02.12.2020 Elephant & Castle welcomes Santa to Castle Square alongside further festive fun

 Elephant & Castle will offer a full festive schedule for Londoners including Santa visits, a virtual pantomime, and festive craft workshops!

Elephant & Castle celebrates Christmas this year with a festive-filled schedule of physical and virtual events throughout December, sure to provide Londoners with plenty of festive cheer.

The area’s new retail and leisure destination, Castle Square, has a special visit from Santa this weekend, who’ll be welcoming children to pop down and recite their gift lists from a safe social distance. Santa’s grotto will run for the next three weekends on the lead up to Christmas, starting 5th December. Whilst in the square, visitors can stop by one of the 26 local traders in Castle Square and Ash Avenue to snap up the perfect Christmas gift, whilst taking in the impressive Christmas tree. With many delicious cafes and restaurants opening their doors on 2nd December, Londoners are invited to book in or drop by for a diverse range of delicious food from traders. Visitors can stock up on sweet treats for the festive season at Ayca Sweets and Nuts or enjoy a warming hot chocolate at Coma Y Beba, or head over for a full meal from Original Caribbean Spice, El Guambra and Daddy O’s or Kaieteur Kitchen who offer a diverse range of food.

And for those cold, wintery days and nights, Elephant & Castle’s Community Hub is offering a series of FREE virtual events, so you don’t need to leave home. Londoners can be entertained from their own living room by the ‘The Elephant Christmas Pantomime’, packed with Christmas Carols, Santa Storytime and dance performances.

There’s also a number of creative workshops for the whole family to pull their sleeves up and get crafty for Christmas.  From hand-printed Christmas wrapping and cards to festive table and tree decoration workshops, there’ll be a handmade gift to give to a loved one or keep for yourself!

Further activities across the month include a Christmas-themed Latin Dance Aerobics workout, Puppet Singalongs and bedtime Christmas stories told by Father Christmas. See below for a full list of events and further details.

Get into the Christmas spirit with Elephant & Castle this December, whether down at Castle Square or from home!

For more information on Elephant & Castle’s Christmas schedule, visit communityhubse1.co.uk  & Facebook @whatsonatelephant and https://www.castlesquarelondon.com/ and Instagram @castlesquarelondon


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