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Father Christmas is back in town, this Christmas in Neston

Posted: Oct 20, 2021 9:00 AM

Yes, Christmas will be back in the city center this year, with all its bells, whistles and joie de vivre.

2019 – the last time everyone could watch the lights come on at Neston. Photo by Paul Sharp.

In 2020, the team of Hip & Harmony CIC has succeeded in bringing Christmas online, providing residents with entertainment and involvement in a host of festive projects – keeping the Christmas spirit alive despite the restrictions placed on all of us.

Now with a grant from Neston City Council, Hip & Harmony are proud to announce that Christmas will be back in town for 2021!

This year, the downtown Neston Christmas tree lights will be on at The Cross on Saturday, November 27, and you are ALL invited to attend.

Road closures will be in place to ensure that the popular traditional lantern parade from Market Square to the Cross can take place safely.

Christmas in NestonPhoto by David Sejrup

In addition to the countdown to announce the lights, there will be fun and festive frolics in the market square all afternoon, in the form of Santa Claus in his cave, performance stalls, live music. and entertainment, as well as hot and cold food and drink to buy, from local businesses.

Inside the Town Hall, JimJams Gifts will invite you to enjoy a Christmas market, with stalls filled with crafts and festive gifts.

Program for Saturday 27 November 2021:

2 p.m.-6 p.m. – Live music, entertainment, show stands, food and drinks in the market square
2 p.m.-7 p.m. – Christmas market at the Town Hall
6.15 p.m. – Gathering of the Lantern Parade on the Square, then parade to La Croix
6:45 p.m. – Lights on at La Croix

We are going on a mouse hunt!

Another Christmas attraction this year will be a merry mouse hunt in the city center. FREE entry and a fabulous price (details to be revealed soon). You’ll be asked to spot gorgeous little JimJams mice in downtown store windows throughout November, with entries completed for the free raffle.

To keep up to date with more details as they are confirmed, please keep an eye out AboutMyArea.co.uk/CH64, to look for Christmas in Neston on social networks and download the NestonLife free application.

Christmas in NestonPhoto by Paul Sharp

A little word…

This event, along with others in the (usual) Neston area calendar, is organized by Hip & Harmony CIC, a community-based, non-profit arts organization.

Hip & Harmony will be opening their brand new downtown community venue this fall. She is currently raising funds for part of the construction work. If you can help with even a small donation, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hipandharmony. Thank you.

Hip & Harmony CIC – bring community artistic projects and events to Neston since 2013

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