A HOST of entertainment will greet shoppers in Halesowen on Saturday to mark the the switch on of the Christmas lights.

Dudley mayor Councillor Melvyn Mottram will flick the switch to bring festive cheer to the town at 5.30pm.

The Black Country Ukulele Players, Elmfield Community Choir and Halesowen's Got Talent winner will perform for the crowds in Somer Square and there will be children’s amusements in the Cornbow Shopping Centre.