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Festive Event lights up Openshaw

Festive Event lights up Openshaw
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Festive Event lights up Openshaw

27 November 2018

Visitors in their hundred’s gathered at Lime Square to enjoy a full day of festivities at the centre’s annual Christmas Lights Switch On which took place on Saturday 24th November.

Along with a Christmas themed market, visitors enjoyed live entertainment throughout the afternoon from the main stage area which included special performances from TDS Dance Group and Urbanised Dance Academy, The Salvation Army Band, Break Dance Manchester and the much-loved local celebrity, Patelvis.

There was also a special visit from Father Christmas who arrived in style by Fire Engine kindly provided by the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service. Children were greeted with token gifts and sweets and were delighted to see him arrive in such spectacular style.

Ice queen stilt walkers welcomed visitors with free sweets and family photo opportunities.
The magical Christmas lights were turned on by Father Christmas himself and the switch on was accompanied by the festive sounds of The Salvation Army Band.

The team at Lime Square worked in partnership with Manchester City Council to illuminate Ashton Old Road at the same time as Lime Square, officially marking the start of Christmas celebrations in Openshaw.

Head of Security and Customer Service at Lime Square, Jordray Adams said “On behalf of myself and the rest of the team here at Lime Square, we would like to say thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of Saturday’s event. It was wonderful to see so many families enjoying the festivities and the children were incredibly excited to see Father Christmas.

Our stage performers did an amazing job of entertaining everyone and we were honoured to have some incredibly special guests join us for what always promises to be a most enjoyable and memorable event. The weather was also very kind to us.

We are already starting to think about next year’s events and we are determined to keep making these seasonal events even bigger and better”.

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Photograph(s) show: Father Christmas on stage accompanied by the Ice Queen Stilt Walkers
Christmas lights fully illuminated at Lime Square

For further information, contact:-

Public Relations Department, Dransfield Properties Ltd
Tel: 01226 360644