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Santa Claus officially came to town to switch on the festive lights of Edgbaston Village.

After a year without festivities, a joyful crowd of almost 3,000 gathered on the newly street-scaped Greenfield Crescent to see the main man himself, Father Christmas, kick-start Christmas on Friday 12 November.

Visitors enjoyed a recital of the Nutcracker by Elmhurst Ballet School, school children carol singing, and a very special Frozen Inspired showcase from Elsa and Anna, who performed classics such as ‘Let it Go’ from the hit movies.

Digbeth Dining Club was also on hand to offer delicious gourmet street food, with the likes of Disco Fries, Only Jerkin and Flying Cow serving up their popular mouth-watering menus.

Nicki Gibberson, Head of Marketing at Calthorpe Estates, said: “It was wonderful to see the local community finally together again to mark the festivities. “After last year, we were keen to ensure the light switch on was bigger and better than ever, and judging by the beaming smiles of those who attended, I think we can safely say the event was a huge hit!

“The Edgbaston Village Lights Switch On is an annual event that many look forward to, and we thoroughly enjoyed welcoming visitors, both old and new, back to the Village to explore and enjoy the area. We’re already looking forward to next year!”

Edgbaston Village is home to a variety of award-winning independent restaurants, cafes, bars and shops, including the Michelin-starred Simpsons, The High Field and Loki Wine, and has recently been joined by LUX studio and gallery along with home specialists KIN. With fantastic links to local transport, ample parking, and a new Metro stop set to be established next year, the Village is the perfect place to relax, shop and enjoy the independent delights Birmingham has to offer.