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Brierley Hill gears up for Christmas lights switch-on
5:00pm Saturday 2nd November 2013 in Local
BRIERLEY Hill will be hosting a day of festive family fun and activities to celebrate the switching on of the town’s Christmas lights.
Entertainment will take place throughout the town on Saturday November 30 ahead of the lights switch-on ceremony at 4.45pm.
From 9am to 3.30pm there will be a trail of pantomime-themed props around the town that have been made by children from Bromley and Pensnett Primary School.
Anyone completing the trail can enter a free prize draw to win tickets to Brierley Hill Musical Theatre Company’s production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Insight House will be hosting a free craft fair from noon to 4pm featuring stalls, music, refreshments and make and take craft activities.
Children can also enjoy seeing donkeys and there will be free funfair rides in the Moor Shopping Centre plus traditional steam engines and vintage organs.
There will also be mask making for children at Brierley Hill Library from 10am to 3pm.
There is no need to book as materials will be provided but children should be accompanied by an adult.
Father Christmas will later join the Mayor of Dudley, councillor Alan Finch, in the Moor Shopping Centre for the official lights switch on at 4.45pm.
Councillor Tracy Wood, Dudley’s cabinet member for environment and culture, said: “With the countdown to Christmas underway it’s great to see so many activities coming to Brierley Hill.”
Jenny Saunter, who headed up volunteer work on the town’s Christmas lights switch-on, said: “So many people from the community have worked all year to bring together exciting additions to this event.
“We really hope people come along, join in and help us to light up Brierley Hill all day.”
All Brierley Hill homes and businesses with a Christmas display at the front of their property can also enter a competition with cash prizes from the Brierley Hill Traders Association up for grabs.
People who wish to enter can email email@example.com or pick up a entry form from Brierley Hill Library and post it in the post box located there. Winners will be announced during the switch-on event.
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