THE ANNUAL Rubery Christmas lights switch-on will be held in the village tomorrow, writes Ryan Smith.
The event on New Road will get under way from 3.30pm with live music from local singers Becky Neale and Chloe Barry, along with performances from Holywell School, St James School and the Rubery Choir.
The best-dressed window competition winner will be revealed and children will get the chance to meet Father Christmas and the Snow Queen throughout the day.
The Primrose Hospice will be switching on its lights of love tree at 5pm, with the main lights switch on at 5.30pm.
The event has been organised by Bromsgrove District Council and the authority’s chairman Coun Caroline Spencer will be pushing the plunger to illuminate the village.
Christmas Cracker, Messy Church and Lights of Love at the Beacon Church Centre
Before the lights switch-on there will be the annual Christmas Cracker and festive-themed Messy Church at the village’s Beacon Church Centre, Whetty Lane.
The event, from 10am to 12.30pm will feature a variety of stalls selling Christmas gifts, bric-a-brac and cakes and there will be a visit from Father Christmas.
Then at 4pm on Sunday, November 26, at Beacon Church Centre, the annual Primrose Hospice Lights of Love service will take place.