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Your guide to the Christmas lights 2015

Crowds enjoy the Christmas lights across the region Credit: Birmingham City Council

Your guide to Christmas lights 2015: When can you see the switch on in the Midlands? Here’s the ITV News Central guide for when your area will be signalling the start of the festive season.

Wednesday 18th November

Shrewsbury - High Street - 5.45pm

Thursday 19th November

Lincoln - High Street - 7.10pm

Northampton - Market Place - 5.30pm

Telford - Square - 6.30pm

Oswestry - Town Centre - 4pm

Friday 20th November

Nottingham - Old Market Square - 5.30pm

Bridgnorth - High Street - 6.15pm

Hinckley - Town Centre - 4pm

Saturday 21st November

Stafford - Guildhall Shopping Centre - 5pm

Halesowen - Town Centre - 5pm

Sunday 22nd November

Leicester - Humberstone Gate - 4.30pm

Chesterfield - Town Centre - 3.30pm

Wednesday 25th November

Coventry - Broadgate Square - 5pm

Thursday 26th November

Wolverhampton - Market Square - 6.30pm

Warwick - Market Place - 5pm

Stratford-Upon-Avon - Town Hall - 4pm

Kettering - Town Centre - 6.30pm

Friday 27th November

West Bromwich - High Street - 6.30pm

Saturday 28th November

Stoke - Albion Square - 7.30pm

Wellingborough - Town Centre - 6.30pm

Sunday 29th November

Loughborough - Market Place - 5pm

If there's a Christmas lights switch-on in your area that's not mentioned here, please do email us at

For more events across the Midlands see our Weekend Picks updated each week.


  1. Tejinder Kaur

Ferris wheel in Leicester as the city celebrates Diwali and Christmas

Around three weeks to go until thousands of fireworks light up the East Midlands' night sky for Diwali. Leicester is already home to some of the biggest celebrations outside of India and the city's newest attraction for the big party is now in place.

This 110-foot Leicester Wheel of Light is now on Belgrave Road ahead of thousands of Diwali well-wishers coming to the area. Diwali itself is on the November 11, with an annual lights switch-on event on November 1.

The wheel will stay in Leicester for Christmas celebrations too.

Read: Guide to this year's Diwali celebrations in Leicester

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