By Christmas, Events

Harborne Lights Up is almost here!

Our free family event will take place this Saturday from 4pm until 6pm and will see Harborne’s Christmas lights switched on by former England cricket star Jonathan Trott! 

Harborne Lights Up is an annual event that see’s local businesses come together to mark the start of the festive shopping season in Harborne. With performances from Got 2 Sing Choir, Birmingham Youth Theatre and jazz band Calypso Moon, attendees can expect a festive event full of fun for all the family, with entertainment, face painting, table football and more!

Adding to the excitement, this year’s Harborne Lights Up event will coincide with the one-year anniversary of The Harborne Market. Having launched last November under the the management of Harborne Village BID, with the goal to drive footfall to the High Street, the Harborne Market has gone from strength to strength. 

With the support of the local community and market traders alike, the Harborne Market has evolved into a sought-after monthly affair boasting over 50 local producers month on month.

The market will run from 10am – 3pm, in its established residency beside Home Bargains on Harborne’s High Street. A selection of traders from The Harborne Market will also be staying on from 3pm – 6pm to join the special Harborne Lights Up Mini Market.

From 4pm, Harborne Lights Up attendees will celebrate the start of the festive season with a live stage featuring performances from the Got 2 Sing Choir, Birmingham Youth Theatre and jazz band Calypso Moon. 

Attendees can also expect plenty of local businesses to get involved. Those attending include Hop Garden, Secret Sicilian, Raja Monkey, Harborne Pool & Fitness and Reloved Revolution by Birmingham Hospice as well as Explore Learning Harborne, British Heart Foundation and The Café Express who will be collecting food bank donations for St Boniface Church in Quinton.

At approximately 6pm the Harborne Village BID will welcome Johnathan Trott who will be switching on the Christmas Lights!

We can’t wait to see the Harborne community come together this Saturday for the start of the festive season!

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