Paul Thandi, chief executive of the NEC Group, one of three sponsors of the Christmas lights, and Paul Round, manager of Mell Square which brought the German market to the town and also sponsored the lights, met up to see for themselves how well the festivities were going.
Paul said: “I am pleased that we are once again able to sponsor the Solihull Christmas lights. The town’s Christmas lights are an integral part of the seasonal celebrations, and I hope that the German Market sees great success this year and in future and is recognised as just as important a part of Christmas in Solihull”.
Paul Round, a member of Solihull Town Centre Partnership which along with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, was behind the organisation of the celebrations, said: “The German market has already proved a great success despite some bad weather.
“And from the positive feedback I have been getting, I am sure it will become an integral part of Solihull town centre’s festivities in future years”.
The other sponsor of the lights is John Lewis.
The German market is open every day – Sunday to Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 8pm – until December 23.
And there are various street entertainers as well as music with the Shirley Band (9am-2pm) and the Von Winkler Bavarian Band (4pm – 6pm) on Saturday (Dec 12); Franz Hepburn (11am – 3pm) on Dec 16; jazz band (3.30pm – 6pm) Dec 17; The Bierkeller Schunklers (11am – 2.30pm) and the Von Winkler Bavarian Band (4pm-6pm) on 19 Dec, and a brass band (3pm-6pm) on Dec 22.