German market and festive lights to brighten up Christmas in Solihull
15th October 2009
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The streets and pedestrian areas of Solihull will be all lit up and Mell Square will be filled with the sounds of a festive German market as the town centre celebrates Christmas.

On Saturday November 28 the lights will go on and Mell Square will become a lively  festive market full of stalls selling unusual and different gifts while a Bavarian bar and food outlets will add to the celebrations.

Planning permission has been granted for the market which will feature genuine German products, and a licensed seating area serving traditional Glühwein and other favourite German tipples.

It will make it an ideal place to pick up a unique gift for that special relative or friend. 

The opening of the market on Saturday 28 November will be combined with a Christmas lights switch-on that will be visible from anywhere in the centre of the town. 

There’ll be a whole host of activities running throughout the day in Touchwood, Mell Square and the High Street with the lights coming on at 5.30pm.

Andy Cole, deputy chairman of the Solihull Town Centre Partnership and general manager of the Ramada Hotel, said: “It is fantastic for the town that we have managed to secure the German market. 

“The council, retailers and leisure outlets are determined to make the town centre the place to be this Christmas and we can’t wait for everyone to enjoy the experience”.

Paul Round, centre manager of Mell Square, added: “The market will trade throughout the day and as late as 8pm on some evenings, allowing everyone to enjoy something special and confirm Solihull Town Centre as the number one choice for Christmas shopping”.

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