The weather was kind to Neston’s Christmas Market on Saturday 1st December. It was a perfect afternoon for browsing the market stalls and being entertained by a succession of musicians and singers of every age, both professional and community led.
There were a good variety of stalls including crafts and gifts, artisan foods, children’s activities and community groups both in the market square and inside the Town Hall. There were several street food stalls ensuring no-one went hungry as they wandered round the market. As darkness fell the lantern parade lit up the square and then made its way round to The Cross for the ceremonial switching on of the tree lights. A lovely way to usher in the festive season.
The Mayor, Cllr Pat Kynaston, was delighted with the turn out from stall holders and the general public to support the event. The Council market team worked closely with Hip & Harmony who were the co-ordinators for the entertainment This produced a seamless co-ordinated event that was a great success for Neston. Our guest Deputy Mayor, Cllr Jones, from Frodsham was very impressed by the day.
The market was a result of months of hard work by Hip & Harmony, NCYC and Neston Town Council. It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying themselves. There has been a lot of very positive feedback from both traders and the public.
Cllr Christine Warner said “Thank you to all our wonderful stall holders who helped to make our Christmas market such a successful event”
The Market, Asset & Admin Co-ordinator, Nicky McMahon added “I would like to thank the markets team for all their hard work, the traders for wearing their elf hats and costumes and joining in with the spirit of the event, the community groups and volunteers for providing such a great programme of entertainment and finally the town centre businesses for getting involved and bringing the community together”.
It was a wonderful afternoon and evening enjoyed by all who attended.