Each Christmas the Town Council organises ‘The Christmas Lights Switch On’ in Biddulph and Biddulph Moor, usually held on the last Saturday in November.
Preceding the ‘Switch On’ there’s a festive street market, with stalls selling crafts and gifts, decorations, cakes, wreaths, street food, etc and the town’s independent shops stay open longer. There’s fair rides, dancing, live entertainment from local musicians, a lantern parade from the cenotaph, and carols on the Town Hall steps by the crib before the Mayor of Biddulph is joined by our Town Crier, Santa and special guests to light up Biddulph and the following weekend, to light up Biddulph Moor!
At the beginning of December, Santa tours the town’s streets in his sleigh. You can see his routes by visiting Biddulph Rotary Club’s Facebook page. Rotary aims to give all families, especially children, a great Christmas experience, as well as raise money for Rotary supported charities.
Biddulph Sainsburys and Argos annual toy appeal supports local children facing difficult circumstances. Donate gifts in Sainsburys, Argos or at the Town Hall. Your kindness has a positive influence in the Biddulph Community at Christmas.
The ‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ in 2020 was different due to Government restrictions and a national November lockdown – our usual celebration was unable to take place.
However, the ‘Switch On’ events were recorded and posted to our Facebook account and the ‘Bus Hub’ was decorated for a special visitor.
‘Christmas Lights Switch On’ – Saturday 27 November 2021
We’re planning to organise our usual event to bring some festive sparkle to the town.
Details of the days special guests, parade, etc will be published nearer the time.
Anyone wishing to book a stall please contact us via email or phone.