What’s on – Weekend 24th & 25th November

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Christmas celebrations are well and truly underway this weekend!! There’s Santa’s arrival at Fryer’s and High Legh Garden Centre,  Enchanted at Knowsley (still tickets remaining!), Christmas festivals in both Congleton and Northwich,  and many more festive happenings in Knutsford and nearby!

Please check event details with the venue before travelling.

Meet Santa at Fryer’s Garden Centre

Fryer’s Garden Centre, Knutsford – Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov then all weekends until Christmas 11am – 5pm

It’s Santa’s first weekend at Fryer’s! Come and meet him in his grotto in store. £6 per child, no need to prebook. Click for more details

Big Grotto Opening Weekend at High Legh Garden Centre

High Legh Garden Centre – Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov from 11am both days

ALL WELCOME! Come along to the Big Grotto Opening weekend for face painting, carousel rides, children’s entertainment, and of course, Father Christmas!! All our Grotto visits are by pre-booking only. You can book online at www.strikes.co.uk or book in-store. Click for more details

Christmas at Capesthorne

Capesthorne Hall, Siddington – Fri 23rd Nov evening, Sat 24th & Sun 25th Nov afternoons

Join us to discover the warmth and ambience of Christmas at Capesthorne. The visit allows a glimpse through the doors of a family-owned stately home decorated for Christmas. Whilst walking around the house you will be entertained by local musicians, school choirs and there will be an extra special visit from Santa. After pausing to listen to the music the tour takes you upstairs then out to the marquee to visit the craft stalls. Lots of festive treats will be on sale in the Butler’s Pantry. Tickets £12 on gate. Click for more details

Northwich Christmas Extravaganza

Northwich  – Sat 24th Nov 12pm – 6pm

Everyone’s favourite event of the year returns to Northwich! All of your Christmas dreams will come true at this year’s event as various activities and festive tidings are planned to take place throughout the whole town centre. See the facebook page for full timetable of activities including Christmas Express Train, Fairground Rides, Gingerbread Making and Craft Activities, Santa’s Grotto, Balloon Nativity & Outdoor Pizza, Christmas Markets and Street Food, The School Lantern Parade and more! The Light Switch On and fireworks will be at 5pm. Click for more details

Congleton’s Christmas Festival

Congleton town centre  – Sat 24 Nov 10am – 6pm

Come and join in the festive fun  for Congleton’s Christmas Festival and Lights Switch-On. There will be lots to see and do, which makes for a fun-packed, family day! Festivities include; Christmas Makers Market, Charity Stalls and Santa’s Grotto in the Town Hall, Fair Rides on the closed High Street, a full programme of Stage & Street Entertainment (from 12-6pm), Lantern Procession, Switch-On Countdown and Finale Firework Display! This is all before Santa returns to Lapland at 6.00pm. Click for more details

Enchanted at Knowsley Safari

Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot – Selected dates Nov 23rd – Dec 23rd. Entry from 4pm – 7pm

**Still availability this weekend** As the sun sets the foot safari will come alive for our enchanted evenings! Join us in exploring after dark and enter into our enchanted wonderland. Find our light safari and be dazzled by our beautiful animal light sculptures! Feel the buzz of excitement as you’re guided past the joyful fair rides into our grotto to meet Father Christmas. Children’s tickets £14 (incl light safari and meeting with Santa). Adults £5. Click for more details

The Taste of Christmas 

The Hollies, Little Budworth – Sat 24th Nov & Sun 25th Nov 11am – 4pm

Explore ‘The Taste of Christmas‘ this festive season at The Hollies Little Budworth.  Starting on Saturday the 10th November for 5 consecutive weekends we have lots of our lovely suppliers booked in to showcase their products. We will have festive foods, artisan gins, delicious cheeses, scrumptious pies and lots more tasty treats for you to try! Join us from 11am-4pm in the marquee at the back of the Farm Shop! Click for more details

Christmas Courtyard

Dunham Massey  – Sat 24 Nov – 23rd December 11am – 3:30pm

Join in with festive activities for all ages in the atmospheric surroundings of the servants’ courtyard. In each room you can see a different festive display and there’s a place to add your own Christmas wishes. In the Butler’s Pantry items from the family’s Christmas decorations will be on display. Families can follow a trail (£2) to get a gift at the end. Admission is free to NT members but prices apply for non-members – see prices on the website. Click for more details

Peter Rabbit’s Christmas Grotto

intu Trafford Centre, Manchester – 14th Nov – 24th Dec

Come along and meet Peter himself before exploring the Beatrix Potter themed winter woodland where many more of Peter’s friends look forward to sharing their Christmas traditions with you and your family.  Many wonderful surprises await you and your family as you embark upon an enchanting journey to meet Santa. Child £8.50, adult £5.50. Book in advance online, currently plenty of availability for this weekend.Click for more details

Storytelling with Santa

The Storyhouse, Chester  – Thurs 22 Nov – Sun 23 Dec

Make Christmas truly magical this year and take your little ones to Storytelling with Santa! Join Santa in the North Pole Storytelling Room, tell him your Christmas wishes and listen to his Christmas story. £3.50 per child. Slots available throughout day (book online, good availability for this weekend). Click for more details

Storytime with Elf

Blakemere Village, Sandiway – Sat 24th Nov & Sun 25th Nov 11am – 3pm

Enjoy a FREE Christmas story with Santa’s Elf every weekend. No booking required. Located in the Elf Cottage in the Centre of the Courtyard. PLUS make FREE Reindeer food at the Magic Reindeer Food Station in the Courtyard daily from 10am – 5pm. Click for more details

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