Shrewsbury town centre will sparkle this festive period with Christmas lights and a programme of live music from community choirs and bands, starting this weekend (Nov 26th).
Community choirs and bands will create a festive atmosphere in Shrewsbury town centre this Christmas, beginning with the Got 2 Sing choir this Saturday, who will be singing a mixture of popular and Christmas songs in Pride Hill from 2pm.
Alongside the Christmas trees and twinkling lights in the town centre this winter, Shrewsbury BID is also arranging for a programme of live music to entertain shoppers in the run-up to the big day. Performers will include:
- Saturday, November 26 - Got 2 Sing, in Pride Hill from 2pm
- Saturday, December 3, the Stiperstones Brass Band, in High Street from 11am to 3pm
- Saturday, December 10 - The Black-Eyed Susans
- Saturday, December 17 - The Rock Choir
Seb Slater, executive director of Shrewsbury BID, said the live music performances were all part of making the town centre atmosphere as welcoming as possible during the Christmas period.
He said: “Shrewsbury really comes into its own at this time of year, with the Christmas lights and decorations making the town centre feel even more special than usual.
“This is of course an extremely important time for the retail and hospitality trade, so we are always keen to make the town centre as appealing as possible in the lead-up to Christmas. We hope activities like live music help make the atmosphere in Shrewsbury even more festive and will encourage people to spend more time in the town centre.”
Charlotte Mulloy, deputy general manager at Hickorys in Victoria Quay and member of the Shrewsbury BID board, added: “Christmas is a crucial time of year for hospitality businesses like ours, and we very much welcome initiatives like this to help bring people into town.
“With festive music floating through the cobbled streets, amongst the beautifully-decorated windows of the town centre’s many independent shops and bars, Shrewsbury really comes alive at Christmas.”