Visitors packed into Northwich on Saturday 25th November as the town hosted the 2017 Christmas Extravaganza.

Organised once again in a partnership between the Northwich Town Council (NTC) and Northwich Business Improvement District (BID), there was a real festive feel throughout the town as people enjoyed the wide range of attractions and activities which had been booked.

Proceedings got under way at 10:00am with visitors browsing the unique markets on Witton Street and in Barons Square which were hosted by our own Northwich businesses and local artists, while a Christmas Land Train transported people all around Barons Quay.

Reindeers, donkeys and camels joined residents of Northwich and the surrounding villages in multiple spots around the town along with Christmas markets, arts and crafts tent, music acts as well as Dinosaurs roaming the high street for a day of free festive fun.

Visitors to the Barons Quay stall were lucky enough to receive a free tote bag which included a number of Christmas goodies including Barons Quay snowflakes, chocolate coins, candy canes and a fluffy reindeer bookmark.

Wildwood kept people warm with free cups of mulled wine and hot chocolate accompanied by fresh mince pies.

Kids were also captivated by a number of exciting activities and characters including fairground rides, tractor and trailer rides, a gingerbread man, Christmas Elf and a giant snowman. They also had the chance to meet Father Christmas in Santa’s Grotto and let him know what presents they were hoping to find under the tree this year.

Further festivities could be found on the High Street and by Brunner Court as Nigel Brown provided Christmas cooking demonstrations opposite the Swinging Witch and visitors got creative at the Arts & Crafts tent which included activities such as gingerbread decorating.

Following all of these attractions, the day concluded with the magical children’s lantern parade and Christmas lights switch-on which also saw the Children’s Christmas competition winners’ designs come to life on the front of the library.

Mesmeric fireworks then transformed the Northwich night sky as the crowds looked on, to bring the day to a spectacular end.

Photos from the day can be seen on our Facebook page here.