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 1st December 2018, 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 1st December.

Christmas Market

The Market will feature over 100 traders each day, a Santa’s Grotto, live entertainment and plenty of festive feeling!

Lantern Parade

The 2018 Lantern Parade will be held on Saturday 8th December. Setting off at 5pm from the Barncroft 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 17th 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 workshops are free of charge although donations towards the cost of the workshop’s and materials would be welcomed.
We recommend that children are aged 5 or over and they must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.

Crib Service

The Christmas Crib is blessed and a selection of Carols sang as part of the Crib Service on Saturday 8th December at 5.45pm, immediately following the Lantern Parade. Lead by the local churches with an introduction from the Mayor.  The Crib is located outside The Lost & Found.

Other Christmas Events

There is a wide array of Christmas events that have been organised by local businesses and community groups which are taking place throughout the festive season. You can find details of these amazing events in our Christmas leaflets which are available from the Town Council Offices or you can view it online here.

Dates for your Diary


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

Crib Service: Saturday 7th December

Advent Live – 1st to 24th December