Join us on Saturday 26th November from 1-6pm where you can celebrate the switching on of the Castle Square Christmas lights as well as an afternoon filled with music, carols, food, workshops and more!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without Santa, and Castle Square will be home to Santa Grotto where Londoners can visit Santa and his elf! Guests can send their Christmas lists off to the North Pole in Santa’s Post Box or tell Santa ahead of the big day why they should be on the nice list. Throughout the day Castle Square will be host to a series of Christmas workshops, which are free for locals and visitors to join. You can take part in Christmas Card making or decorate your own baubles to take home or as a gift to friends or family over the festive season. 

Visitors will not want to miss the switching on of the Giant Christmas Tree and Castle Square Lights by the Mayor of Southwark who will be switching these on from 5:15pm. Castle Square will be delighted with Christmas carols sung by the Elephant and Castle Community Hub Choir and guests can choose to listen or join in as they sing their favourite carols before the Christmas tree lights are turned on.