Sunday, 1 December 2013

Frodsham Christmas Festival - 30 November 2013

Wow - what a day and what a night.

Each year the Christmas Festival gets bigger and better and this year was the best yet - or perhaps the best so far!  A massive thank you to Kate at Frodsham Foundation for pulling the event together - and to the army of volunteers who with the police kept us safe.

It was wonderful to see so many people out enjoying themselves.  It was also wonderful to welcome people from miles around joining us in Frodsham to celebrate the Christmas Festival.  Everyone I spoke with was full of praise for the event - and the way in which it was run.   Our local businesses joined in - and they were joined by other stall holders.  The fair came to town too.  From what I've heard so far our local businesses were reporting booming business.

The Christmas lights were switched on by the Mayor of Frodsham Cllr Sara Wakefield ably assisted by our new Junior Mayors from Weaver Vale Primary School.

Lynn and I joined the volunteer stewards and walked with the procession from the Leisures Centre, down Park Lane, along Main Street, up Church Street, beyond Eddisbury Square and back to the Leisure Centre.  We had the Frodsham Silver Band on one float and hundreds of school children joining in with thousands watching on.  Santa and his reindeer also put an appearance in!

Generating power for the Xmas lights


Reindeer


Scouts climbing wall

The Silver Band preparing

Children with sparkly lights

Mayor and Junior Mayors of Frodsham
fireworks marked the switch-on


Frodsham was packed




the streets were 'thronged'

Happy Christmas