The Trafford Christmas Event Guide

From Christmas markets, Christmas light switch on, family friendly events – and much more!

We’ve scoured Trafford to provide you with a list of the events happening around the borough between now and New Years Eve.  If you want to add your event, please email the details to

Please check the links below for more information on these great events, any booking links and charges.

Friday 16th November

URMSTON – Christmas light switch on.   

Saturday 17th November 

SALE – Yule Do, hosted by Sale Arts Trail at St Paul’s Church, Springfield Road, Sale.  Festive handmade fayre, over 20 artists and makers.  10:0-5:00 

SALE – Winter Fair at St John’s, Brooklands Road. 11:00-2:00  

ALTRINCHAM – Christmas light switch on, hosted by Altrincham Unlimited.  Featuring Hits Radio, local school choirs, Gareth Gates, Cath Tyldesley from Corrie, Braydon Bent, CBeebies Sid Sloane. 12:00-5:30pm 

ASHTON ON MERSEY – Sparkle Ball, hosted by Friends of Ashton on Mersey Village at AOM RuFC.  Raising funds towards the village Christmas lights, and festive fun. 7:00pm-11:55pm 

Friday 23rd November 

DUNHAM MASSEY – Christmas Courtyard at Dunham Massey National Trust. Open until the 23rd December, visit the servants’ quarters, traditional games, crafts and more. 11:00-3:30pm 

Saturday 24th November 

SALE – Sale Christmas Extravaganza and lights switch-on, hosted by Sale Town Partnership. Local dance and entertainment groups, brass bands in The Square Shopping Centre, crafts at Sale Waterside Library, Family fun and crafts at Emporium M33, festive market. 11:00-5:00pm 

FLIXTON – Friends of Flixton Christmas Fair at Flixton Girls School. 

SALE – St Mary’s Christmas Market, hosted by St Mary’s & Sale West. Food, live music and stalls. Family games, silent disco and charity fundraising. 10:00-2:00pm 

URMSTON – Parent and toddler craft session, hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties. 10:00-11:30am.  £10 (siblings £5)

Friday 30th November 

PARTINGTON – Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on. Carols, Santa and more! 6:30-7:30

ALTRINCHAM – Parent, baby and toddler craft workshop creating keepsake decorations/ canvasses, hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties at Bramley Farm.  10:00-11:30. £10 (siblings £5)

TIMPERLEY – Christmas Lights Celebration, from 4:00-6:00pm.  Local children’s choirs, best dressed window, Christmas singalong with Wayne Devlin, The Mayor will present Britain in Bloom award, and more 

Saturday 1st December 

JUST ADDED! – STRETFORD – Christmas Fair, St Anns M32 8LF. 10:30-1:30

ALTRINCHAM – Christmas Art Festival, hosted by A4 Studios.  Handmade goodies from local artists, look around the studios and live music.  10:00-5:00pm

URMSTON – Christmas Fayre, hosted by Cheeky Cherubs. Table top sale, family friendly fun, milled wine and Father Christmas. 11:00-3:00pm 

ASHTON ON MERSEY – Christmas Market and Lights switch on. Local business markets, entertainment and festive fun. 12:00-4:30pm 

SALE – Carols Around The Dovecote, Walkden Gardens. Local school choirs, Salvation Army brass band, mulled wine, German beer and sausages. 12;30-4:30pm 

ALTRINCHAM – Lantern Parade, hosted by Altrincham Unlimited. Free lantern drop-in making workshops, local school choirs and dance troupes, and lantern parade starting at 4pm from Goose Green 

DAVYHULME – Elf Memory Walk in Davyhulme Park, to raise awareness and funds for Trafford Alzheimer’s Society. Treasure Hunt around the park, festive drinks and carols. 11:00am 

Sunday 2nd December

JUST ADDED! – STRETFORD – Christmas Fair, St Hughs, M32 9PD. 12:30-3:00pm

Tuesday 4th December

JUST ADDED! – SALE – Decorate The Christmas Tree winners presentation, with Saletown Partnership. Come to Emporium M33, Tatton road, Sale from 4:00pm

Thursday 6th December 

URMSTON – Sugar & Spice Pudding Club, at Prairie Schooner Taphouse, 7.30pm-10.30pm.  Freshly baked sweet treats, brownies, spiced cookies, special range of beer for the festivities! 

ALTRINCHAM – Snowman Mug & Bowl Set and Cracker craft workshop, hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties at Bramley Farm.  4:00pm-5;30. £10 (siblings £8)

Friday 7th December 

JUST ADDED! – STRETFORD –  Christmas light switch-on and Sing-a-long, hosted by Friends of Stretford Public Hall. 7:00pm-9:30pm.

SALE – My First Christmas ARTventure! St Anne’s Church, Trinity Road, Sale, 1;00pm-2:00pm.  Relaxed, social session with music, sensory and creative play. Aimed at little ones from 3-6 months, with a festive footprint canvas to take away with you 

Saturday 8th December 

JUST ADDED! – SALE – Bring Your Kids to Meet Santa’s Elf – Bianco, Pizza & Coffee. Book a Table.

