By Discover Telford, 05 November 2018, 11:32AM
Saturday 17 November 2018
Celebrate the countdown to Christmas at Telford Shopping Centre’s light switch on event!
Starting at 11am they have an action packed day full of fun as they countdown to our Christmas lights switch on at 5pm.
The action packed schedule looks like this:
Santa's Grotto will officially open from 11am. Located on New Row by House of Fraser. Santa gets to be a busy chap, bookings can be made here.
Between 11am and 5pm there will be a Mrs Santa Claus cookie making workshop (located by Wyre Hall near Next and Sherwood Square). The Elf sorting office, and Santa letter writing service will be open (located by Dean Street near M&S and Primark) and their Reindeer petting park will be open (by House of Fraser - external entrance and Ash Grey car park) including a large sleigh for photo opportunities!
Free Radio are joining the Shopping Centre Team. Ed and Jo the breakfast DJ’s from Free Radio will be hosting a mix of activities including winners of the centre’s Choir competition, competitions and giveaways! Find them in Sherwood Square by Debenhams.
Ed and Jo will be joined by Father Christmas at 5pm for the official lights switch on
And if that wasn't enough we also have Beat Boxing Elves on stage throughout the day and The Telford Got Talent winners will also be making an appearance. Frankie the Leapfrog mascot will be around for photo opportunities and Blists Hill Victorian Museum will be joining in with some festive fun.
Friday 23 November 2018
Malinslee Christmas Lights Switch-On takes place on Friday 23 November between 3pm and 6pm.
The lights will be switched on by the Mayor of Great Dawley at Malinslee Centre, Brunel Road.
The event will include a Street Fayre, Face painting and Mascots. There will also be a Community Stage and Music along with Community Stalls.
Santa will be dropping in during the event with fireworks at 6pm.
Saturday 24 November 2018
Wellington Christmas Market starts at 10am with live music and entertainment from 3pm on Saturday 24 November. The Mayor of Wellington will launch the event followed by performances from Wellington Brass Band and other performances in the Market Square.
The grand switch on will take place along with Christmas music.
Friday 30 November 2018
Head to Newport for its magic festive feel with the official switch on of the decorative lights throughout the town.
A procession including Father Christmas will travel from the Guildhall to St Nicholas Church at 6pm. The switch on of the lights will take place at 6:15pm. This will be followed by a festive sing-a-long in the church accompanied by the Salvation Army.
Nova FM will be providing live entertainment on The Buttercross from 4pm.
Everyone welcome, so please come and join us.
Dawley Christmas Lights Switch-On
Dawley Christmas Lights are to be switched on by the Mayor of Great Dawley on Friday 1 December.
Events will take place from 3pm to 6pm including love music, community stalls and a visit from Santa.
Events take place at the Bandstand, Dawley High Street and Christian Centre.
St Georges Christmas Light Switch-On
The event will be opened by the Mayor of Telford & Wrekin with children from St Georges Primary School Singing straight after
There will be entertainment from Just Chris, The Telford Music School, Telford Community Steel Band, Laura Deighton Dancers and Jade singers leading up to the switch on.
Billy the Donkey will be making an appearance dressed in his Christmas gear and children will get a chance to visit Santa.
Saturday 1 December 2018
Oakengates will be hosting its annual festive market and light switch on! The market will start from 9am, with lots of local stalls selling craft, food and gifts. Why not do a spot of Christmas shopping? From 12.30 pm, there will be live entertainment on the stage with local bands and performers. The Christmas lights will be switched on at 5.30pm. Santa will also be in the town! Bring the family for a great day out!
Get into the festive spirit with live entertainment from 5.30pm, a visit from Santa at 6pm.
Madeley Christmas Lights switch on will be held on Saturday 1 December from 2-7pm.
The family event which will include a Christmas Market for all those special gifts and stocking fillers, Street Entertainment, Children’s Fairground Rides, Hot Food, FREE Children’s Craft Activities in the Anstice Ballroom, Singing and Dancing from local school children and of course Santa in his special grotto.
The festive lights ‘switch-on’ we be around 6pm.
Friday 7 December 2018
Lightmoore village will be celebrating all that is Christmas at their annual Christmas Celebration including their Christmas Light Switch on, mini fair rides and fireworks. The Christmas festivities begin at 5pm.
Please note that this page is produced as a guide only - please check ahead using the links provided above to ensure that the events are still taking place.