Full details of Wolverhampton's 5 Christmas lights switch on events have been revealed.

There will be fun for all the family at a series of events across the city, starting with the city centre switch on in Queen Square on Saturday 18 November, 2023.

A full afternoon of entertainment begins at 3pm with a funfair, real reindeer, face painting, food and drink and much more. Kids favourite Bluey will entertain the children with The Voice Star Lia White taking to the stage to warm up the audience before R&B boyband Damage serenade the crowd with a set of their hits.

They will then be joined by the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre, alongside stars of this year’s Grand Theatre pantomime Snow White and Father Christmas to switch on the lights at 6pm.

The city centre fun is not the only festive celebration in Wolverhampton, as Christmas lights will also be switched on at Wednesfield, Tettenhall, Bilston and Bantock House with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Wolverhampton doing the honours, plus entertainment from local artists and Wolverhampton’s very own Dicky Dodd. 

The full programme is as follows: 

  • Wolverhampton city centre, Queen Square, Saturday 18 November, 3 to 7pm, lights switch on 6pm
  • Wednesfield, High Street, Thursday 23 November, 4.30 to 7pm, lights switch on 6.30pm
  • Bilston, Church Street, Friday 24 November, 4.30 to 7pm, lights switch on 6.30pm
  • Tettenhall, Upper Green, Saturday 25 November, 4.30 to 7pm, lights switch on 6.30pm
  • Bantock House, Finchfield Road, Sunday 26 November, 4.30 to 7pm, lights switch on 6.30pm

Councillor Bhupinder Gakhal, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Visitor City, said: “It’s been another fantastic year of events in the city, and the Christmas lights is a great way to end what has been a busy events season. 

“Thousands of families year on year attend our light switch ons to mark the start of the countdown to Christmas – they are great free events for all the family.”

To find out more about Christmas events in the City of Wolverhampton, including details on local artists performing at each of the switch on events, please visit Christmas in Wolverhampton

For details of other city centre Christmas events including Santa’s Grotto, a Free Gingerbread Christmas Trail and everything else this Christmas, please visit Enjoy Wolverhampton.