Light­ing up for Christ­mas

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TOR­REN­TIAL rain couldn’t stop fam­i­lies com­ing out in force to see Urm­ston light up for Christ­mas.

The town switched on its Christ­mas lights last Fri­day

Fa­ther Christ­mas paid a visit in his sleigh and handed out sweets to chil- dren, with help from Elsa from popular Dis­ney film Frozen, be­fore flick­ing the switch to light up the tree.

Singer and ac­tor Wayne Devlin, of­ten re­ferred to as ‘ Traf­ford’s Frank Si­na­tra’ per­formed sev­eral Ol’ Blue Eyes num­bers for the crowd on Queens Road.

Urm­ston Com­mu­nity Band was among the com­mu­nity choirs and dance groups that also took to the stage.

The fes­tiv­i­ties con­tin­ued in Eden Square with a per­for­mance by Loose Change char­ity buskers, along­side var­i­ous char­i­ties and small busi­nesses.

The fol­low­ing day Al­trin­cham held its own Christ­mas cel­e­bra­tion, which in­cluded a lan­tern pa­rade.

The event was hosted by Silk 106.9’s break­fast DJ Ditchy and fea­tured a packed pro­gramme of spe­cial guests

Dur­ing the af­ter­noon, acts in­clud­ing Ed­u­cated Risk and The Clare­monts, Card­well’s Dance School, Traf­ford Mu­sic Ser­vice Jazz Col­lec­tive, Broom­wood Street Dance Troupe, Heyes Lane School Choir and Al­trin- cham Sea Cadets per­formed in the town cen­tre.

Com­mu­nity group Art with a Heart and Al­trin­cham Ro­tary Club joined forces to run Santa’s Grotto on George Street, in aid of the Sal­va­tion Army Toy Ap­peal.

Sale’s Christ­mas light switch on takes place in the town cen­tre this Satur­day from 10am to 5pm.

For more pic­tures from both events visit our web­site at myad­ver­tiser.

DJ Ditchy switch­ing on the Al­trin­cham lights

Wayne Devlin, aka Traf­ford’s Frank Si­na­tra, per­form­ing at Urm­ston lights switch on

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