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Warrington BID & Independent Street Markets To Unite For A Fabulous Christmas Weekend In November

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Warrington BID & Independent Street Markets Are Set To Unite For A Fabulous Christmas Weekend In November

The Christmas Parade will start on Bridge Street, at the back of Warrington Market, with Katumba drummers leading the way down Rylands Street to the Town Hall, where everyone will assemble on the front lawn for the projection switch on, including Father Christmas, his elves, and the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright (Credit: Warrington BID/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
The Christmas Parade will start on Bridge Street, at the back of Warrington Market, with Katumba drummers leading the way down Rylands Street to the Town Hall, where everyone will assemble on the front lawn for the projection switch on, including Father Christmas, his elves, and the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright (Credit: Warrington BID/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the return of an extraordinary Christmas celebration that is set to welcome hundreds of people to the town centre.


Warrington’s Weekend Wonderland, in collaboration with Warrington Borough Council and Culture Warrington, will bring together Independent Street Markets, events and colourful performances as part of a Christmas cracker of festivities.


Taking place on the weekend of the 25th of November from 10am to 9pm and on the 26th of November from 11am to 9pm, the event promises to be a festive extravaganza filled with local art, crafts, food, and entertainment.

This unique shopping experience will showcase the incredible talent of our local artists and makers while providing a delightful day out for the whole family.' - Amy Dawber, Warrington BID Manager.

The highlight of the weekend will be the bustling Christmas market featuring over 70 stalls, which will be set up along Bridge Street, Marketgate, Buttermarket Street, and the Time Square Quarter. Local artisans and makers will offer a diverse array of goods, including freshly baked treats, delicious street food, award-winning pies, artisan gin, handcrafted jewellery and much more.

Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the return of an extraordinary Christmas celebration that is set to welcome hundreds of people to the town centre (Credit: Warrington BID/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
Warrington Business Improvement District (BID) is proud to announce the return of an extraordinary Christmas celebration that is set to welcome hundreds of people to the town centre (Credit: Warrington BID/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Amy Dawber, Warrington BID Manager, said: 'Christmas is nearly here and it’s fantastic to kickstart the festivities with our Weekend Wonderland. This unique shopping experience will showcase the incredible talent of our local artists and makers while providing a delightful day out for the whole family.'


Amy added: 'In addition to the market, the weekend promises a wealth of entertainment for all ages. From a funfair with thrilling rides, to community and school choir performances at Golden Square's Old Market Place, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.'


Another highlight of the weekend is the return of 'At No.25 Christmas Installation' at Queens Gardens. This Narnia-themed winter wonderland, created by local artists Erica Wilkinson and Lauren Muir, with support from Warrington and Vale Royal College students, will feature a living snow globe and a mystical Snow Queen, enchanting visitors with music, lights, and a sprinkle of snow.

Everyone will assemble on the front lawn of the Town Hall for the projection switch on, including Father Christmas, his elves, and the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright (Credit: Warrington BID/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).
Everyone will assemble on the front lawn of the Town Hall for the projection switch on, including Father Christmas, his elves, and the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright (Credit: Warrington BID/Supplied/Image was provided to The Liverpudlian to share, courtesy of the Publicist on behalf of their client. We make no claim to this content).

Children can participate in free workshops at New Art Spaces to create Christmas crafts for the town centre parade at 5pm on Saturday. Father Christmas will also be in town with his sleigh, and street entertainers, including Santa's Elves and the Grinch, which will add to the festive atmosphere.


Radio Warrington will be broadcasting live Christmas music throughout the day, leading up to the parade at 5pm.


The Christmas Parade will start on Bridge Street, at the back of Warrington Market, with Katumba drummers leading the way down Rylands Street to the Town Hall, where everyone will assemble on the front lawn for the projection switch on, including Father Christmas, his elves, and the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Steve Wright.

'In addition to the market, the weekend promises a wealth of entertainment for all ages. From a funfair with thrilling rides, to community and school choir performances at Golden Square's Old Market Place, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.' - Amy Dawber, Warrington BID Manager.

Amy, talking about Warrington BID's Christmas preperations, said: 'The grand finale of the weekend is the magnificent after-dark light and sound show projected onto the town hall building, telling a festive story that celebrates Christmas and New Year. The festive show projection will start at 5.15pm, and last 15 minutes on a rolling basis until 9pm, so that passers-by who arrive near the end won’t need to wait long to see it start again.'


She added: 'Don't miss this enchanting weekend, filled with local charm, entertainment and holiday spirit.'


Warrington BID is committed to enhancing and promoting Warrington Town Centre as a thriving and vibrant destination for businesses, residents, and visitors. Their efforts include organising events such as this and initiatives that bring the community together while supporting local businesses.


The event will take place on the weekend of the 25th of November from 10am to 9pm and on the 26th of November from 11am to 9pm.


For more information, including a full line-up and details for each event, visit the Weekend Wonderland page on Warrington BID's website.

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