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Winterville, Clapham Common’s Huge Christmas Fair, Won’t Be Returning For 2019

By Alex Landon

Winterville, Clapham Common’s Huge Christmas Fair, Won’t Be Returning For 2019

Clapham Common will be a little less festive in 2019, as trendy Christmas market Winterville won’t take place this year.

It’s been a fun ride for the past few years, but in 2019, the fabulous alternative to Winter Wonderland is no more – for Winterville has just confirmed it ain’t happening this year. Less Christmas cheer, more Christmas oh dear…

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Having camped out on Clapham Common for the past couple of years, Winterville had established itself as an offbeat highlight of the Christmas calendar. Its absence in 2019 means you’ll need to go elsewhere for your giant ice rink, festive crazy golf, winning street food, and cheery fairground. Luckily, one of last year’s highlights – the enchanted forest of Backyard Cinema – has decamped to a permanent site in Wandsworth, so at least there’s that.

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They broke the news pretty quietly, with a brief update of the website and Instagram page stating that “sadly Winterville will not be taking place this year”. Of course, that always leaves the faint hope it’ll return in 2020, but for now you’ll need to make alternative arrangements to get your Christmas jollies.


Also published on Medium.