Wolverhampton pantomime star and Loose Women presenter Sherrie Hewson will be on hand to switch on the city’s Christmas lights this year, it has been announced.
And Wolverhampton sports stars, former Olympic gold medalist Tessa Sanderson and London 2012 bronze medalist Kristian Thomas will be entertaining the crowds in Wednesfield for its festive season launch.
Council chiefs have announced that the Wolverhampton switch on will take place on November 21 in Market Square from 5pm. As well as Ms Hewson, SpongeBob Square Pants will be there along with Father Christmas and the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Christine Mills.
Mini fairground rides will be set up for youngsters and a vintage organ will be used to launch this year’s festivities.
There will also be a fireworks display from the roof of Beatties before a reindeer parade takes place from Market Square along Salop Street and up Victoria Street.
The Wednesfield switch on will take place the following day in the High Street between 4pm and 5.30pm.
Meanwhile, two TV talent stars will appear alongside boyband Lawson at the Merry Hill shopping centre’s Christmas lights switch-on.
Zipparah Tafari, of Britain’s Got Talent fame, and Tyler James, finalist on The Voice, will be at the event on November 9.
Mr Tafari, who is also known as Mr Zip, will be performing his famous ‘Where me keys, where me phone’ song, which shot him to nationwide fame this year.