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Ellesmere Port unveils Christmas light switch on and lantern parade plans

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Ellesmere Port unveils Christmas light switch on and lantern parade plans

Ellesmere Port will switch its Christmas lights on from Civic Square on Thursday 1 December.

The activities include 100 local school children taking part in a Lantern Parade, music from The Boat Band and a return visit by the giant Queen of Light puppet, stag, unicorn, Jack Frost and angel.

There will be free children’s rides, food and drink plus of course Father Christmas. Activities start on the Civic Square from 4pm until 6.30pm.

This year the star decorating the Christmas tree has been produced by Ellesmere Port C of E College. 

Ellesmere Port Lantern Christmas
Picture – Cheshire Council

Ellesmere Port Market would like to run a grotto at weekends in December, but they are searching for a Santa.  

Santa will be required on Saturdays in December (10, 17 and 24 December). A Santa costume will be provided. If you fit the bill, contact the market office for further detail Tel: 0151 357 4067

It’s turning festive across the borough with Christmas events including: 

Thursday 24 November

  • Chester’s Twelve Days of Christmas Parade Friday 25 November
  • Winsford Christmas Lights Switch On 
  • Garden Quarter Christmas Light Night 
  • Hartford Christmas Lights Switch On 

Saturday 26 November

  • Frodsham Christmas Festival 
  • Northwich Christmas Lights Switch On 
  • Neston Christmas Lights Switch On 
Ellesmere Port
Snow Queen at Ellesmere Port Picture – Cheshire Council

Sunday 27 November

  • Malpas Christmas Market Wednesday 30 November
  • Chester Lantern Parade Thursday 1 December
  • Ellesmere Port Christmas Lights Switch On Friday 2 December
  • Willaston Village Christmas Lights Switch On Saturday 3 December
  • Ho Ho Helsby 
  • Tarvin Christmas Market 
  • Hartford Christmas Fayre 
  • Davenham Christmas Market and Tree Lighting 

Sunday 4 December

  • Chester Santa Dash

Other Christmas events in the area include:

West Kirby, Saturday 19th November, 4.30pm-6.30pm

Head to the West Kirby Concourse Plaza where there will be entertainment, rides and stalls before the lights get switched on at 6.30pm.

Hoylake, Saturday 26th November, 4pm-6pm

The Hoylake and Meols Christmas lights get their switch on at 6pm at the Row in Hoylake.

Moreton, Saturday 19th November, 10am-5pm

Enjoy a Santa’s grotto, at £2 per child at Christ Church Parish Centre, a Christmas market in Oakenhalt Road with BBQ and bar, brass band, raffle, candle lit concerts and big lights switch on at 5pm.

Neston, Saturday 26th November, 3pm-7pm

Neston town hosts its Christmas launch with Father Christmas in his grotto, Christmas games, entertainment, food and drink, and a lantern parade that sets off at 6.30pm to Neston Cross to switch on the town’s lights.

Parkgate and Neston Christmas Market, Moorside Lane, Saturday 3rd December, 10am

The authentic artisan market will feature high quality makers of crafts from across the north-west. There will be refreshments available in the Crafters’ Café.

Frankby, Saturday 17th December, 12noon-4pm

The Christmas Fayre at Royden Hall is ÂŁ1 for adults and kids go free. There will be lots of stalls, the SingMe choir will perform, and Santa will be in his grotto to meet the children.

Brimstage Hall, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December, Brimstage Hall Courtyard

For two days, the courtyard will be transformed into a Christmas market with more than 25 local traders selling Christmas gifts, live music and festive food. There will also be story time with Santa and donkey rides. Santa’s grotto is ÂŁ6. Book here.



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