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

Kicking off the Christmas season in style with a fantastic assortment of community entertainment from 1pm to 7pm on Saturday 28th November 2020, with the the light switch on at 6pm. Watch as the Mayor of Knutsford is joined by Santa and special guests to light up Knutsford for the festive season!

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 place at 5pm on Saturday 28th November 2020 from the bottom of King Street.

Christmas Market

The Market will feature over 120 traders each day, a Santa’s Grotto, live entertainment, a funfair and plenty of festive feeling! This year’s Market runs from 12 noon to 7pm on Saturday 28th November and 11am to 4pm on Sunday 29th November 2020.

Lantern Parade

The Lantern Parade takes a break for 2019 but will be back in December 2020.

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.

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 Weekend: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 2020

Lantern Parade and Crib Service: Saturday 5th December 2020

Christmas in Knutsford – 1st to 24th December