When the town centre comes to life with glittering lights and fun festivities.

Christmas has arrived in Ilford and, whether you’re looking for that special something for your nearest and dearest, or to get stuck into the festive fun, with a blend of events and activities, our town centre has everything!

Get ready for Santa’s Arrival Parade; the biggest parade to ever hit the town centre
Saturday 24th November 2018, 11am

The event will feature a marching band, Bollywood dance performers, giant stilt walkers, and much more welcoming Santa to the High Road, before heading into The Exchange for a meet and greet. 

With Ben & Holly, PJ Masks and friends joining in Santa’s Arrival Parade, you won’t want to miss this. Come along to view the parade and enjoy a special meet and greet with the whole clan in The Exchange. Watch the show, snap selfies with Santa and all the gang.

Once the Parade is over, enjoy Bollywood dance performances with a festive twist out on the High Road (opposite Argos).

You can also book tickets to meet Ben and Holly and PJ Masks through Eventbrite. These tickets will be available from the 14th November. 


1st-16th Dec 11:00am-5:00pm daily
17th-23rd Dec10:00am-6:00pm daily
24th Dec 10:00am-3:00pm

Enjoy spectacular dance performances on 15th December, a Hula Hoop Performer and a Ballerina will be taking the town centre by storm with their wonderful routines on the high road. The performances will kick off from 4:30pm.

20 Polar Bear's are hiding in Ilford town centre and we're challenging you to find them! You only need to find 10 of the Polar Bears to be entered in our prize draw for the chance to win a shopping voucher to spend in Ilford.

To take part in the trail, collect one of our entry forms which will be available to download soon. Keep your eyes peeled for more.

Click here to see what else is on this Christmas


Ilford's Cultural Quater - The Spark

Ilford's Cultural Quater - The Spark

05 October 2018

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