Congleton’s Christmas team wish to offer a massive thank you to all the volunteers, performers, lantern-makers, sponsors, stall holders, businesses and members of the public that supported this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On, which took place in the Town Centre on Saturday 23rd November.
Thousands turned out to enjoy the atmosphere, entertainment, rides, meet Santa, enjoy street food and drink and browse the shops and stalls ahead of the switch on at 5.30pm.
The Lights were switched on by Santa along with nine-year-old Lucie Heathcote from Astbury Primary School who recently won a Local Hero award for achievement despite adversity. Lucie was born profoundly deaf and is positive role model to other deaf children, having won awards for SEN dance.
Organisers from Congleton Town Council and Congleton Community Projects were delighted with the support from the Congleton community and with the new location for the ‘round’ stage in the centre of the road. Although at key times the event was still packed, the new set up allowed more space for the crowd to expand.
The team will be meeting in the next couple of weeks to start considering how to make the event even better for 2020- if you have ideas and suggestions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a note into the Tourist Information Centre.