The Telford Centre lights up for Christmas

Shoppers across Telford are being invited to kick off the festivities in style as The Telford Centre hosts a fun-packed Christmas lights switch on.

The Telford Centre’s annual seasonal celebrations will wow guests on Saturday 18th November, with a day of free family entertainment from 11am.

The light switch on will be at 5pm with Signal 107 in Sherwood Square by Debenhams.

Katie Broome, marketing manager at The Telford Centre, said: “Christmas is an exciting time of the year, and our light switch on is always a key attraction for festive shoppers. We’re confident that this year’s fun-filled celebrations will be bigger and better.

“We have a great selection of entertainment on offer during our day of free family entertainment, including magical surprises throughout the centre and the return of Santa’s grotto, offering something for everyone.

“The light switch on event provides the perfect opportunity for shoppers to get a head start on their Christmas shopping, with over 160 shops to choose from including a range of high street, speciality stores and eateries.

“We look forward to welcoming shoppers in the centre on Saturday 18th November to celebrate the start of the festive season at the Telford Centre.”

The largest snow lion to walk the earth will arrive at The Telford Centre from 1pm to 5pm. The spellbinding creature, accompanied by the Red Queen combined animatronic puppetry with breath-taking realism, is set to astound and delight both children and adults alike.

Also featured during the day will be the magical Winter Fairy, the stunning Christmas Snow Chariot, incredible Christmas Bells and Nott the enchanted character. Plus there will be a host of other fantastic Christmas family fun to be had during the day.

To mark the grand lights switch-on, Signal 107’s Dicky Dodd will be joined by the Leapfrog Club mascot and Santa Claus who will switch on the festive illuminations at 5.00pm.

Kick-starting the celebrations will be the arrival of Santa and his team of trusty elves who will be taking up residence in the centre’s Grotto on Saturday 18th November from 9am. Online booking will be available through the Telford Shopping Centre website –

There’s something for everyone to enjoy at The Telford Centre, with a wide range of high street names, speciality shops and eateries plus extended opening hours, offering the complete Christmas shopping experience.