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The next big Audlem Event is on Thursday 28th November with the now very popular Big Switch On.

As well as switching on the thousands of lights on the big Christmas tree in the Square, the event sees Santa arriving on Audlem Lass down by the canal and late night shopping. Audlem now has an amazing eighteen shops, more than double the number five years ago.

From 5.00pm, the RNLI will be selling and lighting 'Wish' candles by the canal — they float away and make a magical sight as well as lighting the way to guide Santa safely in.

At 6.00pm, Santa arrives on Audlem Lass and disembarks by the Shroppie Fly (which will be open following its refurbishment) and at 6.15pm the excitement moves to the centre of the village with the Big Switch On of the lights.

The boutique shops will be open for late night shopping offering unusual Christmas gifts and a selection of complimentary festive refreshments, giveaways and competitions to enjoy along with live music.

As you can see from the poster — click on it to enlarge — the event is being supported by Audlem's shops and businesses — a range now in the village that few would have dreamed of just a few years ago.

They all add up to a good reason to shop locally at Christmas and throughout the year with free parking, friendly village service and no hassle.

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