The annual switching on of the town’s Christmas illuminations will take place at 4.30pm outside Lloyds Bank on Victoria Square.

Starting from approximately 3.15pm there will be live performances from the Salvation Army Band & Mrs Helen Jones leading the Westacre Middle School Choir and The Ising Choir.

This will be followed by the traditional countdown at around 4.30pm/4.45pm led by the Town Crier and the Mayor of Droitwich Spa – Councillor WT Moy, who will be accompanied by special guest Rebecca Redfern, Paralympian swimmer and medallist from the 2021 Tokyo Games to switch on the lights.

The icicle lights will adorn the roof line and frontage of St Richard’s House making a spectacular showcase for the town display.

The St Andrews Shopping Centre have coordinated to switch their Festive Lights on simultaneously on the same date this year.

The Community Choir will be holding their seasonal concert at St Andrews Church from 5pm on the day, immediately following the switch on ceremony.

During the day there will be many attractions in the town, including:

The Worcestershire Farmers Market together with other seasonal stalls will operate on Victoria Square.

The children’s Fun Fair will be in town all day in the vicinity of Victoria Square and St Richard’s House.

The Droitwich Lions Club will provide their popular Santa’s Grotto inside St Richard’s House from 10am until around 6pm.

All the council owned car parks will be free of charge from 2pm onwards.

The charitable Christmas cards display and sales takes place inside the Tourist Information Centre and runs through until 21st December.