christmas lights switch on nantwich

Nantwich would normally be thronged with thousands of people for the annual Christmas Lights switch on in one of the town’s biggest events.

But despite the public switch-on being cancelled in line with Government’s social distancing and lockdown guidelines, Nantwich town centre is still decked out in stunning multi-coloured lights to create a festive atmosphere.

And tonight (November 19), Mayor of Nantwich Cllr Pam Kirkham turned on the lights accompanied by Christmas Tree sponsors Applewood Independent.

Keyworkers PCs Marc Harley and Matt Stonier and Cllr Stephanie Wedgwood, an NHS Senior Theatre practitioner who has been working with many Covid patients in critical care, were also present.

Applewood Independent managing director David Pritchard said: “As we can all appreciate, this year has been a strange one, which has proved difficult for many people.

“But what we have seen is our wonderful community pulling together.

“We hope this year’s Christmas Tree and the rest of the fantastic decorations around the town bring some cheer to all residents and visitors during the festive season.”

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The town council has chosen to continue the Rainbow theme through the Christmas decorations as they have played a predominant part during the pandemic.

The Christmas Tree and front of the Civic Hall are adorned in rainbow coloured lights to acknowledge keyworkers.

Town councillors are also encouraging residents to continue to support the town by visiting and shopping local when possible.

(Pic: Mayor of Nantwich Councillor Pam Kirkham with Consort Caroline Kirkham, PC Matt Stonier and PC Marc Harley, Councillor Stephanie Wedgwood and Christmas Tree Sponsors David and Alex Pritchard from Applewood Independent)

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christmas lights switch on nantwich

One Comment

  1. I understand using the rainbow to thank and support the NHS, but on the Christmas tree? No no no, looks very tacky and a mess. Just use gold lighting on it and maybe red/white bows with a star on top. Keep it simple, best trees look simple and well designed. Also why are there crash barriers around the tree? Also a mess, use dark wooden barriers if need be.

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