Shoppers are encouraged to spread festive magic and goodwill by supporting local businesses this Christmas.

Tameside Council has launched a Shop Local campaign to highlight everything the borough’s town centres have to offer and urge people to spend their money locally.

Tameside’s town centres each have their own unique character, boasting a mix of big high street names and independent shops, cafes, salons and other businesses – all offering variety, quality, service and value all close to home.

In addition, there are also beautiful parks, museums, galleries, sports facilities and other attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Businesses and the community, supported by the council, are also working together to plan a vibrant programme of festive events for shoppers – including lights switch- ons, Christmas markets, brass bands and other entertainment.

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