Northwich will once again host it’s Christmas Extravaganza in 2022, and unlike many areas who are pulling back on what they deliver, organisers are committed to giving people what they have come to expect… an event that rivals what you’ll see in many city locations. Following on from the Pina Colada Festival, Krazy Races and Queens Baton Relay, 2022 has been a bumper year for events in the town.

On the 26th November, during the day you’ll find the town centre filled with lots of activities to enjoy, with the majority being free. As the evening approaches, the town will gear up for its annual school lantern parade that begins at Waitrose, finishing on the steps of Barons Square ahead of the light switch on and firework final.

Organised by Northwich Town Council & Northwich BID, the event will see the Ice Rink return for its third year, a family fun fair, a free game and selfie zone, Christmas markets and story time sessions to name a few activities.

Northwich Town Mayor, Cllr Graham Emmett welcomed news of this year’s event “we know that people are facing significant challenges in the current economic climate, which is why it’s even more important to deliver something that will give people a fantastic day out without hitting their pockets. We want everyone to feel welcome in Northwich, so if you’re reading this, I would like to personally invite you to the best free to attend Christmas event in Cheshire. Northwich is a town that works hard to be inclusive, so please come and stop by and we hope to see you soon.”

Throughout the town centre, you’ll find businesses getting into the festive spirit with window displays, with some including a star as part of this year’s town trail. Visitors can take part in the trail by picking up a form from the travellator hall in Barons Quay or by downloading the LoyalFree app and stopping by the various stars dotted around the town centre.

Northwich BID Board Member, Louise Hough (CRS Consultants) reiterated the Mayors message of inclusivity “Where possible, we have organised specific SEND sessions for our activities, BSL interpreters for our Story Time and switch on event and will have a safe space for anyone who just wants to step back from the day. Businesses in Northwich are committed to an inclusive town centre and we hope that you feel that when you visit.”

You’ll find a few new surprises at this year’s event, with some changes to the traditional layout across the town and with the guarantee that you will see a little bit of snow in Northwich. Alongside the main switch on event, you’ll find an activity day on the 3rd December, the Artisan Market on the 10th December and some free treats to enjoy when visiting on 17th December.

Louise & the Mayor finished by saying that “we want local people to enjoy this Christmas, but to bear in mind, for the town to continue being at the centre of the vast number of annual events we need people to try and spend money locally. So, when you are planning on buying gifts this year or looking for somewhere to eat & drink, support your town centre businesses, independent and national chains alike, both are integral to the future of Northwich.”

The Christmas Extravaganza is supported by Rotary in Northwich, Barons Quay and Cheshire West & Chester Council Business Team.

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