Countdown to Christmas 2018

Carols in the Square

There are still 38 days to Christmas Day but in Battersea Square 2018's festive season gets off to an early start on Tuesday 4 December with Carols in the Square, generously sponsored by Thomas's Battersea and local estate agents John D Wood and Co.

Come and join the community carol singing in the square while you wait for the Christmas tree lights to be switched on at 7pm by a special guest.

In charge of proceedings (sort of) will be the Sleeping Trees Trio stars of Theatre 503's Christmas Panto - Cinderella and the Beanstalk. Also taking part will be local choirs, and a professional brass quintet.

Sambrooks Beer, mulled wine, mine pies or hot chocolate will be available and there'll also be a variety of Christmassy stalls selling seasonal items. 

Getting into the spirit

Carols in the Square is always free to all but we usually organise a collection on the night the proceeds of which are shared between two very important local charities. The Katherine Low Settlement has been a multi-purpose community and social action centre since 1924 dedicated to fighting the effects of poverty and isolation.

Since 1992 The Battersea Summer Scheme has been organising trips, outings and events for disadvantaged young people living in Battersea and Balham. These young people are often very vulnerable and can become victims of crime or, worse still, be tempted to commit a crime. As a major project of the Battersea Crime Prevention Panel the scheme tries to reach these youngsters first, encouraging them to take part in positive activities. Their major fund-raising event each year is the now legendary Battersea Ball. This year's event is on Saturday 1 December 2018. You can find out more about it here.

We look forward to seeing (and hearing) you in Battersea Square
on Tuesday 4 December!