The Location

Edgbaston Christmas Lights 2019

Get into the festive spirit at the Edgbaston Village Christmas lights switch on – come and join in the fun. 

The event takes place at the front of St George’s Church and along Highfield Road on Friday 22 November, from 4pm to 7pm. Light switch on at 6pm.

What is happening

Santa will be dropping by on his sleigh to hand out chocolate treats to the children, and there will be a chance to meet Mrs Claus and an Elf, in addition to feed two of his reindeer.

The countdown will be led by Free Radio DJ, John Dalziel (known as JD), with the help of Santa Claus and some special guests from St George’s Primary School, who will also be spreading festive cheer with a performance of Christmas carols.

Plus, there will be a Frozen-inspired performance from Elsa, Anna and Olaf, who will be singing iconic songs from the hit Disney movie. The Miss Fortunes will be singing and dancing to help the evening go with a swing, along with a dance performance from Elmhurst Ballet School, with of course the light switch on at 6pm!

To see a gallery of images from last year’s event, click here

Eat, drink and have fun!

To celebrate the event, there will be gourmet food and drink, children’s fairground rides (including a Helter Skelter) and face painting.

Enjoy a ‘Taste of Edgbaston’ food and drink from:
The High Field

The Edgbaston
Boston Tea Party

PLUS a range of gastro street food including Little Camion Creperie, Canoodle, Flying Cows, Bare Bones and don’t forget St George’s Church will be serving hot chocolate, tea and coffee with cookies.

Just to let you know, the Christmas Lights Switch On event will be video recorded and photographed for Calthorpe Estates general marketing purposes. By entering and remaining in the area/Edgbaston Village while filming and recording/photography is taking place you consent to being filmed and recorded/photographed and to appearing in the film/within marketing material. If you do not wish to appear please make the camera operator/photographer aware and they will stop filming / photographing you. Many thanks.

Afterwards why not make a night of it, book a table or enjoy a drink at one of the fantastic dining and bar venues in the area:

The Blue Piano, 26 Harborne Road – highly-acclaimed South East Asian food and live music

The Physician, Harborne Road – traditional pub restaurant

Laghi’s Deli, Islington Row – award-winning Italian restaurant and bar

Loki Wine bar – award-winning wine merchant

For a full list of places to eat and drink across the Village – click here

And don’t forget to get some Christmas Shopping in (and enjoy free mince pies with mulled wine at Neptune, or Prosecco at OKA):

OKA, 16-18 Harborne Road – for a fantastic choice of home accessories, faux flowers and gifts, plus stunning furniture

Neptune, 20-22 Harborne Road – for an amazing selection of home accessories, decor, flowers and gifts, not forgetting their beautiful selection of hand made furniture

Loki, 10 Greenfield Crescent – the award winning wine merchant

For more information about places to shop in Edgbaston Village – click here

How to get to Edgbaston Village


The nearest train station is Fiveways Train Station. St George’s Church is a 5 minute walk.

By Bus

From Birmingham and the surrounding areas you can get a range of buses. To find out which bus or mode of public transport is best for you – click here

Walk or Cycle

Edgbaston Village is easy to walk and cycle to. Within the Village there are a number of cycle stands – for details see the Edgbaston Village map – click here

By Car

Edgbaston Village is easily accessible by car. Car parking is available on-street along Calthorpe Road, Harborne Road and Greenfield Crescent. There is also car parking available for the event on the upper floors only of Morrisons Shopping Centre, near Five Ways Island, accessible off Hagley Road and Harborne Road. On the night, other public car parking in Edgbaston Village will not be accessible.

For directions to the car park click here

For directions to the venue – click here – please note Highfield Road and Westborne Crescent will be closed from 12noon to 10pm on Friday 22nd November for the Christmas Lights switch on event.

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