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The village's calendar of events begins during the Easter period, with the Walk of Witness Procession,
from St Mary's Church to the village War Memorial. Villagers gather at St Mary's Church, were a short service
takes place, this is then followed by the congregation walking to the War Memorial in small procession, lead by a
large cross - carried and erected on the green, by several villagers, infront of the War Memorial.
This takes place on Good Friday - morning, from 11am.
Easter Sunday, see's the annual Run Halton - Halton and Hale 5 Mile Road Race, take place.
The race starts on the Runcorn side, of the Jubilee Bridge and finishes here in the historic village of Hale - in the
The race starts at 9.30am - and the first runner to finish, is normally entering the park and across the finish line -
some 30 minutes later.
As Spring progresses, we arrive at the month of May, where the Lord Mayor's - Freemens
Parade takes place, normally on the last week of May - on or abouts the 21st May. The parade marches
through the center of the village to take part in the Sunday morning - 11'00am service, at St Mary's Chruch.
This historic parade consists of a marching band, the Lord Mayor and Freemen of the village, along with
various other village groups and organisations, suchas the Guilds Women, Brownies and Rainbows.
The second Saturday of June, sees Hale Village Carnival take place, in the village's park.
The event runs from 12 midday to around 5pm. It includes the crowning of the Carnival Rose Queen, events in
the carnival arena, carnival coffee shop - in the village hall, procession around the village, live bands and a
fairground. Hale Village Carnival attracts around 2000 to 3000 visitors on the day - to the village, and the park.
The carnival is one of the longest running and established village carnivals in the UK...
On the appropriate Sunday - which is nearest to the 11th Of Novmber, Remembrance Sunday is
Organised by the Hale Branch of The Royal British Legion - the village remembers those who lost their lives
during conflicts and wars, with a remembrance parade lead by a marching band - marching to the War
Memorial, where a remembrance service take place.
The year draws to a close, with the villages Christmas Celebrations, during the 2nd week of December.
A Candle Lit Procession leaves St Mary's Church and winds it's way down Church Road, to the Crib,
at Village's Post Office. Here, a short service takes place, with several carols and hymns, followed by prayers
and the blessing of the Crib. Villagers then hang dedicated baubles on the Christmas Tree at the War -
Memorial, followed by meeting Father Christmas at the Wellington Hotel Public House. To finish the
celebration a a Santa Dash takes place - to raise needy funds for a worthy cause.
There are many other events taking place in Hale Village and at local attractions throughout the year. For more events and activities visit www.halevillageonline.co.uk
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