Trafford Shines Bright This Christmas

There’s nothing like some bright festive lights to make a high street look welcoming and festive is there?


We love Christmas her at Promoting Trafford, and it has been great to see lots of local businesses and communities from across the borough once again raise funds to make their towns and villages shine this year.


It is so needed for local communities after the year we’ve had, and with us trying to encourage shoppers to go into town centres and #shoplocal instead of online giants, these decorations and lights are welcoming.


We spoke with a number of local organisers and are pleased to share just a few of their efforts this year.



The ShineHaleShine campaign by Hale Civic Society has seen lots of business donations, and the community and children getting involved to decorate the tree and a small-scale switch on celebration event.  This included local musician Joe Cockx playing carols, socially distanced carol singing, families decorating the tree and a general toast to Hale.

After a final push by local business owners, Sale town centre has increased its Christmas lights this year. With a large-scale tree, string lights throughout the town and the 2 large trees by the Town Hall welcoming you, this was a great effort by all.
Ashton on Mersey
The Friends of Ashton on Mersey started their community lottery scheme a few years ago, with the purpose of raising funds to bring back their Christmas lights. And what a success it has been, as the village looks amazing – as always.  The light switch-on event normally includes a local market, dancing and singing. This year, the Superheroes of Sale did a village run-past to mark the occasion.
Altrincham BID have done an amazing job of making the town centre bright and welcoming – a great way to end the year that also resulted in the town centre shops and businesses voting in favour of keeping them in place.
Now, can you (safely) return to our local shops to purchase for Christmas? Over the last few months the likes of Amazon have had enough of our cash as we look for deliveries rather than heading out, but our local shops need us all to spend with them ££££.
All of our town centre’s have the shops to purchase almost anything you might need, have additional safety measures in place to maintain social distancing – and a load of business owners that are needing us to support them.
Will you Shop Local this year?


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