Santa and his reindeer will be joined by Sandwell’s mayor in Tipton’s fun-filled Christmas lights switch-on. Mayor Councillor Barbara Price will officially switch on the lights on in Owen Street on Friday 27 November at 6.30pm. Festive market stalls, Santa’s grotto and a funfair as well as entertainment from Funtime Theatre are also lined up.

Money raised from the Christmas event, which runs from 4-7pm, will go to the mayor’s chosen charity Acorns Children’s Hospice.