Hi: 8° Lo:3°
Thursday 22 November 2012 Updated: 22/11 10:00
THE COUNTDOWN to Christmas has begun after the lights were switched on at the weekend.
This year's Christmas lights are now brightening up Solihull after they were switched on by Santa and some special guests on Saturday.
There was an afternoon of activities in Mell Square leading up to the big switch-on including a parade which featured people dressed as characters from children's stories.
And Santa took along his reindeer and penguins to greet children in his grotto in Touchwood where he will be everyday until Christmas Eve.
Observer photographer Jon Mullis took these photos at the event.
HUNDREDS of mourners celebrated the 'inspirational' life of
DEVASTATED workers at the Hovis plant in Garretts
THIS is the first look at the new,
THE OBSERVER has teamed up with the brand
OPTIMISM turned to despair and more frustration for a Coventry ...
A PENSIONER has been jailed for 25 years for historic ...
AFTER threatening to kill a man while attacking and robbing ...