Ellesmere Port Christmas light switch on and lantern parade

November 23, 2022
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Queen of Light puppet at the Ellesmere Port Lights in 2021.
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Queen of Light puppet at the Ellesmere Port Lights in 2021.

The Christmas lights in Ellesmere Port will be switched on from Civic Square on Thursday 1 December.

The activities include 100 local school children taking part in a Lantern Parade, music from The Boat Band and a return visit by the giant Queen of Light puppet, stag, unicorn, Jack Frost and angel.

There will be free children's rides, food and drink plus of course Father Christmas. Activities start on the Civic Square from 4pm until 6.30pm.

This year the star decorating the Christmas tree has been produced by Ellesmere Port C of E College.

Ellesmere Port Market would like to run a grotto at weekends in December, but they are searching for a Santa.

Santa will be required on Saturdays in December (10, 17 and 24 December). A Santa costume will be provided. If you fit the bill, contact the Ellesmere Port Market office for further details, telephone: 0151 357 4067.

It's turning festive across the borough with Christmas events

Thursday 24 November

  • Chester's Twelve Days of Christmas Parade

Friday 25 November

  • Winsford Christmas Lights Switch On
  • Garden Quarter Christmas Light Night
  • Hartford Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 26 November

  • Frodsham Christmas Festival
  • Northwich Christmas Lights Switch On
  • Neston Christmas Lights Switch On

Sunday 27 November

  • Malpas Christmas Market

Wednesday 30 November

  • Chester Lantern Parade

Thursday 1 December

  • Ellesmere Port Christmas Lights Switch On

Friday 2 December

  • Willaston Village Christmas Lights Switch On

Saturday 3 December

  • Ho Ho Helsby
  • Tarvin Christmas Market
  • Hartford Christmas Fayre
  • Davenham Christmas Market and Tree Lighting

Sunday 4 December

  • Chester Santa Dash

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