Warrington families are spoilt for choice with the number of fairs and Christmas events that are on in the area this weekend. Here's our updated guide for those who want to make the most of the festivities

STOCKTON HEATH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-ON Victoria Square, November 29, from 5.45pm

Children from St Thomas’ CE Primary School and Stockton Heath Primary School will begin the evening with carol singing followed by the countdown to the light switch-on by parish council chair Laurence Murphy.

GRAPPENHALL CHRISTMAS FAIR Bradshaw Primary School, November 29, 5pm to 7.30pm

Admission is £1 for adults and children go free. There will be games, tombolas, pre-loved books and toys, a grotto, face painting, refreshments, bar area, entertainment, crafts and great prizes are promised on the main raffle.

1920S BLINDER OF A CHRISTMAS NIGHT The Kings Head, November 30

Peaky Blinders themed Christmas party

CULCHETH CHRISTMAS MARKET DAY Village centre, November 30, 11am to 5pm.

Events will take place at the Methodist Church, Scout Centre, parish hall and Culcheth Centre with stalls to browse across the village. Visit Santa in his grotto, listen to bell ringers, sample festive food and mulled wine, enjoy children’s fairground rides, barrel organs and visit the police museum. The Christmas light switch-on is schedule for 4.30pm.

CHRISTMAS FAIR Thelwall Parish Hall, Bell Lane, November 30, from 2pm

Santa will be in his grotto and there will also be a variety of stalls to browse.

CHRISTMAS FAIR Hood Manor Community Centre, Raikes Close, November 30, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Expect a tombola, raffle, gift ideas, jewellery and toy stalls all in aid of St Rocco’s Hospice.

CHRISTMAS MARKET Penketh Pool, November 30, 12pm to 5pm.

For stall enquiries contact the council clerk on penkethparish@yahoo.co.uk.

CHRISTMAS FAIR Ryfields Retirement Village, Arena Gardens, Orford, December 1, 12pm to 2pm

The event will boast Christmas stalls, crafts, food, tombolas and a grotto for kids, with all welcome to attend.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL St Mary’s Church Lymm, December 6 to 8

Live music and dozens of trees to look at throughout the day. Lunches at the weekend. Entry is free

CHRISTMAS FAIR Elmwood Avenue URC, Padgate, December 7, from 1.30pm

Free mulled wine on arrival. Entrance is free and stalls will include homemade cakes and produce, festive goods and tombola.

ARTISAN CHRISTMAS MARKET Lymm Village Hall, December 7, 11am to 4pm

Hosted by Lymm Parish Council, there will be a great selection of Christmas goodies under one roof.

Crafts, children's clothes, books, fancy goods and much more plus tea, coffee, hot soup, soft drinks and cakes

POP-UP FESTIVE STREET MARKET Time Square, Buttermarket Street and Market Gate, December 7 and 8

Around 60 stalls plus carol singers, live music and street performers. Hosted by Warrington Market

FESTIVE FAMILY FUN WEEKEND Bents, Glazebury, December 7 and 8

Father Christmas will be there with his reindeer and they will be joined by acrobatic elves jumping in on the action. Bents’ forest of freshly cut trees will lead to a children’s entertainment area with fairground rides and reindeer treasure hunt. Meanwhile, grown-ups can enjoy a glass of hot punch and a mince pie

WARRINGTON DISABILITY PARTNERSHIP'S CHRISTMAS GROTTO Walton Hall and Gardens, weekends from December 7 to 22

The Santa’s Grotto will then be open from 10.30am until 4.30pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout December. Special openings for those with autism will take place on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 22 from 9.30am to 10.30am and this can be booked online.

It will cost £7.50 per child and includes a present and a trip around the garden's reindeer trail with reindeer food provided. Other activities to take part in include crafts, live music, entertainment, face painting and fairground rides.

LYMM DICKENSIAN DAY Lymm village, December 14

Parade starts at 1pm in the centre of the village, stalls throughout the day

CHRISTMAS SUSTAINABLE LIVING MARKET Warrington Market, December 14, 10am to 2pm

Eco-friendly, vegan and sustainable living produce with a festive twist

CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY SINGALONG Bents, Glazebury, December 20, 2pm to 4pm

Bents is on a mission to keep the tradition of Christmas carol singing alive with community singalong. Supported by choirs from churches, the even will be held in Bents’ Winter Food Market

CHRISTMAS AT GOLDEN SQUARE Old Market Place, until January 5

Real covered ice rink and Christmas stalls selling the likes of mulled wine and bratwurst