Northwich Christmas Extravaganza 2017

Plans gathering pace in Northwich!

Plans are gathering pace for the 2017 Christmas Extravaganza event, after the Northwich Business Improvement District (BID) recently confirmed its full list of attractions for this year’s spectacle on Saturday 25th November.

The town is once again set to be transformed into a winter wonderland with a whole host of new, exciting attractions coming to Northwich alongside firm favourites from previous years.

For example there’ll be a gingerbread man, Scooby Doo and Christmas elf on Leicester Street which are sure to be a big hit with the kids, while the Christmas Land Train will be on hand to transport people around Barons Quay.

Nativity animals and a wise man’s camel will help spread festive cheer on High Street and a brass band will give the day that quintessential yuletide feeling down by Weaver Square.

On top of this there’ll be plenty of animal attractions for people to look forward to. Santa’s trusty reindeer will be back in Northwich while the birds of prey and donkeys are also making a return.

They will be joined by the prehistoric t-rex and triceratops who are sure to captivate and excite the crowds throughout the day on Witton Street and in Barons Square respectively.

Tractor and trailer rides, children’s fairground rides and live music acts are also bound to be a hit with visitors who come to enjoy the event - as will Santa and his grotto.

Once again this year there will be a number of Christmas markets which are sure to capture the imagination of shoppers and creatives alike.

There will be art and Christmas markets at the top of Witton Street, a mini market in Barons Square and an Arts & Crafts tent at Brunner Court (just by the library).

The latter will feature a wide range of fun activities including Christmas crafts, tattoo stencils, face painting, balloon making and gingerbread making.

Visitors to Northwich can also look forward to Christmas cooking with celebrity chef Nigel Brown who’ll be rustling up some winter warmers on High Street.

Following all of these great attractions, the event will culminate with the School’s Lantern Parade, Christmas Light Switch On and a firework display, ensuring a magical finish to proceedings. 

With this fantastic line up in place, Northwich BID officer Mark Henshaw is really looking forward to the event and can’t wait for the end of November.

He said: “Planning for this event has been under way for a few months already so we’re excited to finally reveal what’s lined up.

“There are plenty of attractions for the whole family and I’m sure the kids will love the new characters including the gingerbread man and Scooby Doo. Just make sure you keep Saturday 25th November free so you can come and get into the festive spirit.”

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