Christmas in Knutsford

There is a whole host of festive events that take place in Knutsford during the Christmas period. For full details, view our Christmas Leaflet which also includes events organised by local businesses, churches and community groups.

Christmas Lights Switch On

Watch as the Mayor of Knutsford is joined by Santa and special guests to light up Knutsford for the festive season!

Due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, the 2020 Christmas Light Switch On will take place on Friday 27th November at 6pm and will be closed to the public to avoid crowding, but will be livestreamed to our social media accounts for a wider audience to enjoy.

Santa Parade

A highlight of the Christmas Weekend for many children (and adults too!) is the seeing Santa arrive come through the Town on his sleigh before heading into Canute Place to say hello to his fans!

The Santa Parade takes a break for 2020 due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) but will hopefully return for the 2021 event.

Christmas Market

The Market will usually feature over 120 traders each day, a Santa’s Grotto, live entertainment, a funfair and plenty of festive feeling! The 2020 Market will run from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 28th November and 11am to 4pm on Sunday 29th November 2020. Due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we will have to forego our usual live entertainment including the live stage in Canute Place, Santa’s Grotto and the Parade due to crowding issues, and our market will be scaled back to feature around 65 traders per day. You’ll find the 2020 Market located on Princess Street car park (behind Waitrose) and Silk Mill Street car park where you can enjoy a variety of artisan stalls.

Lantern Parade

The Lantern Parade was due to return in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic this has been moved to December 2021.

Crib Service

The Christmas Crib is blessed and a selection of Carols sang as part of the Crib Service on Saturday 5th December at 4pm. The service is led by the local churches with an introduction from the Mayor. Egerton Primary School Choir and Sale Brass will be joining us.  The Crib is located on Princess Street outside The Lost & Found. This year’s Crib Service will most likely be livestreamed for a wider audience to enjoy due to crowding issues as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Other Christmas Events

Christmas in Knutsford is a big community celebration and there is a wide array of Christmas events that are organised by local businesses and community groups which take place throughout the festive season. You can find details of these amazing events in our Christmas leaflets which will be available from the Town Council Offices or you can view it online here.

If you are a local business or community group who are running Christmas events that you would like to be included in our calendar of events in these leaflets, please send the full details across to

Dates for your Diary


Christmas Light Switch On: Friday 27th November 2020 (Livestream)

Christmas Market: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 2020 (no live entertainment or parade in 2020)

Crib Service: Saturday 5th December 2020 (Livestream)

Christmas in Knutsford – 1st to 24th December