Christmas lights switch-on events for all the family will light up City of Wolverhampton for the countdown to Christmas.

The city centre switch-on will take place in Queen Square on Saturday, 23 November, from 2pm until 8pm. Get set for a host of entertainment that you will not want to miss.

The fun starts with a free screening of family favourite film ‘The Polar Express’ on the Signal 107 stage from 2.15pm, Harry Jones’ Funfair, a festive market on Dudley Street and much more. 

Father Christmas will be in his Mander Centre Grotto for a special Christmas lights switch-on appearance, between 2pm and 6pm.

Why not also visit the real reindeer in Dudley Street, near Greggs, between 2pm until 6pm?

Star of the Grand Theatre pantomime Dick Whittington, Su Pollard, who plays the evil Queen Rat, and Signal 107’s Dicky Dodd will join the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Claire Darke, and Father Christmas to switch on the lights at 5pm.  

The city centre fun is not the only festive Christmas lights celebration in Wolverhampton, as lights will also be switched on at Bantock House, Wednesfield, Bilston and Tettenhall, with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Wolverhampton doing the honours, plus entertainment from Signal 107.  

All the below Christmas lights switch on events in November are free:

  • Sunday 24: Bantock House, 4pm to 7.30pm, switch on 6.30pm
  • Thursday 28: Wednesfield High Street, 4pm to 7.30pm, switch on 6.30pm
  • Friday 29: Bilston Church Street, 5pm to 8pm, switch on 6.30pm
  • Saturday 30: Tettenhall Upper Green, 4pm to 7.30pm, switch on 6.30pm

Father Christmas will be resident in his Mander Centre Grotto from Saturday, 30 November until Monday 23 December. Entrance is £5 per child, including gift.