Altrincham’s Christmas Lights Switch-on Saturday 16th November

Funded by Altrincham’s Business Improvement District (Altrincham BID)

The Christmas celebrations start on Saturday 16th 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.

From 4.30pm Hits Radio’s Mike Toolan will present a star-studded show with headliner LEMAR, CBeebies’ Katy Ashworth, plus local children’s choir The Little Belters.

Capacity in Stamford Square is limited so get there in plenty of time!

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Altrincham’s Lantern Parade Saturday 7th December

Funded by Altrincham’s Business Improvement District (Altrincham BID)

A magical town-wide Lantern Parade will take place on Saturday 7th 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. 

Stamford New Road, Upper George Street or Regent Road are just some of the places to get a good vantage point. Aura Music Academy will be in Goose Green prior to the Parade to warm us up with Carols. 

For those wishing to join the parade, there will be FREE lantern making workshops at Treehouse on George Street with artist Russell Kirk. The sessions will run at 10am, 11am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm and participants should arrive for the start of the session. Register via Eventbrite.

From 12 noon Schools, local choirs, musical theatre groups entertain throughout the afternoon.

From 1pm Battle of the Gyms – come along and support Altrincham’s gyms as they battle it out to be crowned Festive champions!

Please be aware that this event is being photographed and filmed, should you not wish to be photographed/filmed please make an event organiser aware by emailing info@altrinchamunlimited.co.uk or speaking to event staff as soon as possible on arrival. 

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Christmas Events in Altrincham

FREE* POP-UP SANTA’S GROTTO WITH ALTRINCHAM ROTARY

Santa will be visiting Altrincham 11am – 4pm on the following dates:

SATURDAY 16TH NOVEMBER -  RACKHAMS 2 George Street, WA14 1SF

SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER -  WILKO 13/17 George Street, WA14 1RH

SATURDAY 30TH NOVEMBER - TREEHOUSE 88 George St, WA14 1RF

SATURDAY 7TH DECEMBER - HOUSE RESTAURANT & BAR Goose Green, WA14 1DW

SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER - ORANGETHEORY FITNESS 4 George Street, WA14 1SF

*Donations to Altrincham Rotary welcome.

CAROLS FROM KING’S COURT
THURSDAY 19TH DECEMBER 6pm

Come along and sing Christmas Carols with The Music Place

King’s Court, Railway Street, WA14 2RD

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FESTIVE FAVOURITE WINDOW COMPETITION

From Saturday 16th November throughout the festive period Come and see the businesses in Altrincham who have entered the Festive Favourite Window Competition and vote for your favourite in the ‘People’s Choice’ hosted by Altrincham Today on Facebook.

Coordinated by Altrincham’s Business Improvement District, Altrincham BID

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More Christmas Events in Altrincham

SCREEN PRINTING CHRISTMAS CARD WORKSHOP SUNDAY 17TH NOVEMBER

Tickets via Eventbrite.co.uk Altrincham Open Studios, 20 Stamford New Road, WA14 1EJ

 

LUXURY WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS WITH CHLOE ROBINSON DESIGN THURSDAY 28TH NOVEMBER & THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER (7pm)

Tickets via Eventbrite.co.uk Shack, Central Way, Altrincham Market, WA14 1RP

 

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH WITH THE NECTAR BAR WEDNESDAY 4TH & THURSDAY 5TH DECEMBER (10.30am & 7pm) 

Tickets via ticketease.co.uk Altrincham Open Studios, 20 Stamford New Road, WA14 1EJ

CHRISTMAS STORY WITH GREEN BEAN & FRIENDS SATURDAY 14TH DECEMBER (11am)

This is an exclusive Christmas family event with Author Anita Frost as she reads from her new release 'Green Beans Christmas'.

Register via Eventbrite.co.uk Altrincham Library, 2 Pott St, WA14 1AH

 

SEW CREATIVE SUNDAY 8TH DECEMBER (11am-2pm)

Adult Christmas Craft Workshop – make Christmas decorations using a variety of different craft methods plus mulled wine and mince pies.

Book via www.sewcreativestudios.net/ 39 Stamford New Rd, WA14 

SEW CREATIVE SUNDAY 1ST, SUNDAY 15TH  & SUNDAY 22ND  DECEMBER (10am-1pm) Kids ‘Drop & Shop’ Workshop, drop the kids and shop in peace while they join a Christmas Stocking making workshop!

