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Goose Green to host free afternoon of festive entertainment on Saturday

By David Prior at

Goose Green is to host a free festive event this Saturday.

Organised by Altrincham Unlimited, the event will run between 12 and 4pm and follows the success of the Christmas Lights Switch On and Lantern Parade event last month.

Visitors will be treated to Christmas carols and songs from Altrincham Choral Society, Aura Music Academy, Absolute Belters and Di Voci Ladies Choir.

Family activities will include face painting, children’s characters writing letters to Santa with the Altrincham Explore Learning team, and a giant snow globe – perfect for snowy fun and festive family photographs.

There will be a giant snow globe at Saturday's event

There will be a giant snow globe at Saturday’s event

All activities will be free of charge, with donations welcome to Altrincham Unlimited’s chosen Christmas charity, the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

Street food and seasonal drinks will be available from businesses around Goose Green, including mulled wine and mince pies plus plenty of lunchtime offerings.

Katie Bland, Altrincham Unlimited Manager, said: “We’re looking forward to a fantastic afternoon of festive fare, traditional entertainment and family fun, and Goose Green is an ideal space to hold a community celebration.”

Adam Wilde, owner of House Bar and Restaurant, added: “There will be a great selection of food and drink on offer, including hot street food from our barbeque throughout the afternoon.”

Thousands packed into Stamford Square and George Street for the Christmas Lights Switch-on

Thousands packed into Stamford Square and George Street for the Christmas Lights Switch-on recently