Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights

This year’s free extravaganza is another jam packed day of festive fun for the whole family, ahead of the main event at 5pm when the lights will be switched on, bathing the town in Christmas cheer with our special guests Father Christmas and the Gruffalo!

Festivities take place throughout the day from 1pm including live music, fairground rides, a festive market, treasure hunt, craft activities in Ankerside Shopping Centre led by Tamworth Community Café, a nativity under the Town Hall, the St Editha’s Church Christmas Tree Festival, walkabout characters, dance performances and face painting.

Entertainment will centre around the Touch FM stage in St Editha’s Square, which will feature performances from a range of acts throughout the afternoon from 2pm.



Young visitors will also enjoy guest appearances at intervals throughout the afternoon in Ankerside Shopping Centre and will be at the lights switch on alongside Father Christmas.

The Christmas market returns this year, lining George Street with stalls selling a range of Christmas gifts, crafts, novelties, local produce and festive food.

Any businesses or charities interested in booking a stall at the festive market please download a booking form here 


If you would like more infomation on stall bookings please contact Frances Bragger on 01827 54692, or email


St. Editha's church invite you to join the Christmas tree festival and promote your business. Each year local business have the opportunity to source and decorate their own tree and have it displayed in the church until the start of advent. This is a perfect way to let people know what you do in a fun and festive way! For more information and to downlaod a entry from please follow this link: Tamworth Christmas Tree Festival  


Christmas Lights Switch On
Sunday, 26 November 2017 - 2:00pm