Book via www.sewcreativestudios.net/ 39 Stamford New Rd, WA14

 

EVERYMAN CINEMA Join Everyman this Christmas for a selection of festive favourites.

Book online: www.everymancinema.com 74-78 George St, WA14 1RF

 

VUE CINEMA Look out for new film releases this Christmas.

Book online: www.myvue.com/cinema/altrincham/whats-on Denmark St, Altrincham WA14 2WG

 

GARRICK THEATRE ALADDIN Friday 13th December – Sunday 5th January

An ever popular traditional family pantomime for ALL the family. Book online: www.altrinchamgarrick.co.uk Barrington Rd, WA14 1HZ

 

PLANET ICE ALTRINCHAM SLEEPING BEAUTY ON ICE Thursday 19th December

Book online: planet-ice.co.uk/whats-on/ Oakfield Rd, WA15 8EW

Plus, public skating 7 days a week, all year round at Planet Ice! Check out prices and skate times here: planet-ice.co.uk/locations/altrincham/

 

STAMFORD ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS SPECTAULAR Monday 9th December (7.30-9.30pm)

Book online: www.ticketsource.co.uk Market House, WA14 1SA

 

ALTRINCHAM MARKET For more information about Altrincham’s award-winning market this Christmas visit: www.altrinchammarket.co.uk

 

GRAN T’S CLASSIC CHRISTMAS MOVIE NIGHTS 

FRIDAY 6TH DECEMBER ELF

FRIDAY 13TH DECEMBER LOVE ACTUALLY

FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER THE GRINCH

SATURDAY 21ST DECEMBER ELF

SUNDAY 22ND DECEMBER THE HOLIDAY

MONDAY 23RD DECEMBER HOME ALONE

Book by emailing: info@gran-t-coffeehouse.co.uk 29 Stamford New Rd, WA14 1EB

 

GREAT WESTERN CRESTA COURT HOTEL PARTY NIGHTS & WINTER WONDERLAND CASINO Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights throughout December

More info: www.cresta-court.co.uk/christmas-2019/ Church Street, WA14 4DP

 

THE CON CLUB Christmas Party Menu plus live music every Thursday from 9pm & Sunday from 5pm throughout December plus DJs every Friday night from 7pm. 

More info: conclubuk.com/ 48 Greenwood St, WA14 1RZ

 

BLACK & WHITE Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while you shop – every Saturday in December! 14 The Downs, WA14 2PU

LE SALON Clients can enjoy Prosecco on Fridays throughout December! 14 The Downs, WA14 2PU

 

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SHOP, EAT AND CELEBRATE IN ALTRINCHAM THIS CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING

Visit Altrincham’s fabulous selection of independent retailers and shop local this Christmas – follow Altrincham Unlimited on social media for Christmas gift inspiration!

Why not give an ‘experience’ this Christmas like a pottery class at Moss Studio-Store, sewing class at Sew Creative or a float at Zero Gravity?

Altrincham also has many high street favourites including Marks and Spencer, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Next, H&M, Monsoon, River Island, The Entertainer, Waterstones, WHSmith, Paperchase, JD Sports, Wilko, Boots and Sostrene Grene.

 

LATE-NIGHT SHOPPING

The Stamford Quarter will be open for late night shopping on 5th, 12th & 19th December. Take advantage of the late-night opening until 7pm.

 

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!

 

PARKING

Council and private car parks can be found on Oakfield Road WA15 8EW, The Stamford Quarter WA14 9QT and Goose Green WA14 2FF.

 

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

BY METROLINK Trams run frequently from across Greater Manchester to Altrincham.  For more information see tfgm.com

BY BUS You can get to Altrincham very easily by bus from a wide range of places across Greater Manchester. Plan you journey by bus by visiting tfgm.com

BY TRAIN Northern trains run every hour through Altrincham on the Chester-Manchester line.  Northwich is less than 30 mins away and it’s just 15 mins from Knutsford and Stockport.  For more information see www.northernrailway.co.uk

 

QUIETWAYS

Why not join a walking group to Altrincham on Saturday 16th November or Saturday 7th December and enjoy the jam-packed day of entertainment in the town?

Walking groups will leave from Timperley and Bowdon Vale.

More information: altrinchamunlimited.co.uk/campaigns/quietways

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