Lighting up the Jewellery Quarter with a bang!
The festive season will launch in the Jewellery Quarter with a spectacular firework display as the bespoke Christmas lights are turned on by The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Mohammed Azim!
This free event is taking place on Friday 15th November on The Golden Square (B18 6NF) from 5 – 7 pm and has been kindly sponsored by Selina Birmingham – the new boutique hotel to hit the Jewellery Quarter.
The main stage on The Golden Square will host free entertainment from Birmingham’s Voice of the Town Choir and the Bombshell Belles who will be singing a medley of well-known hits and classic Christmas carols. Warming up the spectators will be close-up magic specialist Gavin Parson who will be mingling with the crowd. Visitors can also enjoy hot mulled wine and other drinks from the bar as well as delicious street food from Wafl and Kowaca. The main events on The Golden Square finish at 7pm but the festivities will continue at the after-party hosted by our main event sponsors Selina.
The 110 bespoke jewellery themed decorations will be lighting up the streets of the Jewellery Quarter throughout the festive season, with an additional 24 bespoke decorations going up for the first time. There will also be a brand-new surprise light installation on The Golden Square. The JQBID will be spreading the Christmas cheer with a 30ft tall Christmas tree on The Golden Square and – for the first time – will be sponsoring a 22ft tall tree in St Paul’s Square.
Sasha Hatherley, Sales, Marketing & Experience Manager at Selina Birmingham said: “As brand new members of the community, we’re thrilled to be sponsoring the Christmas Light Switch on and become an active part of the JQ community. We can’t wait to get to know our neighbours better and show them what Selina Birmingham is all about.”
Luke Crane, Jewellery Quarter Development Trust Executive Director, added: “We are honoured to welcome The Lord Mayor this year who will be officially turning on the Christmas Lights. We’re also incredibly grateful to Selina Birmingham for sponsoring the event and for hosting our first-ever after-party – it’s sure to be a fantastic end to the evening!
The Christmas Lights Switch On feels like the official start of Christmas in the JQ. Be sure to come back in the next few weeks to see the Christmas Lights in all their glory and explore our first ever Christmas Window Shop Trail highlighting the many independent businesses in the Quarter.”
The Jewellery Quarter is the perfect place to shop for unique and bespoke Christmas gifts. From high-quality jewellers to chocolatiers, florists, hair stylists and much more, the JQ is bursting with creative independent businesses. Celebrate Christmas in style with family and friends at one of the many award-winning restaurants, bars and pubs in the Quarter.
The JQBID have also organised the first ever Christmas Window Shop Trail with over 25 participating local businesses. Take a wander through the historic streets of the Quarter while discovering the breadth and variety of independent businesses. The trail is available to download online, or you can pick up a copy up on the evening.
Visit www.jewelleryquarter.net/jq-christmas to find out more about Christmas events, shopping and celebrating.
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