Visitors set for Stourbridge Christmas Extravaganza

Stourbridge Christmas Lights 2014

Visitors to Stourbridge will be treated to some festive fun and seasonal shopping when the town hosts its Christmas lights switch-on.

The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Steve Waltho, will conduct the official switch-on of the lights at 5pm on Saturday, December 5.

The flicking of the switch will be preceded by a series of entertainment and activities from 11am in High Street, Market Street, Coventry Street, Duke Street, Crown Square and the Ryemarket.

The town’s Christmas market runs from 9am to 5pm and there will be entertainment from Black Country Radio alongside a funfair, steam engines, stalls and Father Christmas. The event is organised by Dudley Council in conjunction with Stourbridge Chamber of Trade and the Ryemarket Shopping Centre.

Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, cabinet member for planning and economic development, said the event offered "a variety of traditional family festive fun for everyone to enjoy. Dudley Council, Stourbridge Chamber of Trade and local businesses have put in a lot of commitment and effort to make this year’s Christmas shopping experience the best ever."

David Harcourt, chairman of Stourbridge Chamber of Trade, said: “We continue to build on last year’s success and there will more stalls and more activities at this event. We are particularly looking forward to the train ride up and down Coventry Street which will be a great attraction for the children and maybe even some of the adults too!

“There will be lots of music and different food to eat and sample so it will be a great day out for the family. St. Thomas’ Church is also having a special Christmas tree event to coincide with our festival.”

A road closure will be in place from 6am to 8pm on Saturday, December 5 on Coventry Street, High Street, Duke Street and Market Street from the junction of Bell Street/Talbot Street to High Street.


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