Tamworth Christmas Lights Switch On

Christmas Lights

The yuletide season will be kicked off in style at the end of this month as the town prepares for the annual Christmas Lights Switch-On and an afternoon of festive entertainment for the whole family.

The past year, much like 2020, has been a challenging one due to the coronavirus pandemic causing events, festivals and the entertainment industry to remain shut.

However, Tamworth Borough Council is delighted to be able to spread the Christmas vibe with residents and visitors through the return of the annual Lights Switch-On event.

The road to Christmas is full of magic, frost and wonder so wrap up warm, grab your friends and family and take a stroll through the town centre on Sunday, November 28 to view the festive entertainment from 3pm onwards.

The event, which will take place in St. Editha’s Square, marks the beginning of the countdown to December 25th. And it will have a number of market stalls throughout Market Street and George Street with Christmas gifts, food and drinks such as mince pies and mulled wine for you to enjoy.

Get ready for the big switch-on at 5pm and jam to live music and entertainment from special guests D-Day Darlings and Riverside RockSchool, at St. Editha’s Square.

New for this year, Tamworth Castle will be lit up with an animated We are Angels projection at 5.30pm showcasing this, and previous, years entries along with children's Christmas themed artworks.

We are also excited to extend the outdoor entertainment to the Castle Grounds with a short 20-30 minute showing of the festive animated movie The Snowman projected on the outside of the castle at 6pm.

The film tells the story of a young boy who builds a snowman which comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. No Christmas is complete without hearing the classic ‘Walking in the Air’ soundtrack – so join us and sing along.

The programming schedule for the day is as follows:

  • All Stars – 2:45pm – 2:55pm
  • Steps Dance School – 3:15pm – 3:25pm
  • Show White Panto – 3:45pm – 4:00pm
  • Rockschool – 4:20pm – 4:30pm
  • D-Day Darlings Juniors – 4:30pm – 4:45pm
  • D-Day Darlings Trio – 4:45pm – 4:55pm
  • Mayor and D-Days switch on the lights – 4:55pm - 5:00pm
  • D-Day Darlings Trio – 5pm – 5:15pm
  • We are Angels projection – 5.30pm (Tamworth Castle)
  • The Snowman projection – 6pm (Tamworth Castle)

Please note – we reserve the right to cancel this event in line with government advice nearer to the time.

For enquiries about stalls please contact mark.kyte@tamworthlions.org.uk or call on 01827 708680 or 07939574894

Take a look at the pictures from our previous events below.

Tamworth lights switch-on 2014

Or watch the video of our previous Christmas Lights Switch On event.

Sunday, 28 November 2021 - 5:30pm