September 29th, 2016

Blizzard make Rubery lights switch-on extra cool

Updated: 11:11 am, May 07, 2015

THE CROWDS turned out in their droves for Rubery’s annual Christmas lights switch-on.

A packed afternoon of entertainment preceded the big plunger moment on Saturday (November 29).

That included Christmas crafts with D’Entertainment UK, appearances from Father Christmas, a snowman and a reindeer and performances by St James’ School Choir and local artists, such as Dylan Hartnell, eight-year-old Isabella Young, Graham Berrington Dowd and Rubery’s Got Talent winner Sally Richards.

The Civic Head of Bromsgrove District Council, Coun John Ruck, and Bromsgrove Town Crier Kevin Ward were joined by Estelle Hanson, Lucia Hanson and Jakey Young for the countdown and switch-on.

And, when the village was illuminated, the festive tunes rang out and a snow machine provided a seasonal blizzard for those who had gathered.

Organiser Tony Maslen thanked Bromsgrove District Council for funding and supporting the event and said: “It was a great turn-out again and Rubery is now fully in the Christmas spirit.”

The Primrose Hospice’s Lights of Love tree was also lit up for the first time this year as part of the annual celebrations.

Above – Father Christmas and the snowman danced in the blizzard. Picture by Tristan Harris.

The St James’ School Choir put on a magical performance. s

The crowds gathered for Rubery’s annual Christmas lights switch-on. s