Posted by Francesca De Franco on 18 Nov 2023

Epsom is set to sparkle over the next few weekends with festive fun for all the family.

Epsom Christmas Lights Switch On – Epsom Market Place

Friday 24 November, 6pm – 9pm

This event will be an evening full of family fun, food and drink stalls, Christmas carols and the big Christmas Lights Switch On will be at 6.30pm.

A Festive Tale: Epsom’s Enchanted Christmas Weekend – The Ashley Centre

Saturday 25th November & Sunday 26th November

A full line up of family friendly activities all weekend.

✨ 10.30 am – 11.30 am: Story Telling-
Embark on a magical journey with stories of “Alice in Wonderland,” the enchanting “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and the adventurous “Peter Pan.”

✨ 11.30 am – 11.45 am: Disney-Themed Singer-
Let the melodies of beloved Disney tunes transport you to a world of magic and wonder.

✨ 12.00 pm – 12.15 pm: Disney-Themed Singer-
More Disney magic to make your day even more enchanting.

✨ 12.30 pm – 12.45 pm: Disney-Themed Singer-
Join us for a final instalment of Disney enchantment that will fill your heart with joy.

✨ 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm: Story Telling-
Return to the world of “Alice in Wonderland,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” and “Peter Pan” for more captivating tales.

✨ 3.00 pm – 3.30 pm: Christmas Tree Lighting and Panto Performance-
The moment you’ve been waiting for! Join us as we light up the Christmas tree and enjoy a captivating pantomime performance.

✨ 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Photo opportunity with the Wizzard of Oz, Epsom Playhouse Panto Cast-
Create cherished memories with the stars of the pantomime.

Featuring appearances from Ashley Bear, Free Face Painting, and roaming entertainment.


✨ 10.30 am – 11.30 am: The Gruffalo & A Gruffalo’s Child Storytelling-
Step into the captivating world of “The Gruffalo” and its beloved sequel, “A Gruffalo’s Child.”

✨ 11.30 am – 12.10 pm: The Gruffalo Meet & Greet-
Meet the Gruffalo himself and experience the story up close.

✨ 12.30 pm – 1.10 pm: The Gruffalo Meet & Greet-
Another opportunity to meet the Gruffalo and create unforgettable memories.

✨ 1.30 pm – 2.30 pm: The Gruffalo & A Gruffalo’s Child Storytelling-
More adventures await as the Gruffalo stories come to life through storytelling.

✨ 2.30 pm – 3.10 pm: The Gruffalo Meet & Greet-
Don’t miss your opportunity to meet this beloved character.

✨ 3.30 pm – 4.00 pm: The Gruffalo Meet & Greet-
One last chance to meet the Gruffalo before he disappears into the deep dark wood.

Plus, enjoy face painting & airbrush Tattoos from 11 am to 3 pm on both days.

Christmas Market & Laser Shows – Epsom Social

Saturday 2nd December

From 11am – 6pm Epsom Social are hosting a Christmas Market with lots local craft businesses taking part expect Artisan biscuits, Christmas Cards, Homemade gifts, wreaths and much more

Into the evening there will be Lasers Shows in Epsom Square at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 8pm with snow, bubbles, cold fireworks and song and dance.


Fran xx

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Francesca De Franco
I’m Fran a Londoner living in Surrey with my great husband and our three lovely children. My eldest daughter is 15 and my twin daughters are aged 12.

I'm a freelance PR consultant and also run The Parent Social blog where I write about the activities we do, the places that we visit, the games that we play as well as all the every day parenting (and some non-parenting) stuff in between. I also have a wine and food PR consultancy and blog -

My love for communicating and writing, mirrors my passion for trying to be the best mum I can be. Interests include good food and wine, Italian culture, football and personal finance.

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