Altrincham’s players lit up television sets the length and breadth of the country on Saturday and are now set to have an illuminating effect a little closer to home.
Fresh from an exhilarating 2-1 win over York City at The J.Davidson Stadium that was screened live by BT Sport, manager Phil Parkinson and his jubilant squad of players are preparing for a special event in Altrincham town centre this Thursday evening.
Entitled ‘Altrincham Welcomes Christmas’, it marks the start of the official countdown to the festive season, and what better way to herald this special time of year than by joining Phil, assistant-manager Neil Sorvel and the squad in the middle of Alty for a 5pm kick-off?
That’s the time the Robins’ players and staff will be joining others, including Darren Proctor from Happy Radio, in an area around the bottom of Shaw’s Road, as the Christmas lights come on for the first time.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Robin or two, and everyone at the club would be delighted to see as many people as possible turning up and mingling with Phil, Neil and the players, as they show their support for an enterprise organised by Altrincham BID, which is funded by the town’s businesses, with additional sponsorship from Alty FC, Fixx Salons, Gran T’s Coffee House and One Central Christmas Tipis.
Alty’s women’s team are also getting involved and are taking part in a Lantern Parade on Saturday, which starts at 5pm from Goose Green.
Along with the Alty contingent on Thursday, the Garrick Show Choir will be singing round the Christmas Tree at the bottom of Shaw’s Road and many of the town’s shops and businesses will be opening late, offering everything from wreath-making to festive films, supper clubs, winter tipis and goody bags, plus seasonal food and drink.
More details can be found at VisitAltrincham.com, and a flyer has been produced by BID, so have a look at the full line-up of special events and make sure you don’t miss out on a fun-packed festive programme that gets underway in the town centre on Thursday.