Don’t forget that this Saturday, 12th December 2015 – Brownhills will be hosting it’s Christmas Market magic event from 10am until 4pm, with lots of other attractions for all the family from young to old.
Brownhills Town Centre Partnership have been working really hard on this, and there will be lots there: an entertainment stage, Santa’s Grotto, petting zoo, stalls, the Move bus and all sorts of other entertainment, including the Christmas Tree Festival at the Silver Street Church.
Later in the day, there will be a Festival of Music and Light at the Canoe and Outdoor Centre, from 4:30 to 6:00pm (not the time on the above flyer, which is incorrect) – more on that later.
I’d like to personally thank Dianne and the team for the hard work they have put into this – it’s been very impressive.
It’s easy to run down our town and say nothing ever happens, but this is a real chance to come together and stage something we can all enjoy.
Walsall Council issued this press release yesterday:
Visitors to Brownhills are in for a treat this weekend as the town gears up to celebrate its Christmas event.
The festivities start from 10am on Saturday 12 December and include Christmas-themed face painting, free children’s rides such as a giant slide, F1 Car ride, traditional merry go round and Rodeo Bull ride.
And visitors will no doubt look forward to this year’s main attraction, the bespoke and niche Christmas Market selling traditional gifts. A Christmas Tree Festival will be held in the grounds of Brownhills Methodist Church from Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 December.
This year’s Santa’s Grotto, supported by Tesco will be held in the Silver Court Parade. The supermarket’s car park will also host the council’s Move Truck and Reach Up.
Furry animals can be found in an enclosed section near to Tesco and a chance to view beautiful birds of prey in the Silver Court Parade.
Stall holders selling traditional favourites roasted chestnuts and candy floss will add to the occasion.
Music and entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the day with acts including Brownhills Rock Choir, Trudy Bethell, Isabelle and Ma’s Brown Boys rockin’ the set.
And a Festival of Music and Light at the Canoe & Outdoor Centre will help retain visitors in the town from 5pm to 7.30pm.
Diane Mansell, the council’s regeneration officer and one of the event’s organisers said: ‘We’re delighted to be able to organise this Christmas event for Brownhills. We hope the town enjoys the activities on display. There should be something for everyone and its all FREE!’
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