There will be fun for all the family on Saturday (November 23), when Droitwich launches its countdown to Christmas with its Christmas Fayre and the annual turning on of the festive lights.

Activities across the town will take place from 10am until 6pm and include a fun fair, face-painting and a farmer’s market.

Children can visit Santa in his Grotto at St Richard’s House, with donations requested for the Droitwich Lions.

From 3.30pm, in the run up to the turning on the Christmas lights which this year takes place between Victoria Square and the Library, there will be live entertainment from the Rock Choir.

At 4.30pm Santa will join Bill Moy, Mayor of Droitwich Spa, to press the plunger and illuminate the town with what includes a selection of newly commissioned lights for 2019.

St Andrew’s Parish Centre café will be open from 10am – 4pm for hot drinks and mince pies and the Church will be holding its Christmas Tree Lights Festival for the fifth year running.

The lights will be switched on around 4.50pm followed by a concert courtesy of the Droitwich Community Choir. The Church is open every day and the trees will remain on display until Christmas.

The Salvation Army Band will also be playing in the town centre during the afternoon of November 23, and on the following dates in Victoria Square from 10am to 12pm – Saturdays December 7 and 21, and on Christmas Eve.

For more information contact the Town Council Office on 01905 774258.