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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . .

Christmas Lights Switch On 


Solihull Town Centre (Mell Square)

For the fifth year running, there won’t be an official Christmas lights switch-on in Solihull town centre but the lights WILL be on display from Saturday 16th November 2019.

Santa will be flying into Touchwood on Saturday 16th November to officially launch the season of joy before taking up residence in his grotto along with his team of elves.


Dorridge Christmas Lights Switch On

Dorridge Christmas Lights switch on is on Monday 25th November from 5.00pm.

Please be aware that in the interests of public safety to participants and spectators during the Dorridge Christmas Lights switch on, there will be temporary road closures in place from 4.00pm to 8.00pm – Station Road (between Station Approach and Poplar Road).  There will be a signed diversion route for traffic via Station Road, Forest Road, Avenue Road and Station Approach. Vice versa for the other direction.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. Pedestrian access to all properties within the restriction will be maintained along defined routes throughout the period of the closure.


Knowle Christmas Lights Switch On

This year’s Knowle Christmas Light Switch On and Late Night Shopping Event takes place on Wednesday 27th November from 4.00pm until 9.00pm.

The lights switch on will begin at 4.15pm with Father Christmas  performing the switching on of the lights.

Shops, salons, coffee shops and restaurants have lots of plans for the night.  There will be singers, and  plenty of food from restaurants available and new this year, there will be pop up shops in the Greswolde Arms featuring local independent businesses, and street food and drinks.

There will also be a raffle for a great selection of gifts donated by some of the local independent retailers.


Hockley Heath Christmas Lights Switch on

Hockley Heath Christmas Lights switch on takes place on Saturday 30th November at 4.00pm.  Meet at the Christmas tree for carols with everyone invited back to the King George Memorial Hall for cakes, mulled wine, gifts and stalls. Free entry.



Lions Festive Walk

National Trust Baddesley Clinton, Rising Lane, B93 0DQ  (Map)

Friday 27th December 2019

Save the date!