Christmas Lights Switch-on & Christmas Artisan Market

Saturday 19th November 10:00am

Local resident Samia Longchambon will be switching on Wilmslow’s Christmas lights this year.

Wilmslow’s Christmas lights switch-on event commences at 10am with the opening of the Christmas Artisan Market on Alderley Road.

There will be festive music in the town centre during the afternoon.

Santa’s reindeer can, this year, be visited at the entrance to Wilmslow High School (Holly Road side) from 2.30pm until 4pm.

At 3.45pm, Stagecoach Performing Arts will perform a Home Alone Christmas medley next to the reindeer pen at the High School before joining the Santa parade.

At 4pm, the reindeer will prepare to pull Santa in his sleigh from the High School to Wilmslow Library Gardens, the 10 minute parade will move along Holly Road North before turning right and passing along Parkway and to the library.

Families are encouraged to line the pavements of Parkway to get the best view of Santa in his reindeer sleigh and then to visit the reindeer in the Library Garden.

The lights switch-on hub will be at Bank Square, where WFA’s Callum Garner and new Town Centre Manager, Lisa Russett, will host music and entertainment from 3pm. This year’s line-up includes Rock Choir, Wilmslow High School’s Jazz band, Cheshire Youth Pantomime Society (CHYPS) and Ashdene Primary School Choir.

Following the big countdown with Santa, Samia Longchambon will switch Wilmslow’s Christmas lights on at around 5pm.

Wilmslow Town Council coordinates and funds the Christmas Light displays throughout the Town Centre, including paying bill for the electricity which thankfully worked out at only 8 pence per home in 2021 thanks to the modern LED technology. The Switch-on event is funded and organised by Wilmslow Town Council and supported by Wilmslow’s Way Better (Wilmslow’s new Business Improvement District brand).

Further updates about the event will be shared through Wilmslow Town Council social media (Facebook event - and Twitter).