Denton Christmas celebrations rescheduled for this weekend

Date Released - 10/12/2018

Christmas is still coming to Denton despite adverse weather putting a dampener on plans last weekend.

The town centre’s Christmas celebration has been rescheduled for this Saturday (15 December) from 4-5pm in Denton Civic Square.

The festive event will include Father Christmas, entertainment, illuminated robotic dancers, the Youth Service trailer and lots more family fun.

Original plans for the town team’s Christmas market and council’s lantern parade, lights switch on and fireworks display on Saturday 8 December sadly had to be cancelled because gusting wind and heavy rain meant it wasn’t feasible to set up gazebos for the market, large puppets and banners for the parade nor the planned fireworks in Victoria Park.

The lantern parade will now be held in the spring so that all the hard work in making puppets, banners and costumes – particularly by the children from local schools and community groups – is not wasted.

Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington said: “Although I was devastated that we had to cancel the plans last weekend because of the bad weather, Denton will not be missing out this Christmas. We have great community spirit in Tameside and I’m delighted to say we will be holding a fabulous festive event in Denton this Saturday for everyone to enjoy.

“We are also rescheduling the lantern parade for the spring so that everyone can still enjoy and appreciate the hard work and efforts of all the children and community groups who made spectacular lanterns. We will share details as soon as arrangements are confirmed. Thanks to everyone for their understanding – we hope you all come along and enjoy the rescheduled Christmas celebrations with us this weekend.”


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