Date for your diary: Saturday 25 November 2023 – Biddulph Christmas Lights Switch On
Each Christmas the Town Council organises ‘The Christmas Lights Switch On’ in Biddulph and Biddulph Moor, usually held on the last Saturday in November.
Preceding the ‘Switch On’ there’s a festive street market, with stalls selling crafts and gifts, decorations, cakes, wreaths, street food, etc and the town’s independent shops stay open longer. There’s fair rides, dancing and live entertainment from local musicians before the Mayor of Biddulph is joined by our Town Crier, Santa and special guests to light up Biddulph and the following weekend, to light up Biddulph Moor!
At the beginning of December, Santa tours the town’s streets in his sleigh. You can see his routes by visiting Biddulph Rotary Club’s Facebook page:
Website URL: https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=266
Rotary aims to give all families, especially children, a great Christmas experience, as well as raise money for Rotary supported charities.
Here’s some photos:
It was lovely to be ‘back to normal’ with a festive street market, fair, dancing and juggling in the town centre.
Santa was in his grotto in the Town Hall and the lights went on.
Thank you to everyone who braved the cold.
Photos by Daniel Ellis
The ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ in 2020 was different due to Government restrictions and a national November lockdown – our usual celebration was unable to take place.
However, the ‘Switch On’ events were recorded and posted to our Facebook account and the ‘Bus Hub’ was decorated for a special visitor.