Don’t forget about the Bromsgrove Christmas light switch-on event set to bring cheer to the town this weekend.

Friends of St John’s Christmas Market will be kicking off festivities on the High Street with a range of stalls, fun fair rides and music on Saturday, November 18.

Once in the Christmas spirit, guests will be able to enjoy the switch-on countdown from 3.30pm to 5.30pm with street theatre and singers on the main stage.

Bromsgrove District Council’s cabinet member for leisure, Steven Colella, said: “Each year this event gets bigger and better and what’s more it's free for everyone to enjoy.”

The festivities will continue until 9.30pm thanks to the Indie Club with food and drink available at BirdBox from noon.

The Christmas market will run from 9am to 6pm, but those eager to start the celebrations early will also be able to catch it from 9am to 4pm on Friday, November 17.

Chairman at Friends of St John’s, Jo Slade, said: “It is great to see the High Street bustling as we host these festivities and I am sure this year will be no exception.”