Project Merry

Following the success of Project Happy this Summer, Barons Quay is introducing Project Merry.

Bringing the festive cheer, no matter what 2020 throws at us, we’re determined to help make Christmas special for everyone in Northwich.


The Project Merry light installation, which is now in situ in the wildflower meadow area of the centre opposite Sticky Paws and next to Odeon Cinemas, has created an ‘after dark rainbow wonderland’ that people can wander through and includes a 10 metre light tunnel, disco balls and a rainbow forest.  Buildings in the area have also been given the rainbow treatment with colourful uplighting to help create a magical experience for shoppers and visitors.


Even though the Lantern parade has been cancelled we’ve still found a way of celebrating with the local community.

Artist Russell Kirk working with CW&C and Northwich Town Council has designed special lantern kits and distanced workshops which has enabled children across Northwich to get involved.

Pupils from Witton Church walk, Victoria Road, Charles Darwin and Leftwich Primary Schools have been busy making lanterns which will be used to decorate the Town during the festive period.

“..The children loved making the lanterns. We had a super time”..Sian Simcock, Witton Walk.

You can see the children’s lanterns next to River Island.


Following the success of the artwork around Barons Quay, we’ve invited artist Emma Evans back to do an online art workshop.

On Saturday 28th November at 10am, families were invited to take part in an online art workshop with  Emma to make their own piece of artwork at home that will then become part of a large-scale art installation at Barons Quay before Christmas.  Any child that takes part and shares a picture of their rainbow  on social media using #ProjectMerry will also go into a prize draw to win a £50 voucher for The Entertainer.

Artworks can also be submitted to the special postbox in the travellator hall between 1st-14th December, they will then be used to create a new display in Barons Quay.


Take part in our Make Yourself Merry competition!

In this online game, you’ll be able to have fun uploading photos and giving them a festive twist for a chance to win a £200 shopping voucher! Once you’ve created your festive photo, share it using #ProjectMerry and don’t forget to tag us in!
Make Your Christmas Picture Here


Finally, we’ve been working with all the stores and restaurants at Barons Quay to come up with some great gift ideas to help you get your Christmas shopping done in December.  Take a look at it here.