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.

Go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/lights for full details of events across Sandwell.

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.

Go to www.sandwell.gov.uk/roadclosures and view the live map for more information.

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