Light­ing up fes­tive sea­son

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS -

THE FES­TIVE sea­son will start with a tra­di­tional fam­ily Christ­mas lights switch-on event .

This year’s big switchon is in Mar­ket Place in Mac­cles­field, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 25.

There will be mar­ket stalls, chil­dren’s fair rides and live en­ter­tain­ment.

The event starts at mid­day with Mac­cles­field Youth Brass Band play­ing carols around the Christ­mas Tree, fol­lowed by on stage en­ter­tain­ment, from mid­day to 6pm.

And it will be Santa him­self who turns the lights on when he makes an ap­pear­ance at around 4.30pm.

Pete Turner, town clerk for Mac­cles­field Town Coun­cil which puts on the event, said: “As well as the en­ter­tain­ment, we will have free child’s face paint­ing and balloon mod­el­ling, on street en­ter­tain­ment and a large craft fair in the Town Hall. Fa­ther Christ­mas will be in his grotto in St Michael’s Church and the town cen­tre shops will be open for busi­ness. The stage will be hosted all day by Silk FM, fol­lowed by a spec­tac­u­lar fire­works dis­play at around 5.30pm.

“Come and join us for some fes­tive treats and kick off Mac­cles­field’s Christ­mas in style.”

More in­for­ma­tion can be found at mac­cles­fieldtc.gov.uk.

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