For Your Calendar (part 2)

Grab a pen and mark your calendars and diaries – we’ve got some more local events as we head towards December.

As you’ll know, the Christmas lights in our centres will soon be turned on. This annual event marks the start of the festive season in our towns and villages. The events are free and generally include something for all the family.

Gearing up for last year’s lights switch on in Wolverhampton


Wolverhampton Lights Switch On & Market – Wednesday 25th November

This coming Wednesday, a market will be held on Dudley Street from 10am running all the way through to 8pm, alongside the Christmas Lights Switch On event which this year takes place in Queen Square. Free Radio will be on location with their big screen and entertainment will be provided by none other than The Chuckle Brothers who are starring at the Grand Theatre in this year’s panto, Peter Pan. Alongside The Chuckle Brothers will be children’s television characters Bing and Flop, the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Ian Brookfield and Wolverhampton Wanderers stars Dominic Iorfa and Kortney Hause. Following the switch on, a firework display will take place at 6:30pm.

Following on from Wolverhampton’s event, we have further light switch on events including, for the first time, lights at Bantock Park, as detailed below:

  • Thursday 26 November – Wednesfield, High Street – event starts 4pm, lights switch on 5pm (details available on
  • Friday 27 November – Bilston, Church Street – event starts 4pm, lights switch on 5pm
  • Saturday 28 November – Tettenhall, Upper Green – event starts 5pm, lights switch on 6.30pm
  • Sunday 29 November – Bantock Park, Finchfield Road – event starts 5pm, lights switch on 6.45pm
Tettenhall’s lights in 2014


In South Staffordshire, Wombourne’s lights will be switched on on the evening of Friday 27 November, with local school choirs from 5:20pm, Father Christmas on his sleigh and switch on taking place at the Wombourne Civic Centre.

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