Hundreds of residents and visitors came together in the village centre this evening to mark the start of the festive season with the Alderley Edge Christmas lights switch on.
There was a fantastic atmosphere in the village this evening for this ever popular event organised by the Alderley Edge Traders Action Group.
Crowds gathered on London Road to see the lights switched on by local resident and star of The Real Housewives of Cheshire Rachael Lugo.
She was accompanied on stage 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.
Father Christmas made an appearance, much to the delight of the little ones, having set up his grotto inside Clarksons of Cheshire and families were also able to enjoy fairground rides, and a variety of stalls providing entertainment and information from community groups.
During the evening local performers took to the stage, including the Alderley Edge School for Girls' String Quartet, Alderley Edge Community Primary School Choir, Ryleys' School Choir, SMB Dance, The Bennetts and Maisey Marshall.