Christmas officially launches in Warrington with the Frozen themed light switch-on this Friday but there are plenty more festive activities to look forward to.

Below we round up some other yuletide and family friendly highlights happening soon in the town.  

CHRISTMAS TEEPEE Old Fish Market, Golden Square, November 17 to January 5

The teepee is the hub of the Golden Square's seasons greetings where you can enjoy the likes of mulled wine and other yuletide favourites as well as live music every Friday evening.

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FATHER CHRISTMAS NEEDS A WEE Parr Hall, November 17

Family show from TaleGate Theatre Productions

CHRISTMAS FAIR St Barnabas CE Primary School, Collin Street, November 17, 1pm

Visitors are invited to find Christmas gifts, crafts, cakes and jams.

There will also be face painting, a children's tombola and second-hand toys as well as an appearance from Father Christmas and Wolfie.

CHRISTMAS FAIR Bridgewater Hall, November 18, 12pm to 3pm

More than 50 craft and vintage stalls and a pop-up tearoom.

CHRISTMAS AFTERNOON TEA AND FAIR  Tim Parry Community Centre, Wroxham Road, November 24

The 10th Warrington Scouts Group are hosting a Christmas afternoon tea and fair to raise funds for the scout hut which is falling into disrepair.

A craft fair will run from 12pm until 4pm and includes a refreshment stall and handmade gifts. There will also be the opportunity to meet Santa for £3.

The afternoon tea sittings are from 12pm until 1pm or 2pm until 3pm.

Tickets for the afternoon tea cost £10 for adults and £5 for under 10s. For tickets contact fundraising10th@outlook.com or call 07814568278.

THE CHAPELFORD CHRISTMAS MARKET Sainsburys, Chapelford, November 25, 11am

A band will be performing at 12.30pm and 4pm before the Christmas tree light switch-on at 4.30pm.

CHRISTMAS MAKERS MARKET Golden Square, Buttermarket Street, Warrington Market, Market Gate, November 30 to December 2
The Makers Market will give visitors the chance to select from a range of unique gifts and sample the fare from more than 70 stalls featuring town centre traders plus selected specialists plus free street entertainment

CHRISTMAS FAYRE Thelwall Parish Hall, December 1, 2pm

A chance to buy gifts and meet Santa in his grotto

CHRISTMAS AT COCKHEDGE December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 11am to 4pm
Free family entertainment with face painting and roller skating fairy
SANTA'S GROTTO Warrington Market, December 1, 8 and 17 to 22, 10.30am to 4pm
In aid of Warrington Disability Partnership
SANTA'S MAGICAL SLEDGE Golden Square, December 1, 8, 15 and 22, 11am to 4pm, free
A chance to meet Father Christmas in his sleigh

CHRISTMAS FAIR St Wilfrid’s Parish Church, Grappenhall, December 1, from 2pm

A host of craft stalls with free activities for the kids plus the popular grand teddy tombola.

Guests will also get to meet Father Christmas, sip mulled wine and enjoy a selection of festive food and treats, while being serenaded by Scottish bagpipes.

At 5pm there will carol singing around the St Wilfrid’s Christmas tree with the children’s choir. Entry is £2 (children go free)

KATE RUSBY AT CHRISTMAS Parr Hall, December 7

Traditional Yorkshire Christmas songs from the acclaimed folk singer

LYMM DICKENSIAN December 8, all day with parade set to leave at lunchtime

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A festive celebration with a twist as visitors are brought back in time to the days of Charles Dickens with many coming in period dress. Stalls and activities all day

GEMINI MUSICAL THEATRE'S CHRISTMAS GALA CONCERT Parr Hall, December 8

Gemini will be joined by Manchester Opera Orchestra for a Dickensian themed evening

SANTA AT WALTON HALL December 8, 9, 15, 16, between 10am and 6pm

Families wanting to visit Santa at Walton Winter Wonderland next month can book a slot to avoid waiting in the cold.

MAKE NATURAL DECORATIONS Risley Moss Visitor Centre, December 9, 11am to 1pm

ARTISAN CHRISTMAS MARKET Lymm Village Hall, Pepper Street, December 15, 11am and 3pm

Seasonal gifts and cakes served by Lymm Guides. Free entry.

NORTH CHESHIRE WIND ORCHESTRA CHRISTMAS CONCERT St John’s URC, Wilderspool Causeway, December 15, 7.30pm

Costs £8 for adults and £4 for children. Refreshments are served in the interval. Email boxoffice@stjohnsurc.co.uk or ring 759687 for advance tickets, or pay on the door.

SANTA DASH Birchwood, December 16

The 5k route, to raise money for Brainwave, is across all terrain and is suitable for runners and walkers.

The run starts at 9am with registration from 8.15am inside the Peacock Pub.

Entry is £10 for adults and £5 for children and includes the cost of the suit for adults and a hat for children.

For more information, visit brainwave.org.uk/Event/2018-north-west-5k-santa-dash

ELF ADVENTURE CHALLENGE Bents Home and Garden, Glazebury, December 17

You are invited to come on The Elf Adventure Challenge; take part in Elf tasks and games. Join in with the music, fun and story and when you complete your challenges successfully you will earn a certificate and the title of ‘Honorary Elf’. 

One-hour experience suitable for youngsters aged between two and 10.

THE SNOWMAN Parr Hall, December 20, 1.30pm and 7pm

Experience the family classic on the big screen accompanied by a full orchestra playing live 

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THE SWEET'S BLOCKBUSTER CHRISTMAS SHOW Parr Hall, December 21

The 70s glam rockers are feeling festive

WARRINGTON MALE VOICE CHOIR'S CHRISTMAS VOICES, CHRISTMAS BRASS Parr Hall, December 22

Warrington Male Voice Choir and Leyland Band will be continuing their yearly tradition of performing Christmas carols

FESTIVE CINEMA Walton Hall, December 22 and 23

Watch two classic Christmas Films, Love Actually on December 22 and Muppet’s Christmas Carol on December 23.

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To complete the festive experience there will be an indoor bar and hot and cold food will be served in the atmospheric surroundings of Mr Greenall's Old Riding School

WARRINGTON FOLK SONG CLUB 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND CHRISTMAS PARTY The Bull's Head, Church Street, December 23

Expect a double reason for a knees up because as well as it being the season to be jolly the club is celebrating its 50th anniversary after originally being launched by the Lever family in 1968.