To mark the start of the festive season, Trade Centre UK is sponsoring the Gallagher shopping park Christmas extravaganza.

On Saturday, 7th December, Wednesbury’s shopping complex was transformed into a Christmas getaway with attractions for all the family.

Located under 10 minutes away from Trade Centre UK’s Wednesbury used car showroom, the day-long event invited shoppers to a pop-up Christmas market, where they watch Sam Aston, the actor who plays Coronation Street’s Chesney, oversee the main attraction – the lighting of the Christmas tree.

The event, sponsored by Trade Centre UK, drew families and friends alike to take part in festivities which featured fire eaters, helter skelter, bouncy castles, and the chance to meet characters from Disney’s ‘Frozen’ or visit Santa’s grotto.

A very Wednesbury Christmas

Spencer Thrower, event manager for the Christmas extravaganza, said: “We were thrilled when Trade Centre came forward with their kind donation towards the stage entertainment costs. Having support from businesses like Trade Centre UK means that we can host the most fun-packed events for all the family so we’re extremely grateful for the support."

Championing community spirit

Andy Coulthurst, CEO of Trade Centre UK, said: “We’re always keen to support local events wherever possible, so the Wednesbury Christmas light switch-on seemed like a fantastic opportunity to get involved with some festive fun.

“At this time of year, it’s more important than ever to give back to our local communities and encourage the whole town to spend quality time with friends and family."