Hi: 9° Lo:1°
Thursday 22 November 2012 Updated: 26/11 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.
THE under-threat Comet store will close its doors
THE HALLS of Arden School were filled with
DISGRUNTLED rail passengers gathered outside Solihull Station to
WATCHING their children play safely in the garden
BTHE NATIONAL Homebuilding & Renovating Show - with a record ...
THERE was no place like school for Beoley pupils taking ...
GUIDE Dogs is appealing to drivers not to park illegally ...
DAME Judi Dench and Sir Patrick Stewart have joined fellow ...