Christmas in Northwich 2023

Come and celebrate with Northwich this Christmas.

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Northwich Christmas Extravaganza

Saturday 25th November

A fun filled day across the town centre, with lots of free activities leading up to the Lantern Parade & Northwich light switch on. The daytime fun will begin at 11am, the lantern parade starts at around 5pm and the switch-on at 5:30pm, followed by the firework final shortly after.

What to expect?

Christmas Crazy Golf - FREE

On High Street just outside Barclays you'll find 9 holes of Christmas Crazy Golf, which you can play for free - booking is NOT required.

Christmas Market

Starting by Santander you'll be able to browse more than 15 different stalls in our Christmas Market, with gifts, sweet treats, clothing and jewellery available to purchase.

Funfair & Swing Grill

Shardlands Funfairs will rock up to Northwich once more, with a whole host of fairground rides to enjoy and if you're looking for a bratwurst... you're at the right place!

Snow Globe

A great experience with snow whirling around inside the globe, making for the perfect photo oppurtunity

Christmas Crafting - FREE

Christmas crafting sessions throughout the day, just come and along a join in.

Snow Experience - FREE

Ok... so it's not real snow, but it's close and when you head up towards the top of Witton Street you'll see a whirling snow storm every 10 minutes.

Christmas Games - FREE

Chuck Santa Down the Chimney, Elf on the Shelf Knockdown, Snowball Splat and Chuck a Pudding games will be free to play, and you'll even win a prize if you manage to achieve the games goal!

Santa's Sleigh - FREE

Santa has parked his sleigh at the top of Witton Street, with 4 Reindeer (props), you can take a seat and snap a precious memory.

Candy Cane Bridge & Penguins - FREE

After snapping a photo in Santa's sleigh, walk over the candy cane bridge and meet our family of penguins (props), if you time it just right you might feel like you're in the artic with our snow experience.

Glitter Artist - FREE

Head over to Kanya who have a glitter artist to glam you up before the big switch on, for free!

Ice Rink

Northwich's faviourite annual Christmas activity, the synthetic ice rink returns for 2023, inside our clear marquee. Pre-booking is required, find more info soon.

Santa's Grotto

The big man himself will be stopping by to bring joy to your young people, pre-book to avoid disappointment -

Live Music

In Barons Square you'll find live music throguhout the day, building up to the big switch on at around 5:30pm.

Lantern Parade & Switch On

Starting at Waitrose for around 5pm, a Lantern Parade will set off and make its way to Barons Square outside Asda. The Northwich Christmas lights will be switched on at around 5:30pm and a firework show will take place at around 6pm. As part of the switch on stage event, a BSL Intrepeter will be on hand, if you would like to be able to clearly see them, you can reserve a space in our BSL viewing zone here.


Christmas Artisan Market

Saturday 9th December

The Market Co are back for their final market of the year... but full of Christmas goodness for you to browse! Not to be missed, it's one of the biggest markets in the Cheshire area.