Nantwich Christmas lights are fitting tribute to keyworkers
Around this time of year, Nantwich usually sees thousands flock to the Square to witness the spectacle of the Christmas Lights being turned on, in one of the town’s biggest events in its calendar.
Unfortunately, this year the Town Council confirmed that there would be no public switch-on event in line with Government’s social distancing and lockdown guidelines.
On Thursday 18 November The Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Pam Kirkham called into town to turn on the lights accompanied by Christmas Tree sponsors Applewood Independent. Keyworkers PC’s Marc Harley and Matt Stonier and Councillor Stephanie Wedgwood who is a NHS Senior Theatre practitioner, and who has been working with many Covid patients in critical care, were also present.
As you have come to expect from Nantwich the town centre is still decked out in stunning multi-coloured lights to creative a festive atmosphere.
Rainbows have played a predominant part of our lives over the past difficult months and the Town Council has chosen to continue this theme through the Christmas decorations. An acknowledgement to all those keyworkers who have supported us, the Christmas Tree and front of the Civic Hall are adorned in beautiful rainbow coloured lights.
The switch on of the lights is always the start to a busy festive period around the town. And whilst this year looks different the Town Council encourages you to continue to support your town, shop local and local-online where possible.
As with other years the focal point of the illuminations is the stunning 30ft Christmas Tree in the Town Square kindly sponsored by Applewood Independent.
Applewood Independent’s Managing Director David Pritchard commented: “As we can all appreciate, this year has been a strange one, which has proved difficult for many people. But what we have seen is our wonderful community pulling together.
At Applewood Independent we are once again proud to be sponsoring the Nantwich Christmas Tree. We hope this year’s Christmas Tree and the rest of the fantastic decorations around the town bring some cheer to all residents and visitors during the festive season.
Stay safe everyone and Merry Christmas from all of us at Applewood Independent.”