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Most Successful Market Yet

Knutsford was the place to be this weekend as the Town Council’s annual Christmas weekend event brought in thousands of people to enjoy the Christmas Markets, Light Switch On and Reindeer Parade.

The largest market yet featuring 138 traders certainly brought in the crowds with some traders selling an entire weekends stock in just one day! Numerous messages of thanks appeared on the @KnutsfordXmas twitter account from traders and visitors to the event, which included a coach party from Nottingham!

The Wag Tailor: “Just wanted to say thank you to your team for having us at the Christmas market this weekend. Like last year, we really enjoyed being part of it – it was a great atmosphere and very well organised from start to finish! Thanks again, hopefully see you next year”

Lisa Benskin, Deputy Town Clerk said she was very pleased that so many residents, visitors and traders had embraced the event, “We spend months planning the event so it’s great to receive such wonderful feedback from traders and see so many people enjoying themselves”.

We also had the largest crowd for the Lights Switch On which is testament to the quality of the acts that perform, from school choirs to Knutsford Rock Choir and upcoming local band ‘The White Hot Chilli Peppers’ to excellent vocalist Zoe Unsworth, and Tatton Singers to SMB Dance and Rokit  – there really is something for everyone.

The Christmas events continue this week with the St Cross Tree Festival taking place from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th December,  and the magical Lantern Parade at 5pm on Sunday leaving from St Cross Church, followed by the Community Crib Service. For further details on these events visit www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/events/christmas-in-knutsford or call 01565 653929.

The Council will be launching a survey on their website to gather feedback from retailers, traders and residents on the event with the aim to further improve the event for 2017. If you would like to provide feedback but are not online please call 01565 653929 with your views and suggestions.

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Knutsford Christmas Market

Knutsford Christmas Market returns on Saturday 29th (12 noon to 7pm) and Sunday 30th (11am to 5pm) along Princess Street. The market includes an array of traders from Knutsford and Cheshire offering delicious foods and great gift ideas.

“We have a handpicked selection of some of the best local food and drink artisans for a fantastic Christmas offering” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner. “From macarons to cheese, local gin to local beer and a whole host of other tasty treats there really is something for everyone”.

The market will also feature great gift ideas and decorations “we have some incredibly talented artists and crafters at the market making it the perfect place to get some unique Christmas cards, Wreaths or find the perfect handmade gift” Adam added.

The market, which aims to bring footfall to the town centre and kick of the festive season in style will feature live entertainment and has been designed to complement the existing retail in Knutsford. Northwest Funfairs will be at the market with a traditional funfair on Princess Street car park (behind Waitrose). The Indoor Market will also be open for the duration of the Market.

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