SHOPPERS are being urged to book early for free Christmas shopping events in Altrincham.

They take place at Traders Outlet, Debenhams, House of Fraser, Randalls and Rackhams.

Places are limited and it’s first come first served for exclusive shopping tips and festive fashions – and there will be refreshments too.

Full details in the Altrincham at Christmas leaflet in this week's Messenger. Book online at www,altyxmas,co,uk or ring 0161 912 5931.

Altrincham's Christmas events kick off on November 22 with the Christmas lights switch on from 5.30pm at the Stamford Quarter.

There will be music before the countdown when a special guest will light up the town. Afterwards shoppers can go to the first Twilight market.

There are just a few stalls still available for the Thursday Altrincham Twilight Markets. Email –