Tamworth Christmas Lights Switch-on

Tamworth Christmas Lights Switch-on


Posted 2022-11-16 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sun 27 Nov 2022

Festive fever will soon be hitting Tamworth when the Staffordshire town stages its Christmas Lights Switch-On, with a little help from a famous friend. The yuletide season will kick off in style on Sunday 27 November with an afternoon of festive entertainment for the whole family, laid on by Tamworth Borough Council , ahead of the turning on of the Christmas lights. And there to join in the merriment will be Raymond Briggs' loveable creation, The Snowman , who will be projected on the outside of medieval Tamworth Castle for fans of all ages to enjoy. The fun kicks off at 2pm with food and drink stalls, fairground rides, walkabout characters and face painting. Entertainment will centre around a stage set in St Editha's Square, in Tamworth town centre, with a variety of live performances from 3pm, including RockSchool, D-Day Juniors, Bryan Brindley and the Tamworth Pantomime Company. Plus, there will be a special visit from the main man Santa who will arrive with Tamworth Rotary Club prior to the lights switch-on at 5pm.

Following the switch-on, Tamworth Castle will be lit up with an animated 20–30-minute showing of the festive film The Snowman, projected on the castle walls at 5.30pm, complete with soundtrack. Tamworth arts group New Urban Era will also be screening a new showreel on the castle comprising performances from Amington Band, Tammy Land Girls, 2nd Glascote Girl Guides, BFAB dance and local schools. A collection of artworks from recent online workshops will be included in the showreel along with works from professional artists. Vic Brown, founder of NUE said: "After the huge success of last year's Tamworth Castle Christmas projection, we are excited to be screening a brand new showreel at the Christmas Light Switch-On event. It will be a truly impressive screening projection on the iconic walls of our great castle monument."

Councillor Robert Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: "It's incredible how fast another year has flown by. This is a very popular event in our calendar of free entertainment for residents and visitors, and it's a lovely festive family day out. Christmas in Tamworth is special because of the amazing local community we have."

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