The countdown is on to this year’s Northwich Christmas Extravaganza which comes to town on Saturday 23rd November.

There will be festive fun at every turn with event organisers the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID), Northwich Town Council, Barons Quay, NIRA and Cheshire West and Chester Council compiling an action-packed line-up of activities and attractions for the whole family.

Crowd favourites will return such as Donkey rides, fairground rides, Birds of Prey, Christmas stilt walkers and a giant snow globe, while Santa’s Grotto, Barnton Circus and a Fun House will ensure entertainment throughout the afternoon.

On top of this there will be no shortage of yuletide spirit. The Christmas Bauble Trail will be perfect for would-be detectives and there’ll be festive treats aplenty at the Christmas Markets on Witton Street for those on the lookout for refreshments and maybe even some presents. 

Keep a lookout for the Nigel Brown Cooking Academy too which will be based near Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Nigel will be cooking using produce from local fishmongers, butchers and greengrocers.

Attendees should also pay a visit to the Craft Village which is going to be situated outside Poundstretcher. Here there’ll be face painting, glitter tattoos, gingerbread decorating and balloon modelling; perfect for keeping the kids busy.

For the first time ever, Northwich will also have its very own Ice Rink too! It will be open on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November giving people plenty of opportunity to take to the ice for some wintry excitement.

Following a full afternoon of Christmas fun, the event will once again culminate with the School’s Lantern Parade, Light Switch-on and firework display to bring the day to a spectacular conclusion.

Northwich BID Manager Jane Hough is looking forward to seeing the town transformed into a winter wonderland again and believes this year’s line-up of activities and attractions is the best yet.

“This year’s schedule of activities is more comprehensive than ever and I can’t wait to see visitors enjoying everything that has been organised.

“It’s going to be a really fun day for the whole family and hopefully everyone will feel like they’ve got that Christmas spirit after attending.”

Northwich Town Clerk Chris Shaw was in agreement with Jane, commenting: “Every year we try to improve upon what went before and feel as though 2019’s event will achieve this. It’s shaping up to be a brilliant afternoon so make sure you come into town to check it out.”