Sutton Coldfield is getting a very low key Christmas lights switch on.

No big Christmas switch on event and no Santa’s grotto in Sutton Coldfield’s Gracechurch. Plans have been revealed for Sutton’s Christmas lights switch on, and there is going to be no big show due to continuing concerns over Covid

Sutton BID has confirmed that the switch on will take place in the town centre on Saturday 20th November at 5.00pm, there will be no celebrities doing the honours with concerns over large crowds during the ongoing pandemic.

There will however be street entertainers who will be working with smaller groups of people

There will also be no Santa’s grotto – with a free festive mini golf with Santa attending instead on Saturdays and Sundays from now until December 19 and then every day through to Christmas Eve.

Picture credit Birmingham Mail 

Christmas Festival & Lights switch on annouced

Boldmere Christmas festival is back after missing last year due to the pandemic. There will be stalls aplenty, rides, food and drink.

Thousands are expected to turn up for lights switch on by Perry the Commonwealth Games 2022 Mascot. It will take place along Boldmere Road (the High Street) on Sunday November 21st from 1pm-6pm with the road closed to all traffic.

This year there will be a Ferris wheel which will draw the surrounding buildings, children’s attractions merry go round, flying planes and bungee trampolines.

The festival will also feature the Commonwealth Games 2022 roadshow showcasing the event  that will be coming to Sutton for the triathlon events

The lights will be switched on at %.30pm in the build up there will be lots of entertainment on the main stage hosted by Switch Radios Terri-Anne Cooper.

More details here

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