MERRY Hill is hosting a series of seasonal and fun-packed events to entertain parents and kids alike this festive season.

A Christmas wonderland, Christmas pantomime, bungee jumping, live music pop-up venue and live performances from local artists are among the offering at the centre.

Christmas stilt walkers will grace the lower mall, near M&S and Primark, on Wednesday December 8, 15, December 22 from 5pm to 8pm.

A Christmas bungee and Santa sleigh event is running in the lower mall near Mango until December 31.

Tickets for the bungee are £5 per child and the attraction is open on weekdays from 11am to 7pm, on Saturdays from 9am to 7pm and on Sundays from 11am to 5pm.

A Christmas Live Lounge with Red by Night will see performances taking place on the lower mall, near M&S and Mango, from Wednesday December 8 to Sunday December 12, from midday until 9pm.

Merry Hill’s Badly Behavin’ Elves will be hosting festive games and activities for kids and parents on the upper Mall, near Primark and Sports Direct on Friday December 10.

Tours start at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm.

Live music with Dan Greenaway will take place on Thursday December 9, 16 and 21, from 5pm to 8pm at the upper mall, near H&M.

Bollywood Festive Brass Brand will be performing on Friday December 17 from 5pm to 8pm on the lower mall, near M&S and Mango.

Backchat Brass Band will perform on Wednesday December 22 from 5pm to 8pm on the lower mall, near M&S and Mango.

UK Gospel Choir will bring merriment to the centre on December 23 from 3pm to 5pm on the lower mall, near M&S and Mango.

Gandeys Circus is also presenting Aladdin at Merry Hill, with shows running until Sunday January 2. Tickets are priced from £9.99.

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, said: “Our Christmas events are the perfect way to keep the whole family entertained throughout the festive period, with plenty of merry events and activities suitable for all ages.

“Merry Hill hosts more than 250 brands, including two very special Christmas pop-ups, Christmas Shop and Christmas House which are back by popular demand following years of success at the centre.

“In line with government guidance, all visitors are required to wear a face covering when visiting our indoor festive attractions, as well as in shops and within our malls unless exempt. To help everyone stay safe and enjoy some festive fun we also continue to operate with enhanced cleaning measures and hand sanitizer is in place throughout the centre.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our visitors over this festive period and we’re working hard to keep Merry Hill safe for everyone.”