Christmas comes to Town this weekend as the Knutsford Christmas Market and Light Switch on takes place!
This year the market, which runs from 12 noon to 7pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday, features 135 stalls with artisan food and drink, Christmas wreaths, decorations and unique and handmade gifts making it the perfect place to purchase Christmas gifts for your loved ones.
The Market also coincides with Small Business Saturday, making it the perfect time to support the wide range independent shops, bars and restaurants of Knutsford whilst enjoying the market too! Sandra Curties, Town Centre Manager said “No small market town does Christmas in quite the same way as Knutsford. It is lovely to see so many people – residents and tourists alike – enjoying everything this weekend has to offer. By that we don’t mean just the markets but enjoying the whole town – our shops, little cafes, bars and restaurants included”.
Festive family fun is the order of the day, with a fairground on Princess St Car park, the ever-popular Snow globe on Princess St and New for 2017 – Santa’s Grotto on Silk Mill Street. The Grotto which is raising funds for the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust will be kindly decorated by Fryers Garden Centre and is sure to be a must visit attraction for little ones. The main event of the day is the Reindeer Parade with Santa at 5pm along King St, Minshull Street and into Canute Place, where the Christmas Lights will be switched on at 6pm which always draws the crowds.
Canute Place will be transformed into an entertainment and food hub, meaning that visitors can take a break from the shopping and enjoy some hot food washed down with Tatton Beer, Prosecco, Mulled Wine, Cocktails or a warming hot coffee whilst listening to the festive entertainment emanating from the stage from 1pm to 7pm. The superb array of entertainment includes Tatton Singers, White Hot Chilli Peppers, SMB Dance, local star Abigail Chetham as well as Music Festival favourite Kye Jones.
To enable the Christmas Weekend events to take place safely, road closures will be in place across the weekend. On Saturday 3rd December there will be a rolling road closure along King St from 5pm to 5.30pm to enable Santa and his reindeer to parade through the town. Don’t miss the chance for your child to ride with Santa on his sleigh during the parade by entering the exclusive Knutsford Guardian competition (details below).
Canute Place will be closed from 7am to 8pm on Saturday to enable the stage to be set up for the Light Switch On and Princess Street will close from 7am to 8pm on Saturday 3rd and from 6am to 7pm on Sunday 4th for the Christmas Market. For more information on the Christmas events or road closures please call Knutsford Town Council on 01565 653929.
Unfortunately, it has been necessary to cancel the Advent Live event that had been due to take place from 1st to 24th December at 6pm each evening across the Town Centre. The event will be back for 2018!
In the popular book by Julia Donaldson, which stuck man does Stick Man help release from the Chimney?
Email your answer, by Friday 1st December at 12 noon to Ned Bristow firstname.lastname@example.org along with your Childs name, age and your contact phone number. The lucky winner will be contacted on Friday afternoon and needs to be available between 4.45pm and 5.30pm on Saturday 2nd December to take part in the Parade.