Altrincham’s Christmas Lights Switch-on Saturday 17th November
The Christmas celebrations start on Saturday 17th November with the Christmas Lights Switch-on with Hits Radio in Stamford Square.
The afternoon build-up will see local schools, choirs and singers take to the stage from midday. Those taking part include Broadheath Primary School, Navigation Primary School and Altrincham CofE Primary School. Also taking to stage will be Altrincham Musical Theatre who will be singing songs from Grease, and local singer Amanda Heywood will headline the afternoon show.
The Big Switch-on Show
From 4.30pm Hits Radio’s Wes Butters will present a star-studded show with headliner Gareth Gates, Coronation Street’s Cath Tyldesley, internet sensation Braydon Bent and CBeebies’ Sid Sloane.
Security checks will be in place and capacity in Stamford Square is limited so get there in plenty of time.
Altrincham’s Lantern Parade Saturday 1st December
A magical town-wide Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday 1st December, starting at 4pm from Goose Green and meandering throughout the town to Stamford Square for the finale, a Christmas singalong with The Music Place at 4.45pm.
Also, on the Stamford Square stage throughout the day look out for performances from local school choirs and dance troupes.
For those wishing to join the parade, there will be FREE drop-in lantern making workshops at Total Fitness on Denmark Street with artist Russell Kirk. The sessions will run 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Aura Music Academy will be in Goose Green prior to the Parade to warm us up with Carols.
Hits Radio Competition
Look out for Hits Radio’s Street Team on Saturday 10th November, when visitors to Altrincham will have the chance to win two tickets to Hits Radio Live which takes place on Sunday 24th November, featuring Little Mix, Cheryl, The Vamps, Ellie Golding and more. The team from Hits Radio will be taking to Altrincham’s streets to take your photo - these photos will then be uploaded to Altrincham Unlimited’s Facebook page. To enter the competition simply find, like and share your photo! The winner will be announced at The Christmas Lights Switch-on Show on Saturday 17th November.
Other Christmas Events in Altrincham
Sew Creative – Reusable Christmas Wreath Workshop
Sunday 2nd December, 11am – 1.30pm
Create your own beautiful homemade Christmas wreath incorporating felt flowers, ribbon and plenty of festive foliage.
Book online: https://www.sewcreativestudios.net/book-online/christmas-wreath-workshop 39 Stamford New Rd, WA14 1EB
Chloe Robinson - Christmas Wreath Making Workshops
Thursday 6th December
A gorgeous, festive activity. Come and learn how to make your Christmas wreath from scratch.
Book online: http://www.chloerobinsondesigns.com Altrincham Market, WA14 1PF
Saturday 15th December 11am – 3pm
Come and meet Santa’s Reindeer in the Stamford Quarter Shopping Centre
FREE Pop-up Santa's Grotto
with Altrincham Rotary Club
Santa will be visiting Altrincham on the following dates between 11-4pm!
Saturday 17th November – Rackhams -2 George Street WA14 1SF
Saturday 24th November – Wilko, 13/17 George Street WA14 1RH
Saturday 1st December – The Ivy League, Kings Court, 36 Railway St WA14 2RE
Saturday 8th December – House Restaurant & Bar, Goose Green WA14 1DW
Saturday 15th December - The Old Post Rooms, Stamford New Road, WA14 1EE
The Con Club - live music every sunday throughout december, 5pm onwards
Monday 26th November – Monday 24th December: Two/Three Course Christmas menu from £25pp
Menu available online www.conclubuk.com
For reservations call 0161 696 6870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 48, Greenwood Street, WA14 1RZ
Join Everyman this Christmas for a selection of festive favourites.
Book online: www.everymancinema.com 74-78 George St, WA14 1RF
Garrick Theatre - Cinderella
Saturday 15th December – Sunday 6th January
A traditional pantomime for all the family
Book online: www.altrinchamgarrick.co.uk Barrington Rd, WA14 1HZ
Stamford Orchestra - Christmas Spectacular
Monday 10th December
Nutcracker Suite – Tchaikovsky, Troika – Prokofiev, Sleigh Ride plus carols to sing along to and much more festive cheer.
Book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk Altrincham Market House, WA14 1PF
Planet Ice Altrincham - Cinderella on Ice
Thursday 13th December
Book online: planet-ice.co.uk/whats-on/ Oakfield Rd, WA15 8EW
'Explore Altrincham' Walking Tour
Saturday 15th December 3pm – 4.30pm
Curated by award-winning tour guide Jonathan Schofield the tour promises to immerse you in the culture of all things Altrincham whilst enjoying the Christmas lights. To book: www.eventbrite.co.uk
Gran T’s – Classic Christmas Movie Nights
Friday 14th December
The Holiday (2006)
Wednesday 19th December Elf (2003)
Saturday 22nd December Diehard (1989)
Sunday 23rd December Home Alone (1990)
Book by emailing: email@example.com 29 Stamford New Rd, WA14 1EB
Altrincham Football Club - Cinderella
Sunday 23rd December
A fun filled fantasy from Chaplins Pantos to entertain and delight.
Book online: bookwhen.com/panto Moss Lane, WA15 8AP
Shop, Eat and Celebrate in Altrincham this Christmas
Visit Altrincham’s fabulous selection of independent gift shops this Christmas including Vintage Angel on Moss Lane with their magical downstairs Christmas room, GIFT+HOME in the Stamford Quarter, and Idaho along with Edit & Oak on Greenwood Street plus all our other fabulous independent shops.
Le Salon Cheshire on The Downs are hosting Prosecco Friday every Friday from 9 til 6 throughout December and are now stockists of Rituals luxury body products. A range of Christmas gift sets are available in store.
Black & White (also on The Downs) are hosting mulled wine and mince pies every Saturday in December. They are open from 10am until 5pm, so you can start your party season whilst shopping for your outfit or those special gifts with a warming glass of mulled wine!
Altrincham also has many high street favourites including Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Next, H&M, Monsoon/Accessorize, River Island, the Entertainer, Waterstones, WH Smith, Paperchase, JD Sports, Wilko, Boots and many more.
Late Night Shopping
Thursday is late night shopping in Altrincham on 6th, 13th and the 20th December. Take advantage of late opening until at least 7pm for leisurely shopping right on your doorstep!
Festive Eating and Drinking
Altrincham has an incredibly varied selection of restaurants, coffee shops and bars, along with the fabulous Market House all offering lots of Festive cheer!
See Altrincham Sparkle and the Festive Shop Fronts
Christmas Lights put everyone in a festive mood and why not meander the streets to see the lights as well as Altrincham’s festive business fronts.
Car parks on Regent Road (WA14 1RR), Oakfield Road (WA15 8EW), Goose Green (WA14 2FF) and the Stamford Quarter (WA14 9QT).
Saturday 17th November to Saturday 12th January
On-street parking and council car parks will be FREE from 3pm daily and all day on Sundays.
More information: altrinchamunlimited.co.uk/visitors/parking