MERRY Hill will be marking the start of its festive season this weekend with a new seasonal advert and the switching on of its Christmas lights display.

The mall's festive lights will be switched on this Sunday (November 14) at 6pm as part of a Christmas tale, which will launch on social media.

Christmas at Merry Hill. Pic - Christopher Willan

Christmas at Merry Hill. Pic - Christopher Willan

The heartwarming video produced by Spark Media, which follows the story of a grandfather and his granddaughter as they decorate their Christmas tree at home, aims to help spread a little festive cheer that families can enjoy from the comfort of their homes.

Jonathan Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill, said: “Christmas is a very special time of the year and we’ve always been passionate about helping people create happy memories together during the holidays.

“Switching on the Christmas lights and decorations at Merry Hill has been a longstanding tradition for us and our visitors. We wanted to bring a sense of festive cheer to the community around the centre and encourage people to share special time with each other.

“With the festive season underway, we’re looking forward to welcoming visitors to the exciting events taking place in the run-up to Christmas.”