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  1. Maya Patel

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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