Christmas trail is a cracker

The first ever Christmas trail in High Legh has been hailed a real cracker.

We joined forces with High Legh Primary School to host the Covid-safe Christmas Cracker Trail on Sunday, December 6.

The magic of Christmas was brought to life in the village as houses along the trail route festooned their properties in lights and decorations to help spread some festive cheer.

Families took a tour around the village to spot the hidden Christmas clues dotted on the houses, before finishing up at St John’s Church where Father Christmas was waiting to greet the children.

The event, which also included a raffle, tombola and cake sale, raised more than £1,000, which will be split between the primary school and our pre-school.

Jenni Cookson, event organiser and co-chair of our committee, said: “Our first Christmas Cracker Trail was a great success and the Christmas spirit is definitely alive and well in High Legh.

“From twinkling lights, penguin displays and even Santa’s washing line – people went to a tremendous effort to decorate their houses and it exceeded all our expectations. It was so lovely to see families out enjoying themselves and the look of joy on the children’s faces.

“Not only did we manage to raise more than £1,000 for two worthy local causes, but it also helped bring our community together and there’s already talk of doing it again next year.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers, everyone who took part and all the local businesses who supported us with raffle prizes including Groobarbs, Paper Town Crafts, Lady Morrison Photography, Lime Tree Flowers, High Legh Park Golf Club and St John’s Church for providing refreshments.”

The event was run in line with Covid-guidance, with staggered starts for the trail, outdoor stalls and social distancing throughout.


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