Riverside Radio is delighted to be hosting Christmas launch events across South West London again this year after we were sadly not able to bring much joy to town centres last year due to the pandemic.


Our presenters and technical team are working hard for our biggest festive event schedule ever starting in Putney Town Centre on Friday 19th November from 3.30pm for a Nutcracker themed Christmas light switch on. We’ll have an impressive line-up of performers from local Putney schools and drama groups. There will also be stalls featuring festive food and drinks. The Sugar Plum Fairy will perform the Nutcracker dance and officially switch on the lights at 5.50pm. More details here -


On Sunday 21st November the Riverside Radio roadshow stage is heading to Twickenham Town Centre for the very first time as we celebrate the lights being switched on by the Mayor of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the cast of the Exchange Theatre Twickenham’s Pantomime ALADDIN. The event kicks off at Midday with performances on stage from 2pm and the light switch on at 4.30pm. They’ll be market stalls, carol singing and lots of fun. Our stage will be at the top of Church Street outside Barclays Bank. More details here -


Also on Sunday 21st November our Kids Are Alright Show presenter Fayon Dixon is going to be hosting a special show from inside Southside Shopping Centre in Wandsworth as Christmas begins with the centres Make A Wish campaign. Watch out for the Elves behaving badly across Southside while you try and get some early Christmas shopping done. More details here -

Clapham Junction

Clapham Junction is our next destination on Friday 26th November from 4pm. Do join the Riverside Radio team outside the Wetherspoons on the Lavender Hill / Falcon Road junction opposite Arding and Hobbs for some festive fun with a Gospel Choir singing carols and young people reading out poems. The lights get switched on at 6pm. More details here -

Wandsworth Town

Wandsworth Town have their Christmas Festival on Saturday 27th November. From 10am festive activities will be taking place at The Ram Quarter at Southside, on Garrat Lane, the High Street and on Old York Road where the Riverside Radio roadshow stage will be situated next to Wandsworth Town station and filled with musical acts and performances. The Christmas tree and lights are being switched on at the front of All Saints Church at 4.30pm. More details here -


On Sunday 28th November we take the stage to Balham’s Bedford Hill Place, next to the Sainsbury’s car park for the lighting of the Christmas tree and street lights across the town centre. They’ll be performances from local schools, choirs and dancing from 1pm along with a chance to meet the Donkey and join in with the singing of carols before the lights get switched on at 4.30pm by the Mayor of the London Borough of Wandsworth.


As we enter December Battersea High Street is next on the list on Thursday 2nd from 4pm with local students from the Riverside Radio Club taking part as well as the Baked Bean Choir performing and singer songwriter Natalie Shay. Lights go on at 6pm.

Mitcham Lane

Similarly on Mitcham Lane in Furzedown proceedings will begin at 4pm on Thursday 8th December with the lights being switched on at 5pm and performances on our stage till 6.30pm and finishing off in Wandsworth Common with the Bellvue Road Christmas Fayre starting at 4pm with the lights at 5pm.

Its going to be busy festive season for the events team at Riverside Radio and you’ll be able to listen to all the events online at on your DAB Digital Radio, by downloading the Riverside Radio App on your mobile phone or by simply asking your smart speaker to ‘Play Riverside Radio’.

Merry Christmas!