Christmas at Romford Market returns

Published: Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Romford Market will host a series of festive attractions for the whole family in the run-up to Christmas.

Activities will return to Market Place, Romford, from Saturday 17 to Saturday 24 December. 2022.

The historic Romford Market in its 775th year, will also be extending its hours in the run-up to Christmas to make it easier to pick up decorations, gifts, bargains and everyday essentials including fruit, veg, fish and meat. 

The market will be open every day from Friday 9 to Saturday 24 December 2022, with a variety of Christmas activities to cater for all visitors.

The Romford Market events for 2022 are sponsored by the Romford Business Improvement District (BID).

What’s on

9 to 18 December - Santa’s Post Box

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

17 to 24 December - Mini fairground funfair

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

17 December - Free mini Christmas concert

12noon to 3pm

Enjoy live performances and party dances with Christmas characters.

20 to 24 December - The Elf Car Experience

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

The free Elf Car experience will be in various locations around Romford town centre, featuring a free fun photo booth and a control centre where children can FaceTime Father Christmas.

10, 17 and 24 December - Free wrapping station

Buy a present or anything from Romford Market and get it wrapped for free!

Councillor Ray Morgon, Leader of Havering Council, said:

“It’s great to see Christmas in Romford Market back for another year as families across Havering prepare to celebrate the festive season. 

“Thanks to sponsorship from Romford BID, we have been able to lay on a whole host of free fun activities and events which I hope will help get everyone in the Christmas spirit and spread a little bit of Yuletide cheer.”