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Stourbridge Christmas lights hailed a sparkling success

The Minions at the Stourbridge Christmas Lights switch on with competition winner Ashley Knott, aged five.

Music, Minions and markets featured at the Christmas lights switch-on event in Stourbridge on Saturday.

Thousands came to the day-long event which featured a Christmas market along the length of the High Street, fairground rides and a land train. Lovable rogues, the Minions, kept children entertained as they paraded around the town centre.

There were performances by Stourbridge Dance Academy, Got 2 Sing Choir, Show Call Academy of Performing Arts, Centre Stage Dance Academy, Saxual Emotion and V4. Soloists Issy Winstanley, Holly-Mayy, Eliza May and Emma Pryce also entertained.

In the Ryemarket, Santa was at home in his grotto, listening to the Christmas wishes of youngsters.

Mayor of Dudley Councillor David Stanley said:

“This was a really enjoyable event. The Christmas market added such a festive air to the town and it was lovely to see the children’s faces whenever they saw the Minions.

“We were really lucky to have such a talented range of performers who helped to make the day so special and I hope that it will encourage people to shop locally and enjoy all that Stourbridge has to offer.”

For more information on remaining Christmas events in Dudley people can visit dudley.gov.uk.

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