Monday, 22 November 2010

Christmas in Wolverhampton

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Yes, we know it's only November 22 but everyone else is getting Christmassy so here's a run down of some of the Council Christmas events happening in our wonderful city this festive season ....

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Wolverhampton Christmas Light Switch-On

24/11 – 5.00pm – 6.30pm, Queen Square.

Beacon Radio play host to Wolverhampton’s light switch-on as Father Christmas rolls into town accompanied by a real Reindeer Parade, panto stars and children of the Punch Theatre Company.

At 6.30pm the sky will be set aglow with a dazzling firework display launched from a city centre rooftop, while The Mayor of Wolverhampton, Peppa Pig and panto star Christopher Biggins will help Santa Claus to switch on the lights.

For details of bus route changes during this event - click here

Tettenhall Christmas Light Switch-On

26/11 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Wolf Radio play host as the lights are switched on by The Mayor of Wolverhampton in Tettenhall on the Green.

Bilston Christmas Light Switch-On

27/11 - 3.00pm - 4.30pm

The lights will be switched on in Bilston with Wolf Radio on hand to entertain the crowds.

The Counterfeit Stones will play some songs and help to flick the switch, while the Orpheus Male Voice Choir will sing, and an American Style marching band and Bilston Army Cadets will march through the town.

Wednesfield Light Switch-On

03/12 – 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Wednesfield town’s Christmas lights are illuminated by The Mayor of Wolverhampton and Apprentice star Ruth Badger with Wolf Radio’s roadshow in attendance.

Brass Band & Street Entertainers

04/12 – 11.00am – 2.00pm, Queen Square

05/12 – 11.00am – 2.00pm, Queen Square

11/12 – 11.00am – 2.00pm, Queen Square

18/12 – 11.00am – 2.00pm, Queen Square

19/12 – 11.00am – 2.00pm, Queen Square

Wolverhampton’s Christmas Market

10/12 – 19/12

9am5pm daily, Dudley Street + Queen Square

This year’s Christmas Market will have stalls offering Christmas gifts ranging from jewellery, art, clothing and accessories to gourmet meats and cheeses, chocolates and sweets, cakes, puddings, pies, local honey and jams and free range port and poultry.

Santa’s Coming to Town

11/12 – from 12.00 noon, Queen Square and city centre parade.

This great family event begins with Santa’s Coming to Town, a spectacular Reindeer Parade featuring Father Christmas and the Elves accompanied by Monster Trucks, Vintage Fire Engines and Steam Traction Engines, West Midlands Fire Service Band, the children of Punch Theatre Company and an array of Street Entertainers.

Community Carol Concert

11/12 - 12.00 noon – 2.00pm, St.Peters Church

St. Peter’s Choir leading the singing in a community carol service.

Gospel Carol Concert performed by All Nations Church

18/12 - 12noon St Peters Church

Handel's Messiah performed by Wolverhampton Civic Chior

18/12 - 7.30pm St Johns in the Square.

Tickets priced £12.00 (£10.00 concessions) are available from Midland Box Office: 0870 320 7000

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