6 family Christmas events to try in Warrington this weekend
LOOKING for something festive to do with the family in Warrington this weekend?
Check out our top tips for events to get in the Christmas spirit now December has arrived.
CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH-ON
Stockton Heath, Friday, 6pm, outside The Mulberry Tree.
There will be a carol singing by St Thomas’ and Stockton Heath primary schools.
The event is followed by a Christmas fair at Stockton Heath Primary School on West Avenue.
CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL
St Mary's Church Lymm Friday to Sunday
36 Christmas trees on show every day with a variety of music, crafts and more to enjoy. Look out for the Christingle service at 10am on Sunday.
Church is open 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday and 11.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday
Entry is free
FATHER CHRISTMAS COMES UP TRUMPS
Parr Hall, Sunday, 11am and 2.30pm
Family production by the creators of Father Christmas Needs A Wee
SANTA ARRIVES IN PARK
SANTA will arrive at St Elphin’s Park in Howley on Saturday with plenty of entertainment from 6pm.
Visitors can enjoy games, activities and entertainment between 6pm and 8pm.
While one of Santa’s escort elves will be telling exciting stories.
A ticket to see Santa is £3.50 while refreshments will be available throughout the evening including Bratwurst, Gluhwein, home-made cakes and a tuck shop for the younger ones.
There will be side show attractions: Knock Santa down the Chimney, Tin Can Alley and many others.
St Wilfrid's Church, Grappenhall, Saturday from 2pm
Meet Father Christmas, sip some mulled wine while browsing the craft stalls and tombolas, before joining in with carols around the tree for the tree-lighting ceremony around 5pm.
Entry is free for children and £2 for adults.
Events in the church, parish rooms and outside the two pubs on the cobbles
CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE
The Salvation Army, Academy Way, Sunday, 4.30pm
Featuring the Black Dyke Trombone Quartet, the Warrington Salvation Army Band and a community choir. Entry is free and refreshments will be available, with a collection held in aid of St Rocco's Hospice.