People throughout Hyde are preparing to make the most of the Christmas holiday this year and have come together as ‘Hyde Community Events’ – a volunteer group, in partnership with Hyde Town Team & Hyde Town Council, who have taken the opportunity to make 2017, the year that Hyde Town Centre truly shines out as a thriving community – and lasts throughout the festive season.
While major cities and bigger towns around put on huge displays of lights, don’t underestimate the enthusiasm people share in some smaller towns.
The 2017 Hyde Christmas Light Switch-On Event will be a truly grand affair which has to date been supported by an unprecedented number of community groups, small independent retailers and high street businesses, namely: Gracie’s Cafe Lounge, Paper Tulips, Totally Trade, BB Scaffolding, Raw feed 4 us, Luxury Linens, EE, O2, Hatton’s Health and fitness, Walton’s Commercial, Local Community Matters, Rhino, The Buxton Inn, Paul’s Carpets, PH Lawnmowers, Paul Hett Fishing Tackle, Annette’s, Adnans, New Charter, MP Jonathan Reynolds, Artsync, Bennett’s Staff Bureau, Slimming World, Owls Hoot, Oven King, Hyde Pets, Jason Lancashire, Inspired Jewellery, Hyde Rotary Club, Nemo Motors, Vodafone, Lee-Print, Bosuns Fish & Chip Restaurant, Specsavers, Freedom Dancers, DL Furnishings and Joshua Bradley, with others still promising to take on an active role.
Starting at 10.00am on Saturday November 25th, Hyde Civic Square will come alive with a fantastic Christmas themed Market, with Fair Ground Rides, Hot Food, Mulled Wine – guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit and non-stop all day entertainment on the main centre stage – so there’ll be no shortage of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Then at 4.15, local celebrity Justin Moorhouse; stand-up comedian, radio DJ and actor will be switching the lights under the watchful eye of the Civic Mayor.
There will also be a Grand Raffle which will be drawn on the day – with well over 30 fabulous prizes donated by local businesses.
For the Children there’s the magical Father Christmas Grotto whilst the adults can tuck-in to a mouth-watering Hog-Roast’ and sample local TWEED’s Award winning Beer & Mulled Wine.
Hyde’s Christmas lights Switch-On Festival will be an event that signifies the beginning of the holiday season in Tameside.
Hyde might well be a small Tameside town, but this year it will be bursting with big Christmas charm.