Christmas in Knutsford

Christmas Lights Switch On

Kicking off the Christmas season in style with a fantastic assortment of community entertainment from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday 2nd December 2017 ,with the the light switch on at 6pm.

Reindeer Parade

A highlight of the Christmas Weekend for many children (and adults too!) is the Reindeer Parade. Santa brings a team of his Reindeer to bring him along King Street and into Canute Place before Santa says hello to his fans!

The Reindeer Parade takes place at 5pm on Saturday 2nd December.

Christmas Market

The two-day festive street market will line Princess Street on Saturday 2nd (12-7pm) and Sunday 3rd December (11-4pm) showcasing a vast array of local crafts, food and drink. With gift ideas galore, plenty to treat yourself too, and of course our fantastic high-street retailers this is the perfect weekend to kick-start your Christmas Shopping.

The Market will feature over 100 traders each day, a funfair, inflatable snow globe, live entertainment and plenty of festive feeling!

Lantern Parade

The 2017 Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday 9th December. Setting off at 5pm from the Moor and parading through the town centre led by exciting feature lanterns, which will bring a real wow factor!

Let your imagination run wild to create your own lantern design, use the Council template, bring along a ready made lantern or come along to a Lantern Making workshop to join in the fun and help light up the Knutsford night sky. The workshops are being arranged will be confirmed soon.

Crib Service

The Christmas Crib is blessed and a selection of Carols sang as part of the Crib Service on Saturday 9th December at 5.45pm, immediately following the Lantern Parade. Lead by the local churches with an introduction from the Mayor.

Advent Live

A brand new event for 2017 sees a living advent calendar of activity leading up to Christmas Day!

Dates for your Diary


Christmas Weekend: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December

Lantern Parade & Crib Service: Saturday 9th December

Advent Live – 1st to 24th December

St Cross Christmas Tree Festival – TBC


Christmas Weekend: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December

Lantern Parade & Crib Service: Saturday 8th December

Advent Live – 1st to 24th December


Christmas Weekend: Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December

Lantern Parade & Crib Service: Saturday 7th December

Advent Live – 1st to 24th December