Dudley's Christmas Event Hailed As Great Success

Dudley town centre’s Christmas Fayre took place on Saturday with crowds turning out to enjoy festive fun.

The Victorian Christmas Fayre started at 11am in Stone Street Square, where there were craft stalls, birds of prey, face-painters, a vintage musical organ, Dudley Zoo, glass blowing and traditional food sellers.

Britain’s Got Talent finalist, Connie Talbot arrived on a sleigh with Father Christmas, courtesy of Tipton Community Group, to switch on the lights. Also on stage were choirs, poetry and gospel singing. Black Country Radio broadcast throughout the day.

In Churchill Precinct, the Salvation Army held a service at 11am and during the day sang carols as well. Entertainment was also provided by jazz favourites The Red Hot Santa Band.

People could also buy charity Christmas memory wish tags to hang on the town’s tree, to leave their own special Christmas memory messages for loved ones. The money raised from the sale of the tags will be donated to White House Cancer Support. Councillor Mohammed Hanif, Mayor of Dudley, said:

“This was a fantastic Christmas event that came about because of the hard and dedication of the local community and traders.

“I would like to take this chance to wish everyone in Dudley a happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”


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