VILLAGES across rural Cheshire are starting the Christmas season off in style with a whole host of festive events.
Tarporley High Street will be awash with lights and festive cheer tomorrow night (Friday) as the Tarporley Christmas lights are switched on by ex-parish councillor, council chairman and community stalwart Ernest Boynes. The event which will take place between 6pm and 7pm will include the Rotary club selling hot chestnuts, Tarporley hospital will be serving mulled wine and mince pies and the Inner Wheel will be holding a childrens lucky dip.
The carol singing will be lead by St Helens Church choir and Eaton’s St Thomas’s church choir.
On Saturday (December 4) Tarporley Country Market has a Christmas theme with a host of craft stalls offering shoppers Christmas gifts idea.
In Kelsall on Thursday December 9 there will be a Christmas concert by the Decibellas Ladies Choir at Kelsall methodist Church at 8pm. No tickets will be required but there will be a collection and all proceeds will go to the renewal fund at the Methodist church.
On December 10 and 11 the annual Christmas festival will be held in Tarvin. It is a two day Christmas street fair with stalls selling Christmas crafts, gifts and treats. The annual Christmas tree festival will be held at Tarvin Methodist Church with the finale on Sunday afternoon.
St Andrew's Church will have a nativity and there will be a best Christmas lights in Tarvin competition and a fancy dress competition for children. Live entertainment on both days includes a band, choirs and Father Christmas.
The festival starts at 6.30pm on the Friday, when the Christmas lights will be turned on by Father Christmas and runs from 10am to 2pm on the Saturday.
In Tattenhall on December 17 there will carol singing on the Millfield at 6pm, followed by mulled wine and a chance to meet father Christmas at the Barbour Institute.