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Christmas markets come to King Street and North End Road

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Image captionImage 1: Residents enjoy North End Road Christmas Market in 2019

We’ve got two great seasonal markets this year in King Street, Hammersmith and North End Road, Fulham.

Hammersmith’s Christmas market is running on Saturday 3 December from 11am to 6pm.

North End Road’s Christmas market is on Saturday 17 December from 10am to 5pm.

“We’re taking the cars off the street for the day and replacing them with Christmas jollity,” said Cllr Ben Coleman, Deputy Leader of H&F.

“Alongside a profusion of festive food, drink and gifts, there’ll be loads of live entertainment to enjoy for free.”

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Image caption: Image 2: Doughnuts for sale at 2019's Hammersmith Christmas Market

Fun starts in Hammersmith on Saturday 3 December

With more than 100 stalls, Hammersmith’s Christmas market will offer everything from festive food to handmade jewellery, art and Christmas decorations from small independent businesses.

King Street will be car-free between the roundabout and Primark, and there’ll be lots of street entertainment, including the Swing Out Santa Trio, living lampposts and some very bouncy elves.

For younger visitors, there’ll be a free Santa’s Grotto in the Livat shopping centre. Every child who visits Santa will get a colourful gift to take home.

And for everyone, Hammersmith’s very own ABBA tribute band, the ABBA Stars, will be performing twice.

Other stage entertainers will include singer-songwriter Cat Elliot, singer Layla Mai Knight, and performers from the Young Lyric.

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Image caption: Image 3: Santa and his elves attending the 2019 North End Road Christmas Market

Fulham has myrrh on Saturday 17 December

A fortnight later, Fulham is hosting an even bigger Christmas market in North End Road, which will be car-free between St John’s Church and Lillie Road.

With more than 150 traders, there’s sure to be something for everyone – including fresh produce at the traditional market stalls and everything Christmassy from mince pies and mulled wine to festive treats and gifts.

On stage will be the carolling Linking Hands Choir, as well as performances from Soul artist Kaiya Maxfield, St John’s Fulham Schola Cantorum, and fan favourite, North End Road fruit and veg trader, PJ of Memphis Madness.

And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for skating snowmen, knitted elves and, of course, Santa himself!

With all the free entertainment on offer, both markets offer a great-value way to get into the Christmas spirit.

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