Roll up, roll up! Join us this Christmas for Merry Circus at Angel Central. This year, we’re celebrating the festive season carnival-style, with a circus-themed month of free celebrations kicking off with the Angel Central Christmas Light Switch On.

The carousel of excitement begins at 4pm on Friday 17th November at Angel Central with puppets, live music and elves, before ultimate ringmaster Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman switches on the Christmas lights at 6.30pm. Throughout the afternoon there will be live performances of songs from ‘The Greatest Showman’, plus a selection of Christmas classics. 

The thrills and spills continue on Saturday 18th November, with Islington Festival of Music & Arts‘ Christmas Classical Music Quartet performing at 12.30pm and 2.30pm. Plus, the magical offerings of local independent businesses will also be showcased at the MUJI Community Market from 11am to 6pm​, a perfect opportunity to choose some unique gifts this Christmas.

Visitors can meet the amazing puppets from Little Angel Theatre (appearing over the whole weekend) and marvel at stilt-walking elves before enjoying free candy floss. Father Christmas will also be at the centre at intervals between 12noon and 2pm on Sunday 19th November

Adam Cummins, Centre Manager, Angel Central said: “This year we want to offer our visitors and community lots of different free festive moments to enjoy together. From our light switch on, to Little Angel Club events and, of course, Father Christmas.

All of the entertainment is free and booking is only required for the Little Angel Club events. We expect it to be busy – especially for Father Christmas – so we recommend people get here in plenty of time.”


There will be over 30 different events and activities to enjoy between the light switch on and Christmas including…

Little Angel Club events
Little Angel Theatre drop-in craft classes for ages 4–10 on 9th, 16th & 17th December from 12pm – 3pm

Baby & Toddler Sensory Class on 9th, 16th & 17th December from 10am – 10.45am 

Free Airbrush Tattoos  
18th & 19th November from 12pm – 3pm and 2nd December from 12pm – 3pm 

Free Face Painting 
18th & 19th November from 12pm – 3pm and 9th December from 12pm – 3pm 

Acrobat Jugglers

9th December from 12pm – 2pm 

Sustainable Markets
25th & 26th November, 2nd & 3rd December, 9th & 10th December, 16th & 17th December, and 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th December from 11am – 6pm

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