Harborne Lights Up: Commonwealth Games mascot to join family event

Free event for all the family on Saturday November 13

<p>Harborne Lights Up is back</p>

Harborne Lights Up is back

The organising team behind Harborne Village have announced the return of Harborne Lights Up, on Saturday November 13.

This year the team will be welcoming a special guest - Perry, the mascot for the Commonwealth Games coming to Birmingham next year.

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There will also be a visit from Father Christmas.

Perry, the official mascot for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, poses outside Buckingham Palace (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP) (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

What else is happening at Haborne Lights Up?

The Harborne Village Community Tree will also make its debut as part of the Harborne Lights Up event.

Attendees will be invited on the day to tie a ribbon, which will be available from the St Mary’s Hospice stall, for a loved one who can’t be with them this year.

After the event the local community can continue to tie ribbons to the Community Tree whilst it is in residence throughout the festive season.

There will be a live stage and performances, a Farmers market, outdoor table football, crafts for kids and a free face painting stall as well as in Bainbridge Opticians for everyone to enjoy too.

There will be stalls from the farmers market, where attendees can find an array of local producers of cheese, preserves, cakes and much more. This includes Pip’s Hot Sauce, Curds & Whey, Holly & The Ivy, and Scratch Bakery.

Family fun at Harborne Lights Up

Are there any other businesses taking part at Harborne Lights Up?

Some of the confirmed businesses who will be attending include British Heart Foundation, St Mary’s Hospice, Harborne Pool & Fitness, The Paper Duck, The Hop Garden, The Creation Station, and the Commonwealth Games will also be hosting a stall.

The local police and streetwatch team will be there as well, along with Birmingham City Council’s COVID team.

What has Harborne Village said about the event in their own words?

Kate Smart, the manager of the Harborne Village, said: We are looking forward to welcoming back the local community, after our annual Harborne Lights Up was on hiatus due to the COVID-19.

“This year marks the addition of the Harborne Village Community Tree, which we hope helps bring our community together, and offer a gesture of support at what can be a difficult time of year for some.

“We are very fortunate to have Perry turning on our Christmas lights, and we look forward to attendees enjoying the Harborne businesses during and after the event!”

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