Festive happenings and future plans, in and around Nine Elms Battersea

A line up of family fun, Christmassy workshops, and community togetherness.

A line up of family fun, Christmassy workshops, and community togetherness.

You can stay close to home with so many activities and events going on in Nine Elms Battersea, there's no reason to go anywhere else. Come for the new streets and buildings to explore, the walks by the Thames and into Battersea Park, to meet friends for an end of year toast, or to introduce the children to Santa.

Matt’s Gallery online Advent Calendar - The Occasional Advent Series
Ten very short seasonally-themed films will be released one by one between 1 and 24 December. Don’t miss Paul Tarragó’s Stop motion repair-destroy-repair cycle with angel chimes, pliers, and hammer. Suitable for all ages. mattsgallery.org/mattflix/the-occasional-advent-series

Christmas at Battersea Power Station to 8 January
With festive installations (So. Many. Selfie. Spots), festive pop-up food huts, an opportunity to meet Santa, craft workshops and, of course, carols. Check website for timings.

Thames Clipper's Sail with Santa 17 December. You should be just in time to make a riverboat date with Santa from Battersea Power Station. thamesclippers.com/whats-on-and-offers/sailing-santa

St George's Church Family Carols 18 December, 11.30am.
All are welcome to the Family Carols Service. With festive refreshments. St George's Church, 11 Patmore Street SW8 4JD


Prospect Park Playground
Between the Power Station and the tube station, the playground is open daily from 8am-8pm

Glide Ice Rink at Battersea Power Station till 8 January 2023.
Next to the Thames and outside Battersea Power Station, the ice rink is set to be very popular this festive season. With Jo Malone “Apres-Skate” shopping. Book tickets.

Baby Broadway Christmas at the Turbine Theatre 19 December. A festive interactive family concert of songs from hit musicals and films featuring West End singers. theturbinetheatre.com/whats-on

Elves with Jellyfish Theatre 22 December
See the elves and the shoemaker at work in this new interactive retelling of The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm. A show about the power of kindness, packed with puppets, music and footwear! Relaxed family performances in Carey Gardens, SW8. Free tickets for 2pm 22 December
Free tickets for 4.30pm 22 December

Sound of Serenity - Genesis Motor pop-up experience
Interactive sound experience inside Battersea Power Station, until 14 January 2023.

Get Crafting

Christmas Themed Workshops at Moyses Stevens Flower School 17 & 22 December
Christmas table decoration and bouquet workshops. Information

Christmas Wreath Making at Vauxhall City Farm 16 & 17 December
Using foliage from the Community Garden, you’ll be guided through the creation of your own festive wreath. Each session lasts 2.5 hours, costs £40 and includes a glass of mulled wine (or apple juice) and a mince pie. vauxhallcityfarm.org/events 

Creative Soul Pop-up events courtesy of Nine Elms Arts Ministry 18 & 19 December
In the run up to Christmas, family-friendly free festive activities are on offer at Battersea Power Station, including Carol Singing in Turbine Hall B on 15 December, Crafting & Storytelling nineelmsartsministry.org/events

A Cosy Place to Be

Warm Space welcome at Rose Community Clubroom on Mondays
Open to all. With complimentary coffee and lunches, craft activities, co-working space and films. ROSE Community Clubroom, 22 Ascalon Street, London, SW8 4AN. Opening hours: Monday 10am to 8pm. wandsworth.gov.uk/cost-of-living-hub

And for the New Year

Free or discounted training and recordingfacilities for local musicians or music industry entrepreneurs January – March 2023
Delivered in Ponton Road by Nine Elms cultural anchor World Heart Beat and Wandsworth Affordable Workspace. Training workshops include “Sourcing Funding for Your Artistic Practise”, and “Hone Your Recording Skills”. Enquiries are encouraged from those underrepresented in the music industry. worldheartbeat.org

World Heart Beat presents concert pianist Yevgeny Sudbin 17 January 2023.
The concert has been donated by a benefactor to raise funds for World Heart Beat’s bursaries programme. More information.