What’s On in Merton: 2 December – 8 December


SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Merton has to offer.


By Natasha Barr

Looking for something to do this week? SW Londoner provides your weekly round-up of what Merton has to offer.


Christmas Shopping Day, Wimbledon Village

Sunday 4th December 11am-5pm


Enjoy the newly lit up Village while you do your Christmas shopping – with plenty of shops feeling festively generous by giving out discounts, drinks and nibbles on the day. Shoppers will be treated to a visit from Santa trotting into the Village on horseback, an Ice Queen and a Rollerblading Snowman and of course a couple of Wombles to boot. Children can participate in the Christmas Trail with prizes given out be Santa at 3pm. The Wimbledon Guild, schools and church groups will provide Christmas music to create the perfect setting.

Adults are asked to register interested children into the trail by e-mailing http://[email protected]


Festive Fayre, Morden Hall Park

Saturday 3rd December, 10am – Sunday 4th December, 4.00pm

Free. Visits to Santa are £7.50 per child

Celebrate Christmas at Morden Hall Park and with just over three weeks until Christmas children can take the opportunity to visit Santa in his Grotto and let him know what they want for Christmas. For adults there will be a Christmas Market to enjoy, entertainment and refreshments,

Telephone 020 8545 6850


‘An Italian Christmas’, St Mathew’s Church, Raynes Park

Saturday 3rd December, 7.30-10.00pm

Tickets: £10, £8 concessions, Under 16s £5

Enjoy a European style Christmas evening with Merton’s ‘The Hill Singers’ as they perform work by Respighi, ‘Lauda per la Nativita del Signore’, with work by Rossini and Palestrina also featured. There will also be traditional carols for choir and audience to join in , with Italian refreshments to enjoy during the interval.

For more information

Deen City Farm, Morden Hall Park Estate

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 8th December, 10am-4pm


Meet the farmyard residents, buy grass nuts to feed the animals or squeal over the newly born ducklings, chicks and lambs. With funding cuts looming, the farm is determined to stay open and is continuing to offer its Growing Garden community project and free bicycle surgeries so donations are appreciated. There is also a young farmers club and ‘Own A Pony Days’ for a taste of life on the farm.

Contact 020 8543 5300 or


La Boheme – Glyndebourne on Tour, New Wimbledon Theatre

Friday 2nd December, 7.15pm

Tickets: £37.50-£72.50

Puccini’s exploration of the joy, anguish and heartbreak of young love has become one of the most popular operas of all time.

Glyndebourne on Tour returns with David McVicar’s acclaimed production – a very modern love story which adds a worldly realism to Puccini’s heartbreaking score. Performed by some of the opera world’s brightest rising stars and this is a La bohème served justice by the quality expected from a Glyndebourne production.

All productions are sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Contact 0208 545 7900     

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