Halesowen starts Christmas celebrations
Crowds of people gathered in Halesowen for the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.
Weatherman Des Coleman flicked the big switch to welcome in the festive season.
The fun included two converted buses at Lifecentral Church with soft play facilities, a full nail bar and gaming lounge. Market stalls, competitions, free crafts, a photo booth and refreshments also kept people entertained. Free parking was also available.
Special guests also included the deputy Mayor of Dudley.
Councillor Andrea Goddard, deputy Mayor of Dudley, said:
Halesowen is the first of our town centre Christmas events and what a way to bring in the festive season. It was great to see so many people in the town centre having fun.
It is the first of a series of Christmas events.
On Sunday 20 November, Sedgley will host its Christmas lights switch-on event from 4pm to 7pm, featuring a stage with live entertainment and a festive market.
Head to Stourbridge town centre on Saturday 26 November from 9am to 5.30pm to enjoy a market, food and fairground rides, as well as live entertainment on the main stage.
The Grinch will be making mischief in the Ryemarket shopping centre from 12pm and kids can help the loveable festive villain to discover his Christmas cheer before he switches on the lights later in the day.
As Advent calendars start to be opened and the final countdown to Christmas Day begins, both Dudley and Brierley Hill will be lighting up their decorations on Saturday 3 December. Both events will feature live entertainment, Christmas markets and pantomimes.
Free car parking will also be available on Dudley Council operated car parks at the events in Stourbridge, Dudley and Brierley Hill. For the locations of these car parks, visit the MyDudley car parking page.