Christmas in Crewe

The Crewe Christmas Lights Switch On took place on Saturday 26th November 2022!

See some highlights of what happened on the day...

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What's happening in Crewe this Christmas?

Schedule of events

Saturday 26th November - Christmas Lights Switch On event

11am - 6pm         Christmas Post Office (with cheeky elves from 11 - 5pm!) at Christ Church

11.30am - 12       Crewe Lyceum Youth Theatre - Choir Performance at Crewe Library

12 - 5pm               Christmas Letter Writing with Creative Crewe at the Library

12 - 4pm               Main Stage at the Municipal Buildings:

Hosted by CAT Radio - join the Cheshire Pop Choir, Crewe Brass, Love Crewe and the Lyceum Choir for a community takeover!

4.30 - 6.30pm    Cheshire Fire and Rescue (with fire engine!) on Prince Albert Street

5 - 6.30pm          Christmas Lights Switch On:

Hosted by CAT Radio, including:

  • live music from local musician Oli Ng
  • a Christmas singalong with St Thomas More School
  • football fun with Crewe Alexandra FC
  • an appearance by Father Christmas
  • and - of course - the Countdown! (Lights Switch On at 6.20pm)

There will also be a mini funfair for young children on Queensway during the day! (Charges apply for the rides).

If you need a quieter space between 5 and 6pm, head over to Christ Church if it all gets a bit much with the lights, sound and people.

Free parking will be available on the following Cheshire East Car Parks from 10am on Switch On day:

  • Chester Street
  • Civic Library
  • Delamere Street
  • Gatefield Street
  • Holly Bank
  • Oak Street
  • Thomas Street
  • Wrexham Terrace

Sat 26th & Sun 27th November
- Christmas Market (10am - 4pm) inside Market Hall


Wed 30th November - Sat 24th December - Winter Wonderland at Crewe Market Hall


Saturday 3rd December

Children's Christmas Activities with Creative Crewe at Crewe Market Hall (11am - 3pm)

The Flat Cap 3 - this trio play good time tunes from right now to way back when. A wide selection of music with fun chat between songs provides lots of opportunity to interact, dance and sing along:

11am - 11.45    Crewe Market Hall

1.30 - 2.15       Market Shopping Centre


Sunday 4th December - Meet Father Christmas at Crewe Market Hall


Saturday 10th December

Christmas in Queens Park (11am - 3pm)

  • 11am - 2pm Meet Santa in the Cafe
  • From 11am Christmas Crafts with Creative Crewe in the Bowls Pavilion
  • From 2pm Festive Songs with the Funky Choir

The Elvish Pressies at Market Shopping Centre, Victoria Street and Market Hall (11 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 1pm & 2 - 2.30pm)

Watch The Elvish Pressies rock up aboard their shiny battery powered hot rods with 1950's festive tunes pumping from their stereos!


Sunday 11th December - Meet Father Christmas at Crewe Market Hall


Friday 16th December to Sunday 8th January - Aladdin pantomime at Crewe Lyceum

Cheshire’s favourite family pantomime, Aladdin, starring Louie Spence as the Spirit of the Ring, Jamie Kenna (Coronation Street) as Abanazar, Kiera-Nicole (Milkshake) as Jasmine and returning for his sixth year, Crewe’s treasured dame, Malcolm Lord as Widow Twankey!

Book here.


Friday 16th December - St. Thomas More Christmas Concert at Crewe Market Hall


Saturday 17th December - Sofa-driving Santa at Market Shopping Centre, Victoria Street and Market Hall (11 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 1pm & 2 - 2.30pm)

Santa loves to rest on his comfy sofa. So much so that he has persuaded his elves to turn one into a sleigh. Now he can cruise around town with a naughty elf spreading Xmas cheer, listening to wishes and meeting all the lovely people without even having to stand up!


Sunday 18th December - Meet Father Christmas at Crewe Market Hall


Thursday 22nd December

Walkabout Christmas entertainment at Market Shopping Centre, Victoria Street and Market Hall (11 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 1pm & 2 - 2.30pm)

  • A Christmas Carriage

Christmas…? Bah humbug! Mr Scrooge and Mr Scratchit bring their carol singing carriage to your town (albeit begrudgingly) to supply a healthy dose of Dickensian Christmas cheer.

  • Christmas Elves & the Goodometer

Two elves and their 'Goodometer' will be checking to find out who’s been naughty and who’s been nice over the past year. How will you measure up?


Friday 23rd December

Walkabout Christmas entertainment at Market Shopping Centre, Victoria Street and Market Hall

  • Winter Rustle (11.30 - 12 noon, 1 - 1.30pm & 2.30 - 3pm)

Festively adorned in holly, pine cones and silvery leaves, Winter Rustle dances, whirls and turns whilst juggling ice crystals - come and watch Rustle bustle!

  • Carol singing Christmas crackers (11 - 11.30am, 12.30 - 1pm & 2 - 2.30pm)

Come and see these crazy crackers with their fabulous festive outfits and bad taste in singing. Ask them to sing any tune and they jump at the chance to show off. Have a go at pulling a cracker and these colourful characters will tell the obligatory dodgy  joke!


Saturday 24th December - Follow Santa's Journey on the Big Screen at Crewe Market Hall (4 - 6pm)


Traffic Management Plans

Earle Street Traffic Management Plan

Market Area Traffic Management Plan

Memorial Square Traffic Management Plan


Tree of Light service at Crewe Cemetery

This year, the Tree of Light service will take place on Friday 2nd December 2022, 5.30pm.

Tree of Light Service image.

Find out more about the service by visiting our Tree of Light Service webpage.


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