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Friday 26 November 2010

Christmas lights switch-ons in Audlem, Alsager, Crewe, Middlewich and Nantwich


Audlem – Thursday, November 25 (Village square, 6pm)

More than 3,000 lights on seven trees, one of which is a 35ft Christmas tree in the village square. Another 45 small trees are due to be decorated along the village streets.

Jointly organised by Audlem District Amenities Society (ADAS) and village pubs and traders, the event will include a fancy dress procession from St James Primary School.

This begins at 6pm before the switch-on at 6.30pm.

Alsager – Sunday, November 28 (Lawton Road, 5.30pm)

Alsager Partnership’s ‘The Big Turn On’ takes place on Lawton Road at 5.30pm, hosted by Silk FM, with fireworks.

There will be a Christmas market from 4pm-8pm including food and festive gifts. A Christmas Tree Festival will be held in Wesley Place Methodist Church and there will be fairground rides, choirs, musicians and dancers.

A lantern procession led by Santa will also take place.

Middlewich – Friday, December 3 (Bull Ring, 5pm)

A ‘TASTE’ promotion will be taking place in participating venues from 9am before Santa’s reindeer arrive at the Bull Ring at 2pm.

The reindeer will parade through the town centre at 4.30pm and at 5pm, the Christmas tree lights will be switched on in association with Cheshire FM.

A schools carol concert then takes place in St Michael’s Parish Church in Hightown.

Nantwich – Saturday, December 4 (town square, 3pm-6pm)

Cheshire East and Nantwich Town councils are sponsoring the Nantwich lights switch-on, which will be part of a three-hour Signal Radio roadshow.

It will feature competitions, giveaways, a DJ and a funfair before the switch-on at 5.30pm.

The Co-op Band will play carols in the town centre square from 10am to 2pm in the lead up to the switch-on.

Stallholders in Nantwich Market Hall will be in fancy dress for their lights switch-on with free Christmas cake and sherry for all visitors.

Crewe – Thursday, December 9 (Market Square, 4pm-7pm)

A three-hour Signal Radio roadshow, sponsored by Cheshire East Council and Crewe Charter Trustees, will be held.

It will feature competitions, giveaways and a DJ, as well as an appearance from Santa and a funfair.

Switch-on is 6.30pm plus late night shopping.

  • More information on all these events can be obtained by picking up a copy of the free Cheshire East News magazine or visit or

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