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 Market will feature over 100 traders each day, a funfair, inflatable snow globe, Santa’s Grotto, 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.

This year’s Lantern Making workshops will be held on Saturday 18th November at 10.30am and 2pm at the Council Offices on Toft Rd. Places are limited and need to be booked in advance. Email to book your child’s place or call 01565 653929. The workshop’s are free of charge although donations towards the cost of the workshop’s and materials would be welcomed.

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

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled for 2017, but will be back for 2018.

Dates for your Diary


Christmas Weekend: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd December

Lantern Parade & Crib Service: Saturday 9th December


Christmas Weekend: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December

Lantern Parade & Crib Service: Saturday 8th December

Advent Live – 1st to 24th December

St Cross Christmas Tree Festival: Saturday 8th December


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

Lantern Parade & Crib Service: Saturday 7th December

Advent Live – 1st to 24th December