A FEAST of festive fun is set to fill the streets of Malvern town centre next month for the traditional Christmas lights switch-on.

This year, the big day is Saturday, November 24, and switching on the lights will be the stars of Malvern Theatre’s pantomime Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.

Festive tunes, seasonal smells and Christmas cheer will fill the streets of Malvern for a festive day out for all the family.

An array of entertainment will be on offer at various locations around the town centre, starting at 10am and leading up to the big switch-on at 6pm.

There will be a series of musical performances throughout the day, with appearances from Malvern St James Choir, Malvern Rock Choir and Malvern Hills District Brass Band on the Belle Vue Island stage.

Presenters from BBC Hereford and Worcester radio will also be there to join in the fun.

There will be a number of activities taking place around the town centre including a vintage car display, a stilt walker, and performances by the Appleyard Dancers. Fat Santa will also be wandering around meeting and greeting families.

And over at Malvern Library on Graham Road, Father Christmas will be in his grotto taking present requests from all the good boys and girls.

There will also be Victorian rides, face painting and music from Malvern Area Music String Orchestra, and dance performances from Amelia's Dance Academy.

More fun activities will be on offer for young ones in Great Malvern Priory Church, while outside in the grounds there will be the chance to sample some mouthwatering morsels and pick up a gift or two at the artisan food, arts and craft market.

The highlight of the event comes as darkness falls and the traditional lantern parade takes place through the streets of the town centre leading to the switching-on itself at 6pm.