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Author: Katie Robson Published: 6th December 2009 12:09

Hundreds of people braved the rain to come and enjoy a festive evening in the heart of Neston.

The Neston Christmas Lights were officially switched on by Deputy Chairman of Neston Town Council, Cllr Mike Wellman, after which the amazing Neston Children's Choir entertained with a fabulous set of Christmassy songs.

Late Night Shopping & Street Entertainment in NestonSanta arrived on his sleigh and took up residence in the Grotto at the Neston Centre, and Street Entertainers kept folk amused while they shopped in the Town Centre.

The Neston Youth Choir then performed, with the Children's Choir, outside the Parish Church, featuring an outstanding performance of "All I Want For Christmas."

There were over 300 entries in the Prize Draw to win a Laptop and various great runners-up prizes.  The winners were:

Laptop Computer courtesy of ALDI - Joanna Ellis
£50 Gordale voucher - Mandy Marshall
Turkey Crown from Hamilton Barnes - Liz McBain
Meal for 4 with wine from Marietos Cafe - Yvonne Hannan
Spray Tan courtesy of Neston Sunbed & Beauty Studio - Charlie Palmer
£20 Voucher from Neston Natural Health & Beauty Clinic - Dy Brown
Framed Print of Parkgate from High Street Gallery - Cath Armitage.

The winners will be presented with their prizes in the next few days.

A huge thank you to all who participated, and particular thanks to the following organisations and individuals for their help in putting together the event.  In no particular order, as you all put in so much effort:

  • Santa's Grotto at the Neston CentreCAN Group
  • Rotary Club of Neston
  • Neston Police
  • Linda Pelling (Photography)
  • Samantha Giblin of Little Actors Theatre Company
  • Susannah Hill, Neston Library
  • Michelle Broughton, Neston High School
  • Revd Neill Robb and Neston Parish Church
  • Paula Prytherch, Musical Director of the Neston Children's and Youth Choirs
  • Dave Bladen and his team for the PA System
  • Jill & Nick Marsh of Marietos Cafe
  • All the participating Town Centre businesses.

The Neston Christmas Festival committee would also like to thank Neston Town Council, Project Rural Matters, Ness Gardens and ch64inc for their financial support of the Festival.

Photo Gallery

All photos by Linda Pelling.  If you would like to order glossy prints of any of the photos, please contact Linda on 0151 353 0940 or by email: linda@letmeshootyou.co.uk.

Cllr Wellman turns on the Christmas Lights

Neston Children's Choir

Paula Prytherch directs the Choir

The audience enjoying the Children's Choir performance

Neston Children's Choir

Neston Children's Choir

Neston Children's Choir

Neston Children's Choir

Street Entertainment in Neston

Late Night Shopping Event in Neston

Neston Youth Choir

Neston Youth Choir

Neston Youth Choir

One of the Technical Team for the PA System

Watching the Neston Youth Choir performance

Santa's Grotto in the Neston Centre

Santa's Grotto in the Neston Centre

Santa's Grotto in the Neston Centre

Santa's Grotto in the Neston Centre

Santa's Little Helpers!

The Grotto Gang!

Street Entertainers prove popular in Neston

More Neston Christmas Festival 2009 Photos



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Paul T
At 22:01 on 6th December 2009, Paul T commented:
I thought it was a great night on Friday. Good to see so many out in Neston and our kids got to see Father Crhistmas. Shame I didnt win the laptop but well done to the person that did.
At 10:08 on 8th December 2009, ** commented:
There is one vote of thanks missing from the above, and that is Carrie Spacey, proprietor and editor of this website, and her husband Dean. Well done to you both.
At 13:17 on 8th December 2009, jojox commented:
hello , well i certainly enjoyed myself on friday night despite the rain, but maybe that had something to do with the fact that i won a brand new notebook/laptop !, so id like to say a huge thankyou to all involved.
stan e
At 12:11 on 10th December 2009, stan e commented:
some lovely photos(and its nice to see the staff from neston library smiling for once!!).yesterday i went to see a relative of mine(that lives on drake road)and i discovered that drake stores has now reopened-am not sure if you know about this carrie or not but yes drake stores has been open for a few days now.i know earlier in the year an asian consortium bought drake stores from its previous owner but it never opened due to objections raised to a late alcohol licence.this shop has been operating on that site for a great number of years so its good to see it trading again and whoever the new owner is then the people of drake road and the massive liverpool road estate should welcome drake stores back to its former glory.so good luck to its new owners.

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