Christmas has officially arrived in Merton.

Raynes Park's Christmas lights were switched by the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Krystal Miller, yesterday.

Dozens gathered outside the station to join in the festivities which included music and carols from St John Fisher Primary School in Raynes Park.

More festive fun will take place on Sunday, December 1, when the Broadway will be closed for the annual Winter Wonderland celebrations.

A main stage will feature a mix of theatre, dance and music, including Britain’s Got Talent's, Flawless, alongside other attractions including a walk in snow globe, reindeer rodeo, shoot the goal with AFC Wimbledon, Christmas pudding bouncy castle, a snow board simulator and a carousel.

Street entertainers including magicians and unicyclists will be roaming the streets and there will even be the chance for children to visit Father Christmas in his grotto.

AFC Wimbledon’s manager Neal Ardley and his players will also be joining in the fun along with Haydon the Womble at the Centre Court Shopping Centre from 12 noon.

The players and Ardley will take part in a Q & A session before giving fans the chance to meet them.

Outside AFC Wimbledon’s Community Football Scheme will be hosting an inflatable penalty shoot out.

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