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Thursday, 13 December 2018

Bright Christmas! Householders turn on light extravaganza

Reporter Jonathan White, Wistaston

I enjoy the Christmas lights in the Crewe and Nantwich town centres, but I also really enjoy the over-the-top Christmas lights and decorations (including the occasional inflatable decoration and light show) that some local residents setup each year. Their electricity bills must be sky high, but they never fail to bring a smile to my face!

My most favourite Christmas houses this year in Crewe are located in Alton Street, Broad Street, Carlisle Street, Claughton Avenue, Davenport Avenue, Grasmere Avenue, Jesmond Crescent, Melford Close, Oxley’s Funeral Services (Market Close), Salisbury Avenue, and Vincent Street. Congratulations also to Crewe Town Council for the brilliantly unique ‘Lumen – Crewe’s Night of Lights’ switch-on at various locations in the town centre.

My favourites in Shavington are all in Burlea Drive – well worth a visit.

My favourites in Wistaston are in Westfield Drive, Kemble Close, Edgewood Drive, Rope Bank Avenue and Westfield Drive (say hello to the gnomes!)

My favourites in Nantwich are in Hawksey Drive and Richmond Nantwich (Village Centre). There are also excellent lights in the town centre courtesy of Nantwich Town Council.

I must also give a special mention to the ‘Weston Christmas Light Display’, which takes place at Carters Green Farm, Jack Lane, Weston, near Crewe every day in December until 28th December 2018 (6:15pm to 9:00pm). On the last week before Christmas, Santa Claus will take time off his busy schedule to visit the farm and sit in his ‘North Pole’ sleigh. Entry is by donation and there is plentiful parking. For the sixth year running the event is raising money for The Donna Louise Children's and Young People’s Hospice . To visit the display if heading from Crewe turn right off Weston Road (just after Crewe Hall) into Main Road towards Weston, then left into Jack Lane. If heading from Weston go over the A500 bypass bridge on Main Road and turn right in Jack Lane. From all directions look out for the reflective road signs, then follow the directional one-way arrows on Jack Lane. For further information relating to the display please visit

I’ve uploaded a selection of my local Christmas house photos to Flickr: 

Wistaston - Rope Bank Avenue (4)

Lumen - Crewes Night of Lights decoration - Spark perform outside Municipal Building (2)

Crewe - Salisbury Avenue (2)

Crewe - Grasmere Avenue

Crewe - Davenport Avenue (2)

Crewe - Carlisle Street (2)

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