Longridge Does Christmas: more attractions announced

Longridge Does Christmas is to go ahead this year with shops and businesses now ‘doing their own thing’.

Changes at the Longridge Business Group mean that the late-night event will also be supported by Longridge Community Partnership.

Business Group committee members and other business owners are meeting tonight to discuss issues arising out of the changes.

But a spokesperson said “the Christmas event is definitely going ahead and this time shops and businesses are doing their own thing.

“Longridge Band, as is the event’s tradition, will be out and about in the town, and we would also appeal to carol singers, such as the Valley Singers, to come and join the event’s start on the Friday.”

The dates are again confirmed as the Friday and week-end of December 4,5 and 6, with the start at the Heritage Centre.

Applejack’s Tom Jackson has organised a fairground on the Berry Lane car park, there will be a hog roast outside Briggs Carpets.

Special events are planned so far at the Towneley Arms and the Forrest Arms, and stalls will set up on private land pitches down Berry Lane.

The festive atmosphere continues on Saturday at Longridge Civic Hall where the monthly Craft Fayre introduces Longridge freelance illustrator and designer Katie Craven.

There will also be many other stalls selling Christmas goods such as chocolates, candles and cheeses.

Heralding the special season soon will be 140 specially lit Christmas trees – booked by the town’s businesses.

There will also be the main tree at the Heritage Centre round which the mayor and councillors have their annual carols event.

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