Christmas elves, Santa’s post box and many other attractions return to Romford market this year.

Free Christmas attractions will return to Romford Market this year, for all the family to enjoy every day from Wednesday 15 December to Friday 24 December.

The historic Romford Market, for which a charter was granted by King Henry III in 1247, will be extending its hours in the run-up to Christmas to make it easier to pick up Christmas decorations, gift bargains and everyday essentials including fruit, veg, fish and meat.  The market will be open every day from Friday 10 December to Friday 24 December.

The free attractions will be open every day from Wednesday 15 December to Friday 24 December.

10 to 18 December – Santa’s Post Box

Get your little ones to send their Christmas letters to Santa and get a personalised reply.

15 to 24 December – Free mini funfair

10am to 4pm (closes 3pm Christmas Eve)

Roll up, roll up for the Ferris wheel, mini bumper cars, teacup rides, funhouse and chair o’ planes.

18 December – Free mini Christmas concert

12pm to 3pm

Enjoy live performances and party dances with Christmas characters.

20 December – The Elf Car Experience

10am to 4pm (closes 3pm Christmas Eve)

New for 2021, featuring a free fun photo booth and a control centre where children can FaceTime Father Christmas.

19 to 24 December – Free wrapping station

Buy a present or anything from Romford Market and we’ll wrap it up for free!

The Council is also providing free parking in all Council car parks at weekends from 27 November 2021 until 2 January 2022.

This is to help support local businesses in our High Streets and town centres in the run-up to Christmas and over the festive period.

This is in addition to the free parking on Sundays already in place, which will continue. 

Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“The Market Place has long been the heart and soul of Romford town centre and is a proud part of Havering’s heritage.

“I hope that the extended trading hours, free entertainment, fun activities and free weekend parking will encourage everyone to come along and show their support for our Market and to really get into the festive spirit.”

Father Christmas and his elves at Romford Market.

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