AN ice skating rink and ferris wheel will be among the exciting highlights of this year’s Tameside Christmas Market.
The fabulous, festive fair will officially open in Ashton on Saturday 29 November and run until 21 December with 30 traditional wooden cabin stalls, family entertainment, special events and much more.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a sneak preview on Friday 28 November when the town centre will host a fun-filled Christmas lights switch on ceremony and spectacular fireworks display.
Celebrations will continue on Sunday 30 November with a beautiful, winter wonderland lantern parade, carol singing and rousing brass band performances.
Following the huge success of last year’s Christmas market, which attracted thousands of visitors, the event has this time been extended to run for three weeks from 10am to 7pm and will occupy a larger site on both sides of Ashton Market Hall.
Local people, traders, schools and community organisations are being encouraged to get involved as much as possible – from hiring stalls to performing on stage and taking part in the lantern parade. There will be a series of lantern making workshops where families will be able to come along, make a lantern and register to take part in the parade