What's on November events Location Date Details Manor Gardens, Queens Road, Urmston 24 November Urmston Christmas Lights Switch On The Urmston Partnership & Indie Urmston bring you the annual Christmas Lights switch on, bigger and better than ever before! DJ Compere John Locke will be playing all the Christmas Hits. Live performances of traditional Xmas Carols by Flixton Band and Childrens choir plus the new Elf Trail and winter games. This year also sees the return of the mini-market with stalls selling bratwurst, hot drinks, sweet treats, bar selling beers, mulled wine & soft drinks and last but not least, no lights switch-on wouldn’t be complete without a visit from the big man himself, Santa. Get down and enjoy the start of the M41 festivities! 5pm-9pm Urmston Xmas Lights Switch On | Facebook Longford Park 24 November - 21 December Christmas Tree fayre in Longford Park A small christmas tree fayre selling real christmas trees along with stands and other associated festive goods. The hosting of such a fayre in a scenic location with an organic natural feel in the heart of a community offers the local community, in particular families, the opportunity to make the purchase of the family christmas tree a special event. The main feature will be the creation of a pop-up forest of real christmas trees through which attendees are able to walk through and choose the one they wish to take home. Organised by Greenfields Christmas Trees Ltd John Leigh Park 24 November - 6 January Advent trail in John Leigh Park Visit the 10 interactive stations around the park, which represent different aspects of the Christmas story. The advent trail is open from 4pm on 24 November 2023 until 06 January 2024. Organised by Friends of Altrincham Baptist Church, St George’s Church and Friends of John Leigh Park. December events Location Date Details Davyhulme Park 2 December Winter fundraiser at Davyhulme Park Join the Friends of Davyhulme Park who are running stalls in the park comprising of a raffle, tombola, cake stall, book stall and children's stalls. This is to raise money for Friends of Davyhulme Park. The Scout Marching Band will also be there playing music. 11am-2pm Organised by the Friends of Davyhulme Park. Victoria Park 2 December Christmas in Victoria Park Christmas has arrived in Victoria Park, come down and listen to the school children and choir singing, have a mulled wine and join in the kid’s penny tabletop games and craft activities. There will also be a visit from Santa! 12 noon - 3pm Organised by Friends of Victoria Park Walkden Gardens 2 December Carols around the Dovecote in Walkden Gardens Celebrate Christmas in Walkden Gardens with carol singing by local school choirs, a brass band will be performing, stalls selling mulled wine and Christmas food. Father Christmas will also be making an appearance. An event to bring the community together. 12:30pm - 4pm Organised by Friends of Walkden Gardens Altrincham town centre 9 December Altrincham Lantern Parade Feel all Christmassy watching the community performances in Stamford Square from 12 noon and then join in the 40-minute Lantern Parade from 4.45pm from Goose Green around Altrincham town centre, which will finish with a 15-minute festive singalong in Stamford Square. Organised by Altrincham BID Worthington Park 10 December Christmas singalong in Worthington Park Singalong with the children from a local school who will be performing some Christmas songs on the bandstand in Worthington Park at 1.30pm for about half an hour. Fundraising for Niemann-Pick Disease. Stanley Square, Sale 10 December Rare Finds Flea Market is returning to Sale! Come along to the ‘Hiya!’ indoor space from 11-4pm in Stanley Square for a day of festive thrifting with the wonderful community of vintage traders and local businesses rehoming their second-hand items, furniture, fashion, and more in the lead up to Christmas. Entry is FREE For more information, check out the website. Organised by Rare Finds Ashton Park 16 December Carols on the Park Join the Friends of Ashton Park for Carols in the Park from 2pm-4pm. Carols lead by local churches and Wellfield choir Everyone welcome! Organised by Friends of Ashton park and local Churches. John Leigh Park 17 December Carols on the Park Carol singing, words and music of reflection led by Altrincham Baptist church, St George’s church and Friends of John Leigh Park. Warm drinks and mince pies will be available. Donations will be collected for Barnabus – the charity for homeless people in Manchester and The Boaz Trust. 4:30pm-5:15pm FRIENDS OF JOHN LEIGH PARK - Friends Other events Location Date Details Old Trafford Sports Barn Seymour Park, Carver Street, Old Trafford, Manchester M16 9PQ Saturday’s Free Saturday cricket sessions Come along to the #Wicketz sessions on a Saturday at Old Trafford Sports Barn for FUN cricket games, activities and coaching. @LancsCricketFDN Join them every week! Age 8-13: 10am - 11:30am Ages 14-19: 11:30am - 1pm For more information contact Will Radcliffe at WRadcliffe@lancashirecricket.co.uk or 07775 237009.