Neston travels back to Victorian times for it’s second magical Christmas festival

Neston Victorian Christmas Festival is set to return for it’s second year on Saturday 2nd December 2017.

The one-day event from 12-6 p.m., is organised by Neston Town Council working in partnership with the Rotary Club of Neston and Neston and District Churches Together and will take place on the Market Square and Town Hall, welcoming visitors from Neston, across the Wirral and beyond.

Festival go-ers will be treated to a full programme of Victorian themed Christmas entertainment to include brass bands, choirs, dancers, bag-pipers as well as local community groups and schools. The Christmas market will be a unique blend of over 50 stalls including gifts, arts, crafts and festive food to compliment the sights and sounds at the heart of the festival.

As well as craft activities, children will be able to visit Father Christmas in his Front Parlour Grotto and visitors can admire the Victorian costumes of performers, stall-holders and the Mayor and Reverend of Neston.

Steampunk stalls and demonstrations, combining Victorian England with modern technologies to re-imagine design, art and fashion, will see a new dimension to this year’s proceedings.

The Lights Switch on at 5pm will be followed by a grand prize draw competition to win unique Family Hampers.

Claire Evans, Assets and Events Manager for Neston Town Council said “Last year’s festival was hailed a ‘Triumph of Community Celebration’ by Neston’s Town Mayor at the time. In keeping with Neston’s rich historic past, it brought new and old visitors to the town for a very magical experience. Young and old sang and danced on the square to the sparkly backdrop of our charming Christmas market. You couldn’t fail to be cheered by the warmth and congeniality at the heart of our town. This year we’ve added some new elements; it’s a festival that really does offer something for everyone. ”

The festival is free to enter and there is free parking in and around the town, as well as bus and rail transport links across Wirral, Liverpool, Chester and North Wales.

Further details of the event will be released in the coming weeks.