Cheshire Housewife and ex-serviceman to help switch on Alderley's Christmas lights


The countdown to Christmas in the village will officially begin on Thursday, 22nd November, when the Christmas lights are switched on.

Led by Mitch Gilbert, Chairman of AETAG, a team of volunteers are busy preparing to bring Alderley Edge another enjoyable and festive evening suitable for all ages.

London Road will be closed between George Street and Clifton Street from 5pm to 9pm - with the event taking place from 6pm to 9pm and the lights being switched on at approximately 7.15pm.

Father Christmas will be arriving at about 6.30pm and will be located at Clarksons of Cheshire" - between Alderley Bar And Grill & Victor's - and entertainment will be provided by a variety of acts including school choirs and other talented artists.

As usual the honour of pressing the switch to illuminate the village will be carried out by the winners of the school's poster competition - Agnes Gooda and Eva Heap from Alderley Edge School for Girls and Freya Halliwell and Alex Bates from Alderley Edge Community Primary School.

They will be assisted by ex-serviceman Patrick Ballingall along with local resident and star of The Real Housewives of Cheshire Rachael Lugo.

Other attractions, all located on London Road, will include fairground rides, a hog roast, Prosecco bar, stalls providing fun entertainment and information from community groups, as well as the opportunity to visit the many local businesses, retailers and food and drink outlets.

Mitch Gilbert, Chairman of AETAG said "Now in its sixteenth year, we are looking forward to another great evening, as always it's a fun evening and a chance for everyone to get together and celebrate the start of the festive season."

Alderley Edge Christmas Lights, Alderley Edge Christmas Lights Switch On


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Anne Bale
Friday 23rd November 2018 at 4:28 pm
I would also like to thank Mitch and Christine for inviting the RVS Luncheon Club to have a stand at the Christmas Lights Switch-On. We had an excellent evening with lots of people sampling our homemade biscuits whilst we explained all about Luncheon Club to them. It was a lovely atmosphere, we were very impressed by the good manners of both adults & children and lots of people put money in our collection boxes. Please do look out for our flyers as we are encouraging new people to join Luncheon Club which meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Methodist Church.