Christmas lights celebrations in Sandwell

Christmas is just around the corner and people in Sandwell can get in the festive spirit with a series of community events across the six towns.

Sandwell Council is making sure town centres are looking Christmassy and is working together with community organisations to put on a number of Christmas lights celebrations.

Events are as follows:

Friday 15 November 2019
Oldbury Town Centre
Freeth Street, B69 3DB
Event runs 4pm to 7pm; lights switch-on at 6.30pm
Organised by Krunch UK
Activities: Lots of family fun, Santa’s grotto, refreshments, children’s rides, stilt walkers, fire eaters, live music, a living nativity provided by Bethel Church, Oldbury, plus market stalls and much more

Friday 15 November 2019
Crankhall Lane, Friar Park
Inside/outside Open Heaven Church, Crankhall Lane, Wednesbury, WS10 0ED
Event runs 4pm to 7.30pm; lights switch-on at 5pm 
Organised by Open Heaven Church
Activities: Special live performances by superheroes Spider-Man and Violet Parr, singing by a character from Frozen, plus Fortnite dance-along and superhero training, choir performances by Mesty Croft Academy, Park Hill Primary School and Tameside Primary Academy, Santa’s Grotto, fair rides, market stalls, arts and crafts, refreshments. 

Saturday 16 November 2019
Blackheath
High Street, B65 0DU
Event runs 4pm to 7pm; lights switch-on at 6pm
Organised by Walk Works
Activities: Funfair, Santa in his grotto, Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, live singing and dancing on stage including The Shambolics, Bhangra Smash Up and vocalist James Wythes

Friday 22 November 2019
Wednesbury Town Centre
Outside Bus Station and Union Street
Event runs 4pm to 7pm; lights switch-on at 6pm
Organised by Open Heaven Church
Activities: Special live performances by superheroes Spider-Man and Violet Parr, singing by a character from Frozen, plus Fortnite dance-along and superhero training, choir performances by Holyhead Primary Academy and Albert Pritchard Infant & Wood Green Junior Schools, Santa’s Grotto (inside South Staffs Water Hub), fair rides, mini bumper cars, market stalls, refreshments. 

Saturday 23 November 2019
Old Hill
Holy Trinity Church, Halesowen Road, B64 6JA
Event runs 3.30pm to 6pm; lights switch-on at 5pm 
Organised by Holy Trinity Church and supported by The Rotary Club of Halesowen & Rowley Regis
Activities: Festive refreshments, face painting, Santa on the Rotary sleigh, craft stalls and more 

Thursday 28 November 2019 
Bearwood
Bearwood Clock, Adkins Lane, B67 5DP
Arrive from 5.45pm; lights switch-on at 6pm
Organised by Lightwoods Park and House
Activities: Carols around the tree, mince pies and soft drinks

Friday 29 November 2019
Tipton Shopping Centre
Owen Street, DY4 8EZ
Event runs 2pm to 7pm; lights switch-on at 6.30pm
Organised by Tipton Community Association
Activities: Live stage show, kiddies rides, bouncy castle & slide, Santa’s Grotto, food and drink, market stalls, shopping, school choirs 

Friday 29 November 2019
Langley
Langley High Street, B69 4SL
Event runs 5pm to 7pm; procession starts at 5.30pm; lights switch-on at 6.30pm
Sponsored by Sandwell Irish Community Association (SICA) and Langley Traders Association, supported by Solvay
Activities: A variety of street performances including Woody Bear and DJ Krunch, stalls and refreshments in Langley Lodge, Santa’s Grotto at Ebenezer Church, fire eaters, stilt walkers, dancers, dhol drums and more 

Saturday 30 November 2019
West Bromwich Town Centre
Farley Fountain, High Street, B70 7QZ  
Event runs 4.30-7pm; lights switch-on with X Factor 2017 winners Rak-Su at 6.30pm 
Organised by West Bromwich Business Improvement District
Activities: Rak-Su will be switching on the lights, plus live entertainment from Sandwell College, Danceqube and Wounded Spirit

Saturday 30 November 2019
Cradley Heath Christmas Cracker
Shopping Precinct
Christmas Cracker event runs 3pm to 6pm (no formal lights switch-on)
Organised by Walk Works
Activities: Visit Santa in his grotto, Anna, Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, Christmas music with Rowley Area and St Michael’s Bands, dance and entertainment by local dance schools, children’s rides, Christmas Craftiness in the Oss Box 

Saturday 30 November 2019 
Princes End Christmas Event
Princes End Shopping Centre
Event runs 10am to 4pm (no formal lights switch-on)
Organised by Tipton Community Association
Activities: Santa’s Grotto, market and charity stalls, carol singing, shopping, live music  

Saturday 7 December 2019
Great Bridge Christmas Event
Market Place Car Park
Event runs 10am to 4pm (no formal lights switch-on)
Organised by Tipton Community Association
Activities: Santa’s Grotto, market and charity stalls, carol singing, shopping, live music

Saturday 7 December 2019
Bristnall  Queen’s Head
Londonderry Road, B68 9NE
Event runs 5pm to 7pm; lights switch-on at 6pm
Sponsored by Bristnall Ward Residents and Queen’s Head Traders Association
Activities: Spotlight Dance Troupe, an acrobat, stilt walkers, fire eaters, balloon artist, face painter, Oldbury Academy Choir, Salvation Army Band, hula hoop artist, fun fair and Santa’s grotto


Please note temporary road closures will be in place for some of these events.

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