Reporter J White
The Crewe Christmas lights switch on took place on Friday 24th November 2017 in the town centre.
Entertainment on the Market Square was from 5pm to 9pm and included music from TheFunkyChoir.com, Ruskin High School Choir, Ruskin High School Dance Team, Jay Adkins – magician and illusionist, a fire performer, singer Thomas Teago and music from a Zoo DJ. Silk 106.9 helped to compere the event.
There were activities for children and families with a Santa’s Grotto, face painting, Christmas characters, and a mini-funfair.
Crewe Cosmopolitan Food Festival 2017 @ Christmas added a festive flavour to Market Street and Queensway with numerous food and speciality stalls.
Several shops in The Market Centre and throughout town stayed open late, many with Black Friday bargains on offer.
Laura Smith, Labour MP for Crewe and Nantwich and Councillor Diane Yates, Mayor of Crewe thanked everyone for attending the event and supporting the town.
Following a countdown the lights were switched on at 7pm by Councillor Diane Yates, Mayor of Crewe and two special guests – Jade and Millie.
The switch on was followed by a spectacular firework display by local company Blitz Fireworks.
DJ Tony from Zoo kept the crowd in an upbeat mood by playing several classic dance music tunes.
The event was organised by Crewe Town Council in partnership with Silk 106.9 and was enjoyed by thousands of people.
For information relating to future events in Crewe visit: www.crewelife.net