Lighting up for Christmas
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.
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DJ Ditchy switching on the Altrincham lights
Wayne Devlin, aka Trafford’s Frank Sinatra, performing at Urmston lights switch on