Friday night welcomed another sparkling Christmas Lights Extravaganza in Nantwich Town Centre to kick start the festive season. Thousands, young and old gathered in the town centre to take advantage of the event’s fun-filled programme, organised by Nantwich Town Council.
Chris Radford from The Cat Community Radio, compere for the evening, opened the event by welcoming young local talent, Phoebe Crew to the stage and festive cheer was added by Nantwich Young Voices singing Carols.
There was a magical performance and lots of joining in when the Red Rose Princess graced the stage with her repertoire of popular Disney and Christmas songs. And local singer Megan Lee, who has just launched her debut album led the crowd into the finale.
New for 2018 was the addition of a festive mini-artisan market stalls, setting a festive scene along Churchyardside.
The Mayor of Nantwich, Councillor David Marren took to the stage before the countdown to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and to thank the sponsors, before Santa made an appearance much to the delight of the children in the crowd.
Megan and the Red Rose Princess assisted with a countdown, which led into the Applewood Independent Christmas Tree being turned on, followed by the illumination of the lights around the town, which were greeted with cheer from the crowd.
An impressive musical firework display from Blitz followed to end the proceedings.
The Christmas Lights Switch On is always a wonderful start to the festive period and now residents can enjoy a variety of events leading up to the big day including Fashion Night Out taking place next Thursday evening (22nd November) around town, a Christmas Artisan Market on Saturday 8th December, Christmas Farmers Market on Saturday 22nd December, and of course Father Christmas will be making many appearances – visit www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk for more information or visit Nantwich Information on Facebook