As the festive season arrives, the lights are being switched on in Dudley and surrounding areas. This Saturday 17th November Halesowen Town are switching on their Christmas lights with a fun filled day with fun fair rides, Christmas market stalls and musical and dance performances. At 5pm the lights will be switched on from the stage in Somers Square.

Also on this weekend, Merry Hill Shopping centre’s Christmas Light switch on with Sam and Mark. There is entry to the crystal maze dome from 10am to 3.30pm with the chance to win some amazing prizes. Sam and Mark will be joining at 4.30pm for the Christmas light switch on.

This weekend there is a Christmas Gift Fair at Himley Hall. Running for the 25th year, they offer a variety of stalls from fashion to food. There will also be local author, Robert J Marsters for a book signing and there will be music during the weekend.