Christmas starts in Halesowen
Thousands of people brought Christmas cheer to Halesowen with the turning on of the town’s lights.
People packed the town centre for a day of activities last night (Saturday).
It included craft and food stalls, street entertainers, music, children’s rides and a visit from Father Christmas.
The Mayor of Dudley was also there as the town’s festive lights burst into life at the event which was organised in partnership between The Halesowen Business Improvement District (BID) and Dudley Council.
Councillor Alan Taylor, Mayor of Dudley, said:
This marks the start of the countdown to Christmas, and I am delighted to see so many people in the town to help turn the lights on.
Seeing our town packed with local people and local businesses was amazing.”
There are a number of Christmas events coming up across the borough.
The Christmas lights will be switched on in Dudley on Saturday November 24; in Brierley Hill on Friday November 30; and Stourbridge on Saturday December 1.