Christmas lights up two town centres
Families brought the Christmas cheer to Halesowen and Brierley Hill as the towns hosted their annual light switch-on events.
Hundreds of people gathered at the two popular town centres tonight (Saturday November 18) for a fun-packed celebrations.
In Halesowen dancing and music acts took to the stage as part of the event which also included a fun fair, pantomime performance, a choir, film screenings in the library and a Christmas market through the town.
Britain’s Got Talent star Amy Lou switched on the lights with support from the Mayor of Dudley. The event was organised by Halesowen BID with support from Dudley Council.
Meanwhile, in Brierley Hill, the deputy Mayor of Dudley was guest of honour at the event which also included music acts on the stage in Moor Street. There was also a fun fair, balloon modelling and street acts.
Councillor Andrea Goddard, Mayor of Dudley, said:
What a great way to start the festive season with two brilliant events in Halesowen and Brierley Hill.
I was in Halesowen and it is always a brilliant day out – and what a real honour to help switch on the lights with Amy Lou.
There is always lots of entertainment on at our Christmas celebrations and it was great to see so many people in our towns having fun.
Black Country Radio supported both events with music and entertainment on their live broadcast throughout the day.
The events were sponsored by Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill and Jewson.