Tamworth Christmas Lights

Tamworth Christmas Lights


Posted 2022-12-01 by Tony Collinsfollow

Sun 27 Nov 2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - well, it certainly is in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Thousands of people got into the festive spirit with the switching on of the town's Christmas lights. The free event, which was organised by the local Tamworth Borough Council, was also accompanied by food and drink stalls, walkabout characters and live entertainment. And, as an added bonus, there was a welcome appearance by Raymond Briggs' adorable The Snowman which was projected onto the outside wall of the neighbouring medieval Tamworth Castle. An estimated 10,000 people flocked to the town centre to enjoy the free festive fun which also featured fairground rides and face painting.

The live community entertainment centred around a stage set up in St Editha's Square, with a variety of live performances starting at 3pm. They included the D-Day Juniors, Bryan Brindley, and the Tamworth Pantomime Company. In addition, there was an extra special visit from the main man, Santa, who appeared with the Tamworth Rotary Club prior to the light switch-on at 5pm by the Mayor of Tamworth, together with Mickey and Minnie Mouse characters. Following the huge success of last year, Tamworth Castle was lit up with an animated screening of a new showreel on the castle that included performances from Amington Band, Tammy Land Girls, 2nd Glascote Girl Guides, BFAB dance and local schools. The outdoor entertainment involving the castle was also extended with a magical showing of the classic animated movie The Snowman.

Councillor Robert Pritchard, Deputy Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, said: "The Christmas lights switch-on is yet another popular event in Tamworth's busy programme of free entertainment with a wide range of activities taking place throughout the town centre. It was incredible to see the return of crowds to the square and Castle Grounds, for an enjoyable afternoon of fun which really got everyone in the festive mood. There was something for everyone to enjoy and it was such a delight to see our castle transformed again with the projection of all the local groups and schools' work and The Snowman film."

For further information about forthcoming events in and around Tamworth visit: www.tamworthartsandevents.co.uk or call 01827 709618.

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