URMSTON – Power Cuts Christmas Party social, 7:00pm at Urmston Conservative Club. Tickets via the link below –

SALE – Sale Choral Society perform Handel’s Messiah with orchestra at St Mary Magdalene Church, Moss Lane, Sale. 7:30pm-10:00pm

STRETFORD – Christmas Fair, hosted by the Friends of Stretford Public Hall.  Choirs, family fun, Santa Grotto, handmade and artisan makers. 12:00-4:00pm 

STRETFORD – Society for Abandoned Animals Christmas Fair, St Matthew’s Hall. Christmas themed stalls, decorations, games and refreshments. 12:00-4:00pm 

SALE – Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas, hosted by the Trafford Deaf Children’s Society at the Waterside Arts Centre. A BSL interpretation of this classic. 6:00pm-7:00pm 

Sunday 9th December

JUST ADDED! – PARTINGTON – Mini Christmas Market – Partington Working Mens Club, 1:00pm

Tuesday 11th December

JUST ADDED! – FLIXTON – Flixton Community choir Christmas Carol Concert. 7:00pm-8:00pm, St Michael’s, 348 Church Road, Flixton

Thursday 13th December

ALTRINCHAM – Paint a Xmas Eve plate workshop hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties at Rocket & Orange 3:45pm-4:30.  £5

Friday 14th December 

URMSTON – Parent, baby and toddler craft workshop creating hand/ footprint canvasses, hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties at Humphrey Park Community Centre. 9:30-11:00. £10 (siblings £5)

URMSTON – Paint a Xmas Eve Plate and glass for Santa’s milk, and decorations hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties at Humphrey Park Community Centre.  4:00-5:30. £10 (siblings £8)

ASHTON ON MERSEY – Christmas Event hosted by 4 Cheeky Monkeys CIC Ltd, Ashton on Mersey Rugby Club.  Father Christmas, children’s disco, games and a festive fun evening. From 6:30pm 

Saturday 15th December 

JUST ADDED! – STRETFORD – Stretford Hall Christmas Ball, hosted by Brewchimp and The Naughty’s. 12:00pm-9:00pm, Tickets £10

PARTINGTON – Breakfast with Father Christmas, hosted by The Hideaway. Magical activities, the big man will be having breakfast with the children, grotto and gift.  8:30am 

TIMPERLEY – Breakfast with Santa, hosted by The Stonemasons Arms.  Family orientated buffet breakfast, grotto visit with the big man. Booking essential. 9:00am-12:00pm 

URMSTON – Christmas market, hosted by Urmston Partnership and the Prairie Schooner Taphouse at Eden Square. Arts, crafts, food and family festive fun. 10:00-4:00 

ALTRINCHAM – Christmas Craft Drop In, hosted by Rocket & Orange. No need to book, let youur little ones create their own Angel Christmas Tree topper, between 1:30-4:00 

Sunday 16th December ;00

JUST ADDED! – ASHTON ON MERSEY – Mince Pies and Mulled Wine Carol Service, St Martins Church. 6:00-7:30pm.

HALE – Christmas No.1’s Live, hosted by Hale Barns Carnival.  The best local acts performing some of the best Christmas No.1’s of all time. 7:30pm. Tickets from the link below –

ALTRINCHAM – Messy Play at Christmas, hosted by Messy Play Cheshire & South Manchester at Altrincham FC. Messy crafts for little (and big!) ones, including reindeer dust, brussel sprout rolling and candy cane rice. Angel foam, Santa goo – and more! For ages 6 months – 5 years. 10:30am-11:30 


Thursday 20th December

ALTRINCHAM – Paint a Xmas Eve Plate, hosted by Kate’s Craft Parties at Bramley Farm.  4:00pm-5:30 £10 (siblings £8)

Friday 21st December 

PARTINGTON – Breakfast with Father Christmas, hosted by The Hideaway. Magical activities, the big man will be having breakfast with the children, grotto and gift.  8:30am 

Saturday 22nd December 

PARTINGTON – Breakfast with Father Christmas, hosted by The Hideaway. Magical activities, the big man will be having breakfast with the children, grotto and gift.  8:30am 

ALTRINCHAM – Christmas Brewtap & 2nd Birthday, hosted by Stubborn Mule Brewery. Fresh brewtap and streetfood, limited edition Christmas beer, giftpacks and more! 1:00pm-8:00pm 

Sunday 23rd December 

SALE – Christingle at St John’s, Brooklands. Special Christmas service, with carols and refreshments afterwards. 3:00pm-4:00 

ALTRINCHAM – Christmas Family Disco, hosted by the Cresta Court Hotel.  Chicken & chips dinner, kids party games, disco and balloon modelling.  5:30pm-9:00pm 

Monday 24th December 

PARTINGTON – Breakfast with Father Christmas, hosted by The Hideaway. Magical activities, the big man will be having breakfast with the children, grotto and gift.  8:30am 

Monday 31st December 

URMSTON – New Years Eve party, hosted by Cheeky Cherubs.  Karaoke, kids games and more! 7:00pm-1:00am 


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