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There is a packed programme of entertainment in Kidderminster town centre in the run up to Christmas.

The fun kicks off with the Christmas Lights Switch On taking place outside the Town Hall on Saturday 12 November.  The entertainment starts at 2.00pm.  There will be live music from The Institutions, BBC Hereford and Worcester Roadshow, appearances by Father Christmas and a lantern parade.  The lights will be switched on at 5.15pm. Performing the honours will be Father Christmas, Cllr Mary Rayner - the Mayor of Kidderminster and 10 year old Emily Smith from Kidderminster.  Emily won a competition run in conjunction with the Kidderminster Shuttle. This year’s event has been organised and funded by Wyre Forest District Council and Kidderminster Town Council.

There will be carols performed by the ‘Wheeley Different Choir’ on Saturday 3 December.  They will be singing outside Kidderminster Town Hall between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Look out for Santa and his elf taking a wander around the town centre on Saturday 3 December and Saturday 10 December.  They can be spotted between 10am and 12 noon and again between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. Stourport Scout and Guide Military Band will be performing outside Kidderminster Town Hall on Saturday 10 December too.  They will be playing a mix of Christmas favourites between 2.00pm and 3.30pm.  There is a chance to take a festive selfie too, with our festive photo character board between 12.00pm and 3.00pm.

Street entertainers will be out and about on Saturday 17 December.  ‘Nothing like a Dame’ and Balloonatic Elves will be entertaining visitors during their last full week of shopping before the big day. There is another chance to see Father Christmas as Kidderminster and District Lions will be appearing on Weavers Wharf with Father Christmas on Saturday 17 December between 9.00am and 5.00pm.

The District Council is also offering free car parking in all Council owned car parks after 4pm.  The offer will run from Saturday 12 November 2016 right through until Sunday 8 January 2017.

Councillor Sally Chambers, Wyre Forest District Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Well-being and Housing said:

“It is great to have so much free entertainment in Kidderminster Town Centre over the festive season.  It is hoped this will encourage people to visit the town and residents to shop locally and support their town centre, as well as having a fun time.”

Details about all the events and council services over the festive season are available on our festive webpage.

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