Festive Elephant: Elephant & Castle Christmas

18 Nov 2021

Take a look at all the festive activities taking place at Elephant Park, find the best places for food and drinks this month and get some ideas on the perfect Christmas gift!

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"Festive Elephant" Winter Illuminations

Join us this festive period for music, festive food and drinks, our light switch-on and much more..

On Saturday 27th November 2021, Elephant Park and Castle Square will be turning on their Christmas lights! Join us for an afternoon full of activities for everyone to enjoy from 2pm – 6pm.

From 2pm - 6pm, two ‘Instagrammable’ Christmas themed grottos will be open on Castle Square for the community to enjoy, alongside performances and Carol Singers around Sayer Street, Deacon Street, Ash Avenue and Castle Square.

As the sun goes down, you can begin your illumination journey with us on Sayer Street at 4.30pm for the best view of the lights switching on along The Living Room. Follow the winter lights trail through Sayer Street to the wildflower meadow and park as each area is magically lit up before finishing in Castle Square to see the giant Christmas tree be lit at 5pm.


Upcoming Free festive Performances

Beginning in Ash Avenue beside Elephant Stores & 400 Rabbits, moving to the Corner of Sayer Street/Deacon Street and ending in Sayer Street South near Nunhead Gardener and Tap In – join us every weekend for free performances moving around Elephant Park. You can also find Instagrammable Christmas grottos in Castle Square on Saturday’s.  Keeping you entertained and in high spirits this festive season!


  • Saturday 20th November: The Carribé Steel Band | 5pm – 7pm
  • Friday 26th November: Lucy May Walker | 4pm – 6pm
  • Saturday 27th November: Castle Square: Instagrammable Grotto | 2pm – 6pm
  • Carol Singers Trio: Hartley Voices | 4.30pm – 6.30pm
  • Sunday 28th November: The Carribé Steel Band | 5pm – 7pm
  • Friday 3rd December: The Santarinas | 5pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 4th December: Castle Square: Instagrammable Grotto | 12pm – 4pm
  • The Carribé Steel Band | 5pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 11th December: The Carribé Steel Band | 5pm – 7pm
  • Sunday 12th December: Brazen Brass Trio | 2pm – 4pm
  • Friday 17th December: The Santarinas: Acoustic Duo | 5pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 18th December: Castle Square: Instagrammable Grotto | 12pm – 4pm
  • Brazen Brass Trio | 5pm – 7pm

To see the full programme of festive events, visit our Events page.

To see what’s happening at Castle Square, check out their website.


Festive Gift and Décor Offerings

Looking for the perfect gift from a local and sustainable shop on your doorstep or some amazing décor for your home at Elephant Park? Look no further..


Greenpoint Market

Christmas Gift Sets, Plantable Christmas Cards and Create your own crackers

The Nunhead Gardener

Elephant and Castle Christmas trees and wreaths

SoLo Craft Fair

Hosting festive workshops and a place to find homeware, art and prints, jewellery, health & beauty, fashion and man more products from local producers and creatives

Dima Beautiful

Get a gift card for a manicure, massage, lashes, makeup and much more for a loved one this Christmas.

Tempo 301

Treat yourself or a loved one to a Tempo Pilates Intro Class for £15 or a Tempo HIIT Intro Class for £13

MMy Elephant Park 

MMy are offering bespoke hampers for Christmas with artisan products from their delicious grocery selection. Mix and match to make the perfect hamper for anyone!

Choose from the amazing selection from Benny the Butcher, wines and delicatessen from Santo Grill & Wine, dim sum from the Dim Sum Lab, homemade pasta and sauces from Pasta Lovers, rotisserie from I’burgero or gelato from Badiani.


If you're looking for a Christmas gift for a yoga-lover, why not opt for a gift card for MoreYoga? You can choose from annual passes to shorter class blocks.  Along with their yoga studio in Elephant Park, they have locations all over London to choose from.


Festive Food and Drinks Offerings

Join our retailers this Elephant and Castle Christmas for Christmas treats, party and drink offerings. You can also find some amazing Christmas gifts on offer around Elephant Park.


Bobo Social

Check out their Christmas Menu offering 3 courses for £29.95

Four Quarters

Celebrate the festive season by booking a booth or table with Four Quarters

Pot & Rice

Christmas Yule cake, Smoked salmon tacos and brown sugar crème brûlée milk added to the menu this season


Scandinavian Christmas treats, available to buy individually or in a hamper. E.g. ginger thins, wild berry jam, coffee beans and spice mixes to prepare mulled wine at home

Change Please

Hazelnut hot chocolate, Eggnog latte, Butterscotch lattes and mince pies


From 1st December you can enjoy Vegan Soup, Spiced Tea and Mulled Wine for Christmas.


Mikos have a Christmas menu available with reservation only by calling: 07814476705

The menu which is 3 courses for £38 includes dishes such as Prawn Ceviche, Mixed Meat Grill and Quimbolito.

Four Hundred Rabbits

You can now book your party in Four Hundred Rabbits and enjoy Sourdough pizzas, cocktails and craft beers with your team, friends or family!


We’re looking forward to seeing you during our events and starting the festive celebrations with you! Make sure you tag us @ElephantParkLondon in your festive photos around Elephant Park with hashtag #TheFestiveElephant