Thousands flock to Romford for Christmas lights switch-on
Christmas officially arrived in Romford last week when the festive lights were switched on.
More than 7,000 people flocked to Romford Town Centre for the event last Thursday November 15 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
The switch-on had something in it for everyone.
Keeping the youngsters entertained was Postman Pat and Jess The Cat.
The lights were turned on by Santa, Frosty The Snowman and Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer.
You may also want to watch:
There was also entertainment throughout the evening with performances from Britain’s Got Talent finalists Twist and Pulse and Hope Murphy.
The switch-on ended with a spectacular fireworks display.
- 1 Harold Wood walkers ‘frustrated’ as ‘beyond repair’ bridge is closed
- 2 Covid stats show cases rising across east London boroughs
- 3 'Darkest days of my life': Six-year-old diagnosed with rare condition suffers OCD, anxiety and depressive symptoms
- 4 Romford Town swimmer Junayna Ahmed to compete in Olympic Games
- 5 Housing in Havering: Major developments set to come to the borough
- 6 New community hub opens in Rainham 'following Harold Hill centre's success'
- 7 Pooches delight as new dog-friendly playground opens at Collier Row pub
- 8 'Lovely service': Initial impressions of Kem Cetinay's restaurant Array
- 9 'He was petrified': Rainham mother calls for more action on bullying
- 10 'For my kids': Mother vows to keep fighting over council flat mould
The Recorder’s canine mascot Scoopy was also on hand in giving away free copies of the paper, which was sponsored by Specsavers in Romford.