: 15 and 16 December
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Where: Jerdan Place, near St John’s Church, SW6

Date: 17 December
Time: 10am to 1pm and 2pm and 6pm
Where: North End Road, SW6

Santa is coming to Fulham Broadway to meet the good children of Fulham!

Organised by Fulham BID, Santa will stop by Jerdan Place by Fulham Broadway on 15 and 16 December, before heading to the North End Road Christmas market on Saturday 17 December.

Spaces are limited. Book your FREE ticket now via the Fulham BID website

Winter coat giveaway in Old Oak

This event has now passed.
Date: Friday 16 December
Time: 10am to 3pm
Where: Old Oak Community & Children’s Centre, Braybrook Street, W12

Stay warm and well with the winter coat giveaway and public health winter event at Old Oak Community Centre!

Sizes range from S to 3XL for adults and children. All coat sizes and ranges are subject to availability.

For more information, please email oldoakcentre@peabody.org.uk or pop by the community centre in Braybrook Road, Shepherds Bush.

‘Not so Silent Night’ at SEACC

This event has now passed.
Date: Friday 16 December
Time: 7pm
Where: Sands End Arts & Community Centre, Peterborough Road, SW6

Local young people, aged 11-16, are invited to a festive dance party at the Sands End Arts & Community Centre.

Hosted together with the Sands End Playground (SEAPIA), the FREE event will include a DJ, open mic, games, a 360-photo-booth and lots of party food.

View the full Christmas programme on the SEACC website.

Fulham Christmas market

This event has now passed.
Date: Saturday 17 December
Time: 10am to 5pm
Where: North End Road, SW6

Missed the Hammersmith Christmas market? Not to worry, the festive fun continues on North End Road, Saturday 17 December.

The Fulham Christmas market offers a fantastic family day out for all ages, with seasonal entertainment, live music and 150+ stalls for all your festive shopping needs.

More details about Fulham's Christmas market here.

St Kat’s Westway Christmas Fair

This event has now passed.
Date: Saturday 17 December
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Where: St. Katherine's church, Westway, W12

Take a Saturday stroll to St Kat’s for handmade gifts, stocking fillers and festive treats at Westway’s annual Christmas Fair in the church garden. Everyone welcome.

If you would like to run a stall (£15), text 07778 307 746.

Santa’s Grotto at Sands End Arts & Community Centre

This event has now passed.
Date: Sunday 18 December
Time: 10am to 1pm
Where: Sands End Arts & Community Centre, Petersborough Road, SW6

Santa will be visiting H&F’s South Park – and he’s got enough gifts for all Fulham children! Find him in the Sands End Arts & Community Centre lodge from 10am.

From 12pm, join Santa in singing along to some fantastic well known Christmas carols, performed by the Fulham Camerata Choir.

Find the full programme of FREE Christmas events on the SEACC website.

Cat and Hutch perform ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’ at Hammersmith Library

This event has now passed.
Date: Monday 19 December

Time: 10.30am to 11.30am
Where: Shepherds Bush Library, Wood Lane, W12

Time: 1pm to 2pm
Where: Hammersmith Library, Shepherds Bush Road, W6

Join Cat and Hutch as they bring this classic story to life.

Using puppetry and original song, Cat and Hutch jump into the world of the story, meeting some of the beloved characters and playing some too!

Bring your favourite toy along to include them in the magic! Suitable for ages 4 to 7.

To book for Hammersmith Library, please call on 020 8753 3820, email HammersmithLibrary@lbhf.gov.uk or come in person to book a place for each child attending.

To book for Shepherds Bush Library, please call 020 8753 3842 or email Shepherds shepherdsbushlibrary@lbhf.gov.uk.

‘So Much 2 Say’ Christmas story and crafts

This event has now passed.
Date: Monday 19 December
Time: 3pm to 4pm
Where: Shepherds Bush Library, Wood Lane, W12

Come and join ‘So Much 2 Say’ – a picture communication app designed for children with cognitive and language impairment – for a special sensory story session.

Their team will read ‘The Christmas Pine' by Julia Donaldson and lead a bauble making session.

Suitable for all ages, all abilities. Limited to 25 children.

Journey of the Magi dance performance

This event has now passed.
Date: Monday 19 December
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Where: Christ Church Fulham, SW6

A sparkling Christmas production of dance, theatre, song and poetry by the Springs Dance Company, inspired by T. S. Eliot's poem.

Tickets £12 when booked in advance. Children under the age of 3 are free.

Book for the Magi dance performance here.

Christmas fun for the little ones at H&F’s libraries

This event has now passed.
Date: Tuesday 20 December
Time: 2.15pm to 3.30pm
Where: Fulham Library, Fulham Road, SW6

Festive arts and craft sessions are coming to Fulham Library on 20 December!

Tickets are available for £1 each at Fulham Library's customer service desk. We hope to see you there!

Festive family meal at the Nourish Hub

This event has now passed.
Date: Wednesday 21 December
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Where: Nourish Hub, Edward Woods estate, W12

Enjoy tasty dishes and celebrate the festive season with music and games at the Nourish Hub.

Feast on a delicious two-course vegetarian meal and leave with a full belly and some rescued goodies. Come wearing your best festive jumper!

Register for free here.

Or sign up for one of our cookery sessions for local young people. Open to 12–18-year-olds who are eligible for free school meals.

Reserve a spot for 20 December or 22 December.

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