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Christmas in Holmes Chapel

Ho! Ho! Ho! For Christmas with Holmes Chapel Partnership! Not long to wait now for our Christmas Market on 1 December, 4.00–7.00pm. All the stalls are booked and what a variety on sale from knitted jumpers to sparkling jewellery and art ‘with a difference’ to toys for the young people and little luxuries for the not so young!

Our uniformed organisations and charity groups will have stalls helping them to raise much needed funds for their various causes. Hot drinks will keep us warm; mince pies, tasty BBQ burgers and baps will stave off the hunger pains whilst mulled wine and other tipples will help the Christmas spirit. Church bells will call us and choirs, dancing, a musical organ and festive music will entertain us. Father Christmas will be there too along with an exciting ride usually only seen on a fairground.

This will be our eighth Christmas market and we are sure, well worth a visit. For three hours some of our shops and businesses, the Co-op car park, St Luke’s Church Hall, the Scout HQ and Holmes Chapel centre is heaving with folk from our village and further afield.

We would really appreciate some help in making this event happen! If you are able, please meet us in the Co-op car park at 1.30pm to help erect the stalls and/or at 7.00pm to help us take them down – it really is a case of ‘many hands make light work’ so thank you, if you can join us.

The Holmes Chapel Partnership’s new and improved Santa Sleigh run schedule has now been announced, and this year we will be supported by an increased number of groups and organisations. Santa will make his first appearance at our Christmas Market on 1st December 2019. He will then start to undertake his nightly Sleigh runs on the 3rd December 2019.

1st - Christmas Market

3rd - Cotton Hall Estate & Lakes Estate

4th - Goostrey West

5th - Goostrey East

6th - Brereton

7th - Arclid & Bluebell Meadow

9th - Westway

10th - Saniford & London Road

11th - Bramhall Drive

12th - Hermitage & Saltersford Corner

13th - Elm Drive

14th - Santa’s parked up for you to visit Check www.hcpartnership.org.uk for location

16th - Balmoral Drive & Selkirk

17th - Rivers Estates

18th - Portree

19th - Cranage & Allostock

20th - Pub night 1

21st - Pub night 2

We would also like thank the following groups and organisations for their support:

Bridge the Gap, Goostrey Scouts, Brereton Scouts, HC Photographic Society, HC Pre-School, HC Scouts & Guides, VESU, Dane Sound Radio, HC Partnership, Tangent, 41 Club, Sibelco + Old Rotarians.

In addition to new lights on the Sleigh, this year the Sleigh will have a GPS tracker, so if you go to our website in December, you will see how to track Santa from your phone, Pc or tablet. If Santa is delayed, or has simply stopped to feed the reindeer , you will be able to see exactly where he is.

A more detailed description of the streets covered on each night, is available on the Partnership Website: www.hcpartnership.org.uk

Holmes Chapel Partnership

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