Christmas arrangements for switch on

The Wilmslow Christmas switch-on will take place on Saturday 16 November. The date has been brought forward as last year in order to coincide with the Artisan Market which will have a special Christmas theme.

Once again the Real Reindeer will assemble behind the Artisan Market near to the Library from around 2pm. The Real Reindeer Parade will be the centrepiece of proceedings when it sets off from the library at 4pm passing through Romany’s Garden, along the footpath forward of the Artisan Market before turning and making its way down Grove Street

The day will start when the market opens at 10am along Alderley Service Road, the Reindeer are due to arrive from their mountain home at around 2pm. The stage will be back at Bank Square this year and their will be performances by Stagecoach, Destiny Choir, St Annes Primary School Choir and Wilmslow Academy choir.

The switch on will take place at 5pm.

The Artisan Market will remain open until after the parade passes by to provide refreshments and gift ideas and to ensure that the day offers something for every member of the family.

Cllr Martin Watkins (Chairman of the Town Council) said

“We sought and received lots of feedback from the public as to how we could enhance the switch-on event. The overwhelming message received was to retain much of what has proved very popular over recent years, notably the reindeer parade and school choirs on the stage. We were delighted that it was possible last year to tie in with the Artisan Market and this proved highly successful in widening the event’s appeal and are therefore delighted that the market will once again form an important part of the switch-on festivities for 2019.

As a Town Council we place a lot of investment in to the Christmas lights and have once again enhanced the lights for 2019 giving a wider spread in the Town Centre as well as introducing lights to the commercial area of Chapel Lane. I hope that the day proves to be even more popular than in previous years and that the switching on of the enhanced Christmas lights will herald the beginning of a successful festive period for the businesses of the town”