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Step into Stockport at Christmas

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01 Nov 2021 - 31 Dec 2021
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Step into Stockport this Christmas!

Step into Stockport and discover all the exciting activities and events that Totally Stockport have planned to help you celebrate Christmas this December in the town centre.

Meet real elves along the Elf Trail. On Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th December, visit all seven elf stations for some festive fun. Join in the activities and get yourself an elf make over; learn how to make an elf friendship bracelet; write your letter to Santa. Don’t forget to look out for the dancing and singing elves.  

Elves stations will be in Mersey Square, Merseyway, Suffragette Square, Great Underbank, Warren Street, Peel Centre & Market Place  

The ever-popular Ice Sculpture Trail is back on Sunday 5th and Sunday 12th December. Each Sunday you can watch a live carving of a different sculpture including a Phoenix and a Reindeer. Plus, there will be eight new sculptures for you to find each Sunday in the town centre.
Follow the trail and look out for great photo opportunities with an elf, angel wings, Rudolph and a lion! And for Harry Potter fans, look out for Harry himself, Hedwig Owl and Fawkes bird.  
Live carvings will take place between 12- 2pm on Mersey Square

Christmas in the Squaresee live acts on the festive stage in St Peter’s Square and a free children’s fun fair!
A packed programme of live entertainment on Saturday 4th and Saturday 11th December. Come along and watch your favourite local choirs, bands, singing and dancing groups performing your favourite Christmas tunes. 
If you’d like to perform or would like your organisation to take part, get in touch and email info@totallystockport.co.uk
FREE Children’s funfair from 10am – 4pm over the weekends of Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th; Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December.

Christmas Light switch on: Christmas motifs and Christmas tree lights in the town centre were switched on Friday 12th November 

Merseyway Events:

Merseyway’s Giant Post Box:     15th November to 22nd December  

Naughty or Nice Lists:                 Posted on the Merseyway screen 27th November; 4th/11th/18th/23rd December

Giving Tree:                                    From 15th November to 14th December

Christmas Markets:                      6th November until New Year’s Eve

Interactive Light Shows:             Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in December: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th & 23rd 

Panto at the Plaza
Dick Whittington at the Plaza from Friday 3rd December 2021 to Sunday 9th January 2022
Join much loved hero Dick Whittington for the purr-fect family adventure as he seeks fame and fortune alongside his trusty feline friend when he heads off for swashbuckling adventures to prove that good will always win over bad in the Plaza’s popular annual festive Panto treat!

Makers Market 
Christmas treats and gifts galore. 
Saturday 11th December – 10am – 4pm in the Market Place

Vintage Market
Sunday 12th December
Dozens of vintage stalls selling authentic vintage goods and gifts

Market Place
Christmas – the time for giving. 
Stockport Market Christmas Give Back Competition – £500 vouchers plus giveaways

After the terrible two years most people have just had, Stockport Market have decided to give something back to their regular customers this Christmas.  With £500 of market vouchers, plus some great giveaways, traders are inviting customers to come into the market and enter the Market Christmas Give Back Competition. To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit the market and grab a loyalty card from any trader.  Your loyalty card will be stamped each time you visit a stall.  Once it’s full, simply complete the details on the back and pop it in the entry box next to the ‘bus stop’ (opposite Dogano’s Pet Supplies).  Winners will be selected at random on Saturday 18th December.

So why not add some extra sparkle to the festive season and head down to Stockport Market today? 
For further information check out: Instagram : @thestockportmarket; Twitter: @theSKmarket and Facebook: The Stockport Market

Market opening hours are 9am until 4.30pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. 

Underbank and Marketplace Christmas Shopping Event – Thursday December 2nd / 4-8pm 
 
   
• Late night shopping on the Underbanks and Marketplace until 8pm 
• Live performances from Sid Bowfin (violinist) 4pm under St Petersgate Bridge, 5pm next to the Underbanks Tree, 6pm in the marketplace 
• Becki Fishwick will be performing blues and jazz songs near Top of the Town Vintage 
• Big Fat Santa will be wandering around the Underbanks spreading festive cheer to all the local visitors 

Find out more about the exciting events taking place in Stockport this Christmas – visit www.totallystockport.co.uk


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      LATEST TOWN CENTRE FOOTFALL

      Total visits this period:

      492,332

      Busiest time of the day:

      12.00 - 13.00

      Average dwell time:

      141 mins

      Average visits per day:

      16,410

      (Provided by Sept 2021 research)