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News  »  Xmas Lights Switch-on and Reindeer Parade Sat 25 Nov

   Xmas Lights Switch-on and Reindeer Parade Sat 25 Nov    November 20, 2017

The Annual switching on of the Christmas lights will take place this Saturday, 25 Nov. The event will include Santa's real reindeer parade.

The stage this year will be located on South Drive next to Hoopers and the entertainment will start at 3.45pm culminating in the lights being switched on at 5pm.

Wilmslow Christmas Lights Switch-on.


Saturday 25 November 2017


The traditional switch-on of the Wilmslow Christmas lights takes place this Saturday.


Reindeer from the only free-range herd in the UK arrive from the Cairngorm’s to Romany's Garden opposite the library at 2pm and will once again prove a popular attraction for families throughout the afternoon


Performances on stage start at 3.45pm


The stage this year is located in South Drive next to Hoopers Department Store from where live performances will start from 3.45pm.


The Reindeer Parade featuring Santa’s Sleigh and two lucky prizewinning passengers will start at 4pm parading from the Library , through Romany's Garden and along Alderley Service Road from Costa to Sainsbury's before returning to the library.


Please note that the parade will not cross Alderley Road and will not pass down Grove Street.


The performances on stage will include Wilmslow Magic Voices, Alderley and Wilmslow Musical Theatre Company, Wilmslow High School Choir and Drew Selby ( local singer songwriter).


The lights will be switched on at around 5pm when Santa will be joined by Lauren Simon for the traditional countdown.


Free Parking


Car Parks (Spring Street, Sainsbury's, Hoopers and the Rex) will be free from 10am (25 Nov only) but the Alderley Service Road will be closed to all traffic throughout the day.



Angela McPake, Chairman of the Wilmslow Town Council Events Group said, " Wilmslow Town Council has taken back responsibility of the switch-on event this year from the Business Group, who had delivered the event in 2016 on our behalf. This event has proved very popular in the past attracting large numbers of visitors and in particular young families with the Reindeer always proving a big hit. The decision to move the location from Bank Square to South Drive is one that the Town Council thought long and hard about and it will be interesting to see how it works in this new location however we expect it to prove successful and it does significantly reduce the disruption to the roads and reduce the cost of delivering the event. We are delighted that this year the main Car Parks ( Spring Street, Sainsbury's, Hoopers and the Rex ) will be free after 10am on the day and hope that people will come in to the town early and take advantage of seeing the reindeer in the daylight by the library from 2pm"